Elegant Wedding Cakes for Elegant Weddings
There are days when I don’t mind sighing over wedding dresses, and there are days when I can’t get enough of wedding cakes. I knew that today would be a wedding cake sort of day when I stumbled upon this gorgeous creation by New York City-based wedding cake designer Elizabeth Hodes. The designer created a wedding cake inspired by a de Gournay wallpaper, and she actually went all the way to a woodworking shop just to hand-cut the cake separator herself. This cake is a stunning work of art; I don’t think I’d be able to eat it if I were the lucky bride who commissioned this piece. Check out more elegant wedding cakes below!
Inspired by the filigreed motif of art nouveau, this pink wedding cake features ornate curlicues made of edible pearls and sugared gold dust.
I think a lot of modern brides would want this shimmering confection on their big day. This three-tiered cake is made up of gum paste paillettes to replicate the drama of a sequined dress.
Who knew that snakeskin patterns would go so well with flowers and lacy borders?
Wedding cake designer Patti Page was inspired by the pretty patterns and shapes of textiles from the 1950s. She hand-painted the designs on leaf-shaped cookies, which were then pasted on a simple peach cake.
Another cake designed inspired by patters in the 1950s, though the fondant blooms on this one was from a cafe wallpaper.
This colorful cake is probably my second favorite of this bunch. Designer Karen Vazquez recreated the vibrant floral patterns typically found on Mexican wedding dresses by using a technique that resembles traditional embroidery. Simply stunning.
The pretty peonies on this wedding cake was borrowed from a Zimmerman Parisian dress made in the 1920s.
Ah, there’s no better way to start the week than to look at pretty wedding cakes. Which one was your favorite?