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Wedding Cakes of 2021


Today, let’s talk about wedding cakes! Maybe you have an eye for a unique and unusual design. Maybe you are thinking of keeping a few wedding traditions, or maybe you're jetting off for an adventure with your sweetheart, everything is acceptable in 2021! There are a million different ways when it comes to planning a wedding but we almost always find ways to celebrate the same, with a savory-sweet dessert, fulfilling our hearts and satisfying our sweet tooth! 

A wedding without a delicious cake is just incomplete! While wedding trends change year over year, the only thing that always tends to stay equally anticipated is the wedding cake! That is not to say that wedding reception desserts have not evolved over time. Nowadays a majority of soon-to-be-married couples are adding their personal touch and spin on sweet treats, from alternative spreads to unique and interactive experiences that revamp traditional catering! But of all the 2021 wedding trends, intentionality is an overarching theme that is influencing wedding celebration, themes, and decor ideas. Still, there are some timeless wedding elements that can never be replaced, just like the wedding cake! As the coronavirus pandemic has substantially affected everything including wedding gatherings and celebrations, the tradition of wedding cake is not going anywhere anytime soon! 


Wedding cake trends in 2021 are driven by intentionality and personality! As many couples are shifting over to intimate wedding celebrations like minimonies and micro weddings, the wedding cake is one of the wedding elements that always offers some resemblance of normalcy! When everything is upside-down due to the pandemic attack, the only thing that is keeping the wedding celebration normal in every possible way is the wedding cake! And with the number of wedding guests being reduced, wedding budgets are generally remaining the same, giving couples the chance to splurge on wedding decor, entertainment, and food! 2021 wedding cakes are not necessarily large, tiered confections like in the year 2020! So, for all the couples who are getting married this year and looking for the latest 2021 wedding cake trends, we have got you covered! We have a breakdown of the wedding cake trend of 2021 that is unlike anything we have seen before! 


Ruffled Wedding Cakes

Couples who are looking to bring in exquisiteness to their wedding day must consider adding ruffled wedding cakes to their wedding day! Ruffed wedding cakes gracefully mimic the exquisite folds and ruffles of wedding dresses by famous wedding dress designers like Chanel and Vera Wang! Soft, feminine, and incredibly romantic, ruffled wedding cakes are striking, whether unadorned or not! For all the classic and romantic modern brides who are looking for something chic, elegant yet sophisticated for their wedding cake, this is a perfect choice! The sugar ruffles are created from wafer-thin strips of sugar paste which are frilled and creatively molded into the desired shape before being carefully placed onto the surface of the wedding cake. A ruffled style wedding cake will definitely make your cake-cutting ceremony memorable and will also give our professional wedding photographers endless opportunities to capture beautiful wedding pictures along with your wedding cake in swoon-worthy frames


Small or Mini Wedding Cakes

In recent times, small wedding cakes have gained so much fame due to the extended lockdowns and restrictions limiting the number of wedding guests! We all are well aware of the fact that in the last year everything has changed! From grand and lavish weddings, couples have shifted to small weddings, intimate gatherings, and even to micro weddings! And especially for such kinds of wedding styles, just one or two-tier wedding cakes are perfect! 


The cake cutting ceremony is nothing new, especially for all those couples who have already thought of alternate options for their wedding day dessert table like cupcakes or donuts! But in 2021, the weddings got more intimate and personal as the wedding guests list became shorter due to COVID-19 guidelines! So, all the couples who have dreamt of having a traditional cake cutting experience on their wedding day have now shifted to enjoying every moment of their big day with a small confection! 


Having a small cake for your wedding day will also allow you to rejoice in the vibe of the traditional cake-cutting moment! Last, but not least, with lingering concerns, it is really neither safe nor sanitary to have a big cake on display and then serve it to everyone on your wedding day! Well, we have witnessed various weddings during this year where couples have opted to individually plated and package treats and wedding favors such as cakesicles, handmade chocolate, and decorated wedding cookies and biscuits! 


Wonderful Ombre Style Wedding Cake

Ombre is indeed the color that is graduated in tone and it's a technique that has been used in cake decorating for quite some time! In the year 2021, this color was indeed one of the most desired color styles when it comes to weddings! The soft and alluring fading effect of this color works flawlessly when combined with pastel colors! Although it also makes a great combination when it is paired with bold wedding colors! Well, there is no denying the fact that Ombre is indeed a great and fabulous way to bring in bridal colors into a wedding cake as doing this will surely stun and delight your wedding guests!


Boho-Inspired Wedding Cakes

For all the couples who are planning for a less formal style or a relaxed kind of wedding, boho wedding cakes will be an ideal and great choice! Bringing a boho-inspired wedding cake for your bohemian-themed wedding is indeed a great way and also offers an excellent photography opportunity to play with your wedding cake design, to create something unique and out-of-the-ordinary! Boho wedding cakes can actually range from naked wedding cakes to buttercream cakes and even sugar paste cakes with unusual adornments such as wafer paper, feathers, bas relief, or even seasonal dried flowers! With our brides being bolder and trying out new wedding trends and ideas, there has been a rise in the number of romantic modern-day brides being brave enough to break away from the norm as they are choosing unique and unusual wedding cakes to make their wedding day celebration distinct and unique! These kinds of unique wedding ideas are giving endless photography opportunities to our talented and creative wedding photographers!


