Typically decorated with incredibly realistic-looking sugar flowers or fresh blooms, floral wedding cakes are a classic big-day dessert. Though the pretty cake has been refreshed thanks to a new (yet old) trend that's exploding on Pinterest right now: the vintage-inspired floral cake.
Hand-painted and decorated to have a more antique look, this confection is perfect for the classic bride-to-be who wants to bring a vintage vibe to her celebration. Get inspired by taking a look at the 10 examples below — they're truly works of edible art.
The Right Stripes: The unexpected combination of hand-painted florals and black-and-white stripes on the cake pictured above, by Bobbette & Belle, feels modern and fresh.
Courtesy of Nevie Pie Cakes
Pretty in Pink: Natasha Collins, the cake artist behind Nevie-Pie Cakes, created this pale-pink confection covered in hand-painted florals and 3D sugar blossoms carefully appliquéd to the tiers.
Scalloped Tiers: The scalloped edges of this cake by Tennessee bakery The Flour Garden add such a unique touch to this ultraromantic cake.
Courtesy of Amelie's House
Moody Blues: For something a more unexpected, try a cake design in varying shades of blue and gray, like this confection by Amelie's House.
Courtesy of Nadia & Co.
From the Garden: Hand-painted blooms in an array of bright colors grace the tiers of this stately garden-inspired cake by Nadia Colella of Nadia & Co. Lush red poppies, pink roses, and striped Parrot tulips add a three-dimensional element.
Photo: Nick Walker Photography
Teacup Topper: This stunning hand-painted cake, done in an elegant yellow and gray color scheme, is topped with a teacup that's fashioned entirely from sugar!
Courtesy of Three Little Blackbirds
Hip to be Square: The romantic floral pattern on this square cake by Three Little Blackbirds takes its cues from a fabric pattern called "Ava Rose" and is accented with sweet polka-dot bows on each tier.
Photo: Katie Parra Photography
La Vie en Rose: This darling cake by Seattle-based bakery The Sweet Side is a wonderful edible interpretation of stationer Anna Bond's wonderful hand-painted wedding invitations.
Courtesy of Charm City Cakes
Coral Glow: The pretty hand-painted florals on this coral-colored confection by Charm City Cakes are reminiscent of vintage wallpaper.
Photo: Loblee Photography
Ruffles: The simply decorated top tiers are offset by the romantic explosion of petals on the base; the petals are tinted in different shades of pale pink to create a very subtle ombre effect.