Just like the first date, the first kiss and the proposal, the engagement party should be a moment to remember. Much more than just a trial-run of the big day, the engagement party is a time to celebrate your love with friends and family and is often seen as a more relaxed version of the wedding – with a whole less pressure on the bride and groom to be.
A delectable dessert is a must-have at any party and at your engagement soiree, we strongly recommend you have your cake and eat it too; So we’ve spoken with Rhonda Yap from The Dainty Baker to get the inside word on what’s currently trending when it comes to engagement cakes.
1. Naked Cakes
The infamous naked cake! Who doesn’t love the oozing of buttercream with drizzles of raspberry jam or lemon curd between layers of delicious sponge? It’s the yummilicious insides on full display, no longer covered to the world with a layer of fondant. The naked cake makes a perfect foundation to work with, so you can play up it’s appearance with peonies or roses..
2. Colourful Cakes
Some people assume that the engagement cake is very similar to a wedding cake and don’t steer far from the white and cream circular tiered look. However, your engagement cake is a chance to take a risk and opt for something a little. This is your chance to play with bright colours, textures and flavours and for my clients, I love using patterns to make a statement.
3. Floral & Fruity
Luscious fruits and gorgeous florals will always be on trend as the combination of the two is simple, elegant and pretty. This season, opt for figs and red grapes topped with shards of toffee, dahlias, blue thistles and proteas Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with rich berries, roses and a dusting of icing sugar.
4. Dessert Tables
For those who can’t decide on just one cake, why not have it all? A dessert table with a delicious selection of bite-size goodies is not only a buffet heaven, but it’s also a fantastic way to break the ice between new family members and friends.
5. Cake toppers
Cake toppers are a great way to express the couple. It’s a cute, quirky way to dress up an engagement cake, whether it be with an acrylic topper, wooden rustic topper or a personalised proposal sugar art topper.
Founded in Sydney in 2012 by Rhonda Yap, The Dainty Baker is a boutique couture cakes and sweets business that specialise in custom designed and made cakes and sweets.