Brides' editor Heather Lee handpicks her favorite wedding cakes, from three-tiered homemade creations to glam, couture-inspired confections.
Your wedding cake design can draw inspiration from a variety sources, and I'm always blown away by the creative ideas couples and their bakers come up with. Case in point: this beautiful three-tiered confection by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, based in London. This elegant cake was inspired by Tiffany glass lamps and the handpainted design has a wonderful stained glass effect. I was also impressed to learn that the entire cake is frosted in buttercream—usually, that kind of smooth finish is only achieved using (much less tasty) fondant!