Sensational styles of wedding cake that brides will love this year

26 Feb 2018

From chandelier cakes to doughnut towers, here are the trend-led styles of cake that couples across the country are requesting

Chandelier cakes

Suspended in a tier arrangement, a chandelier cake is the perfect showstopper for couples who want to make a statement. Add jewels and pendants to the stand for an extra luxurious effect. 


Image: Lucy Davenport Photography




All chandelier cakes by Gifted Heart Cakes 

Colourful cakes

Inject vibrancy and personality into your cake with a colourful creation that features rainbow coloured sugar embellishments or freshly picked fruits and flowers.


Image: Gifted Heart Cakes (Cat Hepple Photography)


Image: Little A's Cakery (EDP Bride The Wedding Awards: Best Wedding Cake Maker 2018)


Image: Choccywoccydoodah


Image: Jill the Cakemaker


Image: The Organic Wedding Cake Company


Image: Peek-a-boo Cakes


Image: Mon Bel Amor Cake Craft


Image: Liggy's Cake Company

Geode cakes

A geode cake presents glamour and adds a touch of luxe, revealing a hidden treasure trove of dazzling crystal creations. Geode cakes allow the cakemaker's craftsmanship to do all the talking, delivering an instant conversation starter for your guests. 


Image: Cake Luxe Design


Image: Peek-a-boo Cakes



Images: Sarah's Cakes by Design (Joseph Dart Photography)

Drip cakes

Delectable drip marks provide character and texture to cakes, adding intended imperfection that offsets otherwise flawless perfection with flair. The drip design can be applied to semi-naked or fully iced cakes and an adornment of macarons, berries and floral sprigs add the finshing touch. 


Image: Sassa's Cakes


Image: Jennifer Cakes


Image: Chelsea Buns Creative Cakes

Doughnut towers (and walls)

The sugary snack is still riding high as a wedding day treat and has even become popular as an alternative to the traditional cake. Stack as a tower or you could even opt for a doughnut wall as a different idea for your dessert table. 


Image: Ruby Clay and Stephen Shaw's wedding, captured by Will Fisher Photo (doughnut tower by Krispy Kreme)


Image: Chelsea Buns

Geometric cakes

Echoing the trend for geometric décor, the soft and smooth curves of a circular cake are replaced with severe angles for a contemporary and dramatic effect. Soften with blooms that match your colour scheme and whimsical foliage for a striking result. 


Image: Little A's Cakery 

Ultraviolet masterpieces

Pops of purple will never be more prevalent than in 2018, thanks to Pantone's Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet. Whether you're going all out purple with your colour scheme or just flirting with hints of the shade, your cake is the perfect way to do it. 


Image: Cut Me Off a Slice

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