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Destination Wedding Cake Trends: Sweet Ideas for Your Celebration

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There are a lot of decisions to make when you are planning your destination wedding: your location, your date, your guest list, and your menu, just to name a few. One element of your menu that you will likely put some extra thought into is your cake – a delicious and beautiful dessert to be the cherry on top of your entire celebration. 

But it can be hard to choose from so many fun and unique cake styles. This article will review some fun ideas for your destination wedding cake. From modern wedding cakes to popular trends for the new year, there is no limit to your possibilities. Here are a few ways that you can make your cake special.  

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There are a number of cake trends being predicted for the new year. If you are looking to stay on top of those trends, you might consider making your cake fit one of these themes. Here are just a couple of popular new trending cakes.  


One popular wedding cake trend is to cover your cake in edible flowers. Typically, this is seen in more cottage-core aesthetics, but why not try to put a twist on it if you can? For your destination wedding, talk to your cake decorator about the local flora. If some of those flowers are edible, you can add those to your cake. If you cannot find local edible flowers, you can try to match the style or color scheme with flowers that might be similar.

Unique Flavors

You could also make your cake unique by trying out some rare or unconventional flavors. If you chose a tropical getaway for your destination wedding, consider theming your cake flavors around your location. Adding fruity flavors like mango or pineapple to your cake and icing is a fun way to integrate a tropical flavor into your cake. You could also add coconut to your cake for a nice balance of flavors. Do some research into fruits or herbs that might be grown around your destination wedding location and see how you can tie them into your special day. 

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Cake Styles for the Beach

If your destination wedding plans include a beachside wedding ceremony or reception, you might be thinking of matching your wedding cake to the beauty of the sea. There are a lot of ways that you can make your cake perfect for a wedding on the shore. Here are just a couple of beachside cake ideas

Embrace the Waves

One way to style your cake is to take inspiration from the beauty of the ocean. This can be done in a lot of ways, too. If you want to keep it simple, you could adorn your cake with seashells, pearls, or sea glass. A lot of modern wedding cakes are all about textured icing; using a mix of blues and whites, your cake could resemble the ocean’s waves. You could even use sugar art to create beautiful, glassy waves that surround the base of your cake. Create a watercolor palette out of blue and green hues, just like the ocean. The possibilities are endless.

Keep It Simple

Sometimes, it can be nice to just keep your wedding simple. Perhaps you are having an intimate destination wedding or have a minimalist approach. A simpler cake can be a nice way to highlight the backdrop of a beautiful beachside wedding. Some new trending cakes are highlighting sheet cakes as a great option for a smaller wedding that can be beautifully designed. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your cake being accidentally knocked over. You could also opt for a semi-naked cake, which will pair well with the simple elegance of nature. 

Classically Modern Wedding Cakes

If you are looking for a classic wedding cake that fits into our current day and age, do not worry. There are a lot of popular modern options for designing your cake that still do not feel overdone or boring. You can make your cake trendy and still feel unique to you and your wedding.


One of the newer, trendy cake styles is to have hand-painted decorations on your cake. This is a great way to decorate your cake to tie it into your wedding destination. You could paint local birds or flowers onto your cake alongside the married couple, silhouetted against a sunset. Hand-painted art on your cake is a beautiful and unique way of adding a special flair to your cake and to your celebration. 

Add Some Texture

A lot of popular modern wedding cake designs include a texture to the frosting. This could be a fun pattern or a more rustic design depending on the style you are hoping to emulate. Textured cakes can be done in a variety of colors and even painted overtop to add an extra bit of flair. 

Golden Flair

For a little bit of added elegance and shine to your cake, think about adding a metallic element. This could be a silver or golden icing color to make one of your cake tiers stand out, or it could be the addition of gold leaf as a decoration to the finished masterpiece. Gold and silver are popular accents that you can add to different cake styles.  

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Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.

Consider working with Destify to create the destination wedding of your dreams. We are here to help you with every step of the process, from choosing a location to planning your reception menu. Many of our wedding packages even include a custom cake. 

We are here to make your destination wedding feel like a dream come true in every possible way. Connect with us at Destify to start planning the wedding of your dreams. 

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