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21 Amazing Drip Cakes You Have to See

Meet the newest cake craze.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
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Warning: Delicious looking cakes ahead. When we say delicious, we mean mouthwatering flavors with delightful drizzle designs that will send you into a full-on tizzy. 

First came the naked cake, then the nearly-naked translucent cake and then we were talking about overloaded cakes. The newest trend? Dressing up your tiers with a simple drizzle of flavor. The drip design lends a bit of whimsy to a wedding cake, while it doesn't take away from any pretty embellishments like intricate fondant details or fresh blooms. For couples looking to add a unique spin onto their modern celebration, this is the cake design for you. Here are 21 different flavor and design ideas to get your sweet tooth ready for a some serious cake tasting appointments. 

1. Metallic Gold Drip Design With Fondant Peaches

Metallic gold drip wedding cake with fondant peaches
Photo: Cly By Matthew Photography; Styling: Cana's Miracle

Cake by Lael Cakes

2. Caramel Drizzle With Chocolate Cake

Caramel drizzled wedding cake with a floral topper
Patricia Heal​

From: A Same-Sex Wedding With Stylish Swagger

3. Small Wedding Cake With Gourmet Cupcakes

Tiered wedding cake display with cupcakes and a drip cake
Limelight Photography

From: A White, Mint and Lavender Wedding at the Westin Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida

4. All-Chocolate Groom's Cake With Feather Topper

From: An Eclectic Fall Wedding at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas

5. Nearly Naked Vanilla Cake

Naked wedding cake with a frosted drip design
Justine Montigny LLC

From: An Elegant, Rustic Wedding at Snow Avenue Greenhouse in Lowell, Michigan

6. Dark Chocolate Mint Cake With Ganache

Drip design wedding cake with a dark chocolate mint flavor
Bri Cibene Photography

From: A Chic, Vintage Wedding at One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Wedding Cake

Drip wedding cake design with a chocolate peanut butter flavor
Hannah Woodard Photography

From: A Spring-Inspired Wedding at Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, South Carolina

8. Rustic Cake With Gold Fondant

Rustic wedding cake with a gold fondant drip design
M2 Photography

From: An Elegant Jewish Wedding at Crossing Vineyards and Winery in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

9. Strawberry-Filled Naked Cake With Chocolate Ganache Drizzle

Strawberry-filled naked cake with a chocolate ganache drizzle
Heather Waraksa

From: An Elegant, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Greenwich, CT

10. Chocolate and Vanilla Naked Cake With Caramel Sauce

Vanilla and chocoalte drizzled naked wedding cake
onelove photography

From: A Natural, Botanical Garden-Inspired Wedding at Millwick in Los Angeles, California

11. Chocolate Groom's Cake With Strawberries

Chocolate groom's cake with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate drizzle
Clint Brewer | Photo

From: A Country Chic Wedding at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas

12. Tiered Bundt Cakes With Fresh Flowers

Tiered bundt cakes with a chocolate drizzle
Lauren Fair Photography

From: A Bohemian Barn Wedding at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania

13. Chocolate-Drizzled Groom's Cake With Strawberries

Chocolate drizzled groom's cake with strawberries
Mandy Owens Photography

From: A Neutral, Pink and Navy Wedding at Antebellum Winston Place in Valley Head, Alabama

14. Naked Carrot Cake With Drizzled Caramel Sauce

Naked carrot cake wedding cake drizzled with caramel sauce
Ashley Seawell Photography

From: A Rustic, Elegant Wedding at The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia

15. Whimsical Wedding Cake With Gold Butterflies

Whimsical wedding cake with a chocolate drip design and gold butterflies

From: A Shabby-Chic Wedding in Nashville, TN

16. Naked Chocolate and Vanilla Cake With Caramel Drips

Chocolate and vanilla naked cake with a caramel drip design
Photography du Jour

From: 10 Naked Cakes You Have to See

17. Small Wedding Cake With Flower Decorations

Small wedding cake with flowers and a chocolate drip design
Jessica Q Photography

From: A Lush, Outdoor Wedding at Venue at the Grove in Phoenix, Arizona

18. Nearly Naked Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel apple nearly naked wedding cake with a caramel drizzle
Willow Noavi Photography

From: A Vintage, Glam Wedding at the Peninsula Room in Traverse City, Michigan

19. Chocolate Groom's Cake With Strawberries

Chocolate drip groom's cake with chocolate covered strawberries

From: An Elegant, Romantic Wedding in Austin, TX

20. Simple Cake With a Chocolate Drizzle Design

Simple four-tier wedding cake with a chocolate drizzle design

From: A Rustic, Earthy Wedding in Brooklyn, NY

21. Graham Cracker and Toasted Marshmallow Cake With Ganache

Graham cracker and toasted marshmellow cake with chocolate ganache
Kurtis Kronk Photography

From: A Modern, Spring Wedding at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, Illinois

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