Whether it’s drip wedding cakes, naked wedding cakes or a combination of the two, brides are opting for non traditional cakes that push the boundaries and think outside the box this wedding season.
One of the oldest wedding traditions and most loved, is of course wedding cakes! However, as trends change or become the new “norm,” brides are looking for new and unique ways to stand out. “These days, couples are moving away from traditional tiered cakes, and opting for more fashion-forward designs and flavors for their wedding cake,” says Business Insider.
What are drip wedding cakes and why are they so hot? “Essentially it’s a cake where the top has been expertly doused in a liquid icing and it runs/melts down the sides (kind of like lava),” says Green Wedding Shoes. All you have to do is look at one (below) to understand why they’re getting so much attention… they’re GORGEOUS!
Photo: Mon Cheri Bridals
What we love about drip wedding cakes the MOST, is the fact that there are countless possibilities with regard to design, texture, color, style and accents – each bride can add their own unique touches. ”We’ve seen confectionary creations melting with neon icing, dripping with honey, and ones covered in sweet chocolate syrup. Whether the cakes have been softly iced, left naked, or are completely covered in fondant, the drip trend is a fun + funky twist on the classic cake!” says Green Wedding Shoes. Some brides even add rose accents (shown above) and macarons!
Four Popular Designs for Drip Wedding Cakes:
1. Ombre Drip Wedding Cakes
Ombre is achieved when a color starts off dark and gradually progresses to a lighter shade (shown below). Layers of ombre cake batter combined with drip frosting – absolutely gorgeous!
“Whether you go for ombré buttercream ruffles or a surprising ombré-layered cake interior, there are so many ways to incorporate the trend in your wedding dessert. What we love most about ombré is the ability for the design to incorporate so many shades of one color in a gorgeous progression, transitioning seamlessly from dark shades to light. Plus, the ombré effect works on every color, shade, and hue imaginable,” says Martha Stewart Weddings.
Photo: Brit & CO
2. Neutral Drip Wedding Cakes
If you read our previous post, you know that neutral colors are all the rage this wedding season, which is why it comes as no surprise that neutral colors are making their way into wedding cakes as well. The wedding cake is the perfect place to add romantic accents of blush and shimmery champagne frosting. We love this small yet stunning example below.
Photo: Cherie Kelly
3. Naked Drip Wedding Cakes
“Naked” drip cakes are both edgy and stylish! What is a naked cake? A naked cake is when the cake frosting doesn’t cover all of the cake causing some of the interior to be exposed (pictured below).
Expert Tip: If you plan on making your own cake (instead of ordering from a bakery), be sure to bake the cake from scratch! “You want a recipe with structure—box mixes make cake so soft that making a naked cake out of one would be a huge challenge,” says Stephanie Kaloi from A Practical Wedding.
Photo: The Confetti Cakery
4. Macaron Accents!
Brides everywhere are finding more and more ways to add creative twists to these already gorgeous drip wedding cakes. Macarons are just one of the many beautiful ways to add texture and color as well as additional flavors. If macarons aren’t your thing, try adding flower accents – an opportunity to match your bridal bouquet!
Photo: Majestic Weddings
Drip wedding cakes are not only stunning, they can be customized to fit any wedding theme and style with elegance. For even more drip cake inspiration, check out our “Drip Wedding Cakes Inspiration” Pinterest board.
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