Thursday, 29 July 2010

Cake Trends for 2010

Cake Trends 2010

Gone are the days of heavy fruit cakes for Weddings or Christmas and the iconic Gateux for your special birthday.  You are far more likely to see a giant stack of Cupcakes, an asymetric stack of vibrant coloured cakes, a sculpture of a object or a creation from chocolate taking the centrepiece at your wedding or party.

The evolution in the cake market has bucked the trend of the recession and I think is largely due to the consumers desire for uniquness.  No longer are we content with the small birthday party in the back garden or the family meal, we expect entertainment, limo's, chocolate fountains, party bags and a show stopping cake to set off any great party.

Choice is limitless when it comes to style, size and colour of your cake and while we were more constrained with the royal icings and the soft buttercream toppings this can no longer be said with the fashion of using fondants and flavourings.  Like modelling clay, fondant can be coloured, cut and manipulated into countless colours and textures to create jaw
dropping results.
I have been cake decorating professionally for only a short time (view my achievements so far), however, I have created numerous others for friends and family over the years . 

Already for the rest of this year I have comissioned....
  • Bunny Rabbit cake inspired by a child's favourite teddy.
  • 3 tier Wedding Cake with intricate monocrome decoration   
  • Comedy Wedding Cake
  • Dracula's Tomb for a halloween party
  • Naughty Santa cake
Remember anyting is possible as long as you have imagination....

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