There is nothing traditional about the wedding cakes trending in 2014. Far from the wedding cakes of the past, we’re seeing today’s wedding cakes make a design statement all their own. We at Historic Mankin Mansion are excited to see which of these trends our brides embrace in the coming months. Incorporate one or several!
Trend #1: The Naked Cake Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the naked caked doesn’t take itself too seriously. Its “homemade” feel will add charm and appropriate cake décor to any rustic wedding. Decorate with fresh flowers or fruit to complete the look. Trend #2: Colors Adding color to your wedding cake is an easy way to make it fit into your overall theme and décor. Metallics are popular in 2014, and undoubtedly will get a lot of attention. Looking for something a little less bold? Pastel wedding cakes are also popular in shades of peach, robin’s egg blue or mint. Trend #3: Ombre You’ve seen the ombre trend in hair and fashion, but now you can incorporate it into your wedding cake for an unexpected impact on your big day! Select a subtle ombre or an in-your-face color array to make a big statement, the choices are endless. Trend #4: Texture You can add texture to your wedding cake in 2014 in a variety of ways. Depending on the look you are going for, your cake could have a vintage or rustic “homemade” feel like the naked wedding cake, or be very chic and glamorous with edible ruffles, lace or pearl detailing. Trend #5: The Non-Cake Wedding Cake Not a big cake fan? No problem! It’s your day; consider surprising your guests with a memorable dessert instead. A big trend in 2014 for the non-cake lovers: pie! Like the trend of having personal sized desserts (like cupcakes) for your guests? Have individual-sized mini pies available for all to enjoy. Happy Planning! See you soon, Paula & Martin Ramirez Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.