In the past, your choices were limited when it came to the style and flavour of your wedding cake. Today things are very different – it’s a case of anything goes!
With such varied options, you can have anything your heart desires. Before you decide on the design of your wedding cake, it’s a good idea to go on a cake tasting session with your future spouse. It will give you a good idea of what’s available and gives you a chance to run your ideas past a professional baker. It’s also great fun!
How things have changed
Wedding cakes have changed drastically over the years. The traditional choices of fruit cake, heavy white royal icing with rosettes and ruffles have been exchanged for extravagant bling designs.
Cake Geek Magazine explains:
“Trends in wedding flowers have moved away from the tightly domed posies popular in the past few years in favour of more loosely tied mixed bouquets of garden style flowers. And accordingly, wedding cake decorating has followed suite with a more botanical style of sugar flower decoration featuring in the latest wedding cake collections of top designers.”
Here we will have a look at the latest hot wedding cake trends for 2018.
Top wedding cake designs
Botanical – This wedding cake design is hot news in 2018. Although flowers and foliage have been used as decoration for many years, modern botanical wedding cakes are much more elaborate. Cakes are placed on wooden boards and adorned with beautiful meadow flowers and seasonal blooms. This gives the cakes a natural look, and would suit a bohemian-style wedding.
Naked – Hugely popular right now in the wedding cake industry, this delicate sponge cake has exposed layers, which are then filled with buttercream and berries and topped with fresh flowers. Naked cakes are simplistic in design, yet combine a gorgeous rustic look with delicious flavour. A naked cake will impress your guests no end, and they can take their own slice home with them in cute cake boxes.
Beaded Sparkle – As wedding cakes go, this is one design that will catch everyone’s eye. This beaded cake looks elegant and sophisticated and will add a dash of bling to your wedding reception. The design has become tremendously popular over the past couple of years.
Hand Painted – This wedding cake is ideal if you want to customise it with your own personal messages and illustrations, or maybe a scripted quote. It can be made to be truly representative of the bride and groom.
Blue Wedding Cake – When we think of ‘something blue’ for a wedding, we rarely consider that to be the wedding cake! A grand blue wedding cake can be decorated with silver dragees and sugar pearls for a stunning effect.