We find that, increasingly, brides will choose their designs based on their own individual taste, fashion style and colour scheme of their wedding rather than any trends. Brides are becoming more confident and are thus happy to order a wedding cake based on their own tastes with no need to feel forced to follow a particular trend. As brides choose more individual themes for their wedding, so too they can choose a completely individual wedding cake. As we have an incredible 50 flavours from which to choose, at GC Couture we have an overwhelming selection for brides to handpick their wedding with Pina Colada proving to be a popular choice!”

Pastel pretty

“Pastel colours such as pinks, corals, yellows, baby blues and mint greens are always a popular choice but we predict pastels will be big in 2016! Pastels are so pleasing to the eye and so much can be done in terms of style and the design of cake. They can act as a canvas on which to place a bride’s own thoughts or they can look classic and elegant as they are.”

Size matters

“Tall cakes will always be the most popular, the bigger the better in most cases. In African, Greek and Arab culture it’s as big as you can get through the door, whereas English weddings used to be an average are 3 or 4 tiers, we are noticing the average number of tiers now is 6-8. There is less demand for cake toppers as tall cakes are in vogue at the moment and we predict an increase in tiers for 2016, so the top tier of the cake has almost replaced the traditional cake topper. Tall wedding cakes really have the wow factor, so brides should make sure they put it on display to really show it off.”

 

Cupcake-tastic 

“I can see that cupcakes will never be as popular as tiered wedding cakes but we still have the odd few orders for the more informal and casual weddings. The cupcakes can be arranged on tiers and displayed in a similar fashion to a traditional wedding cake, for visual impact.”

 

Love Birds

“Unusually we’ve had a recent flurry of peacocks and ducks on wedding cakes, so perhaps birds and animals will become more of a trend in 2016!”

 

Top Tier Tradition

“The tradition of keeping the top tier of the wedding cake for the baby’s christening only happens if the mothers put pressure on their young daughters, whereas for more mature brides they keep the top tier for the anniversary which is a sweet twist on the tradition and could become more popular.”

Marie Sinclair, owner of GC Couture (www.gccouture.co.uk)