Summer is finally upon us and we couldn’t be happier about it! From the beautiful blue skies to the warmer climates, summer offers an abundance of beauty that often inspires the wedding cakes I design and create here at Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design. With that in mind, today we are taking a look at some of the hottest summer wedding cake trends that you can expect to see this year…Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017 was greenery and it has been impossible to ignore the impact this trend has had on the wedding industry. You can expect to see flowers swapped for foliage this year, adding a touch of tropic to your wedding cake design. From cool cake toppers to cascading foliage, greenery is set to stay in the spotlight this summer. Add a touch of luxe with subtle golden icing and you’re guaranteed to wow your guests. Just like this tropical green-inspired cake set up at the very stunning – The Orangery – Holland Park
While we’re on the topic of colour trends, don’t forget about Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018: ultra-violet. This gorgeous shade of purple is a super pretty choice for a summer wedding – consider using ultra-violet sugar flowers, icing or even ribbon to create an on-trend cake for your celebration.
There is something quite beautiful about the simplicity of a naked wedding cake. Adorn it with fresh fruit and icing, and you’ve got yourself the perfect cake for a summer wedding. This is a wonderful choice for an elegant English garden affair, and your guests will adore munching on fresh strawberries and cream.
Give your wedding cake a dash of decadence by adorning it with golden icing. There is nothing quite as luxurious as a gilded wedding cake and it can quite easily be the focal point of your wedding reception. If you’re planning a summer soirée, add a few blousy blooms for a nod towards the season. This can also help your cake to tie in with your chosen colour scheme. Display on a glamorous golden cake stand for maximum impact!
Opt for a colour-popping wedding cake that can’t help but shout ‘summer’ – a lovely choice for the season ahead. We love working with a variety of colour palettes and there are so many different choices that work wonderfully for a summer wedding cake. From subtle ombré icing to a one-tier masterpiece, we can easily match your wedding cake to your preferred colour scheme.
Summer is abundant with beautiful blooms, so it makes sense to use them as part of your wedding cake design to create summer as your wedding cake inspiration. You could choose a fabulous floral cake topper or make a statement with an array of pretty posies. Why not match the flowers used on your cake to the ones in your bridal bouquet? We love working with sugar flowers to create a show-stopping wedding cake for your celebration.
If you want to create a bespoke cake or dessert table for your summer wedding, make sure you get in touch with Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design to find out how we can be a part of your celebration!