Are you in the midst of planning your wedding? Have you decided on your wedding cake yet? Looking for inspiration and hoping to catch a glimpse of the latest, hot trends in the wedding scene?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s article, we present you with the most recent wedding cake trends of 2017. Stay tuned for the latest cake decorating ideas and trends.
The Explosion of Wedding Cakes
A few years ago, the choices for wedding cakes were severely limited. You had to contend with those weird looking tiered cakes with the annoying plastic pillars and tacky doves.
However, things couldn’t be more different now. Beautiful ruffles, metallic glitters, gravity defying styles, the options are just endless.
Before you select the perfect one for you, we recommend that you pop into our bakery for a yummy cake tasting session to help you choose the flavours and fillings.
Here are the top wedding cakes trending this year.
1. Beaded Cakes
This one is a chart topper. Make a stunning statement by opting for a beaded design. Go in for beads covering the entire cake or just a tier. The option is yours.
But, what’s sure is that it will create the “Wow” factor you’re looking for!
2. Metallic Cakes
Right now the metallic trend is huge. From stationery to decor, everything is glitzy, and wedding cakes are no exception. When talking metallic, we aren’t referring to the silver and gold vintage colours, but a more subtle yet glamorous art-deco style.
The best part of metallic cakes is that they can adapt to any theme. If you have a blue colour theme for your wedding, then you can choose a glittery blue cake and so on. If an entire tier of metallic colour feels like too much for you, you can tone it down by opting for a little sparkle all over.
Edible glitter is in, and it gives a fairy tale look to your cake without being over the top.
3. Ruffled Cakes
It doesn’t get any more girly than this. For an elegant masterpiece, opt for sugar ruffles. It’s light, airy and subtle while drawing eyeballs. Complete the look by adding a few fresh flowers in each layer or go dramatic with sugar flowers on top.
Ruffles are perfect for all themes from traditional to contemporary chic.
4. Geode Cakes
This trend started the late of last year and is quickly gaining popularity, and we’re pretty sure that we’ll be seeing more of these cakes in this year.
As the name suggests, these cakes mimic natural stones and crystals like marbles, geodes, and precious metals. They are made of sugar crystals that take inspiration from natural stones.
This design is simply gorgeous and don’t you think that all brides deserve something as special as this on their big day?
5. Marbled Cakes
While marbled cakes have been around for a few years, they have grown massively popular this year. The marbled palette mimics the patterns of natural marble stone and usually has the following colours: gold, grey and cream.
6. White on White Cakes
This one’s a classic for a reason. It never goes out of style. Feel a plain white cake is dull and boring? Well, not so fast.
The latest design trend for the classic white wedding cake is to embellish it with interesting and intricate details. All the tiers are covered in white fondant or buttercream as per your choice.
This is where things take an interesting turn. The all-white tiers are dressed up with jewel embellishments, lace embroidery, quilted fondant, and sugar flowers.
You can even take things up a notch by opting for non-traditional shapes like hexagonal tiers or tiers of varying heights and so on.
7. Painted Cakes
Wedding cake designers are going artsy with their creations to give us gorgeous, drool-worthy confections. Marbleized, watercolour styled, Monet-inspired and stained glass are some of the latest trends in painted cakes.
Make the painted tiers pop out by pairing them with solid coloured layers. To further up the Wow factor, opt for simple layers that are of uniform shape. (Either all round or all square).
8. Lace Cakes
Lace is back and with a bang. From runways to casual dresses, lace has made a big comeback and wedding cakes are no exception to the lace mania. Wedding cakes are going Lacey with beautiful lace-inspired, intricate tiers.
If you’re opting for a lace wedding gown, then you can choose a wedding cake that imitates the patterns on your dress.
The key to pulling off this trend is to go in for subdued colours. Highlight on the textures and keep the colour palette minimal.
9. Geometrical Cakes
Think hexagons, chevron, stripes, and triangles. These cakes have a contemporary feel and look and are perfect for modern weddings. One point to note here is that to choose a simple colour palette. Just stick with one or two main colours. That way you don’t end up with the colours clashing with the bold patterns and designs.
10. Rosette Cakes
Who can forget the rosette cakes of last year? This one is still in trend. They are cakes covered with piped or sugar roses all over. The rosettes lend a dash of elegance and luxury, without skimping on aesthetics.
If you feel that it’s too overpowering, opt for ombre colours to tone down the look.
11. Ombre Cakes
Go in for an ombre effect to add drama to your cake. The options are endless. You can keep it mellow by choosing a colour that transition from a saturated or mid-hue to barely there or go over the top with a bright, vivid ombre pattern.
Opt for Ivory ombre if you want a cake that looks traditional but with a touch of whimsy.
12. Monogrammed Cakes
The idea behind these cakes is to combine the initials of both the bride and groom and use it in the cake’s designs. You can opt for a dramatic monogrammed topper or weave the monogram into the cake design itself.
When repeatedly used in a tier, the monogram looks like a design at first glance, but on a closer look guests can identify the initials of the couple.
13. Printed Cakes
Do you know that you can print any designs on your wedding cake? Yep, choose anything you like and have it printed on edible paper which is then placed artistically on the cake.
The choices for the designs are endless. Pick a design that matches the one on your invite or opt for hand-written love notes. Anything, the choice is yours.
This makes the cake look like a painting or modern art.
14. Naked Cakes
Don’t want to opt for over the top designs? How about keeping it low key with a naked cake? As the name suggests, these cakes have minimal icing. Generally, they only have fillings and no icing covering the cakes.
They make the perfect choice for rustic weddings.
15. Whimsical Cakes
Do you love things that are quirky and unique? Don’t want to stick to traditional styles and patterns? Who said wedding cakes should conform to fixed patterns?
If this is your style, then opt for whimsical cakes. Topsy-turvy tiers, gravity defying designs, fun humorous toppers, and the choice is all yours.
What’s your Favourite Style?
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