The future’s looking bright for wedding cakes this year.

Luke Evans Bakery, which has been making and designing wedding cakes for generations of couples in Derbyshire and beyond, says this year’s trends include bold designs, with purple proving a popular colour.

Elegant and vintage styles, with intricate designs, are also a hot favourite with brides and grooms who are tying the knot in 2012.

The American style of tiers of cake without the use of pillars or stands continues to be in demand, with round being the most popular shape of cake.

And when it comes to the type of cake, the older generation tends to prefer traditional fruit cake, while the younger generation often favours a flavour such as banana or carrot cake. Virtually anything is possible now when it comes to flavours, and many couples opt to have different cakes for each tier, creating a tall and elegant showpiece.

Wedding cakes made of cupcakes or fairy cakes are also bang on trend, having been popular for the past couple of years. A modern alternative to a traditional cake, cupcake wedding towers allow newly weds to have a range of different flavours of cake and endless choices when it comes to design.

“There are so many beautiful options for wedding cakes,” said Sharon Dance who has worked at Luke Evans Bakery in Riddings for 18 years and has decorated hundreds of wedding and celebration cakes.

“Trends in wedding cakes tend to go round in circles. It’s like fashion. When they come back round, the younger generation haven’t seen them before so they appear to be fresh and new. Having said that, there are always new designs, ideas and influences, so each wedding cake is individual and unique to a couple.

“Last year purple became popular as a colour, and that’s continuing in 2012. Round is the most popular shape of cake, and many couples are opting for brighter, bold designs. However, elegant and vintage styles are also very trendy, possibly influenced by last year’s royal wedding.”

Luke Evans Bakery, founded more than 200 years ago, has been making cakes for generations of Derbyshire’s newly weds. The bakery will be taking part in a number of wedding fairs across Derbyshire this year, including Horsley Lodge on February 19th and Derby Conference Centre on March 18th.

It already has several orders for 2013 weddings as couples look to plan ahead and book the key wedding day items.

“The wedding cake is traditionally the centrepiece of the wedding reception,” said Sharon. “The possibilities for style, design and decoration are virtually endless, and then of course there’s the type and flavour of cake. Many brides and grooms opt for a three-tier cake, with one tier of fruit cake, another tier of Madeira cake and a third tier of chocolate cake. This means they have something to suit everyone.”

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