Your North West Wedding - August/September 2022 (Issue 75)

“We will see an increase in more natural hues, such as earthy pinks, creams and browns, instead of ivory. For those who crave more pomp and flair, I think we will see rich blues and pastel shades of purples. With lavender being voted colour of the year for 2023, I expect to see aspects of it everywhere. As for embellishments, I think pearls will begin to make a bit of a comeback, or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.” – Rachael from Lone Wolf Bakery. and “Stencilling and gold leaf will continue to be popular in 2023. I don’t think we will see as many drip cakes next year, and the main focus will be on different textures.” – Amber from Love At First Bite by Amber. “Buttercream is being used in more versatile ways, such as floral designs made with a palette knife. We will be seeing more edible mediums, like lace made from wafer paper, and more daring designs.” – Katey from Cakes by Katey. “Bigger cakes are also on the scene, with most couples going for at least three tiers and choosing to have it as a focal point for their day. Previously, cakes were shoved in a dark corner, however nowadays, with much credit given to social media, couples are presenting their cake in a more appealing way, whether that be with a floral display, a neon light backdrop or just some simple styling.” – Daljeet from At Home Bakes. 50