The Icing On The Cake – Cake Trends 2016

Wedding cakes continue with their opulent looks into 2016.
From sparkle, lace and full metallic tiers, cakes are getting taller and more
dramatic in every sense!

Metallic is a strong trend throughout wedding looks; autumn
and winter provide a great time of year to indulge in rose gold tones and
silver sparkles while hints of gold and pearly tones add luxury during the
spring and summer months.

Above: Wedding Cakes by Sharon

Below: Cakes by Vanilla

Cakes with one tier entirely covered in a metallic finish
are popular and look great! They’re simply finished but with added wow factor
for those who don’t like a fussy finish.

The marsala wine colour is on trend too and this colour can
be brought into your cake design through ribbon and detail or via flowers
without it becoming overpowering (or with all your guests ending up with dark
red lips from strongly coloured icing!) Team this strong colour with pale blush
pink and nude tone for a sophisticated summer look, or go with a contrasting
shade such as duck egg blue for a fresh and cooler spring palate.

Above: Champagne Cakes

Rustic themes are also still popular, but with a luxurious
touch now. Include pearls with your burlap and hessian finishes and team the
two with difference laces to soften the look. Simply finished cakes look great
with this look; the trend for naked cakes is still there but now also with
roughly finished icing too to give a look that’s more finished but simple too.

Above: Victoria Cakes

Below: Just For You Wedding Cakes

Super tall cakes reflect opulence and generosity on your
wedding day – the tiers don’t have to be large and adding more height creates a
great focal point for your reception. Go simple with lace trim and cleanly
finished icing on some tiers, adding lots of detail on others and keeping the
colour palette simple to avoid the cake looking too over the top; let the
height be the impact.

Above: Just For You Wedding Cakes

Below: Victoria Cakes

For more Wedding Cake inspiration, why not follow our Pinterest boards:

Wedding Cakes

Naked Cakes

Cheese Cakes

Here’s a selection of our Pinterest boards, for full accreditations see

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