3 Fantastic Wedding Cake Trends For 2021

Bohemian Dried Flowers

When lockdown made an abundance of fresh flowers difficult, dried flowers made a total comeback and bloomed to fill the gap!  

Dried flowers can be found in such a wonderfully wide variety of colours (muted, pastel, bright, vivid), textures (papery, feathery, spiky, smooth), and can be understated and soft, or bold, brash and right-in-your-face outlandish! There is something to suit all events and all occasions, and they have the added bonus of being ready-made, fuss-free keepsakes too!

Thought dried flowers were a thing of the past? Absolutely not! This gentle, warm, bohemian style has already featured in a big way through 2020, and I think with the amount of cancellations and postponements, it’s not going anywhere for a while yet.

A beautiful boho petite wedding cake with wheatsheaf stencilling and finished with a tiny bouquet of dried flowers. Cake and photography by Blackpool wedding cake designer Ivy and Bloom Cake Company

Stunning Jewel Tones

One of my personal favourites is the deeper darker colours. Jewel tones add a wonderful dimension, especially as we head into the colder Autumn and Winter months. Deep jewel tones will bring warmth and vibrancy after all the doom and gloom of 2020! Deep vibrant pinks, purples, burgundies, sapphire blues, emerald greens, all set off with a hint of metallics, copper, gold, silver. While the weddings may be smaller, the statements will be bigger!

Deep burgundy and warm copper metallic was the choice for this wedding cake, designed to stand out and really make a statement! Cake by Lancashire wedding cake maker Ivy and Bloom Cake Company, photo by Somerside Photography.

From the invitations, to the décor, expect a lot of lavish vibrant colour, and this should carry through the cake as well. You don’t have to have a fully dark coloured cake, but jewel tones really stand out so nicely, especially when offset with a highlight of metal.

Cakes don’t have to be completely dark, but just a hit of deeper colour and some shiny metallics can really make an impact! Cake and photography by Ivy and Bloom Cake Company

Pretty Pastels

Those soft pretty pastels are going no-where! In fact, they’re becoming more popular! These pretty, pastel blue and gorgeous peach-coloured cakes perfectly showcases why softer colours will always be popular at weddings. Soft, pastel rainbow hues will be the perfect way to bring a gentle infusion of colour and brightness to festivities, from balloon archways to soft pastel bouquets and attendant’s outfits. Delicious!

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels

Pastels will always translate beautifully to a wedding cake, as shown below. The soft gentle hues will bring an ethereal feel to your wedding, and they are becoming more popular!

Why not go for pastel pinks, peaches or baby blues? Cakes and photos by Blackpool-based cake maker Ivy and Bloom Cake Company

If you’re here because you’re looking for inspiration for your wedding cake, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to have a chat! Designing and making wedding cakes is my passion and I love it!

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