Forget traveler’s checks—these days it's all about traveler's treats, with brides choosing fanciful cakes inspired by the local customs and traditions of their destination wedding locations. From a confection topped off with an edible Indian elephant to a Hawaiian cake decorated with "bamboo" made from sugar, these cakes are sure to add a sweet touch to your faraway celebration. Not breaking out your passport until after the big day? A cake that takes a cue from a favorite trip with your groom (or even hints at your honeymoon destination) is still a great way to add an exotic element to a hometown wedding. —Kathryn Papanek
This vibrant cake is topped off with keepsake ceramic Asian toppers provided by the bride and groom. The chocolate gauche cake's orange- and pink-hues were specially designed to match the couple's wedding colors. Jacques Fine European Pastries, jacquespastries.com.