Top 2021 Wedding Trends To Watch!

Friday, May 14

Weddings this year will be a bit different, but the good news is that they are actually happening! As some trends fade out of the spotlight, others are brought to the forefront. There are lots of new and exciting styles and trends to incorporate into your summer wedding, and a few oldies that are coming back round. Here's a few of the top wedding cake trends for summer 2021 to watch out for, as well as some great examples to inspire you.

Small & Sweet

Not everything is going to change overnight come June, so we can still expect a rise in small wedding cakes for those smaller weddings. When it comes down to it, size doesn’t always matter. Whether you dress it up or down, with the right accents, a small, single tiered wedding cake can look incredibly impressive and elegant.

Individual treats and wedding favours like cakesicles, chocolates and decorated royal iced cookies will also remain popular this wedding season.

Cake made by AUTUMN CAKE DESIGN, @autumncakedesign. Image copyright: KELLY WEATHERHOLT PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake made by AUTUMN CAKE DESIGN, @autumncakedesign. Image copyright: KELLY WEATHERHOLT PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign

Dried Flowers

Dried wedding flowers are having a moment, and I don’t think it will end anytime soon. Not only are they long lasting and add extra texture to a cake, but their neutral colours mean they lend themselves to both vintage and modern weddings.

Cake made by Trudy Mitchell, founder of JellyCake @jellycakeuk. Tutorial for this cake in the February/March 2020 issue
Cake made by Trudy Mitchell, founder of JellyCake @jellycakeuk. Tutorial for this cake in the February/March 2020 issue
Cake made by Cake Ink., @cake_ink
Cake made by Cake Ink., @cake_ink
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign. Image copyright: LEAH MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign. Image copyright: LEAH MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake made by BETH HAXBY CAKES, @beth_haxby_cakes
Cake made by BETH HAXBY CAKES, @beth_haxby_cakes

Colour Pop

Bring on the colour! We are slowly returning to some sense or “normality” as lockdowns ease, so it’s no surprise we want to inject a bit of fun back into our lives. Juicy colours are going to be top colour trends this year – think coral, magenta, rich orange, teal and cobalt. Pretty pastel colours will also be doing the wedding rounds, like pale blues, browns, greens and purples.

Cake made by THE YUMMY PUDDING COMPANY, @theyummypuddingco
Cake made by THE YUMMY PUDDING COMPANY, @theyummypuddingco
Cake made by RACHEL HANNA, owner of Marie Antoinette Cake Design, @marieantoinettecakes_uk. Image copyright: JO BRADBURY PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake made by RACHEL HANNA, owner of Marie Antoinette Cake Design, @marieantoinettecakes_uk. Image copyright: JO BRADBURY PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign
Cake by Anna Lewis, @annalewiscakedesign

Beautifully Bridgerton

There’s also been a shift to more casual, simplistic styles and pared-back wedding looks, from sleek gowns to suits and separates. And this can be reflected on the cakes too. Gorgeous white centrepieces will always be a classic at a wedding; it will never go out of style. However, with the popularity of Netflix’s Bridgerton, we can expect to see some wedding cakes take influence from the Regency Era. The classic white, tiered cakes will be teamed with ruffles or pearl and lace embellishments, which will mimic the characteristic dresses.

Cake made by RACHEL HANNA, owner of Marie Antoinette Cake Design, @marieantoinettecakes_uk. The tutorial for this cake is in the March/April 2021 issue
Cake made by RACHEL HANNA, owner of Marie Antoinette Cake Design, @marieantoinettecakes_uk. The tutorial for this cake is in the March/April 2021 issue
Cake made by AUTUMN CAKE DESIGN, @autumncakedesign
Cake made by AUTUMN CAKE DESIGN, @autumncakedesign
Cake made by Zoe Clark, @zoeclarkcakes. Tutorial for this cake in the November/December 2020 issue
Cake made by Zoe Clark, @zoeclarkcakes. Tutorial for this cake in the November/December 2020 issue
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