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All the cake decorating trends you need to know for 2020

Cake trends are so important to consider when planning out your future makes, we've compiled the ultimate list of the latest cake trends!

18th Nov 2019

Welcome to your ultimate guide to cake decorating trends 2020! A new year means new ideas, new creativity and new styles, so we thought we'd compile a useful list of all the trends we see being super popular in the next year. Instead of endlessly searching for trending cakes, just refer to this handy guide to keep your makes in line with the latest cake trends! To keep up with an ever-changing and exciting market, pick up your copy of Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft today! Here is your go-to reference for the year ahead, to make sure your cake decorating is completely on trend! In a world of evolving styles, we have put together this guide for you to end anymore searching. 

Cake decorating trends 2020

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Colour trends 

Colour trends chart

The coming year is seeing tones of blue making a huge impact, after the ever-popular Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. Colours are an important factor to think about when beginning your cake decorating.


Silver metallic cake

When looking at colour, metallics play a huge part. This year, rose gold has been playing a much smaller part in the metallics family, and in 2020 will be fading out even more. Gold, silver and copper are much bigger players, and using them in a mixed metal way in particular. This might be for one stand out tier on a wedding cake, or for the whole design.

Grazing tables

Grazing table

(Image credit: Grape and Fig)

New for this year, the grazing table! This is going to be seen at many weddings and parties, and you may think this isn’t cake decorating – but there is an art of decorating involved! The key is for the abundance of goodies to look thrown together, but in a precise manner! As part of your dessert table, doughnuts and macarons are also playing a big part alongside the main event cake.


Wedding cake

(Image credit: Etsy)

A huge trend this coming year is part of decorating the actual cake, the display of the cake. Hexagonal frame, geometric shapes, shabby boxes instead of cake stands… this completes your look.


Cake with foliage

(Image credit: Jen Huang Photo)

Foliage has been a part of cake decorating for some time, but there is a shift in what to use/make. Fern is replacing eucalyptus and gypsophilia, particularly on wedding cakes against crisp white cakes.


Sprinkle Cake

(Image credit: SprinklePop)

Sprinkles are not just for children’s cakes! This year sprinkles are back in a big way, in all shapes and sizes. Appearing as part of a drip or covering the entire cake.

Fault line

Pink fault line cake

(Image credit: Sugar and Sparrow)

Making an appearance in 2019, the fault line style is set to become the new drip cake – you will be seeing the is style a lot in all occasions!

Buttercream painting

Painted buttercream cake

(Image credit: Sugar and Sparrow)

Painting on cakes takes a new turn, by using a palette knife you can paint on buttercream in different colours for a beautiful artistic effect. This is a trend we can’t wait to see more of!

Keep your eyes peeled for these fabulous trends throughout 2020, we can’t wait to see them! Don't forget to pick up Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft to keep up with all of these latest cake trends!

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