Inexplicably, it seems like a new trend in cakes rolls around every few years. In the early 2010s, it was “naked,” with minimal frosting and a rustic-chic design. Then came the dreaded (or celebrated, depending on your take) unicorn-slash-mermaid era, followed swiftly by over-the-top, sprinkle-filled confections that showered “confetti” when sliced. Last year we saw the rise and fall of the bubble cake, and don’t forget that in between all this were cake pops, cupcakes, drippy glazes and tie-dye batters. This all begs the question, what’s next?
Enter the “wildflower cake,” which, according to trend forecaster Pinterest Predicts, are poised to be the next sweet sensation. Searches for “daisy cupcakes” and “purple floral cake” are both up 85 percent on the platform, while “wildflower cupcakes” have seen an increase of 110 percent. Here’s everything you should know about the trend, plus how to make your own wildflower cake at home.