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Top 5 Wedding Cake Trends For 2016 [Featuring: Cakes For Occasions]

One of the most important parts of planning your wedding day is deciding on a style, color palette, and theme that will tie all aspects of your wedding together. If you like to keep up with what's hot now, then you have probably already seen our top 5 ladies wedding ring styles and top men's wedding bands for this year.

Next on the list - wedding cakes! No need to worry if your wedding cake will fit in with your overall wedding day aesthetic. The Wedding Team at Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, MA has you covered. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding cake industry, Cakes for Occasions is the premier provider of wedding cakes in the greater Boston area, producing over 700 cakes a year. So they know a thing or two about what's popular!

Check out the top wedding cake designs that are trending around Boston right now:

1. Naked or Half Naked Cakes

Naked Cake with Fresh Fruit - Long's Jewelers Cakes for Occasions

If you've ever browsed the wedding cake tag on Pinterest, you are sure to have seen one of these gorgeous naked cakes where the deconstructed simplicity speaks for itself.

While typically ordered for the rustic barn wedding, naked or half naked cakes are perfect for any bride who is looking for a more unique take on the traditional fondant covered wedding cake. Because the layers of cake are either completely exposed or only partially frosted, the naked style cake will add a bohemian and natural feel to any event. Naked cakes are usually adorned with colorful, seasonal flowers or fresh berries, and finished off with a light dusting of confectionery sugar.

You might love this diamond infinity wedding ring if you love naked cakes.

2. Textured Cakes

Wavy Rustic Cake - Long's Jewelers Cakes for OccasionsOmbre Horizontal Rustic Cake - Long's Jewelers Cakes for Occasions

These are one of Cakes For Occasion's favorites, and rightfully so. They're almost too pretty to eat! The textured wedding cake is a great option because there are many different ways to texture the cake. It can be textured vertically, horizontally, ruffled, or in more of a wavy stucco texture (pictured on the left).

The Wedding Team at Cakes for Occasions said that while these were ordered most often by the rustic bride, they are finding them more and more popular with classic or romantic themed weddings, probably because they can be dressed up or down to the preferences of the bride. The textured cake is also typically adorned with fresh flowers to give the cake a natural look or to match back with color and flower themes of the wedding. 

Crave your own unique wedding rings, too? Bring your design to life with custom wedding bands.

3. Cupcake Towers

Forget Me Knot Cupcake Tower - Long's Jewelers Cakes for Occasions

Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Cupcake towers are typically four or five tiered stands that have cupcakes layered on each tier to portray a “traditional” tiered wedding cake. Cupcake towers are a fan favorite because you are not limited to one flavor of cake, which is very accommodating to the guests. They also tend to be a little more economical than a tiered cake, which brides and grooms love.

And don't worry about missing out on all of the traditional wedding festivities with a classic tiered cake. There is a small cake on the very top for you and your significant other to cut into for the cake cutting ceremony!

Get the layered look - Try this similar wedding band style.

4. Gold Cakes

Pink and Gold Wedding Cake - Long's Jewelers Cakes for OccasionsGold Dot Wedding Cake With Pink Flower - Long's Jewelers Cakes for Occasions

The Wedding Team at Cakes for Occasions says that gold is going to be the "it" cake color of the year. Get in on this hot trend in a subtle way by decorating your simple and elegant white cake with gold accents such as ribbon or dragees, pictured above.

If gold is on your wedding color palette, try adding an additional tier in solid gold to really create that wow factor. Gold cakes are also typically paired with a blush pink, whether found in decorative fresh flowers, or the color of the frosting.

Have your heart set on gold? Almost all of our wedding bands for men and women come in yellow gold!

5. Vintage Themed Cakes

Flower and Pearl Vintage Theme Cake - Long's Jewelers Cakes for OccasionsGreen with Lace and Brooch Vintage Style Cake - Long's Jewelers Cakes for Occasions

Planning a vintage themed wedding? Tie your wedding theme all together with a cake that is adorned with handmade fondant flowers, pearls, and/or lace patterns. While the bride is always the center of attention on her wedding day, your vintage themed cake might come in at a close second.

The Wedding Team at Cakes for Occasions said these cakes always end up looking extremely elegant, romantic, and sophisticated. Remember - because there is so much more time put into perfecting every detail of these cakes and they often take more material to make, these vintage style cakes can cost you a little extra than other traditional styles of cakes. 

Check out our vintage jewelry, you may just find the perfect vintage accessory for the big day!

See the wedding cake of your dreams? Perfect. Check off another thing on your "To Do" list for your big day by finding the wedding ring of your dreams! Browse online or visit a store today.

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