If you’re getting married in Spring - Summer 2018 and still deciding what wedding cake to choose, look no further. We’ve scoured the internet and social media to bring you the predicted trends coming soon to a cake stand near you.
2018, the year of minimalist, modern and metallic wedding cakes.
Trend 1: Eclectic
Opposites attract. Think modern metallic geometric shapes mixed with green foliage, and concrete textures and tones clashed with vintage glass tableware.
Trend 2: Colour
Whether its punchy crayola brights or gelato ice cream pastels, splashes of colour will make their way off the catwalks and into wedding cakes next spring. Think parma violet, lemon sorbet and pistachio hues; while for others primary colours incorporated into their design will pack a punch against neutral colour palettes.
Trend 3: Unusual Textures
Following on from the popular ruffled tiers in 2017, new unusual textures will be big for summer . Feathery textures, 1970’s macramé and fringing will make their way onto cake tiers.
Trend 4: Transparent
See-through will be popular in wedding décor, with glass houses being the influence and glass tablescapes becoming popular. Cakes will sit in a backdrop of glass cake stands, bell jars and incorporate perspex aspects into cake toppers and tier separators. Translucent semi-naked cakes will also remain popular.
Trend 5: Pearls
Pearls are making a resurgence in bridal wear which will in turn be reflected in cake decoration. Pearls are a great way to incorporate pretty details and embellishment without the harsh bling of sequins and glitter. Look out for row upon row of pearls draped over cake tiers.
Trend 6: Wreaths
Not just for Christmas, wreaths and long foliage table runners will be popular as decorations for 2018 weddings, and will provide an alternative to traditional florals on cakes.
Trend 7: A Touch of Black
Brides wanting to incorporate more drama into their classic wedding theme will opt for black accents teamed with pure white. Look out for monochrome details on cakes with statement black sugar flowers and jet black ribbons.
Trend 8: Foliage is the new floral
Foliage has proved extremely popular in 2017, and this woodsy trend is set to continue in 2018. Understated whites, greys and soft metallic lustres will look great behind free-form green foliage. Where florals are allowed, gypsophilia and garden picked British flowers such as lavender will make a subtle appearance.
Trend 9: Modern Metallics
Marble fondant will remain popular in 2018, with modern industrial looking metallics such as copper in geometric shapes finding its way into cake designs.
Trend 10: Whimsical
Relaxed, floaty and romantic will be popular in sugar flowers, with more whimsical and stylised flowers replacing realistic and structured blooms and of course combined with lots of foliage.
In summary: An organic, laid-back approach will be popular in 2018, with more bohemian romantic styles incorporated into wedding cakes, and humble foliage being elevated to new heights.
Industrial and minimal will also remain popular themes inspired by a shift towards more alternative venues. Watch out for marble, concrete and metallic elements featuring heavily.
Dessert tables are also increasingly popular, with couples either going for a range of smaller cakes in different flavours, or using smaller sweets and cakes as an accompaniment to their main wedding cake centre piece.