Food & Fashion: Top 3 cake decorating trends

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We look at how food is taking inspiration from fashion to influence cake decorating, colour and surface trends.

Maximalist

Odd colour combinations | Pattern Overload | Trompe L’oeil | Tropical florals | Exotic birds

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Gucci S/S 16                                                                     Ron Ben Israel cakes

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Gucci A/W 16/17                                                      All the Kings Horses cake creations

Futuristic Textures

Grainy surfaces | Glittery textures | Pearlescent | Irregular patterns | Space inspired | Lava-like

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Delpozzo S/S 16                                                        vegan donuts from www.fallfordiy.com

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Ashish S/S 16                      Lili Vanilli Space Cake with galactic sugar crystals & gold salted caramel popcorn

USP Cakes

Lily Vanili Sugar crystals                                                                 Ashish A/W 16/17

Botanical 

Cascading foliage | Succulents & cacti | Exotic leaves | Shades of green | Tropical Florals | Abundant decoration | Palm fronds

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Grow London

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Valentino                                                                                   S/S16 Lily Vanilli

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Schiaparelli S/S 16                                                 Alana Jones Mann Semi-Naked-Cakes

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And lastly, tapping into a desire for authentic craft and celebrating skill – traditional Eastern European textiles inspire a fascinating Instagram worthy decorating trend.

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USP: As product boundaries continue to blur to create lifestyle trends – look beyond the obvious for colour, surface and pattern inspiration.