Wedding Cake Trends For 2018

From fun flavours to intricate frostings and ornate decorations, these 10 wedding cake trends are going to be huge this wedding season!

Illusion Cakes (aka semi naked cakes)

Illusion Cakes (aka semi naked cakes)

A cross between the classic buttercream frosting and the rustic naked look, the illusion cake is the latest craze in the world of wedding cakes. The icing is there to make the cake more delicious and only partially covers the surface so that the overall look remains natural and effortless. To decorate it, simply use flowers! 

Unique Flavours

Unique Flavours

The flavour of your wedding cake is just as important as the design! Choosing a specific flavour is yet another way to make your wedding more personal and a true reflection of you both, so choose a unique flavour this is absolutely delicious! How about chocolate ganache or toffee? Or combine visual sensation with a unique flavour to make funfetti which is a vanilla flavour with colourful sprinkles!

Created from delicious whole-food ingredients, raw cakes are the latest trend much loved by brides and grooms who prefer healthier desserts. They are 100% guilt-free desserts made from organic, whole-food ingredients, sweetened with honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar and decorated with nature-inspired decorations such as edible flowers or berries and crushed nuts. Sound delicious? You can even fill your dessert table with raw treats such as slices, mousse, cupcakes, bliss balls, mini cakes and even ice creams!

Marble Effect

Marble Effect

Wedding cake makers are going beyond the classic buttercream frostings and ombre designs to find new colours and textures. Marble frostings are becoming increasingly popular and there are countless ways you can shape, colour and mould them into something utterly fabulous!

Drip Cakes

Drip Cakes

And just when you thought you couldn't add anything else to your wedding cake frosting, creative bakers have invented a new trend: drip frostings! Whether you want to enhance the taste or just add a splash of colour on top, it is a fun addition to a classic cake design. 

Edible Blooms

Edible Blooms

Flowers don't have to just be a decoration! If you put them on your wedding cake, they can be delicious too. Edible flowers have been a culinary trend for quite some time and they look truly stunning on wedding cakes. You can use them as a cake topper or use blossoms and petals to adorn the frosting and create gorgeous floral patterns.

Botanical Designs

Botanical Designs

If you love the botany wedding trend, you will love botanical wedding cake designs too. Hand-painted wedding cakes that look like vintage aquarelle illustrations are ideal if you want to achieve that artistic look and create a dessert that will be perfectly Instagrammable!

Green Details

Green Details

If you want a fabulous garden-inspired wedding cake, use fresh and luscious green leaves and foliage. Greenery is an extremely popular flower trend right now and it can be used everywhere from bridal accessories and ceremony arches to table centrepieces and, of course, wedding cakes.

Cheese Tiers

Cheese Tiers

Cheese and wine anyone? What better way to end your wedding reception than with a wedding cake that is made entirely from gourmet cheeses! Single or multi-tiered, a cheese wedding cake will make everyone happy, even your guests who don’t like sweets. Opt for a tiered cheese cake styled with fresh flowers and figs that looks just like a classic wedding cake!

Individual Desserts

Individual Desserts

Instead of serving a traditional tiered wedding cake, you can offer your guests individual desserts that are just as elaborate. Think mini wedding cakes styled with a beautiful topper or even lavishly decorated donuts! From rustic naked and semi-naked styles topped with edible florals and fruit to mouth-watering drip cakes with biscuits and macarons on top, it can be virtually any flavour and design you like.

The Final Touches!

The Final Touches!

Weddingstar's huge assortment of unique cake toppers are ideal for the top of your wedding cake! Visit weddingstar.com.au to see their range of toppers.

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