5 Modern Wedding Cake Trends Worth Bookmarking

Modern Wedding Cake Trend

If we had you at cake, then you’re about to be floored by these 5 modern wedding cake trends we’ve seen pop up in real weddings + inspiration shoots in all the right ways. From gravity-defying effects to motion-forward techniques, wedding desserts these days are getting a major face lift. And we are so here for all the scrumptious goodness! So let’s go, friend.

Wafer Paper Ripple Cakes

We are obsessed with this wafer paper technique that creates almost fan-like embellishments in round or half-moon shapes.

Bas Relief Cakes

An ode to art, architecture and interiors of you’re, these art carved or embossed effects give you limitless possibilities no matter the shape or size of your confection. We especially love to see calligraphy subtly carved into the tiers – just imagine having your favorite love quote or a line from your vows pop up in another design element like the cake!

Modern Wedding Cake Trend
Image by Christina Harrison with cake by Lana Witherspoon Cake Design

Framed Vignette Cakes

Does this modern cake approach deserve it’s own Netflix series or what?! Our jaws dropped to the floor the moment we first spotted an elaborate theater cake like the one below… but equally as mesmerizing are these die cut shapes framing custom motifs, crests, monograms and beyond!

Rice Paper Wave Cakes

Edible ocean waves. These rice paper layers rise and fall, twist and turn and bend with the wind in the most visually delighting ways… and they taste pretty delish too, which always helps.

Abstract Shape Cakes

Unique, geometric shapes are on the rise. Whether accenting a cake’s surface in painted fondant or dressing a tier up like an overskirt, we are obsessed with these abstract + mid-century mod cakes that dare to be different (and get a standing ovation every time).

Modern Wedding Cake Trend
Image + cake by Hey There, Cupcake

So much more pretty where this comes from! Check out more work from the amazing artists shared in this post, and head over to our Pinterest board displaying all things sweet next for inspiring wedding desserts you’ll be pining for effective immediately.

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