Wedding cakes: the hottest trends and predictions from the experts

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Wedding cakes: the hottest trends and predictions from the experts

Bridal-inspired cakes

"One thing I do quite a lot of is take inspiration from the bride's dress," said Helen Mansey of Bellissimo Cakes. "I do all the hand piping that matches details from the dress, and also put edible lace into the flowers to give it a fabric-like texture.

"My work is very much inspired from the trend in Australia to have sharp edges and a very polished, clean look. They're the leaders in the market."

"The vintage theme has been around for a couple of years, and I must admit it's right up my street because I love the shabby chic look and the large roses," added Angela Cliffe of Authenticake.

"There seems to be a transgression from one theme into another. I think we're seeing a lot of tall cakes with sleek, clean-cut lines now."