Wedding Cake Trends

Maryann Cavaglia, from Trendy Wedding Magazine, has compiled a quick list of what brides are asking in their cakes reight now and she hopes you'll be able to see a trend or idea you can use to make your wedding cake special.

Wedding cake trends for 2007

A list of the current trends in wedding cakes, including flavors, decorations, toppers and everything else on the cake.

Maryann Cavaglia, from Trendy Wedding Magazine, has compiled a quick list of what brides are asking in their cakes reight now and she hopes you'll be able to see a trend or idea you can use to make your wedding cake special.

  • Brides are having fun with the shape of their cake. Instead of round tiers, try squares, octagons, triangles or even hexagons. Off-kilter cakes (topsy-turvy) are fun -they will amaze your guests. Decorate each tier of the cake with a different design; even use different colors.
  • Why not have a theme wedding cake that goes along with that of your of your wedding.
    This will help tie your whole wedding topic together.
  • Color of the cake icing matches the wedding dress trim colors or bridesmaid dresses. Sage Green, Blush Pink, Burnt Orange, Ivory.
  • An idea is to use a color of cake that will look well in the room it is being displayed in.
    This will make for beautiful photographs.
  • Try butter cream or fondant icing.
  • Cakes embellished with fresh flowers, less expensive than having your baker make icing or marzipan flowers.
  • Cakes with flavors or fillings: lemon, lime, raspberry or spiced cakes.
  • There is a groom's cake; usually chocolate inside with chocolate icing.
  • If you are going to use a groom’s cake, why not a theme groom's cake? Fly fishing, baseball cap, car, golf.
  • Create cupcake towers. Use silk or sugar butterflies on top of the cupcakes.
  • Instead of one huge cake, have a smaller decorated cake at each table as a beautiful centerpiece. You wouldn't have to purchase as many floral decorations.
  • Place ethnic patterns on cakes.
  • Forego the cake altogether and, instead of a cake, you have a desert buffet.
  • Go retro on cake toppers.
  • Dazzling jewel studded monograms as cake toppers.
  • Use fresh flowers as cake toppers.
  • Couture Cakes - some brides copy the beadwork or lacework on their dresses onto their cakes.
  • A beautiful idea is to have different layers that look like colorful wrapped presents and tied with a bow on top of the cake.
  • It is always popular to have flowers on your cake and to also use them as cake toppers, either sugar, real or silk. Lilies are popular now. Roses are always popular.
  • Use a beautiful bow as a cake topper.
  • On a flower decorated cake try putting rose petals scattered around the cake on the table… it's beautiful.
  • Try orchids on your cake and as cake toppers.
  • Flowers cascading down the layers of your cake make a charming motive.  
  • For a Victorian Wedding try a beautiful tea cup and saucer as a cake topper and fill the cup with flowers.
  • Try flowers and dots on your cake, white or colorful.
  • Light up your cake by putting tea candles around it, or use long tapered candles.
  • Are you health crazy? Try then a cake with berries on the tiers and as cake toppers. 
  • For a wine themed wedding, try fresh grape bunches as cake toppers and also draped down the sides of the cake.
  • Spring brides have flowers and butterflies as cake toppers.
  • Nostalgic touch with a cake with real sugared fruit on the layers and as cake toppers.


Maryann Caravaglia is the Editor of Trendy Weddings Magazine, a free online magazine featuring articles on the latest trends in Weddings.