Picking your wedding cake is definitely a planning highlight. Who would say no to an afternoon of sampling lemon sponge, chocolate biscuit cake and red velvet amongst other insanely delicious fillings?! The taste of course is just one part of the cake picking quandary, the look and style is a whole other ball game. To say wedding cake trends are evolving is an understatement, cakes now come in many guises from simple white iced beauties to frosted, ruffled spectacles with the most perfect sugar flowers and spongy layers bursting with sprinkles to tall one tiered beauties doused in glittering gold leaf! There are so many options when it comes to choosing the cake that will make your iconic wedding photo and Ireland is home to some seriously talented cake makers and designers. So today we’ve rounded up just a selection of their culinary works of art to give you a flavour of the different styles available and some trends that are popular at the moment. Here are 20 stunning wedding cakes, all made right here in Ireland – to contact any of the cake makers listed in today’s article, click on the below links or to get even more inspiration, pop over to the weddingsonline wedding cake supplier directory where you can swoon/drool over more culinary masterpieces….
1. Romantic Ruffles
Give your cake a fun feminine feel with some luxurious ruffles. These adorable frills are a subtle, elegant and oh-so-romantic way to decorate your wedding cake.Left: Cake by French Wedding Cakes | Right: Cake by Caking Mad
2. Personalised Wedding Cakes
Take those personal wedding touches to the next level by covering your cake with your initials, names or any other cute doodles that will make it truly yours.Left: Cake by French Wedding Cakes | Right: Cake by Sweet Cherrie Cakes
3. Statement Flowers
Whether they’re made from sugar or picked fresh from the garden, cakes are getting the floral treatment with lots of pretty flowers dotted across their tiers.Left: Cake by Sweet Cherrie Cakes | Right: Cake by Caking Mad
4. Gorgeous Gold
Gold cakes are particularly popular come winter time, bringing a little or lashings of sparkle to the party – give your wedding cake an uber glamorous feel with some edible glitter, gold leaf or some show-stopping ribbon and accessories.Left: Cake by Maria’s Cakes | Right: Cake by Deborah’s Cakes
5. A Touch of Sparkle
If you’re partial to your bling, chances are you might like to dress your cake up with a little for the occasion as well. Think subtle shimmer and diamanté trims for an elegant Art Deco twist!Left: Cake by Cannaboe Confectionery | Right: Cake by Selina’s Cakes
6. Simple & Understated
Keep things elegant and simple with a timeless all white wedding cake – this classic style never dates and if you’re looking to dress it up a little, iced sugar creations or some pretty ribbon will spruce it up nicely.Left: Cake by Maria’s Cakes | Right: Cake by Maria’s Cakes
7. Delicate Details
Give your cake a pretty vintage feel by opting for a lovely lace effect across the tiers, beaded details or big beautiful bows!Left: Cake by Caking Mad | Right: Cake by Cannaboe Confectionery
8. Rustic Romance
We love stripped back cakes where you can get a glimpse of each and every delicious layer! But if you dig your icing, fear not, you can still achieve that gorgeous rustic feel without having to sacrifice your sugar – some white frosted icing, wildflower decor and an uber chic wooden cake stand make for a fabulous rustic wedding cake as well.Left: Cake by Victoria’s Heavenly Cupcakes | Right: Sweet Cherrie Cakes
9. Crazy for Cupcakes
The cupcake trend hasn’t eased up and it’s not surprising as couples get their big cake cutting moment and guests can look forward to a sweet cupcake treat all to themselves!Left: Cake by Butterbakes | Right: Cake by Victoria’s Heavenly Cupcakes
10. Wedding Cake Hire
Looking to cut costs but don’t want to compromise on the wow factor? Timeless Cakes 4U now offer a hire service where you can rent a range of their amazing wedding cakes for the iconic photo. It looks like the real deal and your guests are none the wiser but the actual cake they’ll devour is sitting in the hotel kitchen, waiting to be cut up and served. Genius!Both cakes are available to hire from Timeless Cakes 4U
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.