Shaped cakes don’t have to be time-consuming, elaborate masterpieces to be profitable. Simpler shapes and designs can transform your cakes from ordinary to extraordinary. Heart-shaped cakes rank among the top decorated cake trends for 2024, according to The Knot.

Shaped cakes are a key trend and typically are decorated in pastel colors like pink, purple, yellow, green or blue, crafted by Victor Antonio, the main cake baker at Mia Ranchito in Ocoee, Florida. These creative cakes are often topped off with bright red cherries that provide a vintage look and feel.

“We’re going to make photo cakes for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day,” shares Lily Cisneros of Mia Ranchito. “We just started doing edible photo cakes for special occasions. We use DecoPac.”

DecoPac features an “Idea Cake Gallery” at for inspirations and practical application ideas.

Further, BakeMark recognizes the demands of the 2024 spring baking season by offering a comprehensive range of high-quality baking ingredients, coupled with industry expertise. From unique flavorings to festive decorations, BakeMark provides everything your bakery needs to succeed and grow during the key holiday periods.

Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, creates one-of-a-kind designs that wow the crowds. Rated the city’s best bakery by Pittsburgh magazine, Oakmont Bakery’s sculpted cakes include baseball or softball shapes, bee hive shaped, tossle cap, beach pal, and number shapes.