My own wedding cake was rather traditional and conservative - it was, after all, my first EVER attempt to decorate a cake - and I think if I had the chance to make my own cake today, it would be very, very different!
The most popular modern cake that seems to be trending at the moment is the classic Naked Cake, generally accompanied by fresh flowers. Gorgeous, yes, but also getting a lot of coverage at the moment! So here instead are my Top 3 ideas for a fun, fresh, unique and modern wedding cake:
Number 1: Bright and Cheerful
Traditionally, wedding cakes tend to be white, with soft pinks or touches of pale colour. However, adding a burst of colour can make a real splash and set you apart from the crowd. Want to be extra daring? Team bright florals with a black cake.
I'm talking using foliage, wafer paper flowers, hand painted flowers, printed wafer paper, the possibilities are endless! Anything outside the realm of the traditional use of peonies, roses, orchids, etc. on a cake will give it a modern edge.
This one is fairly self-explanatory, but I justcouldn't leave it out. There are so many gorgeous options for modern geometric cakes, from tiled fondant to stenciled patterns to hexagonal shaped cakes themselves.
Another major trend hitting the scene at the moment is groups of cakes, rather than a single, tiered cake. This is a really great idea if, like me, you have trouble deciding on just one cake style. Or also great if you need to feed a lot of people! Being able to have a sweet little group of cakes not only looks gorgeous, but it's practical (easier to transport), fun, and allows you to be a tad more creative with your wedding cake ideas.