Geometric Shape Wedding Cakes

Geometric shapes indeed capture a lot of attention! And adding something that kind to your wedding cake will surely leave everyone swooning over it! Trust us, geometric shapes and patterns on wedding cakes have been a growing phenomenon these days! They indeed appeal to the sensibilities of modern brides with their structured patterns and elegant clean and fine lines! If you are also considering some geometrically shaped wedding cake for your big day, then we just want to say, go for it! It will be the centerpiece of your wedding day and will attract guests’ attention along with too many possibilities for our professional wedding photographers! Geometric shape wedding cake designs rely on symmetry, light, and shade to create repeat patterns in unique ways. Also, many cake designs feature diagonals and isometric patterns that guide the eye and hold the power to elevate any kind of wedding style! 


Wedding Cake with Flower Cascade

Nobody can ever deny that wedding cakes and flowers are a perfect match made in wedding heaven! It is very obvious that pretty seasonal blooms can elevate any ordinary thing and make it charismatic and alluring! The same goes for an otherwise plain cake! Adding pretty seasonal blooms to a simple wedding cake will definitely turn any usual wedding cake into a show stopper! When it comes to adding flowers to your wedding cake, the options are endless! But it is important to make sure that the flowers that you are using on your wedding cake are edible and nontoxic! Floral cake designs can range from random scatterings or carefully placed arrangements to dramatic waterfall cascades that can go all the way to the floor! 


Trendy & Rustic Wedding Cake Ideas

For couples who are planning to host a garden wedding or a barn wedding and looking out for unique and out-of-the-ordinary wedding cakes ideas then rustic-inspired wedding cakes are an ideal option! Rustic wedding cakes tend to be organic and inspired by nature and are indeed a perfect option for a classic and romantic summer or spring wedding celebration! Your rustic wedding cake can either be completely naked or you can consider covering it with the thinnest layer of icing! You can consider decorating your wedding cake with seasonal berries, greenery, larger fruit like pears and figs, vines, and fresh seasonal blooms! The beauty of rustic wedding cakes will look stunning in all your wedding photographs! The wholesomeness of these kinds of wedding cakes is that they look like they could have been made by a loving mother or grandmother! Brides who have set their mind on being a bohemian bride on their wedding day, having a rustic and trendy wedding cake should be the top-most thing when it comes to wedding planning! 


Wedding Cake with Charming Gold Details

No one can ever deny that wedding cakes adorned with gold detailing always look and feel decadent and luxurious! They indeed bring in the vibe of a grand wedding. Gold works perfectly well with handmade sugar flowers of any color! From pale pastels to dark jewels tone, this style of wedding cake will go with any kind of wedding color palette and wedding theme! No matter in which season (summer, autumn, or winter) you are getting married to the love of your life or what kind of wedding celebration you have planned (indoor, outdoor, backyard, or beach) gold cake designs work perfectly well for any season and any wedding theme! The sheer variety and versatility of gold details on wedding cakes can be seen on gold leaf cakes, sequined gold cakes, glitter gold cakes, baroque gold cakes, and crackled gold cakes! If you are a bride who loves bling in all forms (especially gold), then the sky’s the limit in terms of gold cake designs!


Classic White Wedding Cake

From the start, white has always traditionally been the color when it comes to wedding cakes! This trend of wedding cake can never go out of style no matter what the wedding trends are or in which century you are getting married to the love of your life! White wedding cakes were popularized by Queen Victoria as it denoted purity, and was also a status symbol because at that time only wealthy families could afford pure white sugar! White wedding cakes have managed to maintain their popularity over generations, have evolved, and will never go out of trend! The beauty of white wedding cake is the many ways in which it can be decked out either with traditional or modern elements! If you want you can keep your wedding cake full white or else you can consider decorating it with ruffles, sugar flowers, geometric, piping, fresh seasonal blooms, and even a gold leaf! The way of adorning your white wedding is endless! A white wedding cake is not only the top choice for all the newly engaged couples but is also liked by our creative and experienced wedding photographers, as it gives endless wedding photography possibilities! 


Unusual Marble Cake

Talking about millennial couples who are soon going to be hitched with their sweethearts, many are in love with the idea of marble wedding cakes! The marbling is created by partially kneading a little color into fondant and rolling it out gracefully! The majority of marble cakes tend to be unadorned as they speak for themselves! But if you want you can consider doing it, just make sure it must look subtle and sophisticated not OTT! You can pair your marble wedding cake with metallics such as gold or silver and also with geodes to create a stunning impact during your cake-cutting ceremony! For all the minimalist brides out there, marble cakes are indeed a chic, contemporary, and incredibly stylish option! If you are planning a destination wedding for a romantic wedding, this style of wedding cake will be a great choice for your wedding cake! 

So, there you have it! The best wedding cakes of 2021! Apart from these, there are other options also available for you to choose from to make your wedding day cake-cutting ceremony a memorable moment of your big and special day! But, don’t forget that whilst visually pleasing, your wedding cake has to taste even better and delicious than it looks, so that your wedding guests can leave the celebration with a lasting impression not only on their taste buds but in their hearts as well! So, just ensure that you organize a tasting or a delivery of a cross-section of your wedding cake sample before you choose your wedding cake baker! Well, 2021 is set to be the year where luxury wedding cakes will once more take their rightful place! Here’s to a good recovery for the luxury wedding industry as we pin our hopes on more positive news and the return to normalcy.


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