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Popular Cake Designs That Will Impress Your Guests

by Clifton Pena

Whether you're ordering a birthday, wedding or other celebration cake, you'll want it to taste delicious and look fabulous. The cake is the centrepiece of any celebration, so give it the time and attention it deserves when making your party plans. Cake trends come and go, but there are some designs that will consistently impress your guests, regardless of what's currently trending. Read on for a few suggestions.


A kitsch is a vintage-style cake that will take everyone back to a fond memory in their past, such as their childhood birthday party or their own wedding many years ago. So a kitsch cake is sure to make your guests smile and will definitely be a talking point at your party. These cakes are all about pastel colours and fancy buttercream piping. For decoration, consider lace ribbon, silver beads and maraschino cherries.


A watercolour cake allows you to serve a piece of art to your guests and has intricate detailing that will have your guests wanting to take a closer look before its cut. This type of cake is covered in royal icing which acts like a canvas. Food colouring and fine paint brushes are used to create a design that looks like a watercolour painting on your cake, and you can choose to have almost anything you like painted onto your cake.


Shaggy cakes are iced in a multi-opening piping nozzle, which makes them look like a shaggy rug. The end result is striking and fun and will definitely separate your cake from any off-the-shelf alternative. For an elegant version of this cake, opt for white or cream icing, and for a bold version of this cake, opt for multi-coloured icing piped on to create a patchwork effect.


Rainbow cakes are perfect for fun-loving extroverts who love to make a statement and keep things light-hearted. What's more fun than cutting into a cake to reveal several colourful layers of delicious sponge! Keep the icing plain to surprise your guests when you cut the cake or opt for bright decorations, such as sprinkles, ribbons or swirls of multi-coloured buttercream. You can go as bold as you like with this type of cake.

Your cake should be exactly what you want it to be, so don't be afraid to ask for what you want. When you're ordering a cake for a special occasion, ask to see samples of the work your chosen bakery has done and be specific about what you want your cake to convey ahead of placing your order.

Keep these tips in mind when looking to buy cakes online from local shops.