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NAKED CAKES & RUSTIC TEXTURE BUTTER CREAM CAKES More and more brides-to-be are opting to serve “naked cakes.” Those are pared-down creations that forgo an outer layer of buttercream so the texture of the cake and the colors inside are put on show. “Naked cakes show off the natural beauty of the cake and are a break from convention. They offer a center-piece that is stylish, rustic and completely unique,” says Olga of Polkadots Cupcake Factory in 3

Austin, Texas. “Adding interest to simplicity, rustic textured butter-cream is an easy way to modify the standard wedding cake. Although a modern concept, this design allows the cake to maintain a classic elegance.” OMBRE STYLE CAKE One of the newest styles in fashion and cakes is Ombré. Ombré is a gradation of color. The inside is usually color-matched the icing on the outside.

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ROMANTIC SHABBY CHIC CAKES Brides-to-be who want to keep things simple yet chic love the romantic shabby chic trend.

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of my favorite trends right now is the beautiful imperfection and rustic charm that is the shabby chic cake. Ruffles, fresh flowers, lace and burlap, anything that inspires carefree, bohemian romance,” says Jesi of Dolce Designs in Austin, Texas. RUFFLED WEDDING CAKES 5

For a very elegant and eye-catching presentation, skip the bold patterns and add-ons in favor of subtle embellishments with allover sugar ruffles. The look is light and airy and needs very little added detail. Finish it off with fresh flowers in between each tier or a few sugar flowers on top. A well-decorated ruffled wedding cake is not only gorgeous but also sweet and tasteful. 1. Classic Colors Photos by David & Sherry Photography 2. Naked Cake and Rustic Texture Butter Cream Cake by Pokladots Cupcake Factory 3. Ombre by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique 4. Shabby Chic by Dolce Designs 5. Ruffled by Cake by Elegantly Iced

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September / October 2014 InFluential Magazine  
September / October 2014 InFluential Magazine