Get your shine on

It’s been a popular season for metallic cakes.  This is a trend that we were anticipating going into this past wedding season and we were thrilled with the variety of cakes that we made.  At first, both gold and silver were used mainly as accent colors but gradually, as the season continued, they became a more dominant color choice.  Check out the progression of these metallic cakes from this past year:

silver-dragee

Not surprisingly, the colors for this romantic wedding were silver and white.  The couple chose our harlequin styled carved cake covered in white fondant and highlighted with shiny silver dragées of various sizes.  To finish off the shine, they bought a rhinestone monogram topper.

Hima-Peacock

This sweet 2-tier was all about the understated gold.  A handmade brooch with “peacock” feathers gave this cake a 1920s flare.  Paired with peach and coral colors, the gold wasn’t meant to dominate, only highlight.

whimsicial-silver

This cake was inspired by the couple’s wedding invitation that was silver with this particular pattern of scrollwork.  They then wanted to lighten it up by adding brightly colored fantasy flowers.  Ellen did a great job of putting these colors together and admittedly, we were surprised how much we loved the cake and couldn’t wait to pair silver with color again!

silver-exploding-flower

This fondant-covered cake was airbrushed and “buffed” with silver luster dust to create an overall bold silver effect.  The bride wanted this design, one that we affectionately call “the exploding flower,” to be in lavender and fuchsia.  Katie handmade the center rose and every individual petal and then painted them in the striking pink color.

Gold-Cake

This modern square cake was an adventure in gold.  The whole cake was covered in fondant and then the top and bottom tier were rustically iced with royal icing.  Then, the entire cake was painted with a gold luster dust glaze.  The tiny pops of purple flowers with golden ruffles added a unique accent to the cake.

silver-and-red

Last but not least, our most current metallic cake, another striking silver centerpiece.  This cake was also airbrushed and buffed with luster dust and bordered with a real black ribbon and two lovely rhinestone bands.  Cascading down the cake are gorgeous red sugar peonies that Rachel made, the largest adorned with a sparkling brooch to match their rhinestone monogram topper.

Since the metallic trend is only growing, we can’t wait to see what we come up with next!