2018 is shortly coming to an end, and although some cake trends have stuck around from last year (we’re looking at you, unicorn cakes..) there are some trends we see trickling into the New Year! 2018 has been an incredibly busy year with so many amazing trends and designs, and we can’t wait to see what the next year holds. 


Move aside Fondant, Ganache is taking the shine!

Fondant is a classic icing that has been hero’d within cake decorating for many years. But now as the more artistic or rustic finishes are requested, ganache has begun to challenge fondant for the top spot when it comes to cake trends! With a lovely chocolate flavour and creamy finish, it is perfect for those who want a rich flavoured finish.


Industrial Vibes

Cool tones, sharp edges and textured finishes make up this edgy industrial style. We definitely think this style fits into our 2018 cake trends! Created in ways such as concrete-esque finishes created by manipulating buttercream or approaching the design with a minimalistic hand, this style is definitely one to watch in 2019.



Rose gold in particular has been one of our favourite cake trends over the last year, but now metallics in each shade are being chosen to feature on cakes for all occasions. Whether these are created with intense foiled effects or soft, pearlescent sheens, they add such a beautiful pop to nearly any design!

Gold Leaf Minimalist Wedding Cake


Natural Greenery

Although we will always have a soft spot for flowers, there is so much beauty to be found in working with greenery.  Along with the natural beauty, the different combinations of texture and depth they can bring really adds to minimalist designs. Much like florals, they work with almost any design and really bring a sense of softness and nature to cakes, which can be handpicked to compliment your cake.


Customised Toppers

This is one of the cake trends that has skyrocketed in 2018! Cake toppers started as your classic ceramic bridal couple, but now they have really taken a new form. From monograms to messages, made of anything from perspex and wood to bunting and metallic finishes. There are so many options to add some customisation to your cake. Check out Red Pepper Designs for endless topper options!

Wedding Cake Line Up

Don’t forget we offer complimentary wedding consultations! To book click here, or for any other questions, email us at info@sweetbitescakes.co.nz or give us a call on 09-836 8806. For further advice on cake flavours, don’t hesitate to consult with your cake decorator at your appointment! You can also find other wedding designs of ours here.

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