Friday, April 3, 2009

Desserts.... The Traditional Wedding Cake

Some brides come to us with the vision of a traditional wedding which includes the classic wedding cake, complete with a topper and cutting ceremony. Others ask for the exact opposite, serving simple pies and bunt cakes. Brides are also looking for alternative desserts either to replace the wedding cake or to add to it... I have compiled some images from vendors we've worked with in the past, showcasing desserts from the Traditional to the Over the Top!

The Classic Wedding Cake... there are SO many styles to choose from- fresh flowers, sugar paste, fondant, buttercream. Check out these incredible designs!

Cakes by Something Sweet By Michelle

Photo by Stacey Kane Photography

Custom shaded purple fondant with a shimmering overlay. Sugar paste flowers and ribbon draping complete the look of this unique creation.

Photo by Claris Photography

Yes, this cake was as tall as it looked. Michelle needed a ladder to complete it on site! White fondant cake with HUNDREDS of sugar paste flowers, each sprinkled with sparkles. The cake is sitting on a custom 36" square acrylic base filled with beads for extra drama- as if the cake needed it :)

Photo by Beacon Hill Photography

Fresh flowers can provide a lot of pop to a fairly simple cake. Buttercream smoothed to perfection, with a simple ribbon border.

Photo by Michelle Turner Photography

Another masterpiece with sugar paste flowers and twigs, a fairly simple fondant cake gets a twist of sophistication with sparse flowers throughout.

Cake by Confection Art

Photo by John Santerre for David Murray Weddings

Sometimes simplicity is key. White and navy with a touch of pink clearly represented this ocean-meets-preppy themed wedding. Pink peonies at the top of the cake are sugar paste, by the way. Buttercream with simple dot work with square tiers on an angle.

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