The wedding industry is filled with trends: Colors, themes, silhouettes, and tastes change from year to year as brides, inspired by magazines, blogs, and social media, re-create the latest designs and bring their own unique style to their big day. We share our top 10 biggest wedding cake trends for 2018 and beyond.
Bigger is Better: 2018 is the year of the BBW, that’s big, beautiful wedding cake. Modest two-tier and three-tier cakes are being replaced with eight, nine, and even ten-tier extravaganza’s. These multi-tiered cakes are bringing a whole new meaning to the term “big day”.
Mood Indigo: Moody colors are in, and sweet, soft pastels are out! This year brides are loving dusky blues, moody purples, and bold blacks with dramatic, elegant wedding cakes taking center stage.
Mad about Metallics: Okay, metallics are not exactly a new trend, but they are becoming increasingly popular, from elegant gold leaf applied to a buttercream cake, to over-the-top gold sequins, glamorous gold is going mainstream.
Modern Monograms: Monograms are back and in a big way. Brides want to incorporate something deeply personal into their wedding cakes and a monogram is a perfect way to add a romantic touch.
Roman Numerals: This is a huge trend for 2018 with brides opting for big, bold roman letters to mark the significance of their wedding date.
Black is Back: The traditional white wedding cake is falling out of favor as bold brides and grooms embrace the dramatic glamour of an all black cake! We’re not talking Gothic black, but glamorous black!
Desserty Displays: The stand-alone cake is being replaced with extravagant dessert tables, filled with favorite treats of the wedding couple. Wedding guests can now expect to enjoy a vast array of delicious goodies from cupcakes, to macarons, donuts, even pies!
Buttercream makes it Better: Fondant cakes are still in, but buttercream reigns supreme. We only need look at the trendiest wedding of the year for inspiration: The recent royal wedding. The Duchess of Sussex opted for an elegant buttercream frosted cake adorned with fresh flowers.
Deconstructed Design: The deconstructed cake is BACK! Yes, this fell out of favor for a while but seems to be back with a vengeance. Single tiers are now presented on stands of varying heights for an interesting visual display.
Beaded Beauties: One of the biggest and most beautiful trends for 2018 is the beaded cake. These elegant designs take inspiration from haute couture fashion and feature THOUSANDS of tiny edible-pearls!! A labor of love indeed!