There's no sweeter wedding trend right now than the drip cake. Dubbed one of the top fads by the Pinterest Wedding Report of 2018, this confectionery art has stolen the crown from the geode wedding cake. Geode and agate cakes, we still love you, but the cascading glaze of the drip cake really knows how to get our mouths drooling.
A dream for frosting lovers, this trend is yet another nontraditional alternative to the classic white tiered cake. It's a fun way to add a splash of color—or bring a neutral tone in stark contrast to a bold-hued piece. While something like pink glaze or ruby-red icing is always a sweet choice, the drips don't have to be confined to frosting. One of our favorite looks is trickling caramel, and we're equally huge fans of a flowing mountain of chocolate ganache. Not to mention, a dreamy white-chocolate drip looks like an icicle frozen in time.
We also love how versatile this look is; you can make it work for anything from a rustic fall backyard wedding to a breezy oceanfront reception or modern industrial-chic venue. The trick lies in what else you adorn the cake with—and we promise you, other accents don't distract from the drips; in fact, that's when the drip cake looks its best. Hearty fruits, including figs and berries, are a popular choice for an earthy vibe, but you can always trade them in for oranges and grapes for a more carefree feel. Adornments of flora and fauna have always elevated a cake to the next level, and the drip cake is no different. And hand-painted motifs and watercolor brushstrokes breathe an air of whimsy underneath the waterfall of frosting.
If you're not salivating yet, you will be soon. Get your napkins ready for these mouthwatering creations.
A three-tiered masterpiece in dripping caramel, adorned with organics of wild greenery, strewn fruit, and a standout rose-toned bloom, has garden fever.
This nearly naked single tier topped with dark-chocolate ganache, a showering of berries, and ruby-red flora is dramatic in decadence.
Slick gray icing thickly crowns a cotton-candy-pink tier while echoing the slate hues of the bottom layer for a contemporary feel.
This confection literally takes the cake when it comes to looking bold and rad. Chocolate molded to look like copper adorns both top and bottom, while macaron accents and complementary drips cascade down each monochromatic watercolored layer.
This charming cake takes a cue from nature with baby-blue brushstrokes reminiscent of the sea, white icing drips that mimic icicles, and succulent adornments.
A gorgeous festoon of flora and fauna is just as lavish as the cake itself, serving as a statement piece that brings some southern charm.
A cake has never looked as divine as this one. Blueberries and blackberries frame contrasting white icing and speckled chocolate frosting for an earthy effect.
This lone-tiered showstopper puts a modern spin on boho, with warm tones of ruby and orange, fresh pomegranate, and gilded metallic foil accents.
This droolworthy confection accented with doughnuts is an autumn wedding dream. A bottom tier of chocolate cake with a hint of pumpkin and cinnamon combines with a top tier of apple-spice cake for a warm flavor and two-toned look of ivory seminaked frosting and white glaze that pops.
Why have one stand-alone cake when you can have six minicakes dripping in golden goodness and topped with sumptuous fruit and flowers?
A raspberry glaze brings a splash of color to a white-chocolate cake complemented by rings of berries, greenery, and blush and lavender organic florals.
This springtime concoction has a light and airy vibe, thanks to a bounty of summery grapes and a pastel palette.
A waterfall of chocolate and barely there frosting combine with strawberries and figs for a moody finish.
Butter-colored drips, sprigs of green, miniature florals, and yellow roses make this two-layered cake look like a piece of sunshine.
A topper of roses and a blush shade bring classic romance to this pink-champagne drip cake.
This cake is all about the details, with a hand-painted watercolor flower, white glaze, and trickle of fruit seeds.
A chocolate lover's fantasy, a drenching of dark chocolate, scattered with blueberries and figs, contrasts with white icing for an eye-catching look.
Moody but rustic, this rich fall-inspired minicake swims with lush fruit and a heavy ruby glaze.
Cherry blossoms and macarons contribute to the sweet springtime feel of this romantic cake.
Simple but striking, this caramel delight focuses on a topping of figs to make a statement.
Wispy watercolors on this earthy cylindrical cake evoke a seaside escape. A white glaze with a subtle drip and a topper of daffodils complete the look.
A waterfall of perfectly crafted honey-hued glaze and soft organic accents create an air of vintage romance.
This petite cake sits pretty in shades of violet. Agate rocks and triangular fondant designs bring a crown of geometric flavor, while muted leaves encircle the bottom for a soft desert-boho vibe.
This enchanting tower captures the beauty of the transition between autumn and winter, resembling a lightly frosted birch tree. Scattered berries and lady fingers complete the magic.
Succulent fruits, moody florals, sprigs of leaves, and thin caramel drips call to mind a late summer's evening.