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.

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Detail Of The Wedding Cake Made By My Dad As A Surprise For His Grand-Daughters Wedding. 100% Edible

Detail Of The Wedding Cake Made By My Dad As A Surprise For His Grand-Daughters Wedding. 100% Edible

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#2

The Perfect Wedding Cake For Dog Owners

The Perfect Wedding Cake For Dog Owners

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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!

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!

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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.”

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This Very Accurate Dog Owners Wedding Cake

This Very Accurate Dog Owners Wedding Cake

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'Embroidered' Wedding Cake

'Embroidered' Wedding Cake

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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.

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Amazing Detail On This Wedding Cake

Amazing Detail On This Wedding Cake

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Book-Lovers Wedding Cake

Book-Lovers Wedding Cake

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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.

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Embroidered Wedding Cake

Embroidered Wedding Cake

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#11

An Extremely Creative Wedding Cake

An Extremely Creative Wedding Cake

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Otter Wedding Cake I Made Today. Chocolate Blackberry Flavored. With White Chocolate Otters

Otter Wedding Cake I Made Today. Chocolate Blackberry Flavored. With White Chocolate Otters

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#14

This Is A Wedding Cake I Made For Very Special Friends

This Is A Wedding Cake I Made For Very Special Friends

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#16

Beautiful And Subtle Harry Potter Wedding Cake

Beautiful And Subtle Harry Potter Wedding Cake

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#17

Half Batman Half Traditional Wedding Cake

Half Batman Half Traditional Wedding Cake

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My Wedding Cake: 100% Edible

My Wedding Cake: 100% Edible

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Cable Knit Wedding Cake

Cable Knit Wedding Cake

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#21

[homemade] Wedding Cake

[homemade] Wedding Cake

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Literary/ Book-Themed Wedding Cake

Literary/ Book-Themed Wedding Cake

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#23

What Do Y’all Think About Modern Wedding Cakes? I Made This Beauty For A Modern Wedding At A Warehouse

What Do Y’all Think About Modern Wedding Cakes? I Made This Beauty For A Modern Wedding At A Warehouse

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#24

Secret Identity Of A Wedding Cake

Secret Identity Of A Wedding Cake

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Forest Themed Wedding Cake

Forest Themed Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake

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#27

Self Made Forest Wedding Cake For My Sister

Self Made Forest Wedding Cake For My Sister

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This Was The Cake I Created For A Stunning Droomtroue Wedding End Of Last Year... With Smoke Pouring Out Of The Aladin Lamp And Lighting In The Geode Cave

This Was The Cake I Created For A Stunning Droomtroue Wedding End Of Last Year... With Smoke Pouring Out Of The Aladin Lamp And Lighting In The Geode Cave

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#30

Glowing In The Dark Wedding Cake

Glowing In The Dark Wedding Cake

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#31

The Wedding I'm At Has The Best Cake I've Ever Seen

The Wedding I'm At Has The Best Cake I've Ever Seen

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Disney Wedding Cake

Disney Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake

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Original Wedding Cake

Original Wedding Cake

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Beautiful Wedding Cake

Beautiful Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake

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Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Cake, 1947. Dubbed "The 10,000 Mile Wedding Cake" After Its Ingredients Were Flown In From Australia And South Africa, The Cake Measured 9 Ft In Height And Weighed 500 Lbs

Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Cake, 1947. Dubbed "The 10,000 Mile Wedding Cake" After Its Ingredients Were Flown In From Australia And South Africa, The Cake Measured 9 Ft In Height And Weighed 500 Lbs

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Beauty And The Beast Themed Wedding Cake

Beauty And The Beast Themed Wedding Cake

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#41

We Are Super Proud Of Ourselves! It Was A Huge Pleasure Makes The Little Prince Cake

We Are Super Proud Of Ourselves! It Was A Huge Pleasure Makes The Little Prince Cake

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May The 4th Be With You. Awesome Star Wars Cake From Lauren And Mark’s Wedding

May The 4th Be With You. Awesome Star Wars Cake From Lauren And Mark’s Wedding

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#44

Wedding Cake With Pressed On Flowers

Wedding Cake With Pressed On Flowers

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#45

This Lotr (Minas Tirith) Wedding Cake

This Lotr (Minas Tirith) Wedding Cake

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