Top wedding cake trends for 2021

12 Nov 2020

London-based creative cake shop, Jack & Beyond, share their predictions for 2021 wedding cakes

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Creative cake shop Jack & Beyond, in Parsons Green, Fulham, make bespoke wedding cakes for clients across London and offer a personal consultancy service to design a cake you’ll remember for the rest of your life. So what trends do they predict for wedding cakes in 2021? 

Letter box mini cakes and cupcakes - for all the friends and family who you can’t celebrate in person with, couples can create personalised small cakes and cupcakes that can be posted to those you’d like to share the occasion with.

Two tier cakes - with a limit on the number of guests allowed to attend your wedding celebrations thre and four tier cakes are out and smaller twotier cakes are in. Smaller wedding cakes can still look elegant and impressive with the right design.

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Floral designs -  for 2020 it was all about edible fresh flowers, but 2021 will be all about handcrafted sugar paste flowers in pastel colours or bold shades that stand in contrast with a paler base colour. Sugar paste roses are a classic and beautiful additions to any cake, but 2021 will also bring a trend for wedding cakes with more exotic flowers like Hibiscus.

Black and gold - 2021 will be the year of strong colour contrasts for wedding cakes especially gold accents on black icing to create a very elegant look that goes well with most colour schemes.

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Asymmetrical cakes - the perfect 2021 wedding cake trend for the more adventurous couples out there; stack the tiers off-centre or playing with varying heights. 

Ombre cakes - as we progresss into 2021, couples will contimue to pick up on the trend of ombre wedding cakes. Ombre effects are a great and affordable way to achieve a stunning look for your frosted cake, especially in combination with fresh flowers in matching colours. An ombre effect adds colour to the cake without overdoing it and the blending of different shades looks elegant and modern.

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Boozy flavours - classic flavours such as Victoria Sponge or Red Velvet will continue to be popular, but in 2021 we can expect to see some “boozy” flavours emerging for a twist to the classic wedding cake; from prosecco and elderflower to pina-colada.

Hand-piped decorations - whether you are after a geometrical pattern or a delicate flowery theme for your wedding cake, hand piped designs are incredibly versatile. 

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Click here for more wedding cake ideas and inspiration! 

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