Can you even remember a time when wedding cakes were boring fruit cake towers, covered in sickly white icing? It actually wasn’t all that long ago. But wow, how far we’ve come! Anything but boring, The best cakes of 2019 were decadent, delicious, surprising and fun.
We’re always impressed with the creativity and originality of the non-traditional cakes we get to see everyday, and the last 12 months were no different. Big cake trends from the last few years seemed to come together in 2019, giving us plenty of creative, sophisticated designs. Artistic techniques – such as painted details, marbling, drips and gold foil – were often combined and used with finesse (and perhaps a little more restraint than previous years).
Continuing our Best of 2019 series, here are the cake designs you loved the most from the last 12 months! If you’re on the hunt for a talented baker to craft your dream creation, be sure to check out Cakes & Sweets on the Nouba Directory.
Sweet and simple
James and Jenn’s big day was a very foodie affair, cake included! TP Bakes created their sweet and simple two-tiered cake, decorated with fresh flowers by Hattie Molloy (who also featured in out best of 2019 florals post!) Catch James and Jenn’s wedding here.
Have your cake and donuts too
It’s a pretty big decision – cake or donuts? Sensibly, Natalie and David chose to have both. Kingdom Cupcakes piled up the donuts, and a family friend whipped up the top-tier cake! See Natalie and David’s wedding in full here.
Sage green with gold fleck
Decadent chocolate and pomegranate
Here’s to the cactus bride and groom!
Vegan all the way
The bride’s mum made these beauties and iced them with aquafaba buttercream! Never heard of aquafaba? It’s the cooking water from beans and legumes… trust us, it tastes way better than it sounds! See Jaki and Nick’s wedding here.
Blue macarons and gold drip
Corey and Nathan had a pretty huge guest list and a lavish celebration, but opted for a mini wedding cake just for closest friends and family. This sweet petite creation was made by by La Ombre Creations. See Corey and Nathan’s wedding in full here.
Hand painted flowers