So I guess “new” doesn’t quite apply anymore. I did these cakes back in February and the magazine published in the spring, but I’ve been so busy I never shared their story. The theme for this photo shoot at The Knot Magazine was Current Trends in Cake. Of course what’s trendy today will be passé tomorrow, so the challenge for the designer is to stay ahead of the trends, and to present them in a new and unexpected way.
We envisioned two cakes. The first cake would feature gold graphics softened by white roses. We knew we wanted to include triangles, which were inspired by the arrows we’re seeing everywhere now. We thought we could double up on the trendy by painting them gold.
The second concept featured an updated interpretation of a chevron (rather than an actual chevron, which was the trendy element) and a pop of floral for a fun and feminine twist.
Well, some designs definitely look better on paper, because the white and gold cake, once executed, would have been perfect for a wedding at Cesar’s Palace. We changed the roses to pink, and broke up the gold arrows with a few randomly placed pink ones, and were much happier with the results. My friend Brooke took these photos.
The pink pomander cake was hand cut and looked just like the sketch. The wonderful and fabulous Brooke Allison also took these photos.
Here are the cakes as seen in The Knot.
Special thanks to Brooke for all her time and talents, and to the Knot for featuring our work.