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8 Wedding Cake Trends to Watch in 2017

Posted December 12, 2016 by Squires Kitchen Shop


From subtle metallics to bold colour profiles, 2017 promises plenty of fresh trends in wedding cake design. Here’s our guide to the key styles you can expect to see in Wedding Cakes magazine.
1. Truly, madly, deeply
Truly madly deeply

Cake by Julia Marie Cakes

Embrace rich jewel tones and chalkboard greys for a design with added drama. Choose sugar florist paste in deep colours such as Bordeaux and Cyclamen to create bold blooms.

2. Midas touch
Midas touch

Cake by The Custom Cake Boutique

Adding fragments of gold leaf or gilding a whole tier will create a contrasting element and make a cake feel extra special. Even a touch of metallic lustre dust will elevate your design.

3. Falling for foliage
Falling for foliage

Cake by Cake Ink

Succulents, green leaves and herbs update sprays of sugar flowers, creating a more rustic, relaxed look. Opt for a simple wreath or make a statement with a more structured arrangement.

4. 3D florals
3D florals

Cake by Julia Marie Cakes

Create a contemporary floral look with appliqué-style flowers falling down the tiers to echo bridal trends for 2017. Use moulds or stencils to build a base layer before arranging delicate sugar flowers on top.

5. Modern ruffles
Modern ruffles

Cake by Cove Cake Design

Bringing a feminine touch to sharp-edged cakes, ruffles are set to stay for 2017. Experimenting with different forms takes the trend to new territory with linear, more structured looks alongside soft, delicate frills.

6. Tea party
Tea party

Cake by The Whimsical Cakery

Perfect for a village-fête-style celebration, mix and match teacups, bunting, edible lace, flowers and pastel colours for a nostalgic design.

7. Colour splash
Colour splash

Cake by Cakeity Cakes

From bright accents to bold blossoms, mix and match multiple colours for maximum impact. Keep the look sophisticated with a white sugarpaste canvas or a dark chocolate backdrop.

8. Unique designs
Unique designs

Cake by Finesse Cakes

Inject some personality into your cake designs with bespoke decorations including silhouettes, superheroes and favourite animals. Use the tiers to tell a story and make the cake truly personal.

Keep reading

You’ll find over 412 new ideas for the new year including inspirational cakes from top designers, expert tips and stylish tutorials in the Spring 2017 issue of Wedding Cakes magazine, on sale now.

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