First things first... Sorry.

Apologies in advance. This post will make you hungry.

Cake hungry.

If fact, you might want to dash out and pick up a box of French Fancies, just to tide you over while you read it....

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Cake by Cake-ology, Photo by Kat Willson via Style Me Pretty

Our resident cakexpert (what a job title!) and supreme baker behind the glorious goodies at Ivory & Rose Cake Company, Jaclyn Campbell has been bringing us the Top Wedding Cake Trends of 2014.

First we featured the most chic metallic wedding cakes you ever did see, and then we had naked wedding cakes, yes sans icing, but piled high with fresh fruit and rustic style.

And now for #3, Jaclyn is taking us to the luscious, delicious and sugar-laced world of buttercream. Delicious.

Over to you Jaclyn... (we're off on the hunt for our nearest cake shop).

Buttercream Wedding Cakes

This style of wedding cake was very in vogue in 2013 and I can only see it becoming even more popular amongst wedding couples in 2014 and there are two reasons for that. 

It looks romantically gorgeous with fresh flowers or lace bunting and it doesn’t have the traditional fondant covering which many people are not that fond of, because it can be quite sweet. 

My favourite flowers to dress a buttercream cake with are gypsophila, roses and peonies.

Pretty as a Peach

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Cake by Ivory & Rose Cake Company

Sugared Swirls

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Cake by Wild Orchid Baking, Photo by Emily Delamater via Style Me Pretty

Sweet Lines

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Cake by The Master's Baker, Photo by The Wedding Artist's Collective via Style Me Pretty.

Cascading Over Cream

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Cake by Honeymoon Bakery, Photo by Britt Croft Photography via Style Me Pretty

Lemon and Lavander

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Cake by Cakealicious, Photo by Alixann Loosle via Style Me Pretty.

Rustic Dessert

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Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica via The Knot.

Perfect with Peonies

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Photo by Robyn Van Dyke Photography via Southern Weddings.

Aren't they gorgeous? I love how buttercream can look quite prim and polished, or utterly informal and rustic too.

I made my sister's wedding cake and used a cream cheese buttercream, and not to toot to my own oven, (it wasn't anywhere near as lovely as these buttercream beauties) but it was pretty delicious, and I found a buttercream icing so much prettier than the usual sugar paste - though it did take about twenty layers to cover up the dark Guinness chocolate cake hidden inside!

What do you think, are you a buttercream bride, or are you a groom who prefers a more traditional tier?

Check out more of Jaclyn's handiwork on Ivory & Rose Cake Company's website, and find the rest of her posts here.

And for more stomach-rumbling, screen-licking, wedding cake inspiration, hit our Picture Gallery, or see our Wedding Cake board on Pinterest.