Image: Cherry Cakes – Freya Raby Designs
The Wedding Affair’s Top 6 Wedding Cake Trends
Gone are the days that a wedding cake had to be made from dried fruit and white icing, thankfully (!), weddings have moved on a lot not only in cake form but many other ways.
Now, there’s an abundance of different techniques, colours, flavours and effects that professional cake creators can combine to not only design a cake that tastes delicious, but is a focal point at your wedding reception too. With this in mind, it’s never been easier to incorporate your wedding theme into your celebrations, be that showcasing your personalities, favourite colours or style – your cake truly is the perfect (and sweetest) way to do this.
Shall we find out the most gorgeous cake trends that we’re loving at the moment? I think so! Get pinning, loves.
Image: Blush Cake Company – Georgina Harrison Photography
Metallic Wedding Cakes
Metallic hues are big for stationery, styling and now, for wedding cakes as well. Of course, the best part about metallic colours are that they can adapt to any style at all; delicate monogramming in gold feels ever so opulent, whilst geometric shapes give off a fresh, extremely modern feel and rose gold adds a touch of romance.
If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Extravagant blooms to match the season, or how about a contrasting colour oozing down the side? Add a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design!
Image: Blossom Tree Cake Company
Cakes that Drip
Drips work with any cake base to create something really indulgent, and totally gorgeous! Think salted caramel, white chocolate or raspberry flavours for a unique talking point between your guests and an extravagant pop of colour. A mix of fig, floral and rose decorations, really make it a cake to remember. Meanwhile, colourful drips on a classic white cake certainly make it eye-catching.
Image: You & Your Wedding
Botanical Wedding Cakes
Since botanical became big, there has been a demand for floral and leafy inspired wedding cakes. For a bohemian or whimsical event, a botanical cake may be the way forward, with thanks to their elegant and whimsy like designs.
Ask your florist to adorn your cake with lush greenery or trailing blooms for a gorgeous summer-time wedding cake.
Image: Cherry Blossom Wedding Cakes
The Naked Cake
Naked cakes are ever so popular, and there’s no surprise as to why. The minimal design allows for a total blank canvas for fruit, flowers, or a soft hued icing swirled around. As well as this, a naked cake allows for a delicious flavor to become the main focal point of the dessert.
Image: Cherry Cakes – Freya Raby Photography
Architectural Inspired Cakes
For the brides and grooms-to-be that have a love for all things architectural, why not take inspiration for your very own wedding cake?
For a cake that is oh-so unique, take inspiration from the example below featuring a cake inspired by the architecture of an exquisite stately home. Perfect for an opulent wedding reception.
Image: Brides Magazine
The Sugar Petal Cakes
Undoubtedly one of the more popular styles of wedding cakes is the sugar petal cake.
Typically a classic structure of what is expected for a wedding cake, these cakes can be suited to any type of wedding style. Whether you are having an intimate affair, or a large party with 150+ people, these cakes not only look gorgeous with masses of tiers, but they look equally as stunning with one statement tier.
Image: The Pretty Sugar Cake Company
Remember, take a look at all of our approved cake suppliers – you will find the most amazing cake creatives and designers. Not only can they provide stunning works of art, but they will be able to give you the cake of your dreams that tastes incredible! Find a supplier that is local to you, and provides the highest quality products and services!
Have you recently being married? Congratulations! Do let us know what style cake you had, and what your favourite flavour was in the comments section below.
With love, The Wedding Affair x
Image: Storey Book Wedding Cakes