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The Hottest Trend in Wedding Desserts: Drip Cakes

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While the past few years have given rise to the naked cake (we’re big fans), lately we’ve been seeing a new trend — the DRIP CAKE — and we’re completely on board! Essentially it’s a cake where the topped has been expertly doused in a liquid icing and it runs/melts down the sides (kind of like lava). However, there’s a catch — it may look like something you can easily DIY, but when the drips get messy and there aren’t definitive lines, it can turn into a #pinterestfail. For that reason, we’re giving some major praise to the creative bakers + decorators of these cakes!

We’ve seen confectionary creations melting with neon icing, dripping with honey, and ones covered in sweet chocolate syrup. Whether the cakes have been softly iced, left naked, or are completely covered in fondant, the drip trend is a fun + funky twist on the classic cake. Prepare to drool as you scroll through our favorite drip masterpieces! 

*The above cake was created by Mwokaji Cakery + photographed by Julie Shuford Photography.

1. This Rustic Honeycomb Cake Dripping with Honey

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cake by Meredith Ouzounian // florals by Best Day Ever Floral Design // photo by Stefanie Vee

2. This Blush Funfetti Masterpiece Topped with Macarons

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cake by Scootabaker // photo by Raya Carlisle // planned by Green Ribbon Parties 

3. This Berry Farm Drizzle Cake

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cake by Just a Dash Cakes // photo by Marcela Pulido Photography

4. This Harvest-Inspired Semi-Naked Cake Drizzled with Caramel

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 cake by Wander and Whisk // photo by W&E Photographie

 5. This Three-Tier Tuxedo Cake Dripping in Dark Caramel

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6. These Individual Cakes Dripping with Caramel + Touches of Gold Leaf

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by Amy’s Sweet Bakeshop from the Enchanting Fall Wedding Fashion with BHLDN // photo by We Laugh, We Love Photography

7. This Autumn Stick Season-Inspired Semi-Naked Chocolate Cake

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cake by Bentley’s Bakery from this Autumn Stick Season Sorcery-Inspired Shoot in Vermont // photo by Michael Tallman

8. These Ombre Floral Covered Pastel Cakes

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cake by Walton’s Fancy and Staple from this Colorful Floral Love Fest Wedding Inspiration // photo by The Nichols

9. This Icing + Crumb Donut Forest Cake

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10. This Blue + Beautiful, Cheery Springtime Semi-Naked Cake

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cake by Beverly’s Bakery  // photo by Lucy Munoz Photography

11. This Cake That Looks Like It’s Straight Out of a Renaissance Painting


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12. This Simple + Elegant Woodland-Inspired Cake

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cake by Gaggui // photo by Petra Veikkola

13. This Copper Covered Cactus Creation


cake by Frost It Cakery // photo by Koman Photography

 First of all, WOAH. Second of all, YUM! So, who else is on board? Which cakes will you be pinning? What would your *DREAM* drip cake look like? Let us know in the comments below! 🙂

 And a huge THANK YOU (and major applause) to all the expert bakers that contributed to this post. So much appreciation + admiration for you all.

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