Cakes

Five Non-Traditional Cakes You’ll Want to Serve at Your Reception

Weddings are steeped in romantic traditions, but we think they’re also the perfect opportunity to show off your personality. One of the best and most fun ways to combine the two? Serving an unexpected wedding cake. Traditional tiered wedding cakes are still going strong as the wedding dessert of choice, but you can add other kinds of cakes to the mix—or swap one in…

Lighten Up: 11 Pretty Pastel Wedding Cakes for Spring

One thing we look forward to each year with the arrival of spring is breaking out our favorite pastel pieces, from cardigans to sundresses to skinny jeans. But our wardrobe isn’t the only place where we like to lighten things up a bit. Photos by Cody Hunter Photography (left) and Wings of Glory Photography With flowering trees and bushes in full bloom, this season is also the…

Eight Single-Tier Wedding Cakes You’ll Want to Copy

Sometimes, even when it comes to weddings, less really can be more. One example? The chic, single-tier wedding cakes that keep popping up on our radar. Whether brides and grooms are inviting fewer guests to their fetes or sizing down in the cake department is simply becoming en vogue, who’s to say for certain. But one thing’s for sure—the single-tier trend…

15 of the Prettiest Naked Wedding Cakes

Some wedding trends come and go, never to be heard from again once their 15 minutes are up (hello, shoulder pads, dangling beads, and up-to-here hair). Others, like naked wedding cakes, have a little more staying power thanks to their versatility and chameleon-like qualities (naked cakes can look equally at home in a rustic barn and an ultra-modern loft). Photos by Gianny…

Eight Florida Wedding Cake Makers to Follow on Instagram

When it comes to wedding cakes, there are endless options to choose from. Whether you like romantic, ruffled layers or smooth tiers bearing brightly colored shapes like chevrons and dots, you’re sure to find it—and plenty more—on Instagram, one of our favorite places for spotting stunning cakes. (Left) Cake: Sweet for Sirten; Photo: Leslie Hollingsworth / (Right) Cakes: Earth and Sugar; Photo: Shea Christine…

15 Dark Wedding Cakes for Fall and Winter

Cake: Sky’s the Limit Cakes; Image: Jordan Maunder / Cake: Elysia Root Cakes; Image: Tamara Gruner Photography With temperatures dipping and the air around us growing light and crisp come fall, opting for a richly colored cake is a surefire way to add warmth and depth to your wedding decor. For all-out drama, go black—a matte finish keeps things understated and artful, while icing with a higher sheen provides a…

Trend to Try: Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes

We love a classic, white wedding cake, whether it’s topped with plump peonies or covered with piped-on dots. But there’s a new trend taking over cake tables, and we’re simply smitten. Hand-painted cakes are edible works of art, splashed with everything from garden blooms to graphic patterns. With their intricate, and often oversize, designs, hand-painted cakes can add a big pop of…

15 Beyond-the-Basics Bridal Shower Cakes

Picking a wedding cake is, arguably, one of the most fun facets of planning a wedding. Happily, however, the Big Day isn’t a couple’s only opportunity to make a fun cake part of the wedding mix. Cakes are often called in to be the centerpiece of a bridal shower, too. And although a more traditional cake might be in order for the actual…