Top 10 Summer Wedding Cake Styles

Wedding season has now arrived so we thought we’d put together a selection of our favourite summery wedding cake styles. If you haven’t ordered or made your cake yet, or are still on the hunt for those cute finishing touches, look no further! Read on to find out what amazing wedding cake you could have for your summer wedding…

 

1. Floral

Floral cakes remain the most popular choice for wedding cakes, particularly those with a summer theme – after all, nothing says summer like a variety of vibrant and elegant hydrangeas, peonies and sunflowers. While sugar flowers are traditionally the chosen centrepiece for floral cakes, there’s an endless amount of different flower styles and colours you can choose for your cake to make it really stand out in the crowd.floralPhoto by: Wedding Wire // Magnolia Rouge

 

2. Tall

Tall cakes with tier after tier of gorgeousness are the perfect way to make an impression at any wedding. This towering cake style is perfect for brides looking to create something with a real wow factor! If your guest list is on the large side then tall cakes are also fantastic for making sure everybody gets a slice. Yum!
tallPhoto by: Pinterest // MODWedding

 

3. Naked

The cake style you either love or hate. Fresh fruit, bright flowers, and seasonal colours make naked cakes one of the most desired choices for summer weddings. They’ve only become popular in the last few years but are sure to be showcased at weddings around the country. If you want something that fits the theme, aren’t a fan of icing/buttercream and love fresh fruit and ingredients, naked cakes make an excellent choice.

Naked cakePhoto by: Wedding Sparrow // Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

 

4. Painted

Hand painted cakes are quite a difficult cake to create but are perfect for personalising your cake, emphasising the talent of the cake decorator and adding a work of art to your wedding table. If you’re a talented artist yourself or know an artistic cake decorator, take your wedding cake to the next level with a hand-painted edible paint design. Why not paint a beautiful floral scene to compliment your summer theme?

paintedPhoto by: Now Kiss The Bride // Brides

 

5. Chalkboard

We just can’t get enough of the trendy chalkboard cake design. This cake style resembles something straight out of a craft magazine, looks surprisingly realistic and allows you to add a cute personalised message for the newlyweds. If you’ve never seen a chalkboard cake before or you’re eager to try this new trend out for yourself,  it’s created using black sugar paste dusted in icing sugar and finished with a hand-painted message using white edible paint and a thin brush.

Chalk cakesPhoto by: MODWedding // Wedding Forward

 

6. Metallic

Metallic cakes undeniably ooze class and sophistication. Their shimmering finish of gold, bronze or silver looks almost inedible yet incredible. The metallic finish can be created by using an edible paint/airbrush coating, or a lustre effect modelling paste for small models. Although they’re popular all year round, metallic cakes can be adopted into a summer theme by combining the edgy and shimmering lustre of silver, gold or bronze with bright summer colours. If flowers are your thing, they make a great contrast with a gold background, as shown on the cake below.

metallicsPhoto by: Baking Arts // Faye Cahill

 

7. Lace

It wasn’t all that long ago that edible cake lace emerged on the shelves but it’s safe to say it’s quickly taken the cake decorating world by storm! Cake lace can take any cake from plain to rustic chic or vintage glamour in quite literally seconds. It can be draped or wrapped around a cake to give depth to its design, or simply used to add an elegant finishing touch to cakes of all shapes and sizes.

lacePhoto by: La Dolce Dough // MODWedding

 

8. Chocolate

Who says wedding cake has to be fruit or vanilla? With so many chocolate cake recipes ranging from dark to white, there are mounds of melt-in-your-mouth possibilities for serving the decadent flavour on your big day. There are bound to be a few chocoholics on the guest list so chocolate wedding cakes are perfect for doubling-up as the perfect pudding for your wedding breakfast.

chocPhoto by: Glamour Paris // My Wedding Decorations

 

9. Themed

If your wedding day is following a specific theme then why stop at the cake? Whether your decor is covered head to toe in metallics or your venue is more art deco-inspired, your cake should always be a reflection of your chosen theme. A completely original and unique cake is guaranteed to be a talking point at any wedding.

themedPhoto by: Pinterest // Lily by Gilly

 

10. Novelty                                                                                       

Who says your wedding cake actually has to be cake?! In recent years, many couples have been straying from the traditional cake, instead opting for distinctive creations to reflect their tastes and personalities. Whether you’re serving up stacks of cupcakes, macarons or doughnuts in place of cake, you can still decorate them with the more traditional fresh sugar flowers and colourful frosting that wedding cakes usually boast. After all, when it comes to your wedding the world is your oyster cake!

noveltyPhoto by: Cupcake Elegance // And So To Wed

 

Have a wonderful wedding season and don’t forget to share your finished wedding cake with us on Facebook and Instagram 🙂