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Dal Tamber, Fancier Cakes - wedding cake partner of Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich

The Biggest Wedding Cake Trends for 2017

Friday 30 September 2016

We’ve teamed up with Dal Tamber from Fancier Cakes, one of our expert wedding partners, to find out more about 2017’s bold and beautiful wedding cake trends.

The wedding cake is one of the most important parts of your special day, and one of the most photographed moments – so you’ll want your cake to look its best!

At Chateau Impney, we work with a number of fantastic partners who know the latest wedding trends inside-out, and have lots of great advice.  When it comes to wedding cakes, there’s nobody who’s in the know more than Dal from Fancier Cakes.

Next year’s trends are all about introducing striking colours or bold graphics into your cake’s design. Ombré designs are particularly fashionable at the moment, using different shades of edible watercolour on buttercream to achieve a stunning look in your chosen colours.

Ombre wedding cake design

For a more intricate design, why not consider a hand-painted wedding cake? You could choose a large, vivid design like a floral pattern, or personalise the cake with script or a monogram.

Hand-painted floral wedding cake

If you really want to make a statement, then a cake with metallic tiers is a must! Icing is given a lustred finish, but if you want a truly decadent look, you could opt for gold and silver leaf.

For those of you who have included metallic colours in your theme and want a cake with a totally unique style, then a chocolate drip cake is the perfect choice. The cake is finished with buttercream and drips of rich chocolate, painted with vivid colours and decorated with edible treats. No cake looks the same!

Chocolate drip wedding cake

However, if you fancy something a little more rustic, then a semi-naked cake is the way to go. In a semi-naked cake, each sponge tier can be seen through a thin layer of buttercream. The cake is then decorated with seasonal fresh fruits and flowers for a truly gorgeous down-to-earth look.

Semi-naked buttercream wedding cake

We hope these stunning designs have inspired you – if you’re searching for the perfect cake to complete your special day, contact Fancier Cakes for more information. To find out more about holding your wedding at Chateau Impney and to arrange a viewing, call Olivia on 01905 827 585 or email

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