Just as bridal and groom fashion has become more and more reliant on layering interesting textures and incorporating lots of color this year, so have our wedding cakes. The latest and greatest is the delicate yet mesmerizing look of ruffled and frilled fondant - embellished even more by the strategic use of colors.
The semi-soft and super smooth texture of fondant ruffles can be oriented upward, downward, spiraled, and sideways, which is part of what makes this technique so interesting. Each look is so different from the next, the ruffled fondant can mimic florals, fabrics, and even beautiful spectacles found in Mother Nature.
It's been tremendously popular to incorporate gradient, subtly fading coloring, known as ombre, to these delicately textured fondant frill effects. But ombre is being used with fondant just as much as buttercream, the creamy, dreamy frosting that has a sweet, buttery flavor that guests love and a light and fluffy texture.
But ombre coloring and frills or ruffles aren't the only places we are seeing weddings cakes mimic the runway. Mixed-matched patterns such as Chevron, stripes, and dots are all taking center stage on our cake stands.