2017 Wedding Cake Trends: Delicious Designs for Your Wedding Day

We've rounded up some of the key wedding cake trends for 2017 - from stylish marble cakes to intricate hand painted designs


If you are planning a wedding in 2017 then don’t miss our hitched edit of the most stylish wedding cake trends for 2017. From pretty hand painted cakes right through to beautiful botanical designs, there’s something for every type and style of wedding.

Semi-Naked Wedding Cakes

Naked wedding cakes were huge in 2015 and 2016, but 2017 sees a shift away from the completely naked cake and leans towards the semi-naked wedding cake. Thin layers of buttercream icing give the illusion of a semi iced cake that is beautifully rustic and there’s less chance of the sponge drying out.

Bake, Rattle N Roll have the prettiest selection of semi-naked wedding cakes that are perfect for a rustic wedding day - we adore these ivory designs that are so pretty!

Semi naked wedding cakes

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Marble Wedding Cakes

We’ve seen marble everywhere in 2016 and we’re so excited to see it making an appearance in the wedding market in 2017. Marble wedding cakes have a sophisticated style and look perfectly placed at a glamorous wedding reception.

This hexagonal marble wedding cake from Baked Seattle is a real show stopper and is sure to be something your wedding guests haven’t seen before. This elegant two tier design is finished perfectly with gold edging, making it perfect for a glam wedding day.

Marble wedding cake

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Cakes with Edible Flowers

Floral wedding cakes have always been extremely popular but cake makers are really getting to show off their sugar craft skills as we see a big rise in wedding cakes with the most intricate edible flowers.

It’s not just sugar paste flowers, bakers are also getting creative with real flowers that are edible, such as carnations, chrysanthemums, English daises and pansies.

This three tier ivory cake from Blushing Cook is perfect for a spring or summer wedding day with lots of floral detail - it's will be the perfect centrepiece to your wedding reception.

2017 wedding cake trends

Croquembouche Wedding Cakes

This French choux pastry dessert is having a serious wedding moment for 2017. Rather than opting for traditional fruit or sponge cake, couples are instead opting to give their guests this cream-filled and decedent dessert.

We love how this croquembouche from Blushing Cook combines not one but two key trends for 2017. These delicious choux pastry balls are covered in a cascade of pretty flowers and it looks absolutely stunning.

2017 wedding trends

Botanical Wedding Cakes

Tropical and botanical themes have been on the catwalks and especially present in home décor in 2016. This trend is then trickling into the wedding market with bold and botanical designs taking centre stage at weddings in 2017. It’s not difficult to understand why when you see just how stunning they are!

We adore this spectacular hand painted botanical wedding cake from Blushing Cook, the trailing greenery travels right up to the fourth tier of the cake and is just stunning.

Blushing cook wedding cake

Drip Wedding Cakes

There’s something so delicious and over the top about drip wedding cakes, with their shiny icing oozing down the side of the cake, creating the most stunning dripped icing effect.

Dollybird Bakes show us just show spectacular a drip wedding cake can look. We love the glittering gold design that is perfect for an elegant wedding day. Or brides and grooms looking for a pretty pastel wedding cake will love the pink and white design.

2017 wedding cake trends

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Hand Painted Wedding Cakes

Cake makers are being able to show just show artistic they can be with the rise in hand painted wedding cakes. We love how a pretty design can be directly painted onto the wedding cake as if it were a canvas.

The Cake Palace show us just how beautiful a hand painted cake can look. We love the attention to detail in each and every flower that has been hand painted onto the icing.

Hand painted wedding cake

Metallic Wedding Cakes

Whether it’s gold wedding cakes, silver wedding cakes or rose gold wedding cakes, metallic designs are getting some serious wedding spotlight in 2017. It the perfect way to add some lux to your wedding reception and create a glamorous and stylish centrepiece.

We love this rose gold wedding cake from The Little Cake Box that features one bold metallic tier, resting between two crisp white tiers.

Rose wedding cakes

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