Trends in cake designs and options for your wedding cake continue to follow certain themes, with hundreds of images around on the internet of examples of each of these popular options.
Metallics – from sequin trims and embossed lustre details to smooth metallic finishes and glitzy cake toppers, metallics are a strong theme and tie into any kind of reception theme. Go with subtle sparkle and individual gems or the whole sparkly way with an entire tier of your cake covered in metallic effect! The cake below, by Just For You Wedding Cakes, uses edible gold lace.
Ruffles are ‘in’ and have been given a new twist with the popularity of an ombre look. Ruffles can be achieved in sugar paste icing or in buttercream too which gives you options for different looks and tastes. If you don’t love the ombre look there’s nothing quite like an all white ruffle cake with a stunning ribbon finish.
Floral continues to be a strong theme, tying in neatly with venue dressing and bouquets. Go with a simple floral theme or with impact fresh flowers and bright colours to achieve your desired look.
Image above and below © Polka Pops
Image above © Champagne Cakes
You can’t go far wrong with a simple and classic cake design. As a cake-maker a perfectly smooth white finish is one of the hardest things to achieve. A finish like this is stunning in its simplicity and sets of delicate details and beautiful ribbons or lace perfectly.
Single tier cakes are increasingly popular for smaller celebrations. Go extra deep on your single tier to add impact or team your cake with a fabulous cake stand to increase height. A fabulous real or sugar flower spray adorning a simple finish can create a fabulous and sumptuous look.
Alternative options for your reception continue to grow in popularity from – buttercream covered cakes, naked cakes, chalkboard icing effects, macaron towers and croquenbouche are all a fabulous dessert type choice for your day.
Image above and below © Champagne Cakes
Colours – The Pantone colour of the year is Marsala – a wine red colour. This along with purples, dark pinks and navy lead the way for rich and delicious colour choices and all look fabulous with a hint of a metallic finish. At the other end of the scale, all white or all ivory is a beautiful choice and work well teamed with fresh pinks or lavenders.
Check out our Pinterest cake board for more inspiration!