Before you say the game-changing “I do,” there’s so much prep to do for the happiest day of your life. Picking up the most perfect white dress is one. Sending out fancy invitations to guests (and not forgetting anyone) is another. Planning the whole celebration part is third. And when the list seems never-ending, you realize there has to be a perfect wedding cake and you can’t let yet another baking fail happen.
Luckily for all the newlyweds, wedding cake artisans exist and their mad decorating skills are on a whole new level. So, Bored Panda has compiled some of the most elaborate, creative, and unique wedding cake designs that look so good they may as well hang one in a museum after the party’s over.
Get ready to upvote your faves and share some with your friend whose wedding planning has gotten way out of hand. Who knows—you may save some tears and not let cake expectations vs. reality ruin the big day, as it sometimes happens.
Detail Of The Wedding Cake Made By My Dad As A Surprise For His Grand-Daughters Wedding. 100% Edible
I’m Getting Married Today, And I Made Our Wedding Cake! Layers Of Pumpkin And Apple Spice Cake, Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, Fresh Fruit And Herbs, Candied Spiced Pecans And Pumpkin Seeds. It’s Only Going To Be Shared With Like Four People But I Wanted To Go All Out. Thanks For Looking!
In order to find out what exactly it takes to create a gallery-worthy wedding cake, Bored Panda reached out to internationally acclaimed cake designer Maggie Austin, who has worked with illustrious clients all over the globe, from President Obama’s White House Christmas celebrations to Hollywood parties.
Maggie said that in order to make a truly unique wedding cake, one needs a unique couple. “What I love most about working with clients is that I create designs that reflect the aesthetic of their individual weddings. From the sugar flowers to the color palette to the texture of the design elements, each cake is an expression of what the couple loves.”
Sometimes, Maggie said, she’s asked to incorporate details that carry special meaning just for the newlyweds. For example, “One bride asked me to include a wild boar in the design as a surprise homage to the groom's family crest!”
The cake designer said that usually, she begins working on sugar flowers and decorative elements many months in advance, and the cake decoration takes place on Friday night before a Saturday wedding. “I am putting on final touches right up until the moment that I leave the venue. I love that the sugar flowers last forever.”
Moreover, “many couples choose to display their sugar flowers under a cloche as a beautiful memento of their wedding,” Maggie told us.
LEGO Wedding Cake
Maggie also said that she prefers “loose, organic floral arrangements and soft, textile-inspired design elements.” These days, she has noticed that couples are more likely to embrace the beauty of visual movement instead of the rigid symmetry typical to more old-fashioned cake designs.