2016 Trends

The New Year is upon us and there are quite a few trends that we are really excited about. Of course you can also mix and match trends to create something completely unique.

Let’s start with Pantone’s Color of the year for 2016. For the first time Pantone selected two shades, Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919). According to Pantone “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

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While not an exact match, here’s an example of how these colors work well together.

pastel cookies

For more on Pantone’s color choice go here.

Gold Metallics and Sprinkles

We have a thing for metallics. They add so much to any designs. Here are just a few examples. You can also read more about metallics in a previous blog here.

Check out these fantastic cookies from bakeat350.




Lush Greenery

Adding greenery to cakes to add a lush, rustic look is also very popular especially with wedding cakes.

Look at this beautiful cake from brides.com (A combo of two trends since it uses gold metallic too!)


Or this beautiful cake from tulle and chantilly


But the look is not reserved for cakes alone. What makes this trend so fantastic is that it gives cookies and treats a natural, understated simple vibe. Check out these cookies from the incredibly talented Arty McGoo.

arty mcgoo


Buttercream Cakes

There are two extremes going on with buttercream icing. The first is to make it very smooth to emulate rolled fondant like this cake from Erica O’Brien.

ericao'brien smooth buttercream

Or this one from Tessa Huff featured on The Cake Blog.

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The other extreme is to create a lot of texture as in this cake from stylemepretty.com

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Or this lovely cake by Honey Moon Sweets found on guide.weddingchicks.com.

textured cake 2


Vintage decorating techniques use styles from the past and add a modern twist. This cake from Sweetlakecakes as featured on modwedding.com does just that. It is just stunning.

vintage cakes

But vintage doesn’t apply to cakes. Here’s a great cookie example from JACKIE RODRIGUEZ  on cookieconnection.com

vintage cookies 2

Hand Painting

The artistry of some of the handpainted pieces we have seen is extraordinary, such as this cake from Julie Eslinger found on munaluchibridal.com.


Or these precious hand painted Holly Hobby cookies from KIM-SUGAR RUSH CUSTOM COOKIES on CookieConnection.com.

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We hope these trends help inspire you! We know we are. Happy New Year!


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