Your wedding cake is more than just dessert for your guests. It serves as a centerpiece to your reception and as the focal point for some of your most memorable photographs. At The SweetSpot Bakehouse, we try to stay on top of wedding trends because our couples are savvy and sophisticated. Classic cakes are always in style, and we have seen our fair share of requests for homestyle cakes and white-on-white cakes. But if you are one to follow the trends — or even set them — these are the up and coming cake design to look for.
Straight lines and hard angles, these cakes are all about making a big yet subtle statement. Think diamonds, triangles, hexagons, and parallelograms. Geometric cakes can mimic tiles or feature a bold pattern and they fit in well in modern venues: lofts, warehouses, art galleries.
Silver, gold, bronze, and copper… shimmery, shiny metallics are hot right now and the trend is not going anywhere soon. Metallic details can be achieved in several ways and they make a whole cake or one layer pop. They also look amazing with other colors: silver and mint, rose gold and blush, copper and teal. Putting a little glitz and glam in your cake can be a surprising element that wows your guests
Who doesn’t love succulents? The plants-of-the-moment are finding their way into homes and onto cakes everywhere. These spiky plants pair nicely with rustic or country weddings where big, bright flowers might seem overdone. Carry the theme throughout your wedding day by using succulents in bouquets, centerpieces, or as place card holders.
Lush and full of vitality — fresh fruit is naturally colorful and brings to mind ideas of health and sweetness. Covering a naked cake, or a fully frosted cake, with piles of fresh berries, figs, apples, cherries, or tropical fruit is an unexpected and delicious idea. We recommend this trend in late summer and early fall to avoid the high cost and low availability of out-of-season fruit.
No Cake At All
Many couples are still tossing out the cake all together. Some weddings are still featuring cupcakes, which are a cute and yummy way to skirt cake-cutting fees. But the latest trends are swinging toward non-cake desserts. Pies and mini-pies are popular for fall weddings or rustic barn venues. Dessert bars are taking over for candy bars and feature treats like cakepops, macarons, cookies, and candy apples. Our favorite non-cake trend, though we may be biased since we make a ton of them every week, is donuts. There are a lot of fun ways to display them and no wrong way to eat them.