When it comes to wedding cakes, we’re always on the hunt for the new, the eye-catching, and the totally gorgeous. Succulent cakes manage to check off each one of those qualities and then some. Yes, that’s right: Those live-forever plants that you’ve decorated your desk with are now sugar-based, and we couldn’t be more obsessed.
While floral cakes have become somewhat of a post-aughts wedding staple, succulent cakes add a jaw-dropping twist on the classic. Also known as terrarium cakes (for obvious reasons), these incredibly detailed desserts boast piped-on floral designs that are more reminiscent of desert cacti than garden fresh roses. They look pretty convincing too.
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In deep hues of green, red, and blue, succulent cakes are true works of art. Mix in some dusty rose, pastel lavender, and tiny pops of yellow, and you’ve got yourself a color palette that could, quite possibly, inspire your whole wedding aesthetic. And, especially for spring and fall weddings, might we suggest it as a great way to add some flair to your big day?
So whether you’re on the hunt for a cake to end all wedding cakes, or simply want to have a little fun with your daily dose of sugar, we dare you not to salivate when you see the below succulent cakes in action.