Today's bride has a huge choice when it comes to wedding cakes. Cake design has become big business. With cakes that look like works of art. Clever ideas, incredible decorating have taken the humble wedding cake to new heights.
We caught up with Hayley Elizabeth. Owner and designer of Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design to ask her all about the trends for 2018.
"2018 wedding cake trends are very relaxed and not as formal as previous years. Clients are requesting more buttercream style cakes rather than iced. This trend will only be bigger after May. As Harry and Meghan have chosen this style of Cake for their royal wedding. Watch this space!
Ombré technique to add subtle colour to buttercream is huge this year. Watercolour effect cakes are also big this year. Iced cakes with watercolour effect painted onto the tiers to add a subtle splash of colour. It’s all about hints of colour in a romantic soft approach
Botanical is still big and running through 2018. Clients will often give me a brief of the flowers they are using, and I can re-create them in sugar. Lots of big blousy flowers and tons of greenery is a hit this year!
By the end of 2018 and running into early 2019 we will see a comeback with silver. At the moment rose gold and copper are huge but silver teamed with hints of metallics are moving in.The last big 2018 trend is doughnuts. Big walls of them iced in complimentary colours. Yummy! "
We love the iced doughnut wall idea. Gone are the days of fruit cake with marzipan and royal icing. Beautiful flavor combinations are available from Hayley. Vanilla sponge soaked in pink champagne syrup. With strawberry curd and champagne buttercream sounds heavenly. What ever your tastes and ideas. Talk to your wedding cake designer, they will work with you, so you can have the cake of your dreams. Compliment your cake with our beautiful metal table scatter ideal for those all important cutting the cake photos.