7 Wedding Cake Trends That Will Be Huge in 2019

From painterly strokes of frosting to canisters of pretty candies, wedding desserts come in many forms. (But even if you’re still a fan of traditional white cake, you’ve got decorative options.) We scoured the internet to find the latest and greatest in wedding cake and dessert trends. (Psst: You can check out our Wedding Cake and Dessert Pinterest board for even more sweet ideas.)

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Ribbon Trim

For a simple, inexpensive garnish that packs tons of drama, consider wrapping a tier of your cake in a swath of ribbon. (Bonus points if it's the same ribbon as your bouquet.) 

Photo: J. Sparks Photograohy; Cake: Cakes Couture

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Autumn Cutaia Photography

Textile Motifs

With boho wedding style still dominating the industry, we’re seeing lots of textile motifs brought to life in frosting. Think: macramé, tassels and brocade-like trim. 

Photo: Autumn Cutaia Photography; Cake: Astonishing Cakes LLC

Almost Dressed Cakes

First, it was naked cakes. Then it was nearly-naked cakes. But the most au courant in translucent dessert? Almost-dressed cakes, where just a bit of cakey goodness is peaking through ethereal layers of frosting—kind of like a powdered doughnut.

Photo: Lindsay Eileen Photography; Cake: The Cakery

Painterly Frosting

Calling all artist (or art-loving) brides: Colorful blobs of frosting—that resemble a beautiful, edible painter’s palette—are all the rage right now.

Photo: Poppyseed Photography; Cake: Sugar Lane Bakery

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Fly Away Photography

Beaded Frosting

For the classic bride who also likes to keep things current, consider trimming out your cake with beaded bands that look like whimsical strands of pearls. 

Photo: Flyaway Photography; Cake: CJ Callaways

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Mullinix Weddings

Mini Cakes

Many couples love the idea of a wedding cake moment…but not every couple actually loves cake. Solution: A pretty  miniature version for cutting (and frosting each other's nose). This allows for budget to be put toward more personalized sweets—like pies, doughnuts, macaroons or...

Photo: Mullinix Weddings; Event design: Events By Elle; Cake: Shining Stars Catering

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Emily Christine Photography

Candy Bars

What can we say? The not-a-cake trends are taking over. Look to a gorgeous spread of candies and miniature treats as a genius way to subtly incorporate your wedding colors...and give guests a memorable moment. 


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.