Blush. Peach, champagne, ivory, candlelight, rose. Gold. Rose gold, antique gold, pharaoh's gold, super gold, gold leaf, bronze, copper.
I spend a lot of time looking at wedding cakes, to gather inspiration, to see what's trendy, to help clients design cakes, to admire my peers' work. And lately I've been seeing a lot of cakes with blush and gold detail. And by lately, I mean for at least a year or two. But I'm kind of slow on the uptake, so I'm writing about it now.
But what I'm seeing is everything from an all gold cake with a couple of light pink flowers, to an all pink cake with gold trim. Sometimes the cakes mix it up a little, and throw in a hint of blue or green or even black.
There are so many different ways to make this trend work, and I think the best part is that these colors can work year-round. The softness of the blush tones make it perfect for spring weddings. The bright metallic gold looks fresh for fall or winter weddings, especially when highlighted on a black iced cake, or with lots of snowy sparkle.
These cakes can be fondant or buttercream, big and elaborate, or so sweet and simple. I love the cakes with ruffle detail, and I think the most stunning cakes have real golf leaf incorporated into them. An expensive option, sure, but it really makes a statement!
Plus, this trend works really well combined with other trends, like chalkboard cakes.
Some flowers that really stand out to me are peonies, rununculus, magnolias, dahlias, camellias, and roses. These flowers, with all their ruffliness and big petals, really pop and make a big bold romantic statement.