Bridal Cakes Trends In The 21st Century

Just like everything else around us evolves, wedding functions and wedding cakes of the 21st century displays some mind blowing new ideas now.


Almost all the modern day brides and grooms want their bridal cakes to be unique and fantastic at the same instant. In the past, bride used to select a cake design from the booklet the baker gave her or provide a picture from a magazine. But today it is completely the opposite of it. According to the recently wedded couples, wedding cake plays a vital role in the whole ceremony.

They are aware that the wedding cake or the structure is the centrepiece of their reception therefore they don’t want a replica of a previously made cake. They want their bridal cake to be designed individually to their own personal taste and theme.

The design

Gone are the days where we had those cake structures with a figure of a bride and groom on top the cake. Now a day’s bride and the groom want it to be as individual as they are to make it look luxurious, classy and elegant. Though round tiers cake still a popular design amongst the people, tiers shaped as octagons, squares, are rising in popularity too. Now the newest trend is to have tiers of different and unique shapes arranged together on top of each other.

The icing

Butter cream and fondant icing are the two commonly used icing types. And even though there are many good recipes available for kids birthday cake to make icing cream with butter, most of the time it is made by using sugar, butter, vanilla etc. one of the main advantages of using butter cream icing is that it is very easy to come up with designs by simple cutting it around even though it has a very thick creamy texture. Compared to the price of a fondant cake, butter cream icing is cheaper. The disadvantage of using butter cream icing is it tends to melt down in hot environment. Therefore if the ceremony is planned to have outside, making your cake using butter icing would not be such a good idea.

How can you come up with ideas to make your wedding cake look fantastic?

Smartest way to find out what or how you want your cake to be like is to take a few moment and talk to yourself, your likes and dislikes. Are you planning on making it grand and dramatic? Are you willing to spend a lot? If that is the case you might need to have a cake with 3 to 5 tiers stacked upon each other filled with decorations.

Always make sure to follow your wedding cake budget. Visit at least 3 or 4 bakers before you decide who would be able to satisfy you with their work.