There's no sweeter wedding trend right now than the drip cake. Dubbed one of the top fads by the Pinterest Wedding Report of 2017, 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.