5 Wedding Cake Trends of 2013

Wedding cakes stand as a centerpiece throughout the reception, evoking the sentiment of a new bond of love and accentuating the beauty of the bride and groom on their wedding day. To make a statement this year, cake trends have become more sophisticated, fun and daring with displays of bright and bold colors, flowers, lace and everything in between. 2013 brings a whole lot of opportunity for brides and grooms to express their love through the design of a wedding cake.

## 1. Wedding Dress Inspired Cakes

One modern way brides are choosing to tie their cakes in with the overall aesthetic of the wedding is by having the crowning dessert match their bridal dress. After all, they put time and money into finding a garment that is absolutely breathtaking, so why not have the design translate into other aspects of the layout? With cakes becoming more colorful and bedazzled, no décor theme is off limits; if you’re a contemporary bride rocking an ombre purple gown, your dessert can do the same for a whimsically delicious touch; if you’re a fan of the roaring 1920’s, you can add feathers, lace, pendants and pearls to the cake to have it match _The Great Gatsby _styled dresses offered by retailers like [David’s Bridal](http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView) and [Claire Pettibone](http://www.clairepettibone.com/bridal/).

![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-1](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-1-600×372.jpg) {via [BridalWave](http://www.bridalwave.tv/2009/05/galleries/gallery_tiered.php?pic=6#galtitle) | cake by [Maisie Fantaisie](http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/frill-wedding-cake.html)} ![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-2](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-2-600×442.jpg) {via [Valencienne](http://www.valencienne.com/ “Couture Wedding Gowns in Toronto”), photographed by [Dave & Charlotte](http://www.daveandcharlotte.com/ “Toronto Wedding Photographers”) | cake by [The Caketress](http://thecaketressblog.com/2011/05/best-toronto-wedding-pink-gold-wedlux/)} ![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-3](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-3.jpg) {via Lilly Pulitzer | cake by Jenny’s Wedding Cakes}

## 2. Lace Wedding Cakes

One of the most popular styles for wedding cakes this year is lace. Lace can be included as a part of a wedding dress inspired cake, but also stand on its own in various themed weddings. This romantic characteristic adds a bit of charm to any wedding reception and dessert spread!

### Vintage Lace Cakes

Using lace as an antique characteristic of the cake is perfect for vintage-themed weddings. Flowers, ribbons, bows and pearls all work well in conjunction with vintage lace. ![{via ](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/vintage-lace-wedding-cake-2-600×923.jpg) {via [Frou Frou and Frills](http://www.froufrouandfrills.com/)} ![vintage-lace-wedding-cake](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/vintage-lace-wedding-cake.jpg) {via [Bridal Guide](http://www.bridalguide.com/)}

### Traditional Lace Cakes

[Traditional lace](http://www.whitelacecakes.com/) adds a feminine aura to any traditional-style wedding. It’s a graceful style that implies a sense of harmony throughout the entire wedding. With the addition of colored flowers or light accents, a traditional lace wedding cake sits delicately. ![{via Wedding Elation}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/traditional-lace.png) {via [Wedding Elation](http://www.weddingelation.com/)}

### Modern Lace Cakes

Modern lace cakes are perfect for weddings using a color scheme with bold hues, since the color shades can easily be incorporated into the cake’s design. It may seem like there’s a lot going on in the design, but the lace will enhance the bright color, giving off a fun, chic vibe! ![{via Wedding Elation}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/modern-lace.png) {via [Wedding Elation](http://www.weddingelation.com/)}

## 3. Black and White Cakes

Black and white wedding cakes were one of the most popular wedding cakes trends of last year, but have yet to be stopped. Often used for retro-themed weddings, but not exclusively, the black and white style is an elegant choice for various modern style weddings. ![{via Weddingomania}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/black-and-white-wedding-cake-1.jpg) {via [Weddingomania](http://www.weddingomania.com/42-gorgeous-black-and-white-wedding-cakes/pictures/440/)} ![black-and-white-wedding-cake-2](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/black-and-white-wedding-cake-2-600×800.jpg) {via [The Twisted Sifter](http://thetwistedsifter.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/wedding-cake-fondant-black-and-white-gardenia-lexington-ky/)}

## 4. Hand Painted Cakes

[Fondant covered cakes](http://palermobakery.com/#tab1) are a lovely way to express a bride and groom’s relationship. Each cake is a unique creation of the artist and a beautiful display of love shared between two people. Considering the endless possibilities, fondant is the easiest way to get creative when it comes to your wedding cake, and having yours hand-painted is one way to make your cake a true piece of art! ![{via Maggie Austin Cakes}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/hand-painted-wedding-cake.jpg) {via [Maggie Austin Cakes](http://maggieaustincake.com/)} ![{via April Foster Events}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/hand-painted-wedding-cake-2.png) {via [April Foster Events](http://aprilfosterevents.com/)}

## 5. Colored Cakes

Brides and grooms looking to step away from a traditional style wedding will love colored wedding cakes. As the bride’s dress many be off the beaten path, so can the cake. Many daring colors, including mint and red, can be carried over from the wedding’s color scheme to the cake’s design. This technique is suited for all types of wedding themes. It’s simple to match a color to the season or location of your wedding, like a light purple for a garden summer wedding, or an elegant green for a wedge wood inspired wedding. ![{via Martha Steward Weddings & Brides}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/colored-wedding-cakes.png) {via [Martha Stewart Weddings](http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228847/perfect-wedding-color-palette-blue-and-white/@center/272434/plan-your-wedding-color) & [Brides](http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2013/02/round-neon-wedding-cake-with-pink-flower.html)} Whether you’re looking for traditionally tasteful or bold and daring, you have a wonderful selection of wedding cake trends to choose from this year! **So…what kind of cake are you having?**

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