Top 10 Trendy and Stunning Cakes in 2021

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These cakes should be in a fashion show. That’s just how breathtaking they are. 

1. Geode Cakes

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A Classic Geode Cake is made to look like a crystallized geode is formed inside the cake. They are typically made of rock candy. Geode Cakes can also be customized by having a geode exterior instead of an interior.

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This cake has dyed sugar rocks placed on smooth buttercream on it’s exterior to give a ‘je nais se quoi’ look. Some geode designs feature a beautiful marble finishing as the coating on the cake.

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You can observe the smooth marble coating with gold touches and the emerald geode inside. Absolutely impressive! Furthermore, the geodes don’t have to be in one color only. They can have multiple colors!

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This dreamy cake is made with a greyish color geode on the outer layer, then a pastel pink color geode as the inner layer. And worry not if you do not like rock candy! You can make geode cakes without it!

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This elegant beauty is made with fondant and hand painted to look like a geode. Some geode cakes even have a textured edge to make it more believable.

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They can also come in small sizes.

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This mini geode cake has an intricate topper as well. Making it both cute and captivating at the same time. You can also make a statement by going wild with geode designs.

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This design is phenomenal.

2. Translucent Isomalt Cake

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Isomalt is a type of sugar substitute made from beets. It is not as sweet as sugar and is odourless. It is commonly used as cake decoration toppers. It can also be used to hold little cookies and macarons.

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Just look at this marvelousness. Translucent Isomalt can also be used other ways and not just as a topper.

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Here the Translucent Isomalt is placed at the sides of the cake.

3. Brush Stroke

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The Brush Stroke is another popular artsy design on cakes these days. These brush strokes are usually made just by using a spatula There can come in large 4-tier cakes.

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This could be an art piece at a museum. Brush Stroke Cakes can also come in cute mini sizes.

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This could be a ‘kawaii’ baby shower or birthday cake. Some people go really creative and incorporate them with other types of deco to form a whole new look.

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Now that’s the cutest turkey cake I have ever seen. I don’t even feel like eating it because it’s too cute. Ermm, nah I think I still will. I mean can you resist a cake?

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And this pineapple cake! Such a cute summer cake!

4. Modern Square Cakes

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If you look back at the cakes in the past, most of them used to be more gaudy. Some people liked them, but I’m more of a minimalist. So these modern designs are my favourite!

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Now that’s what i call a beautiful modern cake! If I’m going to choose a wedding cake. It would be this. Besides that, have you heard of concrete cakes? (and no they are not made of concrete)

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This concrete design on cakes is also becoming so famous. It can be paired with many different decoratives like geometric shapes, flowers and more.

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Now let’s break Modern Square Cakes further. (pun intended)

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Deconstructed cakes are breaking the stereotypes of how cakes should be assembled.  

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This is such a unique ensemble it definitely is going to make heads turn.

5. Minimalist Cakes

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Less is definitely more. Minimalist cakes look like they were definitely ‘Marie Kondo’ approved. Take for instance, this cake with the little bear on top. There’s another version with rustic leaves.

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And some with just a splash of color on a white base.

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Buttercream frosting has never looked so aesthetic. And some with gradient effects on the sides of the cake.

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This cake is a representation of the ocean. How beautiful and calm. And of course most minimalist cakes have just floral designs on them, which is enough to make you go “wow”.

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Just look at how this cake is so simple yet just so gorgeous. 

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This cake made rustic and minimalist work like a great combo! You also might come across small ‘kawaii’ designs on Minimalist cakes nowadays.

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I have never seen more cute watermelons than this. And some just have a word or sentence on it.

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Yeap. This cake made me smile for sure. I am pretty sure you did too right?

6. Edible Pressed Flowers Cake

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If there were flower fairies, these cakes would look like it was custom made by them. Using edible flowers as decorations, they are pressed gently and placed as desired on these cakes.

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Such vibrant colorful flowers. Perfect for a girl’s birthday cake.

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This one has a more messy look to it – that still works well. It looks so effortless.

7. 3D Printed Decorative Cakes

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Now this shows how technology is nothing but awesome! These cakes used 3D Printing Technology to create beautiful patterns. 

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We have to thank Pastry Chef, Dinara Kasko, who used her background in architecture to come up with these mind blowing designs.

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Have you seen Tron? Or any other futuristic movies? Yeap, this looks like something out of a science fiction movie. 

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Just look at this cake. So precise. So interesting. It looks out of this world! 

8. Dripping Cakes

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These Dripping Cake designs have taken the world by storm. The drips are usually made of dark chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate and cream or royal icing.

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These cakes would have got you thinking, “how is something that is dripping, looks so pretty instead of messy?”

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We even got a Gold Drip design. Very exquisite indeed.

9. Mini Cakes

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Another trend among people these days – Mini Cakes. Absolutely adorable!

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I love how these mini cakes come in two beautiful pastel colors with simplistic designs on them.

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These cakes are super mini sized! This makes them super adorable!

10. Cake Alternatives

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Lastly and certainly not the least, we have Cake Alternatives as the latest trend. The possibilities of this trend are endless! People have gone crazy with the designs of using other pastries or food to assemble a cake. The one above is a macaroon cake.

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Beware! The cookie monster is about to chow this down! This ‘cake’ is made of huge cookies. 

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We certainly can’t ignore the ‘Donut Cake. Thank you Krispy Kreme!

And that’s a wrap! Were you blown away?

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