Our Top 5 Halloween Cake Trends of 2016

As with all things in life, cake decorating trends and techniques are always changing which can make them difficult to keep track of sometimes. To make life a little easier (and more fun!) we’ve put together our top 5 favourite Halloween cake trends from 2016 for you to check out, all in one handy blog post. Halloween is a great opportunity to try out some seriously cool yet creepy cake designs and we’ve got everything you need to get started, from the ideas to the tools! Read on to see what spooktacular trend catches your eye this year…


1. Colour Drip

Colour drip cakes are undoubtedly one of the hottest and most fun trends for 2016 so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing so many Halloween themed versions this year. Colour drip cakes are sponge cakes that have been covered in fondant or left naked and finished with a layer of dripping coloured ganache, chocolate or caramel trickling down the sides. Not only are they great for bringing themed colours together (black and orange in this case) but they’re also ideal for combining different flavours for a real wow factor.

FotorCreated3Cakes: Cake Merchant // Afternoon Crumbs


2. Cauldrons

Cauldron cakes are set to be a big hit this Halloween, making the perfect centrepiece for kids’ parties (or surprising trick-or-treaters with!) These bubbling cauldron cakes are decorated with witch’s hats, legs and broomsticks to make the perfect Halloween treat that screams fun. Click the link below to check out how we made our own version!

FotorCreated2Cakes: Bespoke Cake Designs // The Craft Company


3. Airbrushed

Airbrushing cakes is a huge technique trend this year and is absolutely perfect for creating eerie effects on cakes. Airbrushing can beautifully blend colours together to gives cakes a spooky haziness that works brilliantly for Halloween themes. If you haven’t tried out airbrushing yet then what better time to give it a go?!

FotorCreated4Cakes: The Cake Blog // Cuckoo Lane Cakes


4. Lace

Add a touch of gothic elegance to your spook fest this year with a striking lace cake. Cake lace remains one of the most popular cake trends going and we’re seeing more of it than ever this Halloween. We love the striking effect of black lace against a white cake but if you’d rather use a bit more colour then why not try out purple and orange for a vibrant Halloween feel.FotorCreatedCakes: Pinterest // Michelle’s Party Plan-It


5. Colour Blend

2016 has waved goodbye to perfect and neat cake decorating, instead welcoming uneven, messy techniques with open arms. Blending colours to create a marble or watercolour effect has been an incredibly popular technique this year but we think this fantastic Halloween creation by @Chelsweets really takes the cake! Within just one day this Instagram video showing us how to turn blobs of Halloween coloured buttercream into a stunning work of art had received an amazing 1.5 million views!

A video posted by Chelsey White (@chelsweets) on


If you’re thinking of going all out this Halloween with an on-trend cake then don’t forget to share your photos with us on our Facebook or Instagram page, we love seeing what you come up with!

Happy Halloween all 🙂