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Wedding Cake Trends

Wedding season is in full swing – the perfect time to have a look at this year’s hottest wedding cake trends.

Metallics are everywhere and rustic elegance has most certainly made its mark. Here’s some exquisite cakes that epitomise the current wedding cake trends!

Painted Cakes

Art meets cake with this trend that just keeps giving. Painting on cakes can create a variety of different styles. Sophia Fox has created a modern, elegant cake with this glacé painting style and a large wafer paper rose.

“My Painted Wedding Cake with wafer paper rose was inspired by the love that I have for beautiful flowers. I wanted to create a contemporary wedding cake that could accomplish the amazing technique of painting, royal icing and wafer paper flowers, all in one.” – Sofia Raposo, Sophia Fox Sugar Artist

Rustic Florals

Sometimes, roses, peonies and other traditional wedding flowers aren’t right for the feel of a wedding. Wild flowers, succulents and, in this case, thistles provide a less refined, but no less beautiful, alternative.

“A rustic, woodsy, copper-painted wedding cake with thistles, bay leaves, lavender, and blueberries.” – Anastasia Widiarsih, Indie Cakes

Contemporary Romance

Peach, blush tones with metallics and ivory start as the colour base for modern romantic cakes. Ruffles compliment delicate traditional or fantasy flowers – this is elegance at its best.

“Alternating tiers of variegated gold pearls and elegant ruffles tipped in gold adorn this cake. Delicate, blush sugar roses and daisies tipped in pink were the finishing touch for a spring wedding.” – Shannon Bond, Shannon Bond Cake Design


Over several tiers, this oval framing effect can be created with florals or decorative shapes. In this beautiful cake by Kek Couture, a bass relief decorative border frames the hand painted swan.

“A hand painted technique was used for the front surface, gum paste for flowers and wafer paper for the feathers.” – Özlem Arabaci, Kek Couture

Deep Tones

Royal blue, deep purple and black cakes provide a contrasting backdrop for light flowers and metallics. This Violet Wedding Cake by Laura Loukaides Cakes captures this look perfectly!

“Violet and gold work really well together to create an elegant but striking design. Darker colours like this make the perfect background for a cascade of white sugar flowers!” – Laura Loukaides, Laura Loukaides Cakes

Clean Modern

With sharp edges, clean lines and stripes to draw the eye, plus some subtle metallic, we love modern wedding cakes. This one is by Heidi Holman of De La Créme Creative Studio.

“A touch of blush, a little bit of bling and a whole lot of ‘wow’ pulled this contemporary confection together perfectly.” – Heidi Holmon, De la Créme Creative Studio

Looking for more wedding cakes tips, tricks and tutorials? Have a look at our June 2016 issue, the Wedding Special!

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