Yesterday we started a brand new cake series – The 2015 Wedding Cake Preview! We’re spending the next two weeks oohing and aahing over marvelous cake designs and getting the scoop on 2015 cake trends from the ladies who know. Top cake designers were asked to predict which cake trends will be hot in 2015. Based on their insights, this talented group got busy creating innovative new cakes, exclusively for this cake series and especially for you! I hope you’ll join us as we debut a new trend-inspired design each day. At any point, you can catch up with the entire cake series HERE.
Let’s move on to cake number two! Our second design builds upon trends we were loving in 2014 — geometric patterns and the ever popular black and white color combination — and takes them to a whole new level with a softer, more natural, organic feel.
The second cake in our 2015 Wedding Cake Preview comes to us from Allison Kelleher, owner of AK Cake Design in Portland. Geometric patterns were huge last year and Allison is a master at precisely placed mosaic cakes. If you want to be amazed by clean lines and intricate patterns that will make your head spin, hop back to catch some of Allison’s cakes here on the blog like her candy cane cake and her color block cake. Go ahead – you can catch them all here – we’ll wait for you. As you can see, we’ve been loving on Allison’s attention to detail and precision since 2011 and were thrilled when she joined our talented team of contributors in 2013. And while we can’t get enough of Allison’s structured mosaic technique, we also love seeing her softer side like in her watercolor cake tutorial…. and in today’s amazing design!
It’s classic black and white — with a heavy emphasis on the white — to keep the overall design light and fresh. Free flowing curves encircle the top two tiers, creating a sense of movement, tranquility and natural beauty. Gone is the mathematical structure but this organic pattern is nothing less than brilliant! Let’s take a look at Allison’s creation..
Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design shares the inspiration behind her design:
“I’ve always loved the look of black and white stripes – they’re bold, crisp, and timeless. For the 2015 couple, I’ve played off of this motif, creating a design that’s clean and modern yet soft and organic.”
Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design tells us about her technique:
“To make the finish as smooth and flat as possible, I embedded the black stripes within the white ones. Once the stripes were attached to the cake, I carefully painted the black stripes to deepen the color and to help keep them from fading. I added soft peach sugar roses as the final touch to create just a bit of contrast.
The end result is a softer yet still contemporary line with a slight twist on the traditional.”
VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake : AK Cake Design
Photography : Lara Ferroni
Cake Stand : Sarah’s Stands
Learn From This Baker : Online Cake Classes with Allison Kellher on Craftsy