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Trendy Cakes for a Unique Reception

From opulent ruffles to decadent metallics, a wedding cake plays an essential role in any wedding tradition. As a symbolic treat, the cake encompasses purity within a grand display of sweetness and beauty. With so many details and styles to consider, the possibilities of creating the perfect towering confection are endless. Here are some of the most gorgeous and trendy wedding cake themes that are sure to make a sweet statement!

Naked Cakes

More and more brides are opting for tiered cakes with a minimalistic, woodland aesthetic. Barely there icing that exposes just the right amount of cake helps to evoke a rustic elegance. After all, this cake is the confection version of “it’s what’s inside that matters.” If gum paste bows and buttercream florets aren’t your style, then a naked cake laced with fresh flowers and berries may just be the one.

Mallory Renee Photography, Cake: Sprinkle & Dash

Buttercream Ruffles

For a simple, yet ethereal theme, opt for the elegant flair of buttercream ruffles. The subtleness of the white frills adds a soft, airy touch to any theme. From glamour to country, frills are a go-to style for any wedding reception, and the practicality of this cake design allows plenty of room for fresh flowers, metallic finishes, pearls, or candied fruit.

Ma Petite Maison Cake Design

Vivian Chen Photography, Primrose Bakery

Watercolor Cakes

Reminiscent of the ever so trendy watercolor invites, vibrant, hand-painted wedding cakes bring tasty and beautiful to a whole new level. These marbleized and lively works of art are perfect for the expressive brides who want to bring class and fun to the tablescape. Focus the attention on intricate hand-painted details by keeping the shape of the cake tiers consistent and finishing the towers off with simple flowers.

Glass Slipper Gourmet

Ma Petite Maison Cake Design


Metallic Finishes

Nothing speaks timeless glamour and opulence much like metallic finishes. A gold or silver look pairs beautifully with almost any theme and color palette. From Hollywood glam to modern luxury, a wedding cake laced with gold can be adapted to any theme by incorporating different textures, such as lace print or geometric shapes. If you want a subtle shine without a metallic overdose, opt for dashes of gold foil on a colorful and sporadic wedding cake.


Focus Photography

White on White

Like the dress, white wedding cakes have always been a timeless staple in any reception. While conventional, a plain and pure wedding cake is anything but boring, especially if you top it off with modern accents in white! The new way of styling snowy tiers is to add white embellishments such as gum-paste flowers, pearls, ribbons, and petals.

Ma Petite Maison Cake Design

Ma Petite Maison Cake Design



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