We Wish These Stunning Wedding Cake Trends Existed Back in Our Day
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.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Birch Tree
Birch Tree Cake
Perfect for any outdoorsy wedding, the birch tree cake designs are only too cute. The initials "carved" in the side are an extra special touch.
Cakes from Angela Hudson Cakes and D Bar Denver.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Lace
Lace Wedding Cake
Intricately designed, these cakes look they've had lace layered over them — but they're entirely edible (well, maybe not the flowers) and unbelievably elegant.
Cakes from Fairy Dust Bakery and Cake Couture.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Sparkle
A sparkle tier brings a little glitz to the table and spices up any otherwise minimalistic cake.
Cakes from Cake Couture and Sugar Fixé.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Marble
Marble Cake Icing
The marbled look harkens back to classical art, and it's effortlessly gorgeous and glam. Plus, it can fit into pretty much any color scheme.
Cakes from Cake Couture.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Drip
The stunning drip design looks like ganache or your favorite frosting has only just been poured over your cake, frozen in the moment and ready to be devoured.
Cakes from Cup My Cakez.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Watercolor
This hand-painted design is nothing if not a work of art. The best part? It tastes as good as it looks.
Cakes from Cakes by Holly K and Sugar Fixé.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Naked
Skip the frosting, please. Naked cakes leave the outside as bare as they were baked, with only icing slipped between each cake layer. Often, they're decorated with fruit to dress them — but flowers will do the job, too.
Cakes from Cherry Cakes.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Illusion
The close cousin of the naked cake, the seminaked design features a little more frosting swiped around the side with only a little of the underlying cake peeking through.
Cakes from Cup My Cakez and D Bar Denver.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Geometric
Geometric Cake Design
These clean, concise cakes bring a little structure. Whether it's through a design on the cake itself or with a cake topper, a little geometric shape can totally transform your dessert.
Cakes from Cake Couture and Sugar Fixé.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Metallic
Metals accents are in, whether that's a tier, a splash of color, or a carefully painted design. And often, these cakes feature real gold leaf. How's that for glam?
Cakes from Sugar Fixé and The Cake Duchess.
Wedding Cake Trends 2017 Rosette
An update to the classic floral trend, rosettes can span a single tier or an entire cake to create an intricate, delicate design.
Cakes from Magnolia Bakery.