Wedding Cake Trends for 2011 with Janet Mohapi-Banks

Janet Mohapi-Banks is an award winning luxury bespoke cake designer based in Epsom and working in and around London, Surrey and the UK. She has been featured in the UK’s leading wedding magazines and on national television, providing cakes of excellence for discerning clients!

Janet shares with us today, what the latest trends in wedding cakes are and what we are likely to see gracing the wedding cake tables of the modern 2011 bride.

In a word…. the wedding cake trend for 2011 is Tall and Skinny.

“In a word…. the wedding cake trend for 2011 is ‘Tall and Skinny’…. I love this particular cake trend as I feel it brings an elegance to cakes that wasn’t quite there before. Instead of having a three tiered cake of 6, 8 and 10 inches, you can now stretch it up and have a five tiered cake of 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 inches that will truly be a fabulous centre-piece for your wedding.  To add additional height, tiers can be separated with spacers.

Although white cakes will always be popular, this year cakes will be getting brighter with more use of colour to tie in with the colour schemes of the day.

Although white cakes will always be popular, this year cakes will be getting brighter with more use of colour to tie in with the colour schemes of the day. Earthy colours are popular, such as mocha, gray, dusty pinks and peaches as well as brighter colours of orange, yellow and various shades of green and blue.

Sun-washed vintage colours and styling have retained their appeal with cakes being adorned with sugar lace and embroidery. Cupcakes are still popular, although miniature cakes will always be the more sophisticated choice.

Whoopie pies are making their way over from America and cake pops are quickly becoming very popular as favours or on a dessert table.

Whoopie pies are making their way over from America and cake pops are quickly becoming very popular as favours or on a dessert table but these should, in my opinion, only be served as part of a very relaxed affair.”

A big thank you to Janet for giving us a preview of her gorgeous 2011 wedding cake collection (where you can find examples of the above trends), Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings for the styling, flowers by Woods Florist, stationery by Ivy Ellen and Jules from Sugar & Spice Photography for taking the photos!

To find out more about the wedding cake trends for 2011,  or to see more of Janet’s designs, contact Janet via her website or on Twitter.

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  1. Lisa says:

    As a fellow cake designer, we have also seen the trend in 2011 for ‘tall and skinny’. We have had requests for some very tall cakes of up to 8 tiers!!!

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