These days, wedding cake trends are all about gorgeous designs that stand out and make a statement. Don't worry if the rest of your wedding theme is relatively traditional. The perfect opportunity to have a bit of fun and step outside the box is your wedding cake. Not only is your cake a one of a kind creation thanks to your cake artist, but it's also a wonderful chance to showcase your characteristics as a couple. Anywhere from the tasty flavor combinations to personalized toppers your personalities can shine through! Below we showcase the top three wedding cake trends we expect to see in 2018.
These unfrosted cakes definitely took people by surprise when they emerged as a trend a few years ago. The point is to leave the layers and buttercream filling totally exposed (hence the name "naked cake"), creating a unique, whimsical look. Naked cakes are especially trendy for bohemian and rustic weddings. Due to the lack of frosting, it's important to decorate a naked cake using other accents, like powdered sugar, fresh fruit and flowers, or even a cake topper to make the "unfinished" design appear intentional, not forgetful.
Semi-naked (or nearly-naked) cake
Semi-naked cakes are somewhere in between naked cakes and totally frosted cakes. This design is a more recent trend that rose to popularity soon after after naked cakes came onto the dessert scene. Semi-naked cakes are slightly frosted, with some of the cake still showing through. It's a great compromise for couples who want to balance the ultra-trendy naked cakes with something a bit more traditional. Adding that thin layer of frosting also helps keep the cake fresh for a longer period of time. Semi-naked cakes are popular for lush garden weddings and look particularly lovely when decorated with flowers, greenery or succulents.
We are absolutely loving this most recent cake trend! Drip cakes are either slightly or completely frosted cakes that are finished with icing "dripping" from the top tier and over the sides. This creates a wonderfully artistic, eye-catching design that is perfect for trendsetting couples. You can use almost any type of icing or syrup to create the effect, from white chocolate drizzle to melted caramel or decadent chocolate sauce with cookie crumbles. Top off the cake with other trendy details, such as macarons or edible gold foil. We promise that your guests are going to be amazed!
What is YOUR favorite style?