Renu Kaur Gill from Sweet Hollywood shares six of the biggest trends for wedding cakes.


For a seriously elegant look, skip the bold patterns and add-ons in favour of subtle embellishments with all over sugar ruffles. The look is light and airy and needs very little added detail – finish it off with fresh flowers in between each
tier or a few sugar flowers on top.

Sweet Hollywood Ruffle copy

White wedding cakes

The fresh new way to do a white wedding cake is to add interesting all white embellishments. Dress up tiers with details, like piped embroidery or jewelled embellishments (we love petals or even pearls). Non-traditional shaped tiers, like hexagons and ovals, make the cake a little more out of the ordinary.

Sweet Hollywood English Garden

Lace wedding cakes

There is a growing trend towards basing your cake design on the style of your wedding dress. Ivory, cream and white cakes are regaining popularity, and these are being decorated with pearls, diamanté, fabric, flowers and pieces of jewellery to mimic the bride’s outfit. The key to pulling it off is in the colour. This trend works best with light hues and little contrast.

Sweet Hollywood Couture Black Lace

Metallic cakes

Metallic icing and dustings of glitter will be strong again this year. The best part about metallics is that they can adapt to any style. Delicate embroidery in gold feels opulent while geometric shapes give off a fresh, modern feel. If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Fine edible glitter can add a decorative sheen to
your cake without overpowering the whole design.

Sweet Hollywood Showstopper

Tall cakes

Tall cakes create such a dramatic impact and are ideal for reception venues with high ceilings, they are great for brides who want to leave a lasting impression.

Sweet Hollywood Floaral Decadance

Colourful cakes

For brides that want something different to the traditional white cake. Cake colours can be chosen to complement the overall wedding colour scheme – choosing a bolder shade of the bridesmaid dress colour often works well. Large individual patterns such as flowers can extend across several cake layers to add impact.

Sweet Hollywood Bollywood copy

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