Modern cakes

Cakes, California

Courtesy of Vanilla Bake Shop

I've been doing research for cake story and have been trolling the web in search of some seriously spectacular cakes. I love this modern and graphic design by Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. The square-shaped tiers are crisp and the black stripes are so striking. I also love the juxtaposition of the stripes paired with a more traditional damask pattern—it's completely unexpected yet totally works. Plus, the varying tier heights and the slightly off-kilter placement feel very fresh. What do you think? Would you ever be this daring with your wedding cake? —Heather Lee, Editor, Brides Southern California

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