These days, it seems like baking is just as much an art as it is a science, and that's become very evident when it comes to the wedding cake trends that have emerged in 2017. Over the last few years, bakeries have introduced some seriously adorable designs that have taken off. But when we check them out, we can't help but think, "Why weren't those around back in the day?" Don't get us wrong, the column-supported tiered cakes of the '80s were pretty cool — and nothing was as bad as these wedding cake fails. But we still feel just a tinge of jealousy when we see all the intricate designs that brides have at their disposal today. And we're not just talking about incredibly imaginative geode cakes like this one from D Bar Denver.
Wedding Cake Designs
Not only are these cakes gorgeous, they're also delicious. And the rock candy for texture is just an added bonus when you have a cake that looks like a gem. But why settle for that when you can have a marble, lace, or gold-plated cake? Yep, all those trends are currently en vogue, and they look just as good as they sound. Current vs. classic, there's something for every bride right now and, almost as importantly, every color scheme.
And if you can't pick just one trend to indulge in, plenty of today's designs can be combined for an amazing effect. Don't have just a sparkle tier on your cake or just a metallic one — instead, go for broke and have a tier that's both sparkly and metallic, like one covered in edible rose gold glitter. Want to see what we mean? Check out the gallery below to see 10 of today's hottest wedding cake trends in full effect.