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The Next Big Wedding Cake Trend Is Simply Stunning

These shimmering beauties are ultra glamorous

By Alexia Dellner, 22 September 2016
The Next Big Wedding Cake Trend Is Simply Stunning

While the traditional white icing and tiered wedding cake will never go out of style, for brides-to-be who want something a little bit different for their special day, these glittering alternative wedding cakes are just the thing.

The shiny cakes are made from edible gold leaf or edible lustre powder, so ask your wedding cake designer what's available

Metallic detailing is having a moment right now, and judging by some of the gorgeous designs below it’s not hard to see why the trend has extended to wedding desserts. 

In different shades of edible gold, silver, and bronze, these shimmering alternative wedding cakes are serious showstoppers. And they're actually surprisingly easy to achieve! The shiny cakes are made from edible gold leaf or edible lustre powder, so ask your wedding cake designer what's available. 

Happily, these alternative wedding cakes are also highly versatile. Couples can go all in with a uniform metallic cake, or dip their toes into the trend with a few glittering accents and ruffles. The regal hues work beautifully with other colours too, making it easy to incorporate the trend with your chosen wedding theme colours. Even masculine-looking shades of chocolate and dark blue are wonderfully complimented with some gold accents. From subtle to stand-out, these pretty cakes are guaranteed to turn heads. 

Get inspired by these beautiful alternative wedding cakes below - and bookmark this page for your own nuptials! 

Subtle silver feathering


Gold, white and blue

Copper brush strokes

A modern, gold-stripped design

An elegant white and silver creation

Platinum and black

Ink and gold leaf

Gold detailing

A three-tiered blue and silver cake

Pearl and silver elegance

A rock-ing cake

The drip cake trend meets the metallic trend

Want more wedding cake inspiration? Check out the hottest wedding cake trends of 2016.