Cake decorating, like fashion, changes every single season. These are the gorgeous styles blowing up our feeds this summer.
1. Intentionally Imperfect
Photo by @ livforcake
The surprisingly understated royal wedding cake created nearly as much commotion and commentary as the event itself! Copy the messy-on-purpose look by generously frosting your cake with luxurious buttercream and not bothering to smooth it.
2. Gold Leaf
Photo by @ becbakescakes
Edible leaf has clearly sashayed to the front of the bakery case this summer. On thinly applied buttercream especially, this look feels both modern and vintage-mirror-y.
3. Pantone Power
Photo by @ l_nguyen93
Pantone's Color of the Year always makes a big impact on the hottest trends. We see 2019's color, Living Coral, appearing everywhere in both starring and supporting roles. We love the balance of coral on this beautiful cake. And with the subtle flecks of gold, it's almost too pretty to eat!
4. Drip Cakes
We're melting over these drip cakes. Whip up some ganache or melt down your buttercream for a perfect pourable topping.
5. Cakes as Modern Art
Photo by @ torikannuchka
With sharp, architectural lines and shapes these strong cakes would fit right in at a contemporary art museum. Just be prepared to think like an engineer as you build your cake (hidden supporting structures are your friend!).
6. Brush Stroke Feathers
Helloooo, gorgeous. This cake trend is taking off and for good reason! The feathers are made from candy melts, and they're much easier to make than you'd think.
7. Faux Stone
Photo by @ jasmineraecakes
What started with geode cakes and marbled fondant has now evolved into lifelike stone textures. These beautiful surfaces offer the perfect mix of masculinity, loveliness and sophistication.
8. Hand-Painted Masterpieces
We love it when crafts collide, so we're stoked that painted cakes are all. the. rage. Whether you take a more delicate approach (like with this detailed flower cake) or go for a more abstract, oil-painted buttercream look, this is a trend we can totally get behind.