Cakes are an integral part of any celebrations. Nothing beats a rich, flavorful and sumptuous cake to celebrate auspicious occasions like birthdays and weddings. Buying the perfect cake, apt for any occasion is, even more, simpler these days.
In this well connected, online world, all you have to do is search the best cake options and order them. To aid you, many online portals like Bakeway cater specifically to cakes, providing a massive variety of cake options.
But you need to know what the current trends in cakes are, to stay a la mode. So here are five hottest and most popular cake trends in 2018.
But before we move on to trends, have you ever wondered where the tradition of celebrating birthdays with cake came to be?
It was started by Romans back in 8th Century and has been gladly carried forward by the later generations with zest. Back then cakes came in a basic form of a round flat sweet bread, made from wheat flour, grated cheese, eggs, olive oil, and honey.
Now doesn’t that sound like your regular cake? Bang on! Though the base recipe is still the same, a lot has changed in comparison to looks and trends. Today, cakes are nothing less than a piece of art.
From elaborate tiered cakes to personalized concept cakes, from a croquembouche to intricate cupcake arrangement, from mirror glaze to isomalt, each is more stunning than the next. So without further ado, let’s see what styles are rocking the parties, shall we?
1) Galaxy Cakes
Many thanks to movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, and Star Wars, we see a surge of space-inspired cakes that are out of this world!
On a base icing of black and blue, galaxy theme inspires an explosion of color and texture that literally reflects the big bang and great outer space. Talk about having an otherworldly cake!
2) Mirror Glaze
If you have seen Facebook videos of the process of making a mirror glazed cake, you can’t help feel mesmerized by the creativity and the way pattern form with the flow of the glaze.
The result is such a serene, flawless finish that it shines and reflects, hence the name mirror glaze.
3) 3D Concept Cake:
If you want to gift your loved ones a truly unique creation that resonates the things they love, a customized concept cake is the best choice. Using fondant, the creative cake artists make such incredible detailed cake based on a theme.
These themes can be based on favorite tv series and books like Game of Thrones, to personal favorite activity or passion like for people who love photography gifting a camera shaped cake. All you have to do is visualize and let the cake artist work their magic.
There can be no better gift than a customized cake to make your dear ones feel truly special.
4) Naked and Semi Naked Cakes
Fashion keeps rebooting and what was then chucked off as old-fashioned, time and again makes a comeback with zeal. One such theme is the nature-inspired boho-chic style naked cake with minimalistic jazz.
Naked or Semi-naked cakes with trifling use of buttercream and a topping of succulent berries and fresh fruits has made a major come back and is here to stay. Every cake is a pastiche of effortless beauty imbibing the very essence of refined natural beauty.
5) Over the Top
It is true what they say, “We feast with our eyes before anything else”. So when you say you want a chocolate cake, why stop at a regular chocolate sponge cake with chocolate icing?
Why not indulgent in to cake topped with candies, Nutella, cookies, chocolate bars, M&M’s, macarons, marshmallows and all the major dessert food groups in one?
Call it death by chocolate if you will, but this FreakCake trend is one big feast for all.
Cakes have come a long way from being a simple ritual of breaking sweet bread loaf with family and dear friends, to this glorified version of mesmerizing artwork which is dotted as a prime attraction of any celebration.
No matter what the occasion is, flaunt your unique style by selecting the most trending cake that best fits the occasion and makes it extraordinary.