Sweet Inspiration | Wedding Cakes Remixed

By, March 30, 2016

The wedding cake is a worldwide tradition that spans across many cultures. Starting with a delicious blank canvas, skilled bakeries and caterers use craftsmanship and a bit of magic to create tantalizing works of art. We are always impressed when the wedding cake is specific and personalized to the couple, or when it ties in expertly with the wedding theme. The artistry involved never ceases to amaze.

For a delicious serving of inspiration, we decided to remix some of our favorite photos from throughout the years with cake styles we love. Sweet!

Classic Wedding Couple and Gold Cake at US Grant

There are a variety of ways to match your cake to the overall theme of the day. For example, a sleek downtown wedding may call for a minimal, modern cake design with understated accents. At a more colorful wedding, the cake style may be more vibrant, such as the example below by Crimson Cake.

Fun and tropical wedding couple and cake

This romantic cake (below) by the Fairmont Grand Del Mar left us stunned. With its beautiful, ruffled ombre of chocolate-to-vanilla frosting, it is a visual treat! Throw a sexy vintage Corvette into the mix, and you’re in for one glamorous evening!

Modern couple in red sport car with ruffled wedding cake

We love how the geometric lines of Christy and Sterling’s venue, Vin De Syrah, juxtaposed with this cake (below) by 24 Carrots Catering and Events. The cake’s minimal sleekness, topped off with a burst of ruffles, is the perfect counterbalance to this venue’s marble interior.

Modern Ruffled Wedding CakeRustic inspired wedding with aloe vera cake

At a themed or exotic wedding, a touch of the environment helps to immerse guests in the experience. For example, when we laid eyes on these cakes by Temecula Creek Inn (above) and Sweet Cheeks Baking (below) we instantly fell in love with their incorporation of the natural surroundings.

Tropical Beach Wedding with Blue CakeCouple with horse and rustic wedding cakePatriotic Military Wedding CakeTraditional Couple in spiral staircase with gold crusted wedding cakeWedding Couple and vibrant sunflower cake

These cakes by Twiggs Bakery (above) and Twin Oaks Garden Estate (below) added a touch of vibrance to their surroundings.

Couple with firetruck and white with red flowers wedding cakeDramatic orange and blue wedding couple and cakePink accents on wedding cake and detailsModern wedding couple with dramatic purple background and purple wedding cake

For more creative ways to dress up your cake, click here :)


Sweet Details | Matching the Cake to your Wedding Design

By, October 10, 2013

After choosing your attire, linens, flowers and chairs, and creating a cohesive look for your wedding, it’s time to have fun with one last sweet detail – your cake! Many people think of wedding cakes as clean white canvases, often topped with fresh flowers. However, if you’re in the mood for something creative, the options are endless. As you’ll see below, we work with local cake artisans that are extremely skilled at dreaming up elegant, unusual, and whimsical cake designs. The edible works of art that are crafted out of icing texture, patterns and embellishments are simply magical. If you’re looking for your own wedding cake, these skilled cake designers are sure to come up with sweet choices!

Here are a few examples of standout cakes we’ve captured at recent weddings. Check out how perfectly they match the overall feel of the wedding:

With this white and peach cake with draped pearl accents, Flour Power did a great job capturing the essence of Samantha and Brandon’s wedding. The romantic and feminine embellishments paired perfectly with the furniture, decor and flowers at the event.


At their Westgate Hotel wedding, Yvonne and Rudy had a regal and elegant “stacked pillow” cake designed to match the interior design of the venue. This cake had lots of intricate details, including gold draping, braided cords, scrollwork and rhinestone accents.


Sometimes, the cake design is inspired by the architecture of the venue. We love the modern style at Scripps Seaside Forum, and how Sweet Cheeks Baking used the building’s façade as the basis for Danielle and Chris’ distinctive cake .


If you want your cake to reflect more of a theme than an aesthetic, check out the cake Sumi’s Oven crafted for Erica and Nick’s beach-themed wedding. Each cake tier was highlighted by a pastel aqua wave pattern, creating a cohesive, light and romantic beach look.


Another approach to cake design is to work with the natural patterns and textures found in decorative flowers. For example, Authentic Flavors played off the twigs in Amy and John’s centerpieces and added bold navy blue streaks to the cake, giving it a modern and exotic feel.


You can also see the use of floral patterns in Rachel and Ian’s wedding cake. This unique cake, by Cake Ball Love, incorporated the scrollwork used throughout the ceremony and reception, as well as the color purple!


Lastly, we love how Jamie and Jared broke with tradition altogether, and dished up an oversized strawberry shortcake at their outdoor summer wedding. It matched perfectly with the casual, rustic vibe, and added a touch of country charm :)


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