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A guide to wedding cake styles

We can’t wait for the wedding season at Crumplebury.

The traditional three-tiered wedding cake coated with white fondant icing is undergoing a makeover this year, with wedding couples opting for a wide variety of textures and styles. From the simple, minimalistic naked wedding cake trend to Scandi-style, design-led confections, we’re seeing more variety than ever before, which can be likened to stunning pieces of art.

 

Botanical cakes

Biophilic design is something that’s really come to the fore over the past few years, which can be attributed to the increased emphasis on our innate connection with nature. This is now being applied to wedding cake design, with many couples opting to decorate their sponges with foliage – from single, dispersed bunches of leaves and flowers to vines that drape beautifully across the layers. Paired with white fondant icing or a ‘naked’ style cake, this design adds a beautifully authentic splash of colour and texture to a minimalist design.

 

Naked wedding cake

This stunningly simple, minimalist design is a true artistic piece in itself. Constructed with thick lathers of buttercream sandwiched between layers of sponge, this cake lacks a thick fondant outer layer – so typically appears as exposed sponge, or a layer of buttercream sparsely spread around the outside. To intensify the rustic aesthetic, many couples opt for flowers and foliage either as a topping, or draped around the length of the cake.

Deconstructed wedding cake

Having been featured at this year’s royal wedding, the deconstructed wedding cake is set to be a continuing trend throughout 2019. Separating the layers not only allows for easier access to the cake, but it also provides more opportunity for decoration. A highly sophisticated and unique take on the classic wedding cake, it’s definitely an option to be explored by those who are looking for something a little different.

 

Textured buttercream

Textured buttercream is ideal for those who are looking for minimalism with regard to colour, but still wish to add a point of interest. Whilst some opt for ridged vertical or horizontal lines across the icing, others go for ruffles, or a combed/rustic texture. This is a great way to add additional substance to the cake, and pairs beautifully with added flora and/or greenery.

 

Many of these 2019 cake trends are sure to become timeless styles. Not only are they highly sophisticated, they also tap into our natural senses and allow for couples to inject their personality. At Crumplebury, we can’t wait to start supporting our prospective wedding couples with their planning. Keep your eyes open for autumn 2019, where we’ll be opening the doors to our new, spectacular venue.

Joe Evans - Owner

 “It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

Keeley Evans - Owner

“It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

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