9 Trending Cake Designs In 2022 & 2023

Are you planning a wedding or special event in 2022? If so, one of your most important decisions is what kind of cake to serve. The cake design will set the tone for your celebration and add an extra layer of deliciousness. 

From classic tiered cakes to modern works of art, our client’s countless ideas and combinations can help turn your dream into reality. Whether you prefer something traditional or something more daring and unique, we have compiled some new trends from and our own decorators and up-and-coming bakers in the country. 

So without further ado, let’s explore the hottest looks for 2022 and find which design resonates best with you. Get ready to be inspired by amazing creations that will impress you all at your next big event!

Minimalist Cake

The minimalist style of cake design continues to be incredibly trendy in 2022 and 2023. Simple yet stunning, these one-tiered creations feature subtle flavors with minimal decorations like small fondant accents or delicate piping techniques. They can also be made into custom shapes such as hearts and stars, making them ideal centerpieces at any celebration.

A classic favorite among bakers around the world is the drip cake. Invented by Australian cake artist Katherine Sabbath, this decadent layer cake features a thin coating of chocolate ganache on top that melts down over each tier when served warm. The result is an eye-catching ombre effect that looks almost too beautiful to eat! 

Unique Birthday Cakes For Men

Concerning male birthday cakes, the demand for something more unique has steadily increased, calling for something special regarding presentation and taste. 

For dads who love beer or whiskey or beer, why not treat them to an edible version? A boozy cake features all the flavor and aroma of his favorite beverage without the hangover. 

If your man is into sports or anime, some cakes can feature their favorite sports teams, jerseys, or anime characters, respectively. Another classic option is a cigar-shaped cake filled with chocolate ganache or buttercream inside each layer. 

Roblox Cake

This type of design is perfect for gamers or anyone with an affinity for the popular online game. A huge hit among today’s kids, you can get creative with your decorations by using fondant to make figurines that look like characters from the game—or even create a whole scene! 

If you want to keep it simple, include basic backdrops and blocks from any of the game’s numerous levels. Either way, this idea will be sure to bring smiles all around!

If you like this cake, check out our other Roblox cake collection on our site. You’ll find all kinds of cakes that your little ones will truly appreciate!

Money Cake

The next popular cake design in the Philippines is money cakes. Money cakes offer an interactive and fun experience for all guests involved. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or graduation, this type of feature can be included in many cake designs.

Money cakes usually involve a hidden roll clip with money notes in their center, with a pullable happy birthday topper. Once the topper is pulled, PHP notes will shortly follow until the clip is empty. 

Due to the versatility of this feature, it makes them perfect for any event – whether it’s an elegant occasion or simply a casual get-together with friends!

Naughty Bridal Shower Cake

These cakes are perfect for a fun and flirty celebration, as they often feature male and female genitalia as part of the design. While they may not be suitable for all audiences, Filipinos love adding humor and entertainment to a naughty bridal shower.

The decorations used on bridal shower cakes vary greatly depending on the couple’s preferences and appearance. We won’t need to go into the specifics of each design, but make sure your cake reflects your personality. Whether it’s a traditional or a more risqué design, the cake can set the tone for the whole event and be a memorable centerpiece for the celebration.

Customized Cake

These creations can often be tailored to meet any need and occasion. For example, if your celebrant loves Jordan shoes, we can create a cake in the shape of their favorite sneakers, complete with edible details. Or, if your little one adores roosters, we can design a cake that looks just like one.

The possibilities are endless with customized cakes. From elegant wedding cakes to whimsical birthday cakes, we can bring your vision to life with our skill and creativity. And, with our commitment to using only the finest ingredients, you can be sure that your cake will look stunning and taste delicious too.

Beer/Alcohol Cake 

Beer/alcohol cakes are usually inspired by beer bottles or beer pints i.e. red horse, but they can be created to replicate stronger drinks like whiskey or rum. 

Usually, these cakes are considered hyper-realistic, meaning they look just like the real thing! The attention to detail is incredible, with every label and logo carefully recreated using fondant or other edible materials.

These cakes are perfect for adult birthdays, bachelor parties, and other events where alcohol is a key component. 

Job or Graduation Cake

These types of cakes are highly versatile in design, ranging from seaman and aviation cakes to construction-themed cakes. The possibilities are endless, and we can work with you to create a unique and personalized cake that reflects the recipient’s profession and interests. 

Graduation cakes, while not technically a job, fall under educational achievements and are also very popular. These cakes are often designed to represent the graduate’s field of study or profession, such as a cake shaped like a diploma or adorned with symbols of their chosen field.

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow cakes are the perfect choice for those looking for a creative way to bring some color into their celebrations. These fun and vibrant desserts can be adapted to any event theme or occasion – from baby showers to birthdays! 

But why are rainbow cakes so popular? Because they are visually stunning and can add a pop of color to any celebration. Rainbows can also represent different things to different people, such as hope, inclusivity, and diversity. They’re also a massive hit among children (especially when combined with unicorn figurines), who are drawn to the cake’s bright colors and whimsical nature.

Hyper-realistic Cake

As the name suggests, a hyper-realistic cake is designed to look incredibly realistic, where it is difficult to distinguish from the real object it is meant to replicate. These cakes can take on many forms, from cakes that look like realistic animals to cakes that resemble everyday objects like a handbag.

Hyper-realistic cakes tend to be more expensive because the process can be incredibly time-consuming and requires a great deal of skill and attention to detail. Cake artists will often use various techniques to create realistic textures and shapes, including sculpting, painting, and airbrushing. The end result is often an incredibly impressive work of art that is almost too beautiful to eat!

Check out our gorgeous collection of birthday cakes for women to find similar cakes like this one!

Why It’s Worth Paying Extra For A Unique Cake Design?

When it comes to special occasions, having a cake that stands out can make the event more memorable. But why is it worth paying extra for an intricate design or themed cake? After all, plenty of options are available at your local bakery – so what makes them different?

The answer lies in the level of detail and creativity that goes into each custom-made cake. Professional bakers have years of experience perfecting their craft and can create something unique that reflects your style. They also use only high-quality ingredients, ensuring every bite is delicious and eye-catching!

In addition to looking great, many specialty cakes offer practical benefits too. For example, if you’re having a large gathering and want to avoid waste, opting for smaller portions with several tiers allows everyone to sample without overindulging. And because they’re made from scratch on order, you know each one will be freshly baked and served on time – making them ideal for big celebrations like weddings or anniversaries.


Whether you buy or make one from scratch, we hope our list of popular cake designs has given you some great ideas. There are endless options, from elegant and sophisticated manly cakes to whimsical rainbow cakes. 

Remember to consider the occasion and the celebrant’s preferences when selecting a cake design, and don’t be afraid to get creative and try something new. With a little bit of imagination and some basic cake-decorating skills, you can create a cake that is not only delicious but also visually stunning and memorable. Happy baking!

Order a Beautiful Customized Cake from Cake Indulge Manila

Looking for a showstopper cake for your big event? Give us a shout at Cake Indulge Manila! We ensure your special day gets a cake that’s just as memorable. We create cakes that wow not just in looks, but also in taste – they’re truly unforgettable.

Thinking of a customized cake? Hop over to our custom cakes page. You’ll see a collection of our finest creations, each one a testament to our commitment to top-notch design and delicious flavors. Let’s bake something amazing together!

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