2023 Wedding Cake Design Trends

December 29 2022

Are you getting married in 2023? If so, you’re probably already starting to plan your wedding! One important detail is choosing the perfect cake design.

If so, you’ll want to be up on the latest wedding cake design trends! Here are 5 popular trends that I predict will be big next year:

1. Contemporary Cakes with lots of texture

Think torn paper effect, bas-relief mouldings and ruffles, but not as you know them – oversized and bold or super small and delicate – Like this all white cake with tulle-inspired details and this blue ruffled cake (Images by Bowness Film and Bridgette Ibbotson Photography)


  • Modern white wedding cake
  • Blue and gold ruffle wedding cake

2. Metallic details

Whether it’s a gilded edge with edible gold leaf, or some sparkly sprinkles, a little bit of shine is always welcome on a wedding cake, and can elevate a simple cake into wow-factor territory.


Sage green and gold wedding cake

3. Sugar Flowers

From small delicate blooms like those on this Maggie Austin inspired design, to large statement-making arrangements such as this English country garden cake, florals will never go out of fashion.


  • Wren Cake Design | Spring wedding cake with sugar flowers
  • Blossom and paper effect wedding cake Cumbria

4. Semi-naked cakes

This type of cake is here to stay, and is perfect for rustic-themed or barn weddings. The beauty of this style is that they can be dressed with fresh flowers or foliage to complement bridal bouquets, or made completely decadent and covered in seasonal fruit, caramel drips and other edible goodies (Photos by Jo Greenfield Photography and Gail Secker Photography).

  • A stunning Lake District wedding cake adorned with beautiful flowers on top.
  • Hidden River Barn Autumn burgundy wedding cake

5. Bold Colours

– With Pantone announcing Viva Magenta as its colour of the year for 2023, we’ll be seeing a lot more weddings incorporating this beautiful vivid hue, and I cannot wait to create some cakes using this colour as inspiration!

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your wedding cake, definitely keep these trends in mind! You can never go wrong with following the latest trends… especially when it comes to your wedding day, but above all go for a style you love.

If you’re planning your wedding in the Lake District or Cumbria and need cake design advice, do get in touch. Or if you need more inspiration check out my posts on Spring Wedding Cake Ideas or Contemporary Cake Inspiration

Happy planning!

Kelly x

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