Who says you have to have a three-tier iced fruitcake? When it comes to modern day wedding cakes, anything goes! From bright pops of colour to hand-painted detailing, from pretty little ruffles to the biggest cake you’ve ever seen – here are eight cake ideas with a difference…


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Green is the colour of the season and botanical details are all the rage in the wedding industry right now, so why not extend this to your cake? Natural details like roses, gypsophila and greenery are not only on-trend, but look beautiful too. Team your greenery with a naked cake to let them really stand out.


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Who says you have to have a topper? Get a monogrammed cake instead! This neat example looks incredibly smart and helps tie the wedding cake in with the rest of the day.

Bright colours

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Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be white – it can be any colour of the rainbow! If you have strict wedding colours, use those as a guide. Otherwise we’re absolutely taken with this hot pink creation – the splash of greenery goes perfectly with it. And are those mini macaroons nestled between roses we spy? Inspired.


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Why not combine a love of great cake with art? Hand-painted cakes are having a bit of a moment. We can’t get enough of these cakes in sweet pastel shades and we particularly love this sophisticated watercolour design. It’s this year’s ombré.


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Let your inner magpie out and order yourself a metallic cake. Go for gold or silver, or for something very current, opt for rose gold teamed with frothy pink or mint green. Our current obsession? This black and gold masterpiece which is perfect for a late night soirée.


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What better way to bring your wedding colours together than by marbling? The effect is absolutely mesmerising and top points for this couple who matched it perfectly with their stationery. We’re also big fans of the streak of gold throughout – one cake, two trends.


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Have you ever seen a more wedding-y cake than this? If the term ‘wedding’ were a cake – this would be the cake! We love the ruffled detailing on this white frosted beauty and by keeping the colour super-simple the ruffles really pop.

Go big

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Into cake? Go big or go home! This decadent Russian example is just a casual 10-feet tall and required several people to carry it into the reception! Of course you don’t have to go quite so over the top, but then again…

There are plenty of different ways to do the cakes we described above. To discover more options just search on Pinterest or Instagram for the type you’d like!

There are lots of fantastic and award winning wedding cake makers in Cornwall – take a look at the ones we recommend on https://lowerbarnswedding.co.uk/recommended-suppliers

Our feature photo is by one of our recommended suppliers https://www.instagram.com/emilyhankinscakes/

There are lots of other recommended suppliers there too!

If you would like to chat through any of your ideas, please feel free to call me on 01726 844881.

Love Janie x

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