Trending in the New Year

By now you should have a copy of our Jan/Feb Trends issue in your hands, so you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say this: 2016 is going to be a stunning year in cake.

Jeweled floralsHand-painting techniques, and a return to the charms of nature are just a few of the trends we touched on. Well, just as rules were meant to be broken, lists were meant to be added to. We can’t help but add a few more to ours…

Lady Cakes
A sort of return to tradition, we predict there will be plenty of dainty, frilly, sweet little cakes to go around in 2016.

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Image courtesy of Maggie Austin Cake

Gold & Jewels
It’s not just bling you’ll be seeing, it’s the colors of the gemstones themselves. Rich, deep jewel tones are back in a major way.

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Image courtesy of Cake Ink’s Instagram

Floral Couture
Elaborate, intricately constructed sugar flowers are on the rise.

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Image courtesy of Rosalind Miller Cakes

Woodgrain Textures
Along the lines of the nature trend, we think you’ll be seeing more woodgrain impressions on fondant, as well as a more impressionist woodgrain look swirled into buttercream. White on white, it makes the perfect blank canvas.

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Image via Pinterest

Tell us what we missed! What do you think will be big in the coming year?

[The featured image above is a detail shot of Mayra Estrada’s cake, featured in our Jan/Feb Trends Issue.]

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