Wedding Cake Trend Predictions

Wednesday, April 22 2015

With wedding season almost upon us, we look at some of the current wedding cake trends and reveal what we can expect to see over the coming year.

Gold wedding cake by Candytuft Cakes from
Gold wedding cake by Melcakes from
Gold wedding cake by Cake Maison from

The Golden Age

As cake decorators continue to experiment with metallics we can expect to see gold being utilised in a wide variety of different designs. Gold Rococo-style decorations add a modern twist to classic designs whilst an all-over covering of edible gold leaf provides a dramatic background for simple sugar flowers and piped royal icing.

Tropical wedding cake by Mericakes from
Tropical wedding cake by Cakes by Beth from
Tropical wedding cake by Bluebell Kitchen from

Club Tropicana

As brides are getting braver with colour, so too are wedding cake designers. Create an unashamedly stand-out centrepiece by teaming bright cocktail colours with exotic flowers and foliage or, for something more subtle, use a rainbow palette of sugar flowers and ribbons on a crisp, white cake.

Succulent wedding cake by Yummy Little Cakes from
Succulent wedding cake by Debs Makes Cakes from
Succulent wedding cake by Fran Willoughby from

Powder Tones

Muted matte colours with soft, chalky qualities play into the trend for sun-bleached, dessert-inspired designs in interiors this year. Neutral cake coverings look great paired with pastel-coloured sugar flowers and succulents – the perfect design to complement a laid-back, bohemian celebration.

For more design inspiration and trend predictions, pick up Cakes & Sugarcraft's sister title, Wedding Cakes magazine, available from Sainsburys, Tesco, WHSmith, Barnes & Noble, independent newsagents and sugarcraft shops, in the app store for iPads and Android tablets or direct from the publisher at


What's in store this wedding season?