A Sprinkle of Heaven – Top 6 Wedding Cake Trends for 2016


Here at IMAGE Brides we do not discriminate. Cakes come in many shapes and sizes, and we love them all. However, some cakes are simply sweeter than others.

We recently sat down with international wedding planner Bruce Russell, in The Cliff Townhouse, to discuss the ‘I dos and I don’ts’ of wedding cake selection. Bruce tells us that ‘there’s no point creating something that is aesthetically masterful and largely inedible,’ and we could not agree more. Bruce also expressed that ‘detail can be added in the form of little embroidered motifs or a light sprinkling of fairy dust – warming shades of yellow or rose gold or copper to add a delicious dash of decadence.’ Bruce gave us such a great insight to world of cake selection, but his main piece of advice for the bride-to-be is that cakes should be ‘the perfect combination of style and substance.’

Amen Bruce!

The Naked Cake


Cakes: Sugar Bee Sweets, Crisp Bakeshop

Freshly baked sponge, with butter cream and berries? Yes please! This rustic inspired cake style has become so cool, it is almost over, but we still love it.

Drip Cakes


Cakes: Cakes by Cliff, Cove Cake Design

Suzanne from Cove Cake Designs in South Dublin tells us that the drip cake is ‘one of the hottest trends in cakes right now and is set to continue to adorn wedding cake tables for 2016. From classic chocolate for visual deliciousness to glamorous metallic drips, there is one to suit every wedding style.’ Wonderful news!

Geometric Designs


Cakes: Cake and Giraffe, Cake Whisperer

For the more bold and daring bride. This fun, fresh twist on the traditional wedding cake with inspired eye-catching designs will be the baked goodness that dreams are made of.

All White Everything


Cakes: Jim Smeal, Beverlys Bakery

If you are a true believer in tradition, or just happen to love the idea of a chic, white cake, we applaud you. This trend is here to stay, and we salute that.

 Flower Power


Cakes: Maggie Austin Cakes  

To so many, the flowers make the wedding, and we second this. Nothing beats a beautiful wedding cake, decorated in intricate floral designs. The beauty of this trend is, it can be as simple, or as eccentric as you wish.

Hand painted cakes


Cakes: Cake Ink 

Some of us hang gorgeous paintings on our walls, and some of us gorge ourselves on gorgeous hand painted cakes. Art is art at the end of the day. These hand crafted delights can really give your ‘I do’ day that wow factor!

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