Wedding cake trends have evolved over the years but they’ve always been a central symbol of the celebration. (What’s a party without cake?!) If you’re planning your summer 2024 wedding, these are the trends you should consider saying “I do!” to.
Pressed flower cakes
Perhaps we’re a touch biased, but we have it on good authority that pressed flower cakes will be in full bloom next summer. None other than it-girl Sofia Richie Grainge had a flower pressed cake at her engagement party. But truth be told, we’ve been whipping up these natural, fragrant and colourful cakes long before they became cool. (Does that make us it-women?)
You’ve said “Yes!” to the dress, so why stop there? Wedding dresses have a way of dictating the entire day (formal or casual, glitzy or minimalist), so it should come as no surprise that couples are asking for cakes that take after their outfits. From pearl or floral embellishments, to textural icing, these dress-inspired cakes are downright jaw-dropping. (No shapewear required.)
For couples with a more refined sense of style, Ikebana cakes offer a serene take on the floral trend. Ikebana cake design rests on achieving movement, balance, and harmony through the use of natural materials, like wildflowers and herbs. These cakes evoke peace and serenity, the perfect mindset to carry with you on the big day.
Married life should be sweet, but your wedding cake doesn’t have to be. Wedding cakes have evolved to boast unexpected flavours, like our citrus Lemon Lavender, or fruity Raspberry Rosé. You can even take the route of savoury additions, adding peppery herbs to play off sweet vanilla.
This classic style, where embellishments like flowers “waterfall” down the side of a tiered cake is making a major comeback. The texture and movement created with flowers looks so elegant on a dessert table, and allows couples to carry their colours right through to the dessert course.
If you’re craving inspiration, these wedding cake trends are sure to rise in popularity for summer 2024, but remember, this is your day. Every detail, right down to the flour and flowers, is yours to choose. (Don’t be afraid to buck the trends.) One of the best parts of what we do is taking your dream wedding cake and baking it into reality. Learn more about our process for creating bespoke wedding cakes.