Cake decorating trends for 2016

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    cupcakechef Well-Known Member

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    I saw this about some predicted cake decorating trends for 2016 - I loved the look of the watercolor and marble and thought they looked so unique and lovely! I want to give them a try sometime!

    http://queen.com.au/cake-decorating-trend-predictions-for-2016/

    Can you think of any cake decorating styles you think might be on trend for this year?
     
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    Here is something I ran across last week.........and I have never seen this before.....

    Painted pie crust!!!


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    Using a pie crust as a canvas, and food color pastes as paints, and painting on pie crusts!!!!
    How WILD is that!!!!

    This looks like one of those meat pie things encased in crust, and the crust was painted.....
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    This person took it to the 3D level.....
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    And here is someone who really had some talent!
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    @ChesterV -- they are INCREDIBLE. Seriously, my pies now feel so dull and boring compared to some of these masterpieces! I've done the 3D leaves and stuff with pie crust, but the idea of painting them never even crossed my mind until now! People's imaginations when it comes to this sort of stuff just amaze me!
     
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    The buttercream flowers in that list are stunning! I had a watch of the video tutorial - she makes it look so easy, but I bet they are really fiddly!
     
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    Roses are probably the easiest ones to make. The more difficult ones for me are the Chrysanthemum types. I can never get those to look right. Lilys are difficult for me too, as are Pansies. I don't think I've ever been able to do a Pansy flower that didn't look like a squashed bug!!!
     
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    Those ought to be some of the prettiest things I have ever seen in my entire life! Prettiest ever!!!! Whoever can do this is a real master baker and cake decorator. Specially those beautiful pie crusts! How do they do that?
     
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    Well, there are fondant molding kits and tools you can use to make sculpted fondant decor for cakes.
    You can use the same tools and molds for pie crust decorations as well.
     
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    I like this idea.......a ruffled "up" cake

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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    This is an old art form from some of the Asian countries....but it's pretty neat regardless




     
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    I think upside-down cakes will be a hit this year

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    Thank you :D I will definitely look into this :) I will search online, because I have never seen such a thing in my local stores, and will surely end up going for this (If I find it) I'll leave this for very special occasions :)
     
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    Wow! As if I weren't already intimidated enough when it comes to cake decorating.

    I hope Wintrybella doesn't see this. Shhhh.

    These all look so pretty. The upside down thing is cool too.
     
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    I really like both the ruffled effect to this and the ombre coloring - it just looks really elegant!
     
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    This is not only simple, it is freaking brilliant!!!!

    It is also hysterical!!!!!!


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    Another example of simple and brilliant....

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    I would have NEVER thought of STRIPES!!!

    I LOVE this cake!!!!!

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    Oh wow, those are all beautiful cakes. I especially love the upside down chandelier one. It seems that cakes are almost too beautiful to eat these days. I would hate to cut into some of them. I really miss the concept of old fashion buttercream frosting though. Many professional cakes are now topped with a thin layer of buttercream and a sheet of fondant. Fondant makes cakes look amazing, but I am not all that fond of the taste of it in large quantities. I really like to have a big slathering of buttercream frosting on mine.
     
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    Yeah, I don't like fondant.
    When I was a baker, I taught myself to sculpt with buttercream. I had a following of people who specifically asked for me to do their cakes, because I could get the same results with buttercream as someone else "cheating" by using fondant. Fondant is nasty tasting.

    I've made cakes for people before, where no one wanted to "destroy" them. Well, I didn't make it to just sit there and draw flies!! LOL So, I would take a knife and stab it. So then it wasn't "too pretty to eat" anymore!
     
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    Here is a pleated cake

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    Everyone seems to be going crazy for edible wafer paper toppers!
     
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