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Wedding cake trends sure to sweeten your big day

By Julie Vignes

Your wedding cake is not only a centerpiece of your reception; it’s a reflection of your style and personality as a couple. Are you modern and avant-garde, or traditional and timeless? Fun and vibrant, or elegant and sophisticated?

Rest assured there’s a wedding cake trend that suits you perfectly. Here are some ideas:

Goodies for the guys: All eyes are on the bride, but grooms can have their moment, too, when it comes to their wedding confections. For instance, this sweet peanut-butter-and-jelly surprise was modeled after the husband-to-be’s favorite daily food. Another example was this custom whiskey barrel creation, inspired by the groom’s favorite libation, which came complete with a working spigot. Cheers!

Making a statement: When it comes to style and design, think beyond the traditional, round wedding cake. A cake with a distinct shape, especially paired with a beautiful outdoor venue, can be perfection.

Florals: Many couples are incorporating pressed flowers into their wedding décor, which extends to their cakes. If you don’t want to use real blooms, painted buttercream flowers are always unique and romantic — and almost too pretty to eat.

Ombre: If you’re a couple that loves color, an ombre cake may be for you. The light-to-dark transition works for any shade you can image and creates an elegant, yet simple, effect. Add cake pulls to honor a famous New Orleans wedding tradition.

Naked cakes and cupcake towers: Naked cakes, which are totally or partially unfrosted, never go out of style. They’re an appealing alternative to the heavily slathered, highly decorated cakes we’re all used to — and they give guests a glimpse of the deliciousness inside.

This one was matched with a cupcake tower, another enduring trend, for those who want a little extra buttercream.

Julie Vignes is owner/operator of Whipped LLC in Waveland. Reach her at (228) 304-3174 or at

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