Looking for truly unique, jaw-dropping wedding cake ideas? I’ve scoured the internets in search of just what you’re looking for, and I have to say I am pretty impressed with these designs. Epic drip cakes, stunning marbled fondant cakes and realistic geode wedding cakes. These are the wedding cake ideas that you’ve been searching for, the ones that are going to keep your wedding hashtag ruling Twitter and Instagram long after your big day.
THE “DRIP CAKE” WEDDING CAKE
We’re absolutely in love with drip cakes. Made famous by Australian high school-teacher-turned-cake-decorator Katherin Sabbath, the neon ganache drip cake is making its way into the wedding world. Her signature drip cake often accompanies a haphazard pile of treats, like random candies, meringue cookies and even piles of fruit! In fact you might have already seen the Piqued Interest design style featured in our 2016 Baking & Decorating Trends list.
Dewi Kurniadi of Sweet Bloom Cakes nailed the trend’s transition into the wedding world, too. We like the play on the trend she gave the metallic gold wedding cake with contrasting neon candy drips. And, we’re equally impressed with the styling of that epic naked cake overflowing with caramel candy drips and fresh flowers.
THE MARBLED WEDDING CAKE
I am obsessed with the clean, crisp look of look of Carrara marble. This show-stopping cake by Alisha Henderson of Sweet Bakes kicks the sophisticated look of traditional marble up a notch with beautiful bands of rich copper and a stunning cascade of real flowers.
Just below, Cat Campbell of Cake Whisperer gives this trend a playful spin with varying shades of purple, blue and green. The geometric diamond pattern and asymmetrical floral arrangement give it the perfect finishing touch.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: It’s actually really easy to create this marbled effect. You can marbleize using white fondant with icing color or blend together white fondant with our pre-tinted Fondant Multi Packs. Check out our tutorial on How to Marbleize Fondant and our very own pink and purple Marbled Fondant Wedding Cake.
GEODE WEDDING CAKES
2016 is the year of the geode wedding cake and we think it rocks! Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Designs (who started out with a few Wilton Cake Decorating Classes!) kicked off this rocking revolution. She created the amethyst geode cake below. The geode is made from a combination of granulated sugar and rock candy and multicolored modeling chocolate. It’s 100% edible!
Another knockout geode cake, by Rachel Morris of Three Tiers for Cakes, combines the stunning look of white and gray marbled cake with a river of vibrant geodes running from the top tier to the bottom.
If you had to pick, which one of these trending wedding cakes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!