Released February 2011
With January behind us and spring almost on its way, we are starting to plan for the upcoming wedding season which is almost upon us. The most popular wedding months being through the summer, when we hope the sun will be shining for all those future married couples. Our diary is almost full for our busy period from May to September and with client’s briefs already taken we are starting to see wedding cake trends develop for 2011.
The demand for wedding cupcakes is still proving very popular with many clients, as the craze for these mini delights continues.
It is rare that we receive orders for the traditional white wedding cake with royal icing. The more contemporary or vintage designs are going down very well this season, with a move to bold colours to compliment the wedding theme colours. The lace effect achieved through hand piping is also proving very popular, following the popularity of the vintage and English tea parties trend that is big at the minute. Roses in subtle colours usually compliment the vintage look.
We are seeing in 2011, the demand for individual mini wedding cakes is decreasing as this tends to be at the very top end of the market.
There are also seasonal trends with spring weddings seeing the addition of flowers such as lilly of the valley. Later Weddings in the autumn and winter generally go for richer autumnal colours.
In terms of size of cakes the 3 tiered stacked cake is the most popular choice for our clients.
The choice for the actual cake flavours that we are producing is a mixed bag, vanilla sponge being the most popular, chocolate and fruitcake following a close second. Many people tend to have a combination of flavours to cater for all tastes, with individual mini cakes made especially for guests with food intolerances. A recent request has been for a white chocolate cake with luscious lemon filling, to eat as the desert at the wedding reception. Our favourite is still the traditional fruitcake which is light, fruity and moist, we always try and win over clients that our fruitcake is not like the ‘dry and dark’ cake that people tend to have set in their mind, our samples usually convince them.
Of course, the biggest influence over the trends for this wedding season will be William and Kate’s Wedding Cake choice, which has yet to be confirmed. We believe the royal couple will go for something simple and elegant As soon as we find out we will publish news so please bookmark us and come back, our website is continually updated with further predictions and trends as they develop.