Bakery Review|December - January 2020
We ask bakery chefs about the trendy cakes that will rule the wedding scene in 2020:
Top Wedding Cakes Trends to Look Out For in 2020
Sandip Hazari, Pastry Chef, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
Fault Line Cakes - Fault line cakes are certainly the new trend when it comes to weddings. I call them ‘edible pieces of art’. They are unique and eye-catching as it gives the impression that the outer chunk of the cake is missing, and instead you see piles of sprinkles, fruits and cookies filled into the interior. It’s only when you slice it, that you can see the cake’s actual moist interior.
Naked Cakes - These cakes can be easily recognised by their exposed layers and minimal garnishes. They are elegant and simplistic and often fit in well with the colour themes of most wedding. These cakes have become a staple style of cakes for various other occasions apart from weddings as they are rustic and do not look over the top.
Sidharth Bhardwaj, Executive Chef, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli
Semi-Naked Cakes - Semi-naked cakes are very simple and minimalistic but can fit any colour combination, wedding theme and be decorated to look elegant and opulent with beautiful flowers. These cakes are preferred by guests who like simplicity and are not looking for a specific style preference.
Textured Cakes - These designs are a recent trend that is taking over the world of cake decorating and it has really opened a new dimension in cake making. This is my favorite trend and I am sure this is only going to get more popular and in demand in the next couple of years.
Dark Cakes - Dark, or more so, black cakes add a wow factor at weddings as they are unique and are often adorned with touches of gold or silver leaf adding finesse and elegance to the cake.
Chef Ashish Kumar, Bakery Chef, Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida
Organic and Natural - As concerns for the environment grow, we have been witnessing a shift in requests for cakes that feel organic and natural. Creating textures in the cake icing creates a contrast with floral decorative elements and is a real rising trend; stone, concrete and rough surfaces complement the delicacy of the cake creation. Introducing wooden elements in the overall design will give the natural look the edge, but if the rustic vibe isn’t for you, think marbled designs and stone. This look is so versatile and can be used to bring striking textures to cakes.
Adnaan Shaikh, Pastry Chef, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace
Unique Shapes - Round tier cakes have been around forever and have seen their day. I foresee more confections with architectural, structural and innovative designs that will have our guests asking, your baker actually made this? How?
Vegan Wedding Cakes - In answer to the increasing demand for healthy options in cakes and certain dietary/allergic concerns, I will focus on vegan and gluten-free cakes. They involve certain new perspectives and I am totally inspired to bake them!
Modern Art/ Designs - From terrazzo to mosaic and Moroccan-inspired patterns, tile prints are one of the boldest wedding cake trends for 2020. Couples who want to make a statement with their wedding cake will love this trend, especially since it goes well with other eye-catching elements, like metallic foils, bright colours, and geometric accents. Others will achieve the look by hand-piping or painting designs onto fondant icing.
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