The wedding industry is shaped around trends, and they are there for a reason. Essentially they are a round-up of what is popular at a given time.
But when planning your wedding, I think it's so much more important to think about what YOU want. Don't worry about what all the wedding mags and blogs are telling you you should be doing. Pick the things you like and go with it.
In fact, the biggest "trend" I've seen recently is a complete lack of theme. Couples seem to be picking what they want because they love it, rather than sticking to a particular colour scheme or look.
That said, it is useful to know what is popular, even if it's just for inspiration. Rather than grandly announcing the 2018 wedding cake trends you "should" be following, I will simply share some elements of wedding cake design that I'm loving at the moment.
I love metallics. Anything gold, copper, bronze, pewter. The shinier the better.
I love natural-looking flowers (whether fresh or sugar). Wild, whimsical, traditional English country garden-style flowers trailing and wafting.
I'm loving a bit of texture, particularly in the same colours. You'll be seeing a lot of white on white bas relief detail from me this year.
I still love marbling, maybe with some brighter colours involved.
And finally, I'm close to loving painted cakes - it's a work in progress!
My final thought on 2018 wedding cake trends? Go with what you love and will make you happy on your big day!
Contact Claire to arrange your wedding cake consultation. There are still dates for Summer 2018 available!