Hey sweet thang, have we got a treat for you! This year, we saw the rise of the drip cake (one of the hottest trends in wedding cake creations, lately), but this list is topping out with many refined designs… Not too simple, but not too over the top! Geode cakes remain popular as ever (appearing on our radar in 2015), as well as naked cakes — which are proving to become a staple in many bake shops. However, this year was all about gold accents; whether it was in the form of gold flakes, subtle streaks like fissure in marble, or whole tiers painted in gold… luxe cakes are where it was at! One thing is for certain, there was no shortage of creativity when it came to these delightful desserts!
Now, in no particular order, we’re dishing up of favorite gorgeous goodies of the year. Bon appétit!
1. This Boho-Inspired Tassel Topped Wonder
by Sweet & Saucy Shop from this Refreshingly Stylish + Modern Take on the Baby Shower // photo by This Modern Romance
2. This Emerald City Cake
by Amy Cakes from this For the Love of Emerald City… A Wizard of Oz-Inspired Elopement // photo by Chelsea Denise Photography
3. This Uniquely Shaped Masterpiece with Leafy Details
by Jasmine Rae Cakes from this Classic Romance at The Historical San Francisco Mint // photo by Larissa Cleveland
4. This Peachy Pink Brushstroke Cake
by Amy Cakes from this Feelin’ Peachy: Modern Wedding Inspiration in a Greenhouse // photo by Sarah Libby Photography
5. This Dark Floral Cake That Matched the Paper Goods
by Nadia & Co. from this The Planner Becomes the Bride: Rustic + Romantic Toronto Wedding // photo by Tara McMullen Photography
6. This Grand Canyon-Inspired Geode Cake
7. This Feather Topped Masterpiece with Gilded Gold Detailing
by Bay Cakes Design from this Big Sur Wedding Inspiration Styled with Indigo + King Protea Details // photo by Carol Oliva Photography
8. This Floral Naked Cake That Was the Topped Pinned Cake of the Year
by Matchbox Kitchen from this Boho Sophistication Rules this Palm Springs Wedding // photo by Jenny Smith & Co.
9. This Three-Tier Moody Forest Cake With a Touch of Gold
10. This Watercolor Agate-Inspired Metallic Cake
11. This Tropical Watercolor Beauty with Gold Flakes
by Elise Cakes from this One Heli of a Time: The Epic Grand Opening at Hangar 21 // photo by Alexandria Monette Photography
12. This Elegant Purple-Hued Cake with a Touch of Amethyst
by Sweet Mama from this Gem Stone Inspiration Like You’ve Never Seen: Amethyst // photo by Núria Cienfuegos Photography
13. This Luxe Gold + Champagne Brushed Cake
by Azucar Bakery from this Lush Bohemian Styled Shoot Turns Into a Surprise Wedding! // photo by Red Aspen Photography
Woah, woah, woah. Talk about confectionary masterpieces, right?! Did your favorite cake make our list? If not, what was your most-loved cake or dessert trend of the year? We’d love to hear with a sweet love note below!
And if this didn’t completely satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to check out our Desserts Gallery for more inspiration! Check back tomorrow for our favorite details + décor from 2017!