5 Big Wedding Cake Trends for 2018

February 02, 2018

5 Big Wedding Cake Trends for 2018

From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?

I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!

1. Semi-naked

Semi-naked wedding cake

The fashionable naked cake is maturing somewhat into the semi-naked creation, where some frosting is used but the cake crumb is still visible beneath. The effect is a more polished finish, while maintaining rustic charm. This pretty example by Amanda Lee Sugar Cake Art also incorporates fresh flowers, also in vogue.

2. Fresh florals

Wedding cake with edible pink and blue flowers

Bee's Bakery give us a stunning example of how to use fresh flowers on your wedding cake; not only are they pretty, but they can also be a cheaper alternative than sugar flowers! There are some dos and don'ts with real flowers though, so particularly if you're planning to try this yourself, have a look at this great guide by Maddocks Farm Organics.

3. Artistic masterpiece

Wedding cake piece of art

Yes, this really is a cake! If you want your wedding cake to stand out from the crowd, then using art as your inspiration could be the key. This incredible work of art was created by Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Cake Shop in New York and is based on still-life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch.

4. Doughnut wall

Wedding cake doughnut wall

Yes, this is the new all modern alternative to the cupcake! Let's face it, everyone loves a doughnut, donut they? Sorry, couldn't resist! Here's a simple guide to making your own doughnut wall. Krispy Kreme now also offer an 8 teir doughnut tower, with no less than 216 doughnuts! 

5. Drip cake

Wedding drip cake in pink with macarons

This final example from Cotswold Cake Kitchen incorporates a couple of on trend elements, with the abstract addition of gold drips and edible decorations of macarons and marshmallows. The two simple features elevate this beautiful pink wedding cake and nestle it firmly into the arty category. 

I personally have a bit of a baking hobby and am definitely adding a drip cake to my list! 

Whichever style takes your fancy, you'll be sure to wow your guests and ensure your cake is a talking point.

For inspiration on all things weddings, I also found this great wedding tips blog covering all topics from planning to honeymoons. Check it out here.

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