5 Showstopping Wedding Cake Trends for Your Big Day


The wedding cake is often an after-thought but if you’re looking to create a bit of focal point at your reception space (and create a real talking point while you’re at it!), the wedding cake can be an easy and delicious way to go about it. Talented cake makers and designers are getting uber creative with their wedding cakes and crafting culinary masterpieces to reflect couples unique personalities and style. Love sprinkles? Give guests the ultimate sugar fix and douse your wedding cake in them! Still a big kid at heart? Opt for a Lego cake topper or go all out with a Lego cake. There are lots of fun ways to make sure your cake stands out – check out 5 fab trends below…

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Sprinkles Galore

Pared back and oh-so-pretty, naked wedding cakes are continuing to win over happy couples with their fabulous rustic feel. If you’re looking to show off each and every gorgeous layer of sponge but want to up the party feel, load it up with sprinkles for an uber fun twist! Of course sprinkles aren’t restricted to naked cakes, if you love your icing and don’t want to compromise on that – you can have both! Just check out this awesome iced sprinkle creation from Irish company Amazing Cakes in our Funfetti wedding cake edit below. Nom.


Photo by Paige Jones via 100 Layer Cake


Photo by Edyta Szyszlo via 100 Layer Cake


Wedding Cake by Elizabeth & Rich via Style Me Pretty


Wedding Cake by Amazing Cakes, Ireland


Photo by Kelsea Holder via Style Me Pretty

Heavy Metals

Metallics are all the rage at the moment and this little trend has made its way in to the wedding scene as well with metallics popping up on stationery suites, in bridesmaid collections and on wedding cakes. If you’re looking to get a little extra glitz and glamour going on, your cake is the perfect spot to do it – think gold leaf, glamorous glitter or silver or diamante details for a fabulously decadent feel.


Wedding Cake by Cupcakes & Counting, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Maria’s Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Jenna Rae Cakes


Wedding Cake by Amazing Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Victoria’s Heavenly Cupcakes, Ireland

Kids ‘R’ Us

We loved recent real wedding couple Grace & Karl’s wedding for a lot of reasons but up there has to be the cake! This awesome creation (directly below) is all about the fun and we’ve no doubt their two kids absolutely loved it. If your wedding is a family affair or you’re still a big kid at heart, these oh-so-fun wedding cakes will be right up your street. From cool lego cakes and toppers to superhero style sweets – these cakes are for couples that aren’t afraid to have some fun with their wedding cake and let their personality shine through. If you’re keen to go traditional but your other half is all for some superhero fun, fear not, we’ve featured a brilliant half and half cake from Amazing Cakes so you can have the best of both worlds! Genius.


Wedding Cake from Grace & Karl’s real wedding by Couple Photography


Wedding Cake by Amazing Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake from Sinead & Erich’s real wedding by Linda Clarke Photography


Wedding Cake by Amazing Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Cupcakes & Counting, Ireland

Flower Power

Summer is in full swing (well for today anyway!) and as always, flowers come in to their own at this time of the year with pretty floral prints popping up all over weddings. Flowers can be used just about everywhere to really up the the romance of the occasion and bring a splash of colour as well. When it comes to incorporating your flowers, the cake can easily get in on the action as well with talented cake makers showcasing some incredible ways to include some pretty blooms on your wedding cake from fresh flower cake toppers to intricate sugar petal details and pretty hand-painted watercolour prints.


Wedding Cake by Cupcakes & Counting, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Cupcakes & Counting, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Cake Rise, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Cupcakes & Counting, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Victoria’s Heavenly Cupcakes, Ireland

Romantic Ruffles

Ridiculously pretty and utterly romantic, ruffles can be found on lots of wedding cakes at the minute. These adorable frills are a subtle and romantic way to dress up your cake and are perfect for couples looking to create a show-stopping, luxurious centrepiece for their dessert table display. Check out some pretty designs from Irish companies Maria’s CakesFrench Wedding CakesCaking Mad and Daisy Bakes below.


Wedding Cake by Maria’s Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by French Wedding Cakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Caking Mad, Ireland


Wedding Cake by Daisy Bakes, Ireland


Wedding Cake by French Wedding Cakes, Ireland

Main photo: (R) Photo by Bernie Anne Photography via Bridal Musings