What Are the Top Cake Trends of 2022? Let’s Ask Instagram!
By Kala Boulard
One of the great aspects of social media is spotting trends faster than ever before. If you like to be ahead of the curve when it comes to cake, check out some of the sweetest trends we’ve spotted on Instagram for 2022.
Bento Cakes, a.k.a. Lunch Box Cakes
Lunch box cakes are miniature versions of larger decorated cakes, but the difference is these cakes are packaged in cute little to-go containers. The cakes are usually designed in a minimalist fashion but are bright and fun in color. This trend has been hot in the home-baking community because offering this size is perfect for many different occasions.
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In recent months, the arch cake trend has taken the cake community by storm. These cakes have layers of cake with buttercream filling as any standard stacked cake would, but these cakes are very different in shape and presentation. This cake shape stands vertical on a narrow rectangle-shaped base and is topped by half of a round cake to give it its perfect arch shape. Many creators have created their spin on this trend, and we can predict that this cake shape in its elegant minimalist design will be here to stay as these aesthetics are becoming more popular.
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Square Cakes, a.k.a. Wall Cakes
Like arch cakes, these square cakes stand tall and rectangular, but instead of adding the arch on top, they are squared off in every corner with very sharp buttercream edges. These cake shapes cater to the modern eye and offer a fresh take on traditional cake shapes. Refreshing cake shapes is one of the best ways to start a cake trend. Jumping on a trend like this will push you out of your comfort zone while still staying true to your personal style with decor options.
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Dried Floral Bouquets
Dried floral bouquets on cakes have risen into the spotlight in recent years, picking up momentum and captivating bridal Pinterest boards all over the world. It’s a welcome relief from traditional fresh florals, especially for trendy boho brides. This trend commonly showcases calming muted tones, organic buttercream textures, and an overall simplistic feel.
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Although muted minimalist cake designs are popular right now, so are very bright, over-the-top, maximalist-style cake designs called Lambeth. The technique of over-piping, meaning two or more layers of buttercream intricately piped on top of each other, has been around for centuries. This technique was popularized in the 1930s by Joseph Lambeth’s book, Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries. History is brought back to life by current creators, making some trends like this genuinely timeless.
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