South Korea has been on top of the trend game these days—may it be for music, movies, fashion or food (remember Dalgona coffee?). Now, it has introduced yet another trend: the minimalist cakes recently decorating everyone’s Instagram feeds.
Appealing to the eyes despite its simple designs, these minimalist cakes bear a touch of sophistication with its clean look. Even international publications are raving about this pastry trend, noting that it’s “a design style that appeals even to staunch maximalists.” While some of these cakes go for the strict plain look, others bear decorations such as fancy letterings or illustrations, but still with a minimalist aesthetic.
Los Angeles-based shop Mackerelcake has also been sharing tips and tutorials not just on making and frosting minimalist cakes, but also on making the intricate decorations and letterings. The cute designs they upload on their channel are tempting us to start making our own minimalist cakes too, to be honest.
Thinking of having this pretty pastry as your quarantine (birthday or not) cake? Here are some bakeries that deliver.
Tiramisu cream cake from Sweet Myni
Sweet Myni is known for its homemade nama chocolate truffles, but its minimalist cream cakes are just as equally delectable. Serving as the bakery’s version of lava cake, the minimalist tiramisu cream cake has layers of tiramisu cake and cream cheese topped with cocoa powder.
Rainbow velvet cake with cream cheese frosting from Aegyo Cake
Living up to its name “aegyo” which translates to “cute” in Korean, the custom-made dedication cakes from the Quezon City-based bakery have very adorable designs that the young (and young-at-heart) would surely love. Check out this rainbow velvet cake whose plain cream cheese frosting exterior would surprise you once you take a slice and see the explosion of colors inside.
Pastel color cake from Shudy Artisan Cakes
Again, who doesn’t love pastel colors? This 7”x4” cake from Shudy Artisan Cakes literally stands tall, ensuring that there’s always enough cake for everyone.
Carrot walnut cake from The Unexpected Baker
No buttercream—just cream cheese, from the filling to the frosting. Other than eye-catching colors and designs, The Unexpected Baker also has rich flavors on their menu, including this carrot walnut cake.
Quarantine cake by The Butter Stylist
If your dream cake is something that looks minimalist but still has dainty decorations, The Butter Stylist can whip up something good for you.
Multi-color palette cake from Baked by Trimy
Celebrating your birthday or just need to send a sweet message to someone? These textured lettering cakes from Baked by Trimy has 3D lettering you can use for your dedication message.
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Writer: YANN MAGCAMIT