As we look forward to the 2013 wedding season, here are the wedding cakes trends we forsee in New Jersey and New York City.

Wedding Dress Detail

Wedding dress styles will continue to inspire wedding cake designs. We expect that lace will be one of the most influential design elements for wedding cakes. Ruffles will continue to be popular particulary the rosette style ruffles. Peplums are seeing a comeback on the runway and we expect this style of ruffle to appear on wedding cakes this year. Check out the the wedding dress designs we pinned on Pinterest that we think will influence wedding cakes this year.

2013 Wedding Cake Trends

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Texture and Patterns

While white on white wedding cakes are always in vogue, many brides will choose texture and patterns for their wedding cake designs. Chevron will continue to be hot as well as florals, rainbow elements, ombre, and bark inspired designs -- see texture and pattern inspiration photos on Pinterest.

2013 Wedding Cake Trends - Ombre


Inspired by the cinema and runway trends, wedding cakes will take inspiration from the 1920's, 30's and 40's but with a contemporary twist. Look for lace, pearls, elegance and romance. Look for more vintage designs on Pinterest.

Vintage Wedding Cake Inspiration for 2013


Love birds are popping up on cakes as toppers or subtle design elements. Feathers are also appearing either subtle white or flashy bright peacock and ostrich feathers. We've pinned aviary inspiration on Pinterest.

3D Bridal Shower Cakes New Jersey - Love Birds Birdcage Custom Cakes

Green is the Fashion Color of Choice

Pantone has predicted Emerald would be the color of the year. The paler variation - mint - was big on the runway this year. Mint goes great with pale peach, light pink and ivory. It is fresh and clean and also has a vintage feel. We pinned more mint color inspiration on Pinterest.

Tall Even Among the Small

Tier heights will be at least 4" tall and often they span up to 8" tall. This is a nice combination with other varying height tiers -- some tall, some small. Even petite two tier cakes have a grand appearance when the tier heights are tall.

Wedding Cakes New Jersey - Custom Fashion Inspired Cake
Photograhphy by The Wedding Central

Basics Flavors Remain Popular

Brides and groom's want to please a crowd so generally stick with the basics when it comes to cake flavors and icings. We expect that the most popular cake flavors will remain red velvet, chocolate and vanilla. Our twist on the basic vanilla is pink champagne which has a slightly fruity flavor and is a bride favorite.

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Brides are opting for a eat with your eyes approach and more frequently choosing buttercream over fondant. There is a lot of texture that can be acheived with buttercream but dont' try to simply convert fondant designs into buttercream. Fresh application for buttercream are rosettes, messy buttercream, and vertical ruffles. Check out more buttercream designs on Pinterest.

Wedding Cakes NY - Magenta and Red Custom Cake
Photography by The Wedding Central

Let us know what you think will be hot wedding themes this year!!!

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Located in Bergen County, New Jersey (NJ), Sweet Grace, Cake Designs creates unique, elegant, couture, custom wedding cakes in NJ and NYC and specialty cakes in New Jersey and New York – birthday cakes, baby shower cakes, bridal shower cakes, baptism cakes, etc. Serving New Jersey (NJ), Rockland County NY, Orange County NY and the New York metropolitan area. (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx) New Jersey Specialty Cakes – Birthday Cakes


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