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Wedding and Event Cakes for 2017

Wedding and Event Cakes for 2017 by Deb Skelton of Red Box Pantry These days wedding cakes are more than the traditional white tiers, they are a reflection of the wedding couple's eye for fashion and style! When naked cakes began getting popular a few years ago, they mostly featured scattered berries, fruits and small flowers with liberal dustings of icing sugar!

Today, the popular naked or rustic cakes are a lot more stylish and involve luxury and glam materials, like gold leaf and patisserie inspired cake decoration, such as macarons, meringue, madeleines and even popcorn. While some call this style unfinished with not nearly enough icing, others find this style attractive, rustic and more organic. This style brings out the simple beauty of the cake, letting it speak for itself rather than being covered in layers of icing and buttercream. Topped with fresh flowers, luscious berries and oozing with silky buttercream, a rustic, gorgeous cake speaks of summer whimsy and warm evenings.

Glam naked cakes are perfect for all kinds of events, from weddings to birthday parties and can be accented with edible 24 carat gold dusted macarons and gilded candles. You can add further luxury with edible gold chocolate leaves which are trending now. Golden foliage of various kinds and mouldings add further lux.

What's hot for birthdays and more casual events have been the Redbox Pantry Sweet Bomb cakes, decorated with outrageous and quirky sweets, drizzles of chocolate and patisserie.

Smaller cakes with larger than life floral arrangements are also popular and trending. Some flowers aren't safe to insert into naked cakes, so recreating life-like flowers out of gumpaste or chocolate are a great alternative option.

The ever popular succulents are still trending in interiors and gardens and look equally gorgeous atop a rustic cake. These can be recreated out of sugarpaste wih a lifelike quality lending the cake character and movement. Quirky fruit, vegetables and foliage can also provide unique and stunning decoration for a rustic cake.

Texture is hot for 2017, and recreating fabric and foliage with two dimensional visual and mismatched bold patterning is also trending.

If you are planning a cake for an event, some consideration should be given to the time of year, theme, venue and temperature. These play an important role in cake design and a spring cake with bold eye popping colour sitting on a pretty table decorated with themed florals is unsurpassed. However, the same cake in the summer heat may not stand up to the conditions. So for a summer event, an air conditioned venue or refrigeration is essential to keep your cake looking and tasting fresh and delicious.

Stay tuned for upcoming article on Wedding Style Trends for 2017. Be sure to book mark

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