by Dana Powell | Photography by Michael Roberts
Cake trends tickle your fancy with an old-fashioned flair.
When it comes to wedding cakes, trends come and go. A few years ago, modern cakes made their mark. Soon after, retro designs became the rave. Today, if it looks like something your grandmother couldâ€™ve had at her wedding, itâ€™s sure to be in style. Carrying over from 2012, vintage-inspired wedding cakes will continue to be a big trend in 2013.
When coming up with your design concept, peruse through pages of magazinesâ€”but not just bridal titles. Consider fashion, photography, and even craft magazines. Inspiration can also come from your wedding dress, china patterns, or even a single strand of pearls.
Here, we asked African American baker extraordinaire Gail Johnson, of A Piece of Cake in Chicago, to design a cake that would compliment a brideâ€™s antique cake stand. The result was an elegant buttercream creation, filled with dark chocolate ganache, covered in antique white fondant, and adorned with large sugar roses, for an ultra-feminine touch.
Cake by A Piece of Cake ($3 per serving) apieceofcakeinchicago.com