Photos: Courtesy of Maggie Austin Cake and Carolina Herrera
We love it when a bride draws inspiration for the cake from her wedding dress—intricate details like pleats, ruffles, lace, and buttons can be replicated in sugar by a talented baker. One of our favorite cake designers Maggie Austin LaBaugh, of Maggie Austin Cake
in Washington, DC, looked to the fashion runways for inspiration—this confection is a spectacular rendition of a dress from Carolina Herrera's Resort 2011 collection
. The handpainted flowers have a romantic watercolor effect and the edible sugar flowers look like exact replicas of the textured blooms on the skirt. What's the inspiration behind your cake's design? —Heather Lee
See more photos of creative wedding cakes in our Cakes Gallery. Also, find a wedding cake designer near you in our local resource guide.