You used to see black cakes only around Halloween time, but things are changing and thank goodness because black wedding cakes are absolutely fabulous! Styled shoots are often indicators of trends. Wedding pros are on the forefront of creativity and once something gets out in enough editorials, then the next year you’ll start to see brides using the trend in their own wedding. I’m calling it now – black wedding cakes are going to be so 2015!
Plenty of wedding inspiration shoots popped up lately with gorgeous black wedding cakes. It’s a beautifully unique and unexpected look. And I’m not talking about a bit of black piping detail, or a single layer of black… I’m talking complete and total, covered from top to bottom in black. Black cake icing can be really bitter if black food dye is used but even if the cake isn’t black, a lot of brides have a ‘showcase cake’ and then a totally different one that is actually consumed by all the guests.
Plus, a lot of cake designers are getting creative to battle the bitter taste and using delicacies like squid inkto darken their fondant and butter cream. There are two black wedding cakes that are on my best of the best list right now.
The first is a homemade (by Love Is A Bird Photography) beauty that was crafted for a photography workshop with Taylor Lord, and photographed by Clayton Austin. It’s simply gorgeous with its dark butter cream icing, anemones, and striped ribbons. Dream Slice Cake designed the second cake I adore that’s black from top to bottom and instead of butter cream it has fondant icing. It was crafted for a luxurious, vineyard wedding inspiration shoot and photographed by Kristen Curette. Instead of fresh flowers it has sugar blooms and a brushing of gold, both of which add pops of color to the whole look.
So – black cakes. You heard it here first. They’re going to be huge and I’m pretty thrilled about it! What do you think? Are black wedding cakes a yay or nay?
Thanks for the lovely guest post Sara from Burnett’s Boards.