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Wedding Cake Trends for 2007

What would Wedding Season be without wedding cake coverage? I mean hello! When I think of weddings, my mind immediately races to images of gorgeous cakes. Each year it seems like the cakes get more and more intricate and more and more amazing. All next week I'll be highlighting lots of different kinds of cakes (groom's cakes, cupcakes, weird cakes, what to look for in a cake, and so on), but to kick things off, I thought it would be cool to find out what the latest wedding cake trends are.

I was lucky enough to speak to three of America's hottest wedding cake bakers - you've seen these ladies on TV and in magazines - and they gave me the lowdown on what's new, what's hot, and what's important. From left to right, the cakes were created by FoodTV favorite Colette Peters, Susan Morgan of the beautiful Elegant Cheese Cakes, and organic cake specialist Edith Meyer.

The first trend on the list is personalized cakes. Edith Meyer said that "Cakes for 2007 seem to be much more personal and less I-saw-this-in-a-magazine." She's even had clients bring in handpainted heirloom china to create on the cake. Another personalized trend is the introduction of the initial monogramming, as well as the return of the personalized cake topper.

This particular cake was made by Edith Meyer from sugar flowers meticulously cut to match the detail of the bride's dress.

To see a few more amazing cakes and learn some more wedding cake trends,

Another trend in the wedding cake world is a unique shape. People are steering further from the traditional three-tiered cake and are delving into the worlds of odd shapes, crooked pieces and unique shapes. Colette Peters, author of Colette's Wedding Cakes, believes that this year, in addition to more personalized cakes, there are more crooked cakes. This cake was made by her and definitely features a rather unique stacking.

An additional trend for 2007 is colorful cakes. Susan Morgan stated that although she has been doing colored cakes for years, now "everyone wants coordination throughout the wedding." Cakes are no longer just white and cream. You'll now find colors from hot pink, orange, spring green, etc - whatever matches the wedding scheme.

Personally I think wedding cakes are going to start upstaging wedding dresses. Watch out fashion designers, these cake decorators are really stepping things up!

Be sure to come back next week for more on wedding cakes.

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BeeDazzledCakes BeeDazzledCakes 5 years
Another Big comeback in the cake scene is Cameos and the option to pick the exact sugar flowers to match the brides bouquet! I'm working on a 5 Tier spiral stacked wedding cake with sugar orchids and white chocolate owls. Also a peacock inspired cake with sugar flowers and 2 colors airbrushed! Will post Pic's when they're done!
moosie7 moosie7 8 years
OMGosh their all so beautiful. But i like the orange one alot!
Annabean Annabean 8 years
I love the green one with flowers. I think I have been inspired for my own wedding :).
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
That first cake is gorgeous!! I want a really beautiful cake.
uacosj uacosj 8 years
Very pretty. How can you eat those cakes!?
uacosj uacosj 8 years
Very pretty. How can you eat those cakes!?
saffy1227 saffy1227 8 years
whooo, very complex
OliverCakery OliverCakery 8 years
I love cake!
CatarinaBella521 CatarinaBella521 8 years
they look so perfect I wouldn't want to cut into it lol, thank goodness the photographer takes pictures of it
Jennie Jennie 8 years
These are all really gorgeous.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
These are so pretty.
jendudley jendudley 8 years
My wedding cake was a crooked cake. I just ate the top last week! One year later!!!! I loved my wedding cake..but fondant tastes like glue!!!
jendudley jendudley 8 years
My wedding cake was a crooked cake. I just ate the top last week! One year later!!!! I loved my wedding cake..but fondant tastes like glue!!!
serendipitous serendipitous 8 years
Oh man, this makes me excited to choose my own wedding cake!!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
Those are gorgeous cakes!
amandasunly amandasunly 8 years
I love topsy-turvy tiered cakes! My favourite's the brown and white! I wish I could get a topsy-turvy for my birthday but I don't think I have enough people to finish it and it'll also be monstrously expensive.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
oh wow these are so beautiful!! i especially love the white with black florals (the first). NICE!
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
These Cakes look really Pretty!
Kiki- Kiki- 8 years
These cakes are gorgeous! I bet they taste as good as they look!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I love the wedding cake competitions (among others) on the Food Network!
SU3 SU3 8 years
Checking out the cake is probably one of my favorite things to do at weddings! I LOVE watching the making of wedding cakes and the creativeness they put into it! It's amazing! All three are cute, but I just love the third one - very elegant and pretty :)
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Cake tastings are the best, haze1nut!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I love the Collette Peters cake. You should go on that cruise of her's YumSugar!
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I love the black and white cake to match the dress! (I have a dress in the same pattern that is white and red, actually.) These cakes are so much fun, although I agree with several of the previous comments - I want something more traditional for mine. Can you imagine how funny everybody would look at a wedding walking around with lime green tongues after eating the icing on the cake? I bet that would make for some very memorable photographs!
lorioz lorioz 8 years
They all look fantastic! Picking one is so hard!
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