Modern Ombré Dot Wedding Cake

modern-ombre-dot-wedding-cake.jpgPhoto: Lara Ferroni

Ombré is still holding strong as a huge wedding trend and I love this modern take on the look by AK Cake Design in Portland, Oregon. "The design was inspired by the mod feel of my parents' 1960s kitchen," says bakery owner Allison Kelleher. "I created the big, whimsical sugar flowers to tie it altogether—they have a very 60s look and the round shape of the petals nicely complements the dots."

To create the ombré effect, Allison mixed 14 custom colors in gradient shades ranging from red to peach; next, she dyed sheets of fondant in each color and carefully cut out each dot. The sugar flower accents were handmade and embossed with linen; the cake layers inside (pictured below) were also tinted to have a matching ombré look.

modern-ombre-dot-wedding-cake.jpgPhoto: Lara Ferroni

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