Pale gold and champagne are set to be two of the biggest wedding colour trends this year. Metallic gold and vintage effects continue to be sought after wedding decor accents, but soft pale gold is the wow new colour shade.
Michelle The Cake Chef has created a superbly elegant antique style wedding cake above in a beautiful pearl gold, while Aimee Jane Cake Design and Sweet Disposition Cakes have designed beautiful variations below in a soft yellow gold and champagne pearl, left and right respectively.
Mignon Daymond of Call Me Cake Face has perfected the art of the lustred cake with one of her signature shimmer cakes below overlaid with an antique style flocked pattern.
Rosalind Miller has designed a contemporary style cube cake below with vintage accents in a beautiful matt champagne shade dressed with a statement climbing blossoms.
Patricia Hardjopranoto of Sydney’s Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes is another of the cake design world’s lustre queens, alongside her Australian design colleagues Faye Cahill and Mignon Daymond. Two of her captivating wedding cake designs are featured below in beautiful champagne pearl shades, adorned with amazing wafer paper florals in soft peach tones.
Leading vintage bridal designer, Claire Pettibone features the uber stylish Windsor Rose China gown (left) in her collection which encapsulates the trend perfectly.
Scalloped lace makes the perfect 1920’s style finishing touch – this wedding gown looks as if it almost stepped straight out of the Gatsby era.
Champagne pearl is enhanced with vintage lace trim in the stellar design below by Tracy James of UK cake couturiers, Cotton & Crumbs.
Big, blousy peonies in powder puff pink give a ultra feminine touch to this luxury wedding cake design with vintage lace, antique style brooches and delicate falling blossoms bringing it all together in vintage splendour.
Cake stars, Bobbette & Belle and Cakesalouisa have dressed their pearl gold creations with a sweeping floral sash in shades of pink and lavender combining floral artistry with the delicate softness of the new colour shade.
A spring fresh arrangment of bridal white peonies, ranuncula, gardenia and tiny buds create a beautiful floral adornment for the champagne wedding cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design (below left).
On the right, Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes have chosen a trail of white orchids to crown their antique style pale gold wedding cake, below right.
To get that perfect pale gold lustred finish, try the new Irridescent Gold Fusion Edible Silk lustre dust . Mix with Everclear alcohol or rejuvenator liquid and paint onto the fondant surface with a wide, flat brush, then once dry, buff in circular motion with a round, flat brush to remove streaks for a smooth finish.
Check out Minette Rushing’s excellent tutorial here: cake lustering tutorial.
Champagne, taupe and pale gold have been blended beautifully in the contemporary style wedding cake below by Emma Jayne Cakes with a swish satin bow tying it all together in dramatic style.
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