I’ve spent FAR too long today scrolling through all these photos of yummy wedding cakes. It’s been amazing… and I NEED cake right now! It all began when I found this email in my inbox – professional kitchen suppliers Maxima Kitchen Equipment sent their report of the ‘official’ top 10 wedding cakes. I looked, and I spotted a few I think were missing from the list (perhaps mine are top 20!?). Surely people are out there looking for #alternativeweddingcake ideas? 

The folks at Maxima put the hard work in and analysed the average number of Google searches per month, number of Instagram hashtags, and percentage change for online discussions for popular wedding cake styles and designs.

One of the most delicious and exciting parts of your wedding planning, bringing your wedding cake vision to life is a fabulous process.

Emma Randell, of multi award-winning Scrumptious Bakes by Emma, shares her top tips with us for wedding cake planning.

Known for their irresistibly elegant wedding cakes and macaron towers, each Scrumptious Bakes creation is imbued with subtle luxury and timeless style. Based in Hampshire, each beautiful, bespoke centrepiece is heartfelt and thoughtfully designed, and they are renowned for their exceptional, organic ingredients, decadent touches and sustainable ethos.

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I just LOVE it when Rosalind Miller shares a new wedding cake collection with us! It’s like a snapshot into the world of wedding cake trends – so scroll through this entire post if you’re looking for cake ideas for your 2020 wedding. Big trends right now are painted cakes (and Rosalind’s floral illustrated cake is a beauty!), single tier, minimalist cakes and showstopping cakes with metallic finishes. Vegan brides and grooms will be happy to hear Rosalind has introduced two vegan wedding cakes to her collection – and they look stunning!

Which is your favourite?

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A guest article by Suzanne Thorp, Owner and Cake Designer, The Frostery

Wedding cakes have evolved considerably over the years. Gone are the days of original fruit cakes and white icing. Nowadays, couples are not only choosing wedding cakes that come in a variety of deliciously indulgent flavours but many are choosing cakes that are complete works of art, from delicately piped colourful flowers, to different botanicals and multiple extraordinary layers.

This year saw several incredible new techniques and twists dominate the wedding cake sector, such as the popular geometrics and woodland inspired designs. And 2019 is likely to be no different with several unusual wedding cake trends set to rise in popularity. Here’s what to keep an eye out for in the New Year.

Wedding cakes are crowd pleasers – everyone waits for the ‘cutting the cake’ moment at any traditional wedding. And who doesn’t love that wedding cakes are all sponge and chocolate flavoured layers these days?! I get it. Wedding cakes are one tradition we love to keep (while I for one am perfectly happy to throw nearly every other tradition out the window!) – and Rosalind Miller‘s new wedding cake collection fits the bill perfectly.

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Alternative couples might love these black wedding cakes complete with embroidery detailing and tassels!

 

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Peonies – a summer classic.