Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015

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Trends in Wedding Cake Flavors for 2014 and 2015You may know the top wedding cake trends of 2014 related to how the cake looks – ruffled frosting layers, naked wedding cakes, all-white cakes – but do you know the top wedding cake flavors for 2014 and 2015?

A wedding cake has to taste wonderful, as well as being beautiful to look at, and wedding guests have very high standards for wedding cake flavors. They love the classics (a top-quality, moist vanilla cake with not-too-sweet vanilla buttercream, for instance,) but they also love to be surprised by exotic flavors and culinary combinations.

Cake bakers shop at farmer’s markets to acquire the freshest berries and other fruits for their creations, knowing that the all-important cake flavor is what makes or breaks the perfect wedding cake.

Here are some of the top trends in wedding cake flavor and filling combinations for 2014 and 2015:

Almond – cherry preserves

Banana – peanut butter cream cheese

Carrot – cream cheese

Chocolate — chocolate mousse

Chocolate – Nutella

Chocolate – salted caramel buttercream

Chocolate — white chocolate mousse

Chocolate cinnamon – salted chocolate ganache

Chocolate mint – crème de menthe chocolate mousse

Coconut – lime buttercream

Devil’s food – coconut pecan buttercream

Lemon – lemon curd and raspberries

Lemon – Raspberry buttercream

Pink champagne – rum custard

Red velvet – cream cheese or chocolate ganache

Spice cake – apple butter or apple buttercream

Vanilla – passionfruit buttercream

Vanilla – vanilla buttercream

White chocolate – raspberry cream

While a past wedding cake trend included having each tier be a different flavor combination, now it’s more popular to offer one larger spotlight wedding cake in a luscious flavor combination, and then also set out next to it several smaller wedding cakes in alternative flavors so that guests can choose their favorites, and the presentation of several wedding cakes looks elegant and exorbitant, as befitting a luxury wedding.

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