Top Ten Hottest Wedding Cake Trends

Posted April 9, 2016 by Squires Kitchen Shop
We’ve handpicked ten of the top trends to look out for this summer, as featured in the latest issue of Wedding Cakes magazine. From the rustic simplicity of buttercream-covered bakes to designs with sparkling sequins, these cakes have style in spades.
Cake by Helen Mansey

Cake by Helen Mansey

1. Sweet Stripes

2016 is all about graphics, from simple stripes to geometric patterns. Go bold with contrasting colours and complement clean, contemporary lines with romantic floral arrangements. Plus, you can find out how to create perfect stripes and more with a helpful step-by-step tutorial in the latest issue of Wedding Cakes.

Cake by Coco Paloma Desserts

Cake by Coco Paloma Desserts

2. Painterly Effects

Cake painting is more popular than ever, with styles from abstract brushstrokes to hyperreal detail being used to stunning effect. Use specially-designed edible paints for the best results.

Cake by Wedding Cakes by Design

Cake by Wedding Cakes by Design

3. Made of Marble

An influence from the world of interiors, soft grey marble brings a stylish edge to sugar flowers and feminine colour palettes. To create this effect, knead a little black paste food colour into white sugarpaste until the colour is marbled throughout.

Cake by Amelie’s Kitchen

Cake by Amelie’s Kitchen, photography by James Davidson Photography

4. Dramatic Designs

Combine towering tiers, stunning sugar flowers and gold detail to create a luxurious cake for a modern fairy tale.

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Cake by Bobbette & Belle

5. In Sequins

Light up the room with sparkly paillettes, pearls and jewels. Avoid overload by concentrating on a single tier or graduating them down the cake.

Cake by Cake Couture NI

Cake by Cake Couture NI

6. Buttercream Beauties

Pipe, swipe and smooth buttercream onto cakes and cupcakes for a pretty, rustic finish. Add metallic touches to update the look.

Cake by Tasteful Cakes

Cake by Tasteful Cakes

7. Get Personal

The sky’s the limit when it comes to cakes. Have a one-off design created especially for you, from hand-modelled figurines to decorations incorporating your favourite hobbies.

Cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes

Cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes

8. New Romance

Whoever said romance is dead? Delicate blooms and pale pastel tones make for pretty cakes that will make anyone’s heart beat faster.

Cake by Michelle Walker

Cake by Michelle Walker

9. Freshly Picked

The floral story for 2016 is all about freer, less formal arrangements, often with foliage in a starring role. Find out how to make your own sugar wildflower wedding cake with Michelle Walker’s tutorial in the latest issue of Wedding Cakes magazine.

Cake by The Pretty Cake Company

Cake by The Pretty Cake Company, photography by Neil Hanson Photography

10. Back to Black

Frequently seen on chalkboard cakes, black is here to stay. Contrast with pure white or add a touch of luxury with metallic effects.

You’ll find over 240 of the best new cakes, as well as tips, tutorials and techniques in the Summer 2016 issue of Wedding Cakes magazine, on sale now. Wedding Cakes magazine is published four times a year in April, June, September and December – save 20% on cover price when you subscribe.

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