Wedding cakes come in all shapes and colors! They also more often have unique and striking decorations. From stunning hand-painted flowers to golden details and real bows; when working with a bakery that specializes in designing and making wedding cakes almost anything is possible. Also, they love to think along with you!
Be inspired by this selection of beautiful wedding cakes and decide together whether your style is among them. These six beautiful and special decorations make your wedding cake a true work of art. And one thing is certain: these wedding cakes are so beautiful that it would be a shame to eat them. Well.. almost then!
A touch of rich gold (or a little more!) on your wedding cake is very modern and stylish. Use it as a beautiful detail or as a real eye-catcher by having a larger decoration placed on the cake. Greenery and flowers can also be covered with gold for an even more royal look. Golden details create a very clean and royal look to your wedding cake. Of course you can also replace gold with another metal color like silver, bronze or rose gold.
Cake: Cakes by Meri | Photography: Chymo & More
You can see this wedding cake in: French wedding at Chateau de Santeny with fireworks finale
Photography: Jillian Rose (left)
Cake: Nadia & Co | Photography: Purple Tree Photography (middle)
Photography: Samantha Leigh Studios | Cake: Sweet Heather Anne (right)
Cake: Gebakkerij | Photography: Elsa Schaddelee
A subtle floral decoration can also be created by having the flowers painted on fondant with edible paint. This creates a very artistic wedding cake that you can make even more striking by using real flowers and intense colors. No matter how bright you make it, the result is a playful and cheerful wedding cake that is also very photogenic.
Photography: Jeanni Dunagan | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop (left)
You can see this wedding cake in: Inspiration for an elegant fine art wedding (Dutch text only)
Cake: Sugarlips Cakes | Photography: Alexandra Vonk (right)
Cake: Sugarlips Cakes | Photography: Audra Wrisley
You can see this wedding cake in: A fall wedding themed ‘Old World’ (Dutch text only)
You probably haven’t seen this much yet: a bow of pure silk or other textile tied around the wedding cake. Choose a large bow or a more subtle ribbon with or without a detail of real flowers; in a uniform color or as a striking contrast. A wedding cake in this style not only radiates calm and simplicity, it is also very elegant.
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Photography: Jen Wojcik (left)
Photography: Kayla Barker (right)
Photography: Mint Photography | Cake: Lily’s Cakes
Can it be striking, but would you also like a cake that is completely edible? Then go with a cake decorated with buttercream. There are no limits with this fun and artistic way of decoration. Do keep in mind your wedding date and venue. Buttercream contains a lot of butter and will melt under warm conditions. Make sure your venue offers a refrigerator and consult with your bakery how to make sure your cake is perfect at the right time.
Photography: Alexandra Vonk | Cake: Sugarlips Cakes (left)
You can see this wedding cake in: An elopement wedding at Chateau de Bouthonvilliers
Cake: Sugarlips Cakes | Photography: Audra Wrisley (right)
You can see this wedding cake in: Bridal editorial in the Oranjerie (Dutch text only)
Photography: Elisabeth van Lent | Cake: Catberry Pastries
You can see this wedding cake in: Getting married in the fall at Ferme de Balingue
Want your wedding cake to stand out even more and have more 3D effect? Sugar flowers are the answer! Beautifully stylized or more natural looking; sugar flowers have a breathtakingly beautiful effect on wedding cakes and can sometimes hardly be distinguished from the real thing. Generally, the look of these stunning wedding cakes is romantic, playful and feminine.
Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand | Cake: Sugarlips Cakes (left)
Cake: Gebakkerij | Photography: Elsa Schaddelee (right)
Cake: Sugarlips Cakes | Photography: Alexandra Vonk
Cake: Gift Cakes | Photography: Paula O’Hara (left)
Photography: Whitney Heard | Cake: Nadia & Co (right)
Photography: Elisabeth van Lent | Cake: Gebakkerij
You can have the flowers painted on your cake or made from confectionery. But what is more beautiful than the real flower itself? The use of real flowers on the cake is of course stunning and also gives the opportunity to use the same flowers as in the ceremony or bridal bouquet. Pay attention, because it is not just a matter of putting flowers in the cake. Not all flowers are suitable and some are even poisonous. So consult carefully with your baker and florist!
Cake: Gebakkerij | Photography: Inge Kooiman (left)
Photography & Cake: Sugarlips Cakes (right)
Cake: Gebakkerij | Photography: Michelle Wever
You can see this wedding cake in: Getting married in the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
Has one of these cakes stolen your heart and are you curious about which bakery’s can realize such a cake for your wedding?
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