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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 

Photo: Emily Christine Photography; Event design: Michaela Elizabeth Creative; Cake: Cakeity Cakes

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