Wedding Cake Trends 2017

With the first of my planned wedding shows for this year already been and gone my thoughts were on new designs for the coming year.  What are couples looking for this year? 

Gone are the days when a wedding cake was a rich fruit cake covered with hard white icing. Today’s world is oozing with imagination and creativity, the choice is endless.  Your wedding cake shouldn’t be something that just sits in the corner of your reception venue, this is the 21st century, you can make your cake something to remember.  Cutting into your cake as a newly wedded couple is one of the most photographed and iconic moments of your wedding day, so it’s a big decision to be made, but of course like most things there are trends, whether you choose to follow these or not is up to you.

If you need help deciding have a look below at my take on this year’s top 5 trends.


Metallics are everywhere at the moment, from your wedding stationery to fashion and decor.  We are talking anything from art-deco chic with a vintage twist or mixed with modern geometric shapes to give a fresh contemporary feel.  Metallics are a great way for couples to add a little bling to their wedding day whether it be gold and silver or the more earthy tones of bronze and copper.

Marbled or Geometric

For a contemporary, urban chic feel the distinctive swirly patterns of marble can be reproduced with sugarpaste.  Team the simple grey marble effect icing with blues, yellows, pinks or purples for an eye-catching dash of colour.  For a more uniform look try some geometric shapes such as stripes, triangles or hexagons to create patterns with a pop of colour.

Marble wedding cake Gloucestershire


Although naked cakes are still very popular, I think buttercream iced cakes are going to be featuring heavily this year.  For a rustic relaxed feel, smother your cake with lashings of creamy buttercream or alternatively go for a delicious textured piped look.  Add a few simple flowers and voila!

Buttercream wedding cake from our cake kitchen in Cheltenham

Drip & Patisserie

Gaining more focus is the trend towards using patisserie, such as macarons and meringues etc to decorate your cake.  Pair this with the bold statement of a delicious coloured drip style cake and your guests will be crying out to eat your cake before you can cut it.

Floral & Woodland

Who doesn’t love flowers, from extravagant cascades to a single large focal flower, hand painted floral cakes or gorgeous sugar flowers.  Romantic floral bridal gowns are now making their way to the UK, fabulously adorned with colour or soft pastel accents.  This year is definitely going to be all about bringing the outside in from greenery to detailed flowers or more organic design elements such as bark and wood. 

Which trend are you going to choose, or are you making the trend?