Cake Trends 2018



Don’t we all just love birthdays! The gifts, the food, surrounded by friends and family who shower you with all the extra special attention once every year for 24 hours. Well don’t forget the most integral part of any birthday. CAKE!

Given the significance of cake at any birthday party, you need to pick one that speaks to your heart. So here’s rounding up not 1 but 9 cake trends to explore the next time your birthday comes rolling around.


  • 01. Tiered Cakes

    The tiered cake is a usual staple at weddings but given the current boom of home bakers in and around Colombo, we see tiered cakes as a major hit at birthdays. The older you get the higher the stacks go. You no longer must get married to enjoy a gorgeous tiered cake.

  • 02. Sugar Free?!

    Cake with no sugar? Is it even cake if it doesn’t have sugar? We feel your pain, but given certain dietary restrictions sometimes sugar free is a healthier alternative. But one does not have to sacrifice on taste. The latest café’s and home bakers specialize in sugar free delights to send you straight into a food coma.

  • 03. Drip Cakes

    We’ve all seen it and we can’t get enough. It looks like the latest in cake trends is here to stay and we are not complaining.

    Naked drip cakes, frosted drip cakes, ganache drips, chocolate drips, caramel drips. Drip cakes paired with fresh flowers, drip cakes paired with macaroons. The possibilities are endless. This trend lets you pull out all the stops.

  • 04. All Out

    Less is more is no longer an option when it comes to cakes. Go all out with any theme, be it Harry Potter,
    Game of Thrones of even Avengers. Put the extravagance in cake with a little imagination.

  • 05. Matcha all the way

    The fad hit Colombo by storm. We’ve got matcha everything and now matcha cake is all the rage. The
    finely ground green tea herb infused into a soft moist cake will have even the ardent of fitness fanatics
    see their diet resolutions cave.

  • 06. Buttercream Flowers

    Along with buttercream’s resurgence is piped buttercream flowers. Sugar flowers are often caste aside,
    if not eaten with a wince from the slight sensation of tooth decay. Enter buttercream flowers – beautiful,
    silken-soft, and delicious as decor.

  • 07. Unicorn Cakes

    Along with buttercream’s resurgence is piped buttercream flowers. Sugar flowers are often caste aside,
    if not eaten with a wince from the slight sensation of tooth decay. Enter buttercream flowers – beautiful,
    silken-soft, and delicious as decor.

    The newest cake trend brings these magical Unicorn creatures to life in a light-hearted and fun tone. It’s
    quirky, it’s cute and we bet it will be an all-time favorite.

  • 08. Croquembouche Cake

    Croquembouche has a long history – it was invented by a French pastry chef Antoine Careme in the late 1700s, the classic croquembouche being a tower of cream-filled, choux puff balls piled onto a high pyramid and decorated with caramelized spun sugar. Croquembouche literally translates to “crunch in the mouth.” In addition to spun sugar, the croquembouche can be decorated with icing, chocolate, macarons, sugared almonds or candy ribbons. Our Croquembouche is a modern, much more elaborate, update on the classic – with glazed and filled choux buns and eclairs, baked buttermilk doughnuts, macarons, candied popcorn, ice-cream cones, Ferrero Rochers, piped buttercream flowers, and real sponge cake layers, frosted with Swiss meringue buttercream and glazed in Belgian chocolate.

  • 09. Birthday Cake buffet

    Everyone wants a Pinterest-worthy birthday party. It’s a great way to cater for varied tastes by including
    macarons, brownies, cake pops, cupcakes, marshmallows and cookies, and makes for an eye-catching
    display where you can go big and bold on any theme.

  • 10. Cream tart cake

    Been seeing these cream tarts all over Internet? Either known as Cream Tart, Number Cake or Alphabet Cake this cake is simply impressive. Cookie layers filled with your favorite frosting and decorated with fresh berries, flowers and even macarons and is definitely a cake trend!


So if you haven’t gotten the idea as to what to do for your next birthday maybe try something a little different and on-trend… out of the cake-box, as it were. We hope you like some of these ideas as much as we do!


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