Skip to main content
Basket Preview
  • Order within
    For Next Day Delivery
  • Free Standard Delivery Over £35 Free Mainland GB Delivery Over £35
Filter By

As we turn the long-awaited corner into Spring, we’re taking a look at the cake decorating trends for 2021. Because – you know – that’s what we love. 

Whether you bake as a hobby or because it’s your business, we’ve rounded up six of the top Spring cake decorating ideas for 2021 so you can be on trend with all your bakes and creations. Let’s make a start…

Pick the best cake colours

This year’s pantone colours of the year are Illuminating (bright yellow) and Ultimate Grey. Stunning together or used separately, both colours will help you create modern, sleek cakes this year. 


Cake trends colour of the year 2021

Team the colours up with some of the techniques outlined below and you’ll be on to a winner.

In terms of achieving the right colours, check out the Sugarflair colours on our website – Graphite and Melon could just be the winning combination to achieve the latest colour trend…


Buttercream painting

Hardly a new kid on the block but painting with buttercream is here to stay for 2021. 

Create a stunning buttercream canvas on your cake then go to town with different sized and shaped spatulas, textures and colours to create your desired look. Whether you create buttercream flowers, sculptural designs or a ‘watercolour’ effect, painting with buttercream is simple and effective once you get the hang of it.

Why not check out this brilliant video on how to do it?



Treat boxes

Owing to pandemic-induced restrictions, people have been spending more time at home (you may have noticed!), which has led to an increase in buying in delicious treats for special occasions. And, let’s face it, for the odd non-special occasion too!

And so, treat boxes have become a popular alternative to traditional cakes, allowing postage of bakes, cookies and chocolates to addresses that might not otherwise be in your local customer base. 

Whip up several batches of traybakes, moulded chocolate treats and sliced cake, wrap them all up in food-safe packaging, pop them in a letterbox friendly box and hey presto – you have a new way of distributing the baked joy around the UK.

Take a look at our range of treat bags which are perfect for packaging up some delicious bakes in your treat boxes… 

Isomalt designs

A dramatic design created by Isomalt and placed atop a stunning cake is the perfect finishing touch to really make an impact. And Isomalt designs are big for 2021.

Dramatic inverted drip shapes, waves or shards – whatever your desired design, Isomalt is the perfect option for a showstopper topper for your stunning cake.

Here’s a brilliant tutorial on how to use Isomalt.


Ombre effect buttercream

Such a versatile ingredient, buttercream can be used to amazing effect on cakes as a base layer or as a striking finished effect.

Layering colours of buttercream either horizontally or vertically and experimenting with tools to smooth or add texture can result in some incredible cake designs. Heat your smoother or use textured tools to create ridges, stripes, stipples… the possibilities are endless.

Fresh flowers

Seriously on trend this year, food safe and edible flowers are the perfect way to create stunning cakes in 2021. Whether they’re dried and used as all over decoration or fresh and placed as a focal point on the top of a cake, flowers are always popular.

 Use posy picks or safety seal to encase any stems or wires before placing in a cake, but once they’re all food safe the design possibilities go on and on...

What’s your favourite cake decorating trend for 2021?



There are currently no comments, be the first to comment.

Leave us your comment