Wedding cake trends in 2020

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Just days away from the roaring 20’s, this time a year is a time of family, engagements and new beginnings. Plans are being made and ideas are in full bloom. If you already started planning your wedding or if you have just received that shiny ring, here are the wedding cake trends of 2020. We see clean lines, subtle textures and accent colors, taking classics to a new level. The gold touches are here to stay, going from gold drip to scattered gold foil flakes. Botanical inspirations are still in, from tree bark to pampas grass additions. If the majority of the cakes stay in more soft and neutral tones, we will see bold wedding cakes in black or classic blue like Pantone color of the year 2020.

White buttercream, Seminaked cakes and fresh florals

Smooth buttercream cake with fresh and sugar flowers combination

This trend, started in the last years, will continue in 2020. And how not to, fresh flowers will always be beautiful. Attentively chosen by your cake designer, the flowers can be arranged in different ways, from classic to a more novelty approach. Although this can be harder to coordinate with specific requests like hard to find colors or seasonal flowers, the romantic feel will always be there. Make sure your cake designer will take precautions to protect the cake from the fresh flowers and has knowledge about the toxicity of certain fresh flowers.

Watercolor painting

Cake by Dulcerella

This is one of the newest techniques in cake decorating, and is perfect for the boho lovers or for a wedding in the mountains. Along with abstract buttercream touches, I think we will see more of this trend in the years to come. It might look simple, but it is freehand painting, and requires a skilled cake designer, from mixing the colors to a steady hand and a good eye.


From buttercream painting and sculpting to a wide range of stenciling in different designs, adding texture to your wedding cake is a perfect touch. Can be done white on white for a subtle addition or in bold colors.

Bas Relief

Bas relief on marbled fondant. Cake by Dulcerella. Picture courtesy of Christina Purcell Photography

Inspired by classic sculptures, bas relief is introduced to cake decorating. In accent colors or same color as the cake, it adds small doses of romantic touches to clean, simple lines.

Industrial/Geometric lines

Cake by Dulcerella. Cookies by BeezBee Yummy Treats. Picture courtesy of Kelsey Perkins Photography

For the brides that want a more modern look, the industrial lines are softened by the flowers additions.

One tier cake and dessert tables

Cake and cupcakes by Dulcerella. Picture courtesy of the bride

Many brides are opting for a cutting cake and prefer to serve the guests with a variety of desserts, from cupcakes and doughnuts to more fancy French macarons. It is definitely a good option for outdoor weddings when cutting and serving the cake is not included in the catering or venue package. And then, why decide on only one flavor when you can have multiple combinations?

Whichever the trend might be, you want your wedding as unique as you, so share your vision with your cake designer and let him or her bring it to life!

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