There isn’t anything more delectable than that first bite of a freshly baked, divine cake. The mix of moist, rich cake with sweet frosting is worth all the effort put into making it. Besides the wonderful blends of flavors, we love cakes for their decorative exteriors (and sometimes the surprise decoration on the inside as well!). The newest cake decorating trends are exciting, eye-catching, and can encourage some pretty inspiring creativity.

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

We’ve known for a long time that certain flowers are edible, and maybe you’ve even sampled a few in salads or as a candied treat, but if you haven’t had a cake with edible flowers, you’re missing out. Not only do we love the nature-inspired feel, but the gorgeous exterior is like the best kind of garden we can think of. With flowers in all sorts of sizes, types, and colors, you’ve got a world of possibilities at your fingertips.

Dressed in Black

You’ve seen pink cakes, red cakes, yellow cakes…and cakes in a rainbow of swirls, but if you want to stay at the forefront of the cake color trend, black is best. Black is dramatic, and if the rest of the cake decor is simple, it can make a bigger statement than any other color on the palette wheel. Black commands attention is dignified and can make just the impact that you’re looking for.

If you find black too bold but love the idea of a more dramatic feel to a cake, navy is also making a show-stopping appearance as complete coverage, or as a band wrapped around the center of a cake. Just as with black, navy is best served when displayed without many other decors to detract from its bold flavor.

Shapes and Sizes

The simplicity of a round cake will never be out of style, but if you’re looking for something little different, square cakes offer a unique surface area for decorative creativity. They can stand alone or be stacked, either in neat little boxes or set off center. A square cake is the perfect background for big decorative elements and can act as a frame for center stage design features.

Why stop there? Silicone molds are opening doors to the fun trend of making cakes in all shapes and sizes. Your imagination is truly the limit when you’re looking for a cake in which the shape itself is the main feature on display. With ripples, mounds, ovals, bubbles, and waves at your disposal, it’ll be very interesting to see what other options silicone molds will offer bakers in the upcoming months.

Mirrored Surfaces

A little glaze goes a long way! For a truly unique cake, try one of the trendiest finishes this year to make its mark; a glazed surface so shiny that it could double as a mirror! If you want to keep other cake decors to a minimum, a glaze is a wonderful way to keep things interesting without the frill and complicated frostings.

All credit goes to Sweet e’s Pastries and Sweets