Wedding cake trends for 2015
Midsummer Night's Dream Cake by Krishanthi
A dream like cake lifted straight from a fairy tale romance would be perfect for your wedding. <br /><br />Creator Krishanthi says: "For a summery cake like this, I think either a luscious lemon sponge layered with lemon curd and buttercream and/or vanilla bean sponge layered with raspberry preserve and buttercream would really complement the look best."
Marie Antoinette by Krishanthi
<p>She adds: "The Marie Antoinette design is decadent and luxurious. I would choose a very rich taste such as almond infused with Clementine or rich dark chocolate torte."</p>
Sprinkle cake by Tuck-Box Cakes
A childhood dream made elegant by the towering tiers and intricate decoration - perfect.
San Cristobal cake by Tuck-Box Cakes
Chris Murphy of Tuck-Box Cakes says: "I love the hand-painting trend as there's so much fun to be had, but airbrushing is the next big thing."
Splatter cake by Tuck-Box Cakes
This cake references the work of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. <br /><br />And it looks blooming delicious.
Lana by Tuck-Box Cakes
This cake will take centre stage at your reception.
IngoCake by Tuck-Box Cakes
Perfect for an urban city wedding, this monochrome creation will blow your guests away.
Laurel Wreath by Tuck-Box Cakes
A fitting choice for a winter wonderland wedding, this gold-leaf decoration is pure class.
Candy Mountain by Tuck-Box Cakes
We know a few real brides who would love this mountain cake for their big day.
Brighton by Tuck-Box Cakes
You can tell a lot of work has gone into this one.
Adam and Eve cake by Tuck-Box Cakes
Can you believe how beautiful this is?
Phyllis cake by Cake Maison
A classic choice for the traditional bride, this cake is great for spring and summer seasons.
Lace cakes by Zoe Clark
It's time to recreate your lovely lace wedding dress using the cake. Cake maker extraordinaire Zoe Clarke says it's easier than it looks...<br /><br />
Lace cakes by Zoe Clark
She says: "The style of lace we see today is often teamed with textured fabrics or features isolated appliqués."
Lace cakes by Zoe Clark
Channel your inner Duchess of Cambridge with this beauty.
Lace cakes by Zoe Clark
Your mum might have a heart attack if you ask her to recreate this one...
Lovely in lace
Emulate your wedding dress with the look of lace. Carefully sculpted fondant should be used to create delicate swathes of lace like decorations for the ultimate in romantic looks. Finish with some fresh roses like this wedding cake to pull the look together.
Going for geometric
For the modern bride, this wedding cake trend is fresh for 2015 and spans across a range of patterns. Geometric themes will give your wedding a contemporary lift. Both muted and bright colours work well, so you should decide on what works best with your wedding day colour scheme. Experiment with dots, dashes and zig-zags to create a cutting edge look of your own.
Now, this one will blow your mind. Only for the quirkiest of brides out there, why not consider swapping your wedding cake for a kitsch pile of pancakes instead? Whether you have numerous stacks all contributing to an overall effect, or try to go as high as you can, this will be something your guests won't expect. Give your creation a fun spin with an assortment of syrups, sauces and sprinkles – ideal for a dessert table!
In light of Kim Kardashian-West's infamous flower wall at the wedding that rocked 2014, heavy decoration of wedding cakes with fresh flowers has become a huge trend. It seems everyone wants a little bit of that Kardashian magic! Whether you're going for a plain cake or something detailed, adding blooms instantly gives a decadent and romantic edge. Real bride and Y&YW features writer, Hollie Bond, showcases her wedding in the latest edition of our magazine, boasting an entire tier of fresh flowers in her wedding cake!
Mix it up!
If you really want to go all out, work multiple trends together like this gorgeous example. This effect looks best with multiple layers, so the bigger the better! Each tier should be different, experimenting with different textures but keeping a clear theme or colour palette is key. As you look through all of the trends in this guide, you will see that some trends merge really well together (see the stripey copper cake) – this makes great inspiration for how you can keep on top of the trends and mix them seamlessly!
If you're holding a city chic celebration with a cooler than cool vibe, we're guessing you want to step well away from the old fashioned wedding cake image. That's where this striped beauty comes in. Look for a wedding cake with bold, simple stripes to make a statement and bring a modern feel. Monochrome looks incredibly effective, but for something sweeter, this look works with pastels, too. Keep it super simplistic or add a flourish of fresh flowers to decorate.
If you've already gone all out on your selection of desserts and think your guests might fancy something savoury by the time cake-cutting arrives, get yourself down to <a href="http://www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Courtyard Dairy</a> and pick out your favourite cheeses to create a grand creation like this Diamond Wedding Cake pictured. <br /><br />We've personally tasted this at You & Your Wedding and can confirm it's as delicious as it looks!
Dazzle them all!
Glamorous brides love everything that sparkles, so they'll love this cake trend too! Beautifully detailed, this technique involves your wedding cake being covered with hundreds of tiny sequins with a stunning effect. You could do the entire cake, or just one tier. This is the perfect wedding cake to tie in with a wedding that has a metallic theme.
The rustic trend, which thrived in 2014, doesn't seem to be going anywhere! The main pioneer of this trend when it comes to cakes is the 'naked cake'. Decorating with foliage and sprigs of wild flowers is absolutely key, as well as the surrounding decor. If you're a boho bride, this is definitely the cake for you!
Keep it copper
Metallics are as big as ever in 2015, but in particular, copper is the colour of the moment. We love the sheer decadence of this glistening effect, exuding glamour but staying modern. Cover your cake in it completely, or just add a coppery pattern to nod to the trend.
A new wedding trend to hit 2015 is layers of delicate edible ruffles adorning your cake. Designed to be a sumptuously whimsical vision of romance, if you're having a fairytale wedding, this could be the stylish edge you need.
For a truly unique take on your wedding cake, why not try one of the trendier trends for 2015. The chalkboard wedding cake is a novelty that's bound to wow your guests. It works with a specialist black LMF fondant, so it's actually edible too! It's also a wonderful way to incorporate personalisation into your day with a special message on the front.
Who says your bouquet has to steal the botanical show?
Tower of love
Edible flowers are the way forward according to GC Couture.
Oranges and lemons
Get fruity with this £1125 cake from maisiefantaisie.co.uk
Birds of a feather
Reach for the sky and treat yourself to this selection of creations from cakesbykrishanthi.co.uk.<em><br /></em>
Pure and simple
Sometimes less is more, right?
There's nothing with a homemade cake like this little beauty.
Add the wow-factor to your wedding with creations from <a href="http://www.makiscakes.com/" target="_blank" title="makiscakes.com" rel="nofollow">makiscakes.com</a>