Tag Archives: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal

Aug 20, 2019

photo by Jose Villa

Remember when there was a big wedding trend of instead of cakes, there were dessert bars, or pie stations, or smaller cake displays, etc? Well, tradition must be on the upswing, because we are seeing a lot of cakes making an appearance again, and the design is mostly simple, delicate, and sometimes even subtle. Here are some of our recent faves. Above, for summer in upstate New York, this ladylike floral confection from Nine Cakes deserved a custom made statement linen.

photo by Ryan Ray

Our springtime in Charleston wedding had both garden and modern design elements, with a strong marbleizing game.  Jim Smeal nailed it as always with this sleek stunner.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

White on white is majorly back. But to keep this one interesting and different, square tiers were selected instead of round, and handmade hydrangea blooms used throughout the wedding flowers were represented here… Cake by Jim Smeal 

photo by Liz Banfield

For another white on white cake, Jim Smeal added detailed architectural patterns noted each layer, giving it a glam Art Deco look… the hand made icing blooms softened it up for a that wedding touch. Keeping it clean around the bottom with a simple wooden board on a marble top table kept it inline with the sleep and simple chic look we were going for.

photo by Tec Petaja

Our minimalist natural bride opted for a simple white cake with textured “waves”, and just a hint of natural greens giving it an organic and earthy feel. Jim Smeal cake.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Of course, we do still see some color and bolder styles.. Instead of adding any live blooms to this confection, Jim Smeal created and icing vine and floral pattern that really turned this cake into its own design focal point.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This Jim Smeal cake, so perfect for a glam fall fete, was a chocolate lovers dream. The white icing flowers definitely pop and add a wedding-y touch and sitting atop a custom embroidered linen pull it all together into a picture perfect detail.

8.20.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Apr 03, 2017


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Since giving up sweets for Lent, I have them on the brain! So in the spirit of all of our Spring wedding posts lately, I didn’t want to leave out the sweetest part- wedding cake! There are many ways of styling your cake these days, but here are some of our favorite recent Spring cakes.  We adorned this simple and textured cake with wedding blooms (tulips and ranunculus) and greenery to give it some depth.

Swiner Collage

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Jim Smeal crafted sugar hydrangeas and other wedding blooms for a simple and sophisticated centerpiece in the dinner tent. And, instead of using their custom monogram on the cake we made a runner for the cake table.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Once doesn’t think “green” icing would appear appetizing, but when done in the palest shade and adorned with fabulous flowers, it becomes chic! Cake by Jim Smeal.

Hull Collage

photo by Liz Banfield

For a traditional bride wanting a white wedding cake, handmade sugar flowers in all of the spring blooms used at the wedding, gives a statement ruffle almost too pretty to cut. Cake by Jim Smeal.

Davis Collage

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For a glamorous gold and cream wedding, intricate details like lace designs and frilly flowers pulled from the bride’s dress were the perfect patterns for the showcase cake. Cake by Jim Smeal.

4.03.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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