Monday, 24 March 2014

Trend alert - Ombre Wedding Cakes!

In this issue of our wedding blog series Janine from Temptation Cakes tells us about the latest wedding cake trend ...

Ombre Cakes for those who are new to the Wedding cake scene are the next hottest trend and WOW I can see why. Made with yummy dreamy creamy butter cream (not fondant) its a cake for those of you who always throw the fondant icing on standard wedding cakes to the side and only eat the actual cake!


They can be made in ANY colour imaginable with as many as 12 shades graduating slowly up the cake till its white on the top tier - its just such a beautiful effect.


My recommendation on the best colours would be to go with pinks/reds/oranges as purple goes through a grey colouring when ombreing it.


They just ooze the summer wedding vibe in pinks, purples and apricots.


I also did one at the weekend using PASTELS so lilac, pink , peach lemon up to white/ivory on the top tier and it looked stunning.


They are also a great option also for the budget conscious and I also do in 2 tiers for the smaller wedding.


You most often see the cakes stacked directly on top of one another but you can also use a stand between the layers like this lovely example


As they are not fondant they can be stored in the fridge on extremely hot days until the cake is put on display for the guests which can be a total life saver in hot humid Auckland conditions where at times fondant work cakes can be very tricky indeed to deal with around humidity.


Ombre cakes look great with flowers either in bunches or just a single flower. You can also adorn the stand with flowers.


And if you don't want flowers, these simple hearts matching the darkest shade of the ombre also look great as toppers. These would also make a lovely cake for an engagement party.


Textured Ombre cakes can also be made solely in white, here is an awesome example of a 4 tier created for a Wedding recently at Mantells in Mt Eden. The cake I delivered on the day of the Wedding and the bride arranged for the cake to be adorned by her florist at the venue. What an awesome idea! and quite an economical one.


And here's a white on ivory ombre wedding cake with rosettes on top - petite for those small weddings of less than 40 guests 


I hope you've enjoyed looking through some of Janine's amazing work! To get in touch please head over to the Temptation Cakes website and facebook page. Janine does cakes for all occasions, not just weddings and has a great gallery of examples of her work on her website.

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