Wedding Cake Trends
One of our recommended suppliers has years of experience with
wedding cakes and has seen the trends change. Here she talks about
these changes over the years and the exciting emerging trends for
2017 and 2018 to give you some inspiration.
Hi I'm Kelly from Eventiss Wedding cakes, I've had the pleasure
of working alongside Dunston Hall over the last 10 years or so and
have seen wedding cake trends and wedding themes shift quite a lot
throughout the years.
During the 80s you might remember seeing pictures of the
traditional 3 tier cake made of fruit with some kind of simple
sugar flower or silk design and the colours were either red, lilac
or peach… how times have changed.
Trends move very quickly with fashion as with wedding cakes.
When I started cakes were more simple and elegant, we saw a lot of
gold, lilac, burgundy, and cadbury purple was a huge colour for
In recent years with wedding cakes there has been a huge divide
between very personalised cakes which incorporate the couples
hobbies, families pets etc…, very vintage cakes with a personal
twist incorporating a lot of edible lace bows, gold shimmers, big
bold sugar flowers, brooches but still with a touch of vintage
feel. We have also seen a rise in butterfly themes, and the very
memorable birdcage wedding cakes which worked really well for
shabby chic themes. The wonky topsy turvy cakes were also all
the rage at one point. Other trends are the chocolate covered
wedding cakes. These are very popular at the moment and will
continue to be so in the years to come. One of the famous ones is
the half and half chocolate cake where one half is white and the
icing looks like its peeled back to reveal dripping decadent
This year there has been a rise in the Alice in Wonderland theme
and can be done as subtle or fun as you want but it's been a really
lovely theme to work with. The other theme has been the Naked
wedding cake which is a cake without icing to give a rustic feel.
This is very popular but not always possible to have all year
around as the buttercream could melt and cause a few problems but
has been a big hit with guests.
Over the next few years I think we will continue with rustic
themes of woodland, creams, browns, golds and shabby chic with the
incorporation of birds. The next big trend I think will be
the hand painted wedding cakes like the tiffany stain glass hand
painting because it's very versatile and you can paint anything to
fit within a theme. The next big colours will be yellow, burnt
orange and we will continue to see blush and a mix of different