Choosing a cake is the funnest planning task because you get to eat cake! While you’re on that sugar high, don’t forget that your cake is a big part of your wedding day fashion statement. Not only should it reflect your personalities as a couple, but it should tie in with your decor and other details. Many brides use their gown as inspiration for their cake, while others look at overall feel and theme of the wedding. Here are five of our fave wedding cakes and the inspiration behind them. Enjoy!
The Couple: Sarah + Nick
The Venue: Pageo Lavender Farm, Turlock, California
The Bakery: Burgess Bakery, Ripon
The Cake: This pound cake with buttercream frosting has been haunting us since 2013. At every wedding, I say, “I wish the cake was orange pound cake with buttercream.” Then we find a stranger to tell about this delicious wedding cake. Each of these tiers was a different flavor of pound cake – lemon, orange, and vanilla. I tried the orange, while Mark tried every flavor (shocking). The lightness of the pound cake surprised us and the vibrant flavors delighted us.
You can really see the blush and ivory ombre color pallet that ran through this wedding. Sarah’s blush ballgown by Allure Bridal was unique and feminine, which you can see in the design of the cake. Burgess Bakery create a gorgeous ombre ribbon effect in buttercream, which plays off the couple’s custom ribbon alter.
The Couple: Katie + Zac
The Venue: First Presbyterian Church + Larsa Banquet Hall, Turlock, California
The Bakery: Creative Cakes by Debra, Modesto
The Cake: Katie was a very elegant bride. She chose a custom dress with a lace bodice, swooshy ballgown and three-quarter sleeves for her spring 2017 wedding. I would describe both her dress and their cake as “rustic elegance.” The cake’s blush color goes well with the ivory wedding gown and blush bridesmaid dresses. The flowers were placed on the cake by The Flowery. The cascading green and ivory roses work with the wild spring theme of the day.
The Couple: Kaitlyn + Julian
The Venue: Viaggio Winery, Acampo
The Bakery: Something Sweet Bakery, Galt
The Cake: Kaitlyn wore a gorgeous ivory ballgown by Monique Lhullier with long, lace sleeves, an open back, and a layered skirt. It was INCREDIBLE and fashionable, and so gorgeous it made me want to get married again. When I saw their white monogrammed wedding cake, the design made perfect sense to me. The regal elegance works perfectly with the bride’s dress and the decor throughout the wedding.
The Couple: Meadow + Brian
The Venue: A friend’s backyard in Fair Oaks, California
The Cake: The bride and groom’s friends catered their backyard brunch wedding, including making this delectable crepe cake. WOW, it was delicious! Perfect crepes layered with pastry creme stole my heart that day.
Meadow and Brian both wanted to keep their wedding very simple. She purchased her dress from Lulus.com, a simple ivory lace shoulder-bearing dress. It made perfect sense to have this simple cake decorated lightly with edible flowers.
The Couple: Sarah + Tim
The Venue: Carmel Beach, California
The Bakery: Sunrise Bakery, Turlock
The Cake: Sarah saw this cake design on Pinterest and had to have it. A fairly traditional three-tier wedding cake covered in white fondant is the background for the over-sized pink fondant flower with individual petals. This was a very luxurious wedding – a Carmel beach ceremony and a ballroom reception. The decor was upscale vintage, and I loved how they displayed the cake on a vintage suitcase. They also had several types of cookies, also made by Sunrise Bakery, and they were all delicious.