If there’s one thing any occasion isn’t complete without, it’s a stunning cake. Not only can intricately decorated cakes serve as a showpiece for any event, they’re also a tasty treat.
Just like fashion, cake decorating follows specific trends. With the introduction of social media, cake decorating trends have evolved and changed quicker than ever before. What’s popular one year may not be popular the next. That’s why it’s so important to monitor what’s hot and trending on social media. Doing so sounds easy, but that’s not always the case. With millions of hashtags being introduced each day on Instagram, it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest trends.
Fortunately for you, we’ve done the dirty work. Listed below are the top five Instagram kids birthday cake designs trending in 2019 so far. Check it out!
Birthday Cake Design Trend #1: Unicorn Cakes
At the very end of 2018, “unicorn cakes” topped the list of Googled search terms. These cutesy cakes are actually works of art, so it’s no surprise that they’ve captivated Instagram users. It’s also no surprise that they’ve become a staple at birthday parties and even bridal showers.
On the outside, these cakes are typically covered in smoothed white buttercream frosting. Then, there’s usually eyes made out of frosting. There’s also a colorful design for the unicorn’s hair as well. Then, finally, there’s the iconic unicorn horn that sits on the top of the cake.
These cakes are absolutely stunning on the outside—but they’re equally beautiful on the inside. They usually contain multi-colored layers, which provides beauty even after you slice into the cake!
Just like you’re seeing in the home design space, geometric designs and prints are trending in the cake decorating world. From bold, simple designs to intricate tessellations, geometric prints are popping up all over Instagram for kids birthday cakes and everything in between. These prints are being made out of fondant, but also out of buttercream frosting, too.
This trend is exactly what it sounds like—and it’s equally alluring. Cakes are popping up all over Instagram that feature intricate hand-painted designs. Your child will be in awe of how beautiful their abstract cake is. And, regardless of where the inspiration is drawn from, it’s clear that this birthday cake design trend is here to stay.
Cakes are no longer just white buttercream frosting. If you’ve been on Instagram lately to look at cake decorating trends, you’ll see that bright, bold colors are trending. From neon pinks and oranges to ocean blue hues and every color in between, you can express yourself as a designer and incorporate fun colors into your cake decorations.
When you think “kids birthday cake” you probably envision a white sheet cake covered in sprinkles. Confetti cakes are iconic and almost synonymous when it comes to a child’s birthday cake. If you love fun-looking cakes and sweet cake batter, you’ll love confetti cakes.
Remember, trends in cake decorating can change at the drop of a hat. Scroll the popular page or #cake on Instagram to draw inspiration and catch whiffs of next year’s emerging birthday cake designs trending as they pop up.