Let Them Eat Cake

Wedding cakes are still taking center stage at many of our events. Today we are sharing some of the best wedding cake designs from some of our recent events. This most recent one from our wedding at the Ritz Paris was unbelievable, beyond! We loved working with Bastien and seeing his creation come to life.

photo by Jose Villa; cake by Nine Cakes

Flowers are still one of the most popular adornments for cakes. The details these artists can create with sugar stuns me. We also love playing on the cake design and creating a show piece for it. For example, the table topper here offers a continuation of the floral them on the cake. See more from this wedding here.

photos by Corbin Gurkin; cake by Jim Smeal

When people hear “colored” icing it can seem scary at first… But, here for our spring in Charleston wedding, a pale green makes the details really pop. And, it offers an alternative to an all white cake. The floral detail here mimicked the lace pattern from the bride’s dress.

photos by Corbin Gurkin; cake by Jim Smeal

Sometimes the cake is so pretty that it needs it’s own showcase. Here, we displayed one of Jim Smeal’s creations in our wrought iron conservatory. The bride and groom could have their own spot for cutting, and it made a fab backdrop.

photos by Liz Banfield; cake by Jim Smeal

For our bride in Sea Island, Georgia with a more artistic and modern fair, a non traditional cake table was a perfect fit. And, I wanted to share this image of the design up close because that detail is just too good not to.

photo by Gayle Brooker; cake by Mary Ann Daniels

We are still big fans of using other elements on cakes besides flowers. Fresh kumquats gave this southern fall affair the unexpected detail we didn’t know we needed!

photos by KT Merry; cake by Pastries by Randolph and Nine Cakes

And, petite cakes are certainly still picture perfect. The designs don’t have to be too much, and for a bride who isn’t focused on some of the more traditional wedding aspects, it serves it’s purpose well. Consider, since these aren’t so overwhelming, this could be a great spot for plenty of color or pattern.

photos by Corbin Gurkin and Ryan Ray; cakes by The Drake Chicago and Jim Smeal

Don’t get us wrong, we still love a traditional white wedding cake. The first one really went with it, with a truly vintage design- even the cute bride and groom topper. Then, we have a simple patterned white confection, but still interesting. Finally, a pale pale pink cake with flowers is so pretty and bridal. As they say- Let Them Eat Cake! However that looks to you.