It’s official, we LOVE cake! Naked cakes, drip cakes, stacked cakes and tier cakes all make us smile. But we are absolutely head over heels with the latest trend from the cake world – translucent wedding cakes. These gorgeous designs are going to be appearing at more and more celebrations this year so we thought we’d find out more. Come and take a look at our round up of the best wedding cake ideas, they’re real showstoppers!
What is a translucent wedding cake?
Well, a translucent cake takes the naked cake trend to the next level. Instead of being completely bare, the translucent cake is decorated with a thing layer of icing. And when we say thin, we mean thin because you should see the cake itself peeping through in a few places. If you’d like your wedding cake to have a touch of sweetness without overloading on the sugar AND you want to be on trend, a translucent wedding cake could be the thing for you.
Translucent wedding cake ideas
We’ve pulled together our edit of the most attractive translucent wedding cakes around so that you can serve your guests a big slice of brilliance. The hardest thing will be choosing which design you go for.
Foliage is still big news this year and it’s a great way to decorate your cake.
Image Courtesy of Teneil Kable
Include a bright pop of colour on your cake and an enticing cake toper to tempt your guests.
Image Courtesy of Jodee Debes
Here’s proof that translucent wedding cakes can be every bit as elegant as a traditional design.
Image Courtesy of The Pastry Studio
Soft pastel flowers make this the perfect design for a stylish spring wedding.
Image Courtesy of Joey Kennedy Photography
We’re still not over succulents so this design makes us very happy indeed.
Image Courtesy of Mark Dickinson
Delicate blooms and some trailing greenery create a cake that would be completely at home at a country wedding.
Image Courtesy of Davy Whitener
Decorate your cake with some eye-catching fruit and greenery. We love the balanced, natural look here.
Image Courtesy of Fanton Photography
Muted colours and beautiful blooms with a vintage twist create a look that’s perfect for a rustic, autumnal wedding.
Image Courtesy of Pixie Bella Photography
Cascading flowers and a fantastic cake topper bring a real sense of fun to this cake.
Image Courtesy of Photography by Marirosa
Layer upon layer of perfect cake, a touch of icing and a couple of perfect white flowers really is all you need…
Image Courtesy of Baker Mama
A tall, towering design with a statement topper above some bold greenery would look amazing at an autumn or winter wedding.
Image Courtesy of Jess Jackson
Blackberries, antique roses and pretty details make this a super romantic wedding cake that would be ideal for an intimate wedding.
Image Courtesy of Cristina Navarro
Mix things up a little by combining translucent layers with a fully iced layer (or two!)
Image Courtesy of French Made
Remember that your cake doesn’t have to be a plainly coloured sponge. Red velvet cake anyone?
Image Courtesy of Aida Malik Photography
If you love the thought of a non-traditional wedding cake, you absolutely have to take a look at these mouth-watering drip cakes.