• The Nature of Wedding Cakes

    The Nature of Wedding Cakes

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

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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

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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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