Trends come and trends go...and trends come back again! When I first opened my business 10 years ago the popular trend was a white cake with a colored scroll (oh the scandal...putting color on a wedding cake!) I remember hearing all types of comments about the wedding cake needing to be white. Well, today color is everywhere in a wedding...including the cake! However, the traditional scrolls and piping disappeared. Replaced with textured cake, semi naked cakes, and geometrical designs we haven't seen many piped cakes in years.
However, I'm noticing a shift in the wind. I first noticed when I read an article on possible cake trends for 2019 and one thing this author mentioned was that they are seeing traditional piping on cakes. I started to pay attention to the collective ideas from my brides. And sure enough, I've been doing more piping. In fact, last week 2 of my 4 weddings had traditional classic piping on their wedding cake. In my consultations with future brides, I'm noticing a lot of them are choosing designs from my old album...the one with the traditional piping. Some are choosing the entire cake to be one scroll while others are mixing it up a bit and designing each tier with a different design. Is the classic styled wedding cake making a come back? We shall see!
We are very quickly coming up on 10 years in the wedding industry! In those 10 years we have learned ALOT! Not only about cakes, but about brides too! Some brides have brought me to happy tears with their kindness and generosity and others leave me in a blank stare. Thankfully, the former is more common! So, do you want me to let you in on a little secret? Those brides...the one's who are sweet, humble, and treat us like we are the professionals...their kindness gets them a lot more with their cake. Here are a few tips to be the best bride ever in the eyes of their baker:
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.