From fiber art piping to vintage Victorian designs, our predicted 2022 decorating trends are all about color and texture.
Do you have a resolution to try something new in 2022? If you’re ready to up your piping game, you’re going to love these new and creative trends we expect to take off this year!
Which one of these trends are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!
Fiber Art Piping
Tassels and weaving and braiding, oh my! Your cozy winter sweater isn’t the only thing showing off serious texture. Decorated with various piping designs and patterns, these woven cakes use standard piping tips to create a cake with high visual impact.
Want to try this technique out for yourself? Sign up for a virtual class where you’ll learn how to decorate this amazing textured cake.
For a simpler project, check out this Rainbow Fringe Cake, great for any spring or summer celebration!
Traditional and Victorian Style Piping
What’s old is new again! We expect to see a resurgence of classic piping techniques in 2022, brought to life in fun designs and crazy colors.
This bright and colorful Lambeth Cake combines a variety of traditional piping styles for a bright, textured design that showcases how timeless these techniques are!
Want to try your hand at a few more Victorian-style cakes? Check out this Fleur de Lis Vase Cake or this Pink Rosette and Stoas Cake, which combines three super easy decorating techniques into one elegant design.
Bath bombs are so last season – 2022 is all about creating explosive desserts and drinks with the help of Candy Melts candy. These desserts start off with a chocolate candy shell, then are filled with anything from hot cocoa mix to candies and other edibles.
Hot cocoa bombs are great for gifting for any occasion. Simply place a hot cocoa bomb in a glass of hot milk and watch a delicious drink form right before your eyes! For a delicious filling for your bombs, check out our post on How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix.
And don’t go breakin’ my heart…unless it’s one of these adorable Breakable Heart Cakes. Perfect for wedding showers, anniversary parties, even gender reveal parties, these large chocolate cakes can be filled with candies, sprinkles, cookies, brownies and other treats!
Palette Knife Painting
The cake becomes the canvas with this artistic and abstract decorating technique. Great for beginners, this popular decorating trend involves using the tip of a palette knife, or angled spatula, to create designs on your cake.
This Pretty Pastels and Succulents Cake features swaps of color, made by “painting” buttercream on the cake using an angled spatula. For a more textured design, try this Elegant White Rose Buttercream Cake, decorated using the tip of a spatula. Hard to believe there are no piping tips required for this one!
If you can trace a picture, you can make a buttercream transfer! Great for making elegant and colorful designs, buttercream transfers are as simple as coloring in a picture using buttercream frosting.
This Buttercream Transfer Heart Cake is fun for wedding showers or Valentine’s Day. Simply make your design using various colors of buttercream frosting, then wrap the design around your cake.
You can also impress friends and family with this elegant Floral Buttercream Transfer Cake. Almost too beautiful to eat, this cake is sure to be one your guests will never forget!
Want to learn more about this classic decorating technique? Get all your questions answered here: How to Make a Buttercream Transfer.
Take a walk on the wild side in 2022 with inspirational dalmatian, cheetah and leopard print cakes. This nostalgic Neon Animal Print Sheet Cake is sure to please those obsessed with 80s and 90s pop culture.
Create a garden of eatin’ with these realistic floral buttercream cakes. With decorations that look like they’re growing right off the cake, these stunning floral cakes are perfect for any 2022 birthday or celebration.
This 2-Tier Gladiola Cake would be perfect for a small wedding shower or birthday party. Decorated with a single plant stem running up both tiers, this cake features edible gladiolas that look realistic.
And you can almost smell the flowers on this Lovely Lilac Flower Cake. Wonderful for Mother’s Day or Easter celebrations, this rustic cake is topped using clusters of royal icing flowers for a dessert that’s sure to fool your friends!
Rainbows and Milky Pastels
Color, color and more color! Colorful buttercream swirls are sure to be all the rage in 2022, whether they’re bright and bold or soft and pastel.
You can add bright and bold color to your cakes, cookies and cupcakes with this assortment of Rainbow Sprinkles. Featuring six different colors, each with unique shapes and styles, this sprinkles mix is perfect for adding color and texture to your treats.
For a softer, pastel look, try using our Pastel Gel Food Coloring Set to tint your buttercream in shades of yellow, pink, green and blue. To create a rainbow effect, place all four colors in a decorating bag fitted with a large piping tip, such as 1M or 2D, then pipe dots, swirls and rosettes to see your colorful creations come to life.
Lunch Box Cakes
We believe 2022 will also have us swapping cupcakes for mini cakes. These cute single-serve lunch box cakes are great for parties, picnics and potlucks. They’re also perfect for trying out new piping techniques!
Fun for beginners, these Mini Yellow Cakes are great for when you are craving a little something sweet. Best of all, they’re small enough for little kids to decorate, too!
Which of these trends are you looking forward to the most in 2022? Let us know in the comments below! And if you try out any of these trends, be sure to share a picture and tag us @wiltoncakes so we can see! Happy New Year – and happy baking!