The joys of color

Let’s face it—most wedding cakes are white. And with good reason. White speaks of tradition and elegance.   But what about fun? Let’s add some color and see what happens.

Gray ombré bands and gum paste daffodils.  Reception at the Ford Piquette Plant.
Gray ombré bands and gum paste daffodils. Reception at the Ford Piquette Plant.

Bam! Those gumpaste daffodils just jump right off that cake. It’s like having pep in your step—it just pops. It adds an element of whimsy and playfulness.

And we had a weekend full of “playful” brides. Not only did most of them have color, they choose ombré tones. If you’re not familiar with ombré, it’s a graduation of color from light to dark. It’s a look that has taken the nation by storm in the past couple of years in styles varying from hair, clothes, and all the way into cakes. For example, behind our daffodils, you’ll notice that the modern gray banding on each tier graduates in color. The top tier being the lightest tone and getting darker all the way down. That’s an example of subtle ombré as it’s not the main focus of the cake.

How about a more well-known look? These table cakes were strictly about ombré color—shades of eucalyptus with pops of fuchsia and purple from fresh flowers.

Reception held at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Reception held at the Detroit Historical Museum.

These buttercream cakes are bold, sassy, and in-your-face color. The same could be said for the entire wedding scheme and the cakes fit right in.

Interestingly, we had another cake that was ombré eucalyptus color. This one was the centerpiece to a fabulously fun cupcake table.

Reception held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Reception held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

The cupcakes themselves were not ombré. They were decorated with gold dragées, gold-dusted white roses, eucalyptus-colored flags with gold hearts, and eucalyptus leaves. A soft color palette that really popped.

pink-ombre

Okay, in fairness, this last cake wasn’t for a wedding. It was for a little girl’s first birthday party. But in the spirit of a colorful, ombré-filled weekend, we just had to include it! The fuchsia to white buttercream-piped cake just screamed cute and pretty. Add in a ruffled fuchsia flower with sparkly stamens and you’ve got a quintessential “girly” cake.

Thank you to everyone who gave us a weekend filled with fun and color!