Metallics are big for stationery and the same goes for wedding cakes. "We’re not talking about gold and silver vintage style, but more a stylized glam, art deco, old Hollywood look," says Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes in New York, NY. The best part about metallics? They can adapt to any style; delicate embroidery in gold feels opulent while geometric shapes give off a fresh, modern feel. If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Fine edible glitter (think pixie dust) can add a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design.
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