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The Instagram Guide to 2019’s Best Wedding Cake Trends

Best Wedding Cake Trends

When it comes to weddings, the cake is almost as important as the dress. People have come to expect “oohs” and “ahhs” from the great pastry that awaits tasting after the entrée plates have been cleared. Like many things, wedding cakes tend to have trends.

Here’s a look at the current wedding cake trends happening in bakeries across the country:

Drip Cakes

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364 Likes, 5 Comments – Cherry Whisk (@cherry_whisk) on Instagram: “Congratulations to Tebogo and Abed! Thanks for being such an awesome person to deal with🌸😊…”

Drip cakes are a blend of both chic and relaxed style. Featuring an icing, glaze, or other topping that has been poured over the top of the cake so it drips part way down the sides like paint, this type of cake is both unique and stunning.

Black Cakes

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360 Likes, 35 Comments – Lux Cakery (@luxcakery) on Instagram: “Black x White – – – – – #weddingwednesday #blackweddingcake #elegant #bride #groom #wedding…”

Some people may scoff at the idea of a black cake at a wedding, but recent trends would disagree.

Brides and grooms are showing a growing appreciation for the absence of colors, particularly as it relates to wedding cakes. When done well, a black wedding cake can emphasize any color scheme, accommodating pastel palettes or enhancing rich royal colors.

Hand-Painted Cakes

🍰CAKE ANYONE?☕️ I’ll have mine with coffee, please. @butter_bali exceeded our expectations in making this custom design hand painted beauty with sugar flowers. Happy admiring! #bali #baliwedding #baliweddigstylist #baliweddingplanner #hkwedding #australiawedding #lawedding #americanwedding #jewishwedding #weddingcake #sugarflower #handpaintedcake #sugarartist #tropicalcake #cakecutting #balibride #justengaged💍 #wedding2018💍 #wedding2019 #bridetobe2018 #bridetobe2019 #stylemepretty

73 Likes, 3 Comments – HARI INDAH WEDDING PLANNING (@hariindahbali) on Instagram: “🍰CAKE ANYONE?☕️ I’ll have mine with coffee, please. @butter_bali exceeded our expectations in…”

Hand-painted cakes require the hands of true artisans. Although it may be difficult to find someone who specializes in this form of art, the outcome will surely be worth the search.

With a hand-painted cake, you’re guaranteed to have something that’s 100% original. Even if you use an existing design as a suggestion, the artist will never be able to replicate the sample piece exactly. This means your cake will forever be its own piece of art.

3-D Textured Cakes

We’re all about the cake, ’bout the cake! There are so many different types of cakes to help us sweeten our teeth on the wedding day, but we have a special spot for textured beauties that are yummy and breathtaking. The great thing is that texture can be created from so many unexpected places. From thin pear slices to spackle-like icing to sugar beads to artisanal white chocolate, when you have a professional cake artist at the helm, possibilities are endless! Curated from our fellow wedding editors, we have found our very best sugary favorites that not only aim to delight, but to inspire. 🍰 [See all the texture gorgeousness on the website. Link in profile.] // Photography: @jessicacooperco | Event Planning: @thepwplanner | Florals: @papertinifloral | Wedding Cake: @nutmegcakedesign // #weddinginspiration #weddingplanning #engaged #hamptonroads #weddingideas #thehappynow #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #rvaweddings #virginiawedding #shesaidyes #livethelittlethings #weddingflowers #floraldesign #weddingcake #cakecakecake #hrvaweddings #modernwedding #weddingcakeideas #texturedcake #cakeinspiration #cakedesigner

148 Likes, 9 Comments – Tidewater and Tulle (@tidewatertulle) on Instagram: “We’re all about the cake, ’bout the cake! There are so many different types of cakes to help us…”

Cake design has come a long way in recent years. What was once a simple sheet cake is now a tower of decadent filling, embossed by some of the most intricate, creative cake work known to mankind.

3-D textures run the gamut from simple to extremely complicated, but all the while, each added layer adds an attention-grabbing element that people will remember.

Nearly-Naked Cakes

Happy wedding day Hugh and Alisa!!! Such a great celebration! #fishingformoore

59 Likes, 5 Comments – Batter & Braid Bakeshop (@batterandbraid) on Instagram: “Happy wedding day Hugh and Alisa!!! Such a great celebration! #fishingformoore”

If the idea of filling your guests’ mouths with too much icing is too much for you to bear, you may want to consider a nearly naked cake. Thanks to just the right amount of icing, each slice is covered with enough flavor to tempt the taste buds without requiring an unwarranted scraping-off-the-top wedding cake ritual to remove the excess icing.

Combining Trends

Doesn’t this just look deeeeeelicious?! #nearlynakedcake $golddrip #sugarflowers #cherries #meringuekisses #blackeberries #birthdaycake #customcakes #losangeles #beverlyhills #laurelandparty #thebutterend #drycakeisdumb Planning: @laurelandparty #cwdbestcake2018

1,256 Likes, 45 Comments – Kimberly Bailey (@thebutterend) on Instagram: “Doesn’t this just look deeeeeelicious?! #nearlynakedcake $golddrip #sugarflowers #cherries…”

You can also combine two or more trends to create a truly unique work of edible art, like this couple did with a golden dripped, nearly-naked cake.

Lately, the trend toward edible desserts has leaned toward single-serve items that can be enjoyed in a bite or two. Although brides and grooms seem to be running toward this one-bite-fits-all-option, the tradition of the cake seems to maintain its importance in weddings. If you’re going for single-serve dessert options, you can still have a cake for ceremonial purposes; a cake in which you cut the traditional first slice and save a piece for your first anniversary. Don’t forget—your wedding cake should be about you and your spouse. A little bit of personality, a ton of flavor, and just the right amount of design will leave you with a cake you’ll remember your entire life!

A beautiful wedding cake needs to have an incredible backdrop. After all, your cake will be in plenty of photos you’ll look at for many years to come. If you’re searching for an incredible wedding venue that will provide you with an unforgettable experience, The Essex Room is here to help. Contact our team to learn how we can enhance your wedding with the affordable elegance you desire!

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