Wedding cake trends for 2016

05 Apr 2016

Wedding cake trends for 2016

Tickle your tastebuds and take a look at these wedding cake trends for 2016, detailed by bespoke London cake company Sweet Hollywood

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For many guests the wedding cake is their favourite part of the reception, so it is no surprise that brides are going all out to make sure their cakes are reflecting the latest and greatest in designs.  

Cake designs for the 2016 wedding season are truly works of art, with high emphasis on buttercream designs, large oversized cakes, and intricate detailing.  

Sweet Hollywood, a unique bespoke cake company based in London founded by husband and wife duo Pardeep Gill and Renu Kaur Gill, talk through the latest in wedding cake trends.

“The wedding cake is part of the décor at your reception,” say Pardeep and Renu, “Not only should it taste delicious, but it should look beautiful, too.”

Ready to get started? Then look below to see some of this year’s hottest trends.

Tall cakes

"Tall cakes create such a dramatic impact and are ideal for reception venues with high ceilings, they are ideal for brides who want to leave a lasting impression."


Unique shapes

“Instead of making your cake pop by adding vibrant colours, add visual interest by choosing different shapes for a white or ivory cake. This strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern. You can choose a different shape for each tier, making your top tier a unique focal point. Non-traditional shaped tiers, like hexagons and ovals, make the cake a little more out of the ordinary.”


Names and numbers

“This is all about customisation, and making your wedding cake more personal. A simple monogram plaque is an easy and inexpensive way to put your own stamp on a wedding cake. If a couple are particularly design led, they may even have a specially made set of initials, crest or some other symbol that represents them.”



“Sequins in various sizes and shapes are making a strong appearance in 2016. Think of little jewels adorning your wedding cake, metallic coloured sequins in silver, gold or bronze are the most popular.”


Fresh flowers

“Bring together other aspects of your décor and colour palette by incorporating fresh flowers into your cake decoration. Flowers can also be used as a creative cake divider, to give the wedding cake a light, gravity defying look.”


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