Wedding Cake Trends

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Choosing the right wedding cake is one of the most important wedding planning decisions. Your cake is an icon at your wedding reception and usually the main dessert for the event. Therefore, the design and taste are both essential. You can choose your cake based on your personal style, themes and color schemes, the season, floral arrangements, and even details from the bride's dress or jewelry. To help you choose the right style, we've provided you the hottest trends.

Size

As wedding celebrations have become larger in count, so have cakes! Couples are choosing big and tall or multiples cakes for their wedding.

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Flavors

You no longer have to serve the traditional flavors. Cakes are now available in variety of flavors and layers such as peanut butter, jam, pistachio, marzipan, or even cultural influences such as Ashta. 

Colors

Cake bakers are experiencing with colors this year. Color trends for wedding cakes include white, red, metallic, gold, ombre, and watercolors.

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Geometric Shapes

Shapes add a contemporary feel to cakes. It’s important to choose the right colors and shapes to stay away from too much detail. 

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Hand paint

One of the most popular trends this year is hand painted cakes. This trend is very intricate and beautiful. Such designs require hours of hand painting details using gold dust, silver, and gold foil! 

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Illustrations

In addition to design details, bakers are hand painting any image or illustration you like onto your cake! This adds a modern touch to the cake and feels like a painting. 

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Lace details

The cake industry took inspiration from the fashion runways by incorporating lace details into cakes. Lace adds a romantic, soft touch to the cakes.

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Sugar flowers

Although sugar flowers are not new, they have become the main design feature for many cakes. Sugar flowers are used different colors and designs such as mini bouquets, branches, and more.

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Ruffles

Ruffles are another trend inspired by wedding gowns. This is a fun design that can be applied to the whole cake or certain layers.

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Naked

Unfrosted or partially frosted cakes are in. Buttercream is one of the popular options for layering such cakes. This trend is followed by minimal decorations for a naked look!  

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Sparkle

Add sparkle to your cake through diamonds, crystals or even sequin! You can take details from the bride’s dress and add to the cake.

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Buttercream

Buttercream is a major trend for both frosting and design. Cakes are covered in buttercream for a smooth finish. Buttercream is also used to create design details such as flowers. This is perfect for achieving an organic look.

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Monograms

Monograms are a new detail couples are adding to their cake. You can either add fancy, hand painted or chalkboard letters for different looks. This customizes the cake and adds a cool element.

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Messages

Add a personal touch to your cake by adding a poem, your vows, or a unique message on your cake. 

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You can combine traditional and modern elements as well as one or more of these trends to design your perfect cake!  

 

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