[VIDEO] FAQs: Wedding Cakes

While you might feel like you’ll never get to eat your cake on your wedding day, your guests will want something sweet to close the evening. Our gourmet cake has three layers of cake and two layers of mousse filling with a thin layer of chocolate across the base to keep in moisture.

Wedding Cakes & Catering FAQs

In this video we answered the top questions we hear from brides all the time about wedding cakes and catering, including:

  • what’s included in my venue’s wedding package?
  • how large is the top tier?
  • can we do more than one flavor?
  • why choose fondant over buttercream?
  • what to do with a wedding cake topper?
  • do we make sugar flowers?
  • do people actually eat them?
  • why would people choose sugar over real?
  • can you work within my budget?

Watch the video, laugh with us, and comment if you have any more questions!

Wedding Cake 2019 Trends

At the end of the video, we shared some of the trends we’re excited about for 2019… Here’s some closeups of those cakes and some of our other favorites!

black wedding cake trend for 2019 by French NJ bakery Café Pierrot
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Black Wedding Cakes (C282)

As we mentioned in the video, dark colors and black are very popular right now for that super-romantic, dramatic look. We added sugar flowers with gold details and edible image flowers for a 2D/3D contrast, as well.

pantone color of the year living coral wedding cake trend with gold drip, macarons, and meringue details
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Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral (C281)

Pantone always sets the mood for the year with their color prediction. We love the brightness of Living Coral and the touches how it looks in natural flowers…. as well as our custom sugar flowers! We added to the fun with extravagant macarons and meringues, colored buttercream, and gold drip.

White on White

Not sure about black or bright colors? The white-on-white trend is for you! The subtle texture of molded flowers or cable-knit buttercream will have guests taking a closer look. While you might be thinking white in the spring or summer, obviously it looks great for the winter, as well.

hammered copper eucalyptus bold flower and geometric shapes on this trendy wedding cake from nj bakery cafe pierrot
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Copper

The copper trend is showing up everywhere in design. The hammered copper adds a fun texture to a wedding cake, and we incorporated the color into a geometric wreath, as well. The eucalyptus and bold sugar flowers are actually edible, but we recommend you save them as a keepsake from your wedding!

alternating hexagon and round tiers are one of 2019's wedding cake trends from nj bakery cafe pierrot
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Hexagon Cakes

Cakes don’t need to round! We’ll shape the cake into anything you want. The alternating hexagon and round tiers on this cake are covered in fondant.

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Fresh Fruit

Instead of fresh flowers on a wedding cake, try fresh fruit instead! We love this look on a naked cake or a simple buttercream cake, especially in the summer!

Ferns

We love the focus on greenery and natural colors on wedding cakes! This one features birch-bark buttercream with fern designs and looks great for a rustic wedding theme. Instead of going with sunflowers for a natural summer touch, try these different colors.

birch tree wedding cake with monogram and fern detail from nj bakery cafe pierrot
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Geometric Shapes

We’ve talked a lot about geometric shapes for 2019 trends, but we have one more to show you! Not only is this does this one feature the subtle geometric wiring detail, we have marble fondant covering the tears and cascading sugar flowers across the front. You’ll even see some succulents mixed in with the flowers!

marble, geometric shapes, sugar flowers on this trendy wedding cake from nj bakery cafe pierrot
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What’s your favorite 2019 trend?

We hope we answered some of your wedding cake questions today and gave some inspiration for your own cake. Our decorators are ready to take on whatever cake you can imagine! Schedule a cake tasting today.