This cake represents a couple of trends that have become popular or stayed popular from last year: the marbled fondant—people can’t seem to get enough of that—the veining, and rose gold. Then there are sugar flowers, which are always a favorite, and they incorporate the Pantone color of the year, living coral,” says Tamatha Cain, owner of Choux Cake Studio. “A moody feel has been popular, taking it down from really bright and garish to a little more romantic and subtle.”
While the toned down appearance can be attributed to many things, one major player is the growing involvement of grooms. “I very rarely meet with just the bride, it’s usually the bride and groom and they’re a lot more vocal than they used to be. This makes the design more of a mix of things both members of the couple like,” says Cain.
Cain notes that cakes tend to reflect what’s in fashion in other genres. “Clean lines, pops of color, and a mix of masculine and feminine, that’s very now. I think this cake embodies those things.”