Cake might be the last thing on your mind if you’re still recovering from the inevitable food coma that Thanksgiving uninvitedly brings. Even if your pants are feeling a little snug, and you’re trying to avoid desserts at all cost, you will seriously regret it if you don’t read about these amazing wedding cake trends. Besides, these cakes are more like works of art than calorie-packed temptations, so feel free to indulge in this post absolutely guilt-free!
There are two major wedding cake trends that have taken online blogs, Pinterest, and my heart, by storm. The first is the ruffled or textured icing trend. Dainty, delicate, and ever so natural looking, these cakes display endless charm and opportunity. Many of the ruffled icing cakes I’ve seen have been simple themselves, and are adorned with peonies, roses, or a host of other flower varieties. There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of these cakes and I am completely in love with them! Also, for those of you who, like me, are critically concerned about the actual taste of the cake and icing, choosing this style is a no brainer. Who wants to bite through thick layers of fondant? And while we’re on the subject, even though they say the flowers on elaborate cakes are edible, do you really want to actually eat one? I think not!
Below you can see a few examples of cakes we have photographed that embrace this timeless trend. Please, take a moment to sigh with me over how absolutely adorable that “Just Married” banner is.
Pssst…You can click on each image to be taken to the full gallery of images from that wedding.
And now for a few of my other favorites…
The second trend that I’ve been swooning over lately is the gold foil wedding cake trend. This effect is absolutely spectacular and is perfect for adding an extra pop of glamour to your event. Like the ruffles, this style is also extremely versatile. In the cake we photographed below from a wedding at the Kimmel Center, the use of gold was controlled, creating an elegant and formal design. In the two examples I show from Ruffled and Style Me Pretty, you can see that the use of gold is more whimsical and would be perfect for a chabby chic or garden style wedding. I also love the idea of using this relaxed gold foil on a cake for a rustic wedding. The faded and distressed gold would add the perfect touch of sparkle to earthy décor.
Absolutely can’t decide between these two gorgeous styles? We’ve got you covered!