Six Hot Cake Decorating Trends You Need To Know For 2020

2020 has come! A new year means new ideas, new styles, and new creativity, so we’d compile a useful list of all the cake decorating trends that are super popular this year. Here is your go-to reference to make sure your cake decorating is totally on trend!

Grazing tables

The grazing table is new for this year. This is going to be seen at many weddings and parties. You might think this isn’t cake decorating but there is an art of decorating involved. The key is for the abundance of goodies to look thrown together in a precise manner. Doughnuts and macarons are also playing a big part of your dessert table, alongside the main event cake.


When it comes to color, metallics play a huge part. In 2019, rose gold has been playing a much smaller part in the metallics family and in 2020, it will be fading out even more. Silver, gold, and copper are much bigger players, and using them in a mixed metal way in particular. This may be for one stand out tier for the whole design, or on a wedding cake.


A huge trend this year is part of decorating the actual cake, the display of the cake. Geometric shapes, shabby boxes, hexagonal frame, instead of cake stands, this completes your look.


Sprinkles are not just for kids’ cakes! This year, sprinkles are back in a big way, in all shapes and sizes, as part of a drip or covering the entire cake.

Buttercream painting

Painting on cakes takes a new turn, by using a palette knife you can paint on buttercream in different colors for a beautiful artistic effect. This is a trend that we can’t wait to see more of!


Foliage has been a part of cake decorating for recent years, but there is a shift in what to use and make. Fern is replacing eucalyptus and gypsophilia, especially on wedding cakes against crisp white cakes.