Wedding Cake of the Week: Lavender and Olive Branches

Updated 06/23/11

Amy and Stuart Photography

The bar has been set. Whenever someone says "rustic wedding" to me from now on, this is the cake I'll instantly envision. Frosted in white and adorned with olive branches and lavender, it's as if this three-tier confection by Susie Cakes grew up out of an Italian garden—fitting, since the bride wanted the celebration to reflect her Italian heritage. But the most rustic-chic element of them all is base that the cake sits on: a mossy slice of tree trunk, the concentric rings of which (if you're feeling sentimental) could represent the lifetime of years this couple will spend together.

Aww. And yum. —Phillip B. Crook

See more photos of creative wedding cakes in our Cakes Gallery. Also, find a wedding cake designer near you in our local resource guide.

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