7 Fabulicious Wedding Cake Trends for the Coming Season

Wedding cakes are no longer a stock standard fruit cake with white icing (they are now works of art!), and 2016 has seen next level wedding cakes take centre stage at a couples big day. While you are only limited by your imagination, below are some on trend options all beautifully made by Little White Book member Jacinda from The Pretty Little Details Co. Nom nom.

“At this time of year, as we build up for the coming wedding season, I can’t help but get excited to see the trends that are catching the eye of my clients and inspiring the designs we come up with. Here are some of my faves that are featuring heavily this season.” – Jacinda Esau, The Pretty Little Details Co.

1. Naked

Still going strong this season and for very good reason. Such a versatile cake that is suitable for many different styles from natural and organic, through to vintage, add divine drips and edibles for a decadent feel, or glam it up by including touches of gold or silver.


2. Botanical beauties

It’s no secret that I adore using fresh flowers on my cakes. To me, they are the perfect combination.


3. Metallic touches

I just love the use of a little gold or silver leaf. Either covering a full tier, or just a few flecks to add that special touch!


4. Elegant colour effects

There is something very soothing about creating beautiful marbled effects or water colour designs. And the beauty of these designs is that no two cakes are ever the same!


5. Geometric

I can’t get enough of these gorgeous shapes and coming up with unique ways to incorporate them into a cake.


6. The Trio

Why have one cake when you can have three? Such fun creating gorgeous setups like this or stunning dessert tables with lots of gorgeous treats. Doughnuts, macarons, mini cakes = yum, yum yum!!


7. Playful proportions

Combining different tier heights can create some serious visual pleasure with stunning impact that is sure to impress!

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Cakes The Pretty Little Details Co.
Photography Meredith Lord
Flowers & Styling Magdalen Hill
Cake stand hire The Pretty Little Details Co. & I Do Glamour
Candle holders I Do Glamour
Vintage tea trolley Magdalen Hill
Vintage desk hire Walnut Lane
Acrylic copper geometric cake topper & wooden arrow cake topper Design at 409
Stand hire Miss Frou Frou
Giant gold frame hire I Do Glamour