Wedding Cake Trends

The wedding cake.

It’s the cherry on top when it comes to a wedding reception – your guests can see the beautiful cake throughout the entire dinner and are excited to sample the delicious confection at the end of the night. Just as there are many different wedding themes and designs, the wedding cake also goes through its own trends and styles! Here are some of the current wedding cake trends to consider for your big day:

Metallic – Shimmering gold and silver cakes are one of the hottest trends this year – this metallic shimmer is seen all throughout the wedding design process, from stationary to table accents – and the wedding cake is no different. Metallic cakes complement so many different styles from vintage and art décor to stenciled and simple options!


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Naked – This trend has been on point for the last few seasons and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon! What is a naked wedding cake? It’s simply a tiered cake with frosting between the layers, but the spongey cake is exposed and accented with fruit or floral design. This wedding cake trend fits all styles, ranging from modern to rustic designs.


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Ruffled –Add a bit of texture and glamour to the beautiful dessert by incorporating a ruffled tier to a wedding cake. This voluminous layer complements the rest of the cake and accents any smooth or simple tiers.


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Painted – Hand painted cakes are one of the top trends and if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind design, this option is wonderful. Painted wedding cakes come in a variety of styles, whether it’s stained glass, marbleized or even stenciled – this is a great option when you want to personalize a look or create something extra special.



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Wedding cakes are an important aspect of the reception, so spend time looking at some of the top trends and incorporate it into the big day!