Taking cues from the bridal and home wares industry, watercolour painted fondant creations are set to transform cakes, cupcakes and cookies for 2016. Using our Food Colour gels, Fondant and a little alcohol such as vodka, watercolour fondant creations can be as simple or as complex as your skill level allows. Best of all, sometimes the simplest of designs give the most sophisticated of effects. Here’s some designs to inspire, or see our tutorial to create your own watercolour flower cupcakes.
Marble has grown up in a big way. What has been a big kitchen trend for a couple of years now is making its way into fondant for 2016. We have started to see this trend emerge as a replica of high-end Calcatta and Carrera marble designs, but predict it will evolve into more colourful creations over time. Here’s the beginning of this big trend:
3. 2D Fondant Shapes
Flat fondant shapes are nothing new for biscuits and cupcakes but they’re making their way onto cupcakes, full-sized birthday cakes and wedding cakes in a big way. This trend is achievable, easy and gives a wonderful understated look. Best of all you won’t be spending days (or a small fortune) on creating 3D fondant shapes. This is a trend to start adopting now!
4. The Return of chocolate
Poor old chocolate, it has been given the flick over vibrant rainbow and ombré hues for the past five years. We are ever to slowly starting to see ‘the new chocolate’ style of decorating emerge and it is far more sophisticated than ever before. Say goodbye to piped chocolate shapes and chocolate curls and hello to beautifully piped chocolate ombre cakes. Get in on this trend now and win yourself a legion of chocolate fans – our rum, brandy, peppermint, orange and coffee extracts will give you lots of creativity with your chocolate icing flavours too!
5. Buttercream Flowers
The finest cake decorators in the world are piping incredibly intricate buttercream flowers everywhere and we can’t get enough of it! By using food colour gels, a variety of piping tips and buttercream icing, authentic roses, pansies, carnations and daisies are easy to create with a little practice. Here’s our favourite interpretations of this beautiful emerging trend, but jump over to our learn section as we have a buttercream flowers tutorial by Cake Style to create your own!
How about you, are you spotting any trends in decorating at the moment, do you have any predictions for the year ahead? We’ve been talking to some professional cake decorators about the big trends too, take a look at some of our interviews with Katherine Sabbath, Vickiee_Yo and Sweet Bakes!