Photo: Catherine Gratwicke
While we've been loving the single-tiered sweets and alternative confections (wedding pies, ice cream, donuts — oh my!) being served at modern matrimonies, one thing's for sure: Our wedding cake sweet tooth will never be satisfied! And that's why we're officially obsessed with showstopping sweets, over-the-top confections, and wedding cakes as big as the day itself. If you're looking for a wedding day sweet treat to make your guests' jaws drop (and stomachs rumble), you've definitely come to the right place...
These extravagant confections have got us ohh'ing and ahh'ing, and practically drooling. From towering tiers to a garden's worth of floral decorations, these wedding cakes are a princess bride's dream come true. Totally fit for royalty (even Kate Middleton would be jealous!), these big day sweets make for an unforgettable finish to luxe, lavish nuptials.
"A memorable cake can pull all the aesthetics of a wedding into a unifying focal point," says cake couturier Penny Stankiewicz of Brooklyn's Sugar Couture Cakes. "It's not only a cake — it's décor." And decadent décor at that!
Now, without further adieu, brace your bouquets for these crazy cake confections — all from real weddings!
Photo: Aaron Delesie
For their California garden wedding, Sarah Rorrer and Brad Somberg paid homage to their alfresco locale with a realistic flurry of sugary butterflies, fluttering about their three-tiered cake.
Photo: Robert Fairer
It looks like Ashley Shaw Scott and David Adjaye picked the entire royal garden for the decadent dessert at their London wedding. We bet that the lush, overflowing cascade of roses down the otherwise-naked cake smells (and tastes!) just as sweet as it looks.
Photo: Baker Evans Photography
Lacey and Aaron tied the knot at the castle were Downton Abbey was filmed, so of course they were in need of a cake just as luxe as their locale. The couple served a towering modern cake decorated with rice paper feathers.
Photo: Bamber Photography
Kelly Fitzgerald and Paul Chapman kept the color palette clean and classic with their all-white traditional wedding cake, and then glitzed out the look with hundreds of sugar flowers.
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Photo: Christian Oth Studio
For their tropical seaside nuptials, Erin Kubicka and William Connelly got nautical by pairing black and cream colored stripes with lush, full hydrangeas.
Photo: Damon Tucci Photography
A golden, glowy hue, towering tiers, and lavish edible décor that included butterflies, vines, and big blooms? Now, that's what we call a metallic masterpiece!