Of the hundreds of wedding cakes we saw this year, these exceptional designs impressed us with their bright colors, unexpected shapes, and whimsical details.

"Craft-chic," Part II: This graphic confection featuring gumpaste buttons and petals and royal icing stitching reminds us of a notions store like M&J Trimming, but was actually inspired by a whimsical felt-and-button bouquet. Cake by Sugar Creations

Photo: Antonis Achilleos