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On Trend Wedding Cakes for your 2019 Wedding

One of the finest wedding traditions, think of your wedding cake as a fabulous decoration, an opportunity to illustrate your colour scheme and style. As well as looking great it should, of course, also taste delicious! From hand-painted watercolours to black fondant, we take a look at some of the most exciting wedding cake trends for your 2019 wedding at Pentney Abbey.


While the pure, crisp white wedding cake remains ever popular, contemporary brides are adding texture, making the cake more interesting without including any colour.

Top Tip: Take inspiration from your wedding dress. Any lace or embellishment could form the basis of your cake design.

Creating different textures on each tier is a great idea… but texture doesn’t need to be intricate and artistic. The design on the right is effortlessly elegant and simple and offers a more rustic style.

© Red Fly Studio

© Liv for Cake

Create a pattern with your icing for a wonderful end result. Some elegant designs are sure to complement the bride’s dress!

© Michelle Lindsay Photography

© Bobbette & Belle

Ruffle cakes are as popular as ever… and it’s easy to see why.

© Belle & Beau Photography

Geometric Shapes

Geometric patterns have been popular for the past year. Taking this trend to the next stage, we’re saying farewell to round tiers and introducing contemporary shapes to the cakes themselves.

Top Tip: Stick to a simple colour palette. These designs often speak for themselves without being over-complicated by an abundance of colour.

This cube design is mesmerising – a true show stopper by Jasmine Rae Cakes.

© Jasmine Rae Cakes

This striking cake also features on-trend hand-painting and piping.

Celebrating true Art Deco style, this design is by US based Ron Ben Israel.

© Soul Child Photography

© Ron Ben Israel Cakes

These hexagon-shaped tiers are exceptionally elegant, especially with their marble effect.

This faux wood cake by Jasmine Rae Cakes is a great choice for a woodland-themed wedding.

© Lora Grady Photography

© Jasmine Rae Cakes

Elaborate Floral Arrangements

While we often associate wedding cakes with floral decorations, flowers are becoming more prominent. Instead of adorning your tiers with one or two blooms, it’s time to create bold arrangements.

Top Tip: Whether you decide to have fresh flowers or sugar flowers, always ask your florist to liaise with your cake designer. The flowers on your cake should co-ordinate with the rest of the blooms at your wedding.

These simple tiers are adorned with a spectacular selection of seasonal flowers.

You might even create the most wonderful floral table upon which to display your cake.

© Heart and Colour

© Teresa C Photography

There are so many on-trend features in this fabulous cake by Kiss My Cake Australia, from black fondant to marbling, we don’t know where to start! Perhaps the most eye-catching is its stunning arrangement of flowers.

This, the prettiest of cakes, is adorned with the most glorious sugar flowers.

© Kiss My Cakes

© Rosalind and Miller Cakes

Black Fondant

While white cakes will always be popular, why not consider black as your base colour? It’s simple and elegant and provides the perfect backdrop to any decoration.

Top Tip: If you’re choosing a black cake for a summer wedding, be sure to add colour with flowers.

Fit for a princess, we love this black cake with gold baroque embellishment, white sugar peonies and gold butterflies by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium.

A black background sets of these sugar flowers beautifully.

© Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

© Cake Heart

An elegant black base looks striking with white and gold decoration. This is by Jasmine Rae Cakes.

© Jasmine Rae Cakes

Letter Cakes and Monograms

The ultimate in personalisation, spell out your love for each other by having cakes designed in the shape of your initials. If you’d prefer to be a little more traditional, have a monogram on your cake.

Top Tip: Carry your monogram through to your stationery and signage, adopting it as the elegant ‘logo’ of your wedding day.

This monogrammed cake is a dreamy choice for a country wedding.

© Sarah Vivienne Photography

Add your initials to a naked cake with a personalised cake topper.

White on white is elegant as can be.

© Guest Book Studio

© Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Watercolours and Brushstroke Cakes

We’re still in love with the beautifully hand-painted wedding cakes. If you want to take things to the next level, go contemporary with paint splatters or a brushstroke cake.

Top Tip: Make sure your chosen style and colour ties in well with your venue. Hand painting really does give you the opportunity to echo your surroundings.

Paint splatter lends a contemporary edge.

© Tuck Box

Introducing the brushstroke cake, a fun concept and a great way to blend your colour scheme.

We love this vibrant watercolour buttercream cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes.

© Les Anagnou

© Rosalind and Miller Cakes

If you’re planning your cake, you might also be considering your flowers. We hope you’ll be inspired by these beautiful blooms for your Pentney Abbey wedding.

Finally, if you have yet to visit Pentney Abbey, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01485 500292 or contact us online.

Pentney Abbey weddings are brought to you exclusively by Unique Norfolk Venues. We open the doors to a carefully-chosen selection of stunning privately owned venues around Norfolk, ranging in style from a magnificent 18th century stately home to a splendid rustic country barn. Each venue boasts exclusive use and its own entirely unique character, and our planning service is the result of years of dedication to offering top quality event and catering services


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