The most delicious part of wedding planning – choosing your cake! Once an element of the wedding day that was all about tradition, today we’re seeing more couples use their wedding cake as a style statement, a wow-worthy addition to your decor. Each year, wedding cakes seem to be getting even prettier and couples are choosing awe-inspiring designs that really bring something to the table, to be gazed at and fussed over by their guests.
Weddingly, Hertfordshire’s fastest growing online wedding resource, teamed up with Hitchin based wedding cake maker and expert, Claire Festa from At Your Wish to share the most beautiful upcoming trends in wedding cakes for 2019.
The luxury look that’s been all over our Instagram feeds is here to stay for 2019. Feminine but sophisticated and a little bit quirky, the marble finish is achieved by kneading together different shades of icing. Presented with a crisp, smooth finish, we especially love to see this trend interspersed with tiers in different textures, colours and finishes to create something truly glorious.
- Cascading Florals
We see the traditional wedding cake make a comeback, but this time with a twist, for one of 2019’s biggest trends. Whilst we haven’t seen much of the conventional white tiered wedding cake for quite some time, this year expect to see it bigger and more beautiful than ever before. Get ready for six or seven tiers that have been traditionally decorated with white royal icing and then adorned with intricate florals, dramatically cascading down each layer. A stunning and contemporary twist with a touch of grandeur.
- The Alternative Wedding Cake
Finally, the non-cake wedding cake. More and more, couples are choosing to ditch the usual sponge and icing in favour for a sweet treat that is more personal to their tastes and style. From donut walls, to tiers of cheese or sweet, warm and delicious pies – whatever dessert is your guilty pleasure, why not have it on your wedding day? Our personal favourite is the macaroon tower. So elegant, so luxurious, add a Parisian touch to your wedding day.
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Images: Samie Lee Photography & Anthony Chok Photography