The Most Creative Wedding Cakes of the Year

The crazy-cool, über modern, and utterly romantic wedding cakes that have graced the pages of Brides over the past two years.

Browsing through wedding cake pictures is the best way to get inspiration for a sweet confection for your own wedding. Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors—believe us, we've seen (almost) them all and put many of them in the pages of Brides! At the end of every year, we pick the most creative designs that have graced our print magazine, from opulent cakes plated in gold foil and romantic cakes covered in red roses to a tiered concoction made entirely out of cheese. Whether you're looking for a cake to fit with your wedding style, you want to design your wedding around a cake (people do it all the time!), or if you just want to feast your eyes (and have your mouth water just a little bit), we selected our favorite sweet treats from 2013 and the year before. Winter brides, beach brides, women planning nuptials on Valentine's Day, brides-to-be who are cutting costs, and low-key brides can all unite over these pretty wedding cakes that cost nothing to look at!

The cayenne-and-lavender-colored wedding cake at left will spice up every fall wedding in a delightfully unexpected way. Its gold trim and fanciful details add exciting flair and have a certain circus-like feel.

Click through to see all of the prettiest and most creative wedding cakes from the past two years.

Purple four-tier wedding cake with gold trim, $12 per slice (serves 125), Cheryl Kleinman Cakes

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Photo: Wendy Schelah