• The Nature of Wedding Cakes

    The Nature of Wedding Cakes

    Austin’s summer bridal showcase demonstrates that nature’s beauty still takes the cake.


Austin’s recent Bridal Extravaganza offered couples the opportunity to see what’s happening in the world of weddings and wedding cakes. Beyond a few extra calories consumed and many brochures in hand, our tasty takeaway was this: Mother Nature continues to reign as the primary muse for the motifs dressing big-day confections. Here are 10 designs to help inspire the wedding cake of your dreams – one to have and to hold and, of course, to eat.

See Also: Wedding Cake Tips from Local Bakers

1. Hot Air Balloon Cake


The sky’s the limit, even when it comes to wedding cakes. This hot air balloon cake is a flight of fancy that underscores how a couple’s forever journey begins on their wedding day. This sweet number is a nothing-but-blue-sky kind of dessert. {Sweetish Hill Bakery}


2–3. Wood Grain and Feathered Wedding Cakes

2-3.-Swedish-Hill---Feathered-Wedding-CakeHere, a blend of classic-meets-contemporary and straight-up whimsy stand side by side. Left: This white-and-wood-grain confection with pearl-inspired detailing strikes the perfect balance of feminine and masculine, indoors and out, with grace and style. Right: Capped by two colorful feathers, this wedding cake combines layers of white, bright fuschia and gold for a layered look that wows. {Sweetish Hill Bakery}


4. Birds and Twigs Cake

4.-Swedish-Hill---Birds-and-Twigs-CakeJewel Akens sang about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees … and a thing called love. This cake incorporates birds, trees and love across a soft and sophisticated color palette. {Sweetish Hill Bakery}


5. Fondant with Leaf Embossing and Floral

5.-Sweeten-Up-Bake-Shop-Fondant-with-Leaf-Embossing-and-Floral-WhatnotWhile the flowers stand out, this cake’s leaf design draws you in with its nuances – the very things that make any cake – or couple, for that matter – stand out. {Sweeten Up Bake Shop}


6. Floral Wedding Cake on Wood Stand

6.-Layered-Expressions---Floral-Wedding-Cake-on-Wood-StandWide bands of flowers with golden edges add shine to this indulgent two-tiered delight for a look that’s simple and elegant. {Layered Expressions}


7. Poppy Floral Fondant Wedding Cake

7.-Swedish-Hill---Poppy-Floral-Fondant-Wedding-CakeWhen it comes to flowers grown from fondant, you can pick a color – any color – and make it blossom. Here, a bright Tiffany blue couples intensely with cobalt on tiers of poppies. {Sweetish Hill Bakery}


8. Button Flowers Cake

8.-Sweeten-Up-Bake-Shop-Leander---Button-flowers-cakeUnassuming flowers look pretty fancy on this cake, coupling lush layers and lines to create delicious dimension. {Sweeten Up Bake Shop}


9. Roses, Pearls and Arabesque Motif Wedding Cake

9.-Swedish-Hill-Austin---Roses,-Pearls-and-Arabesque-Motif-Wedding-CakeMixing solids and patterns with aplomb, this cake boasts two layers of crisp, classic white and a foundation of arabesque designs in white and blue hues – plus a floral sussie on the side. {Sweetish Hill Bakery}


10. Cherry Blossom Cake

10.-Layered-Expressions---Cherry-blossom-cakePerfect for spring weddings, this cherry blossom cake pairs pops of pink with a lovely lone branch for a delicate look. {Layered Expressions}

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