Nothing says luxury like astounding hand-piped or handpainted touches on a wedding cake. And although that incredible detailing and intricate design may make it almost too pretty to eat…one taste of that sweet confection will make it easier. Want to replicate one of these designs for your wedding day? Think about detailed patterns you like. Mehndi, vines, quilting or dots are all fabulous to draw inspiration from and will help make your wedding cake nearly unforgettable.
Cornelli lace made of painstakingly hand-piped on royal icing makes an exquisite addition to this cake. Add edible pearls and this cake rivals some wedding dresses when it comes to detailing. Cake: Ann Pallet, Bake Me A Cake
Can you believe this cake is completely edible? The chalkboard, baby’s breath and even the glitter are amazing details that are also completely tasty. Cake: Sophie Bifield Cake Company
Using the wedding invitations as inspiration, this cake uses handpiping for fine detailing and sugar hydrangeas in a bright coral color to evoke a beautiful spring day. Cake: The Caketress, Photography: Krista Fox and Melanie Galbrand-Chen
This is not merely a wedding cake. This is a couture confection inspired by Chanel. The detailing in the tiny periwinkle blue flowers is astounding. Cake: “Blue Meadows” by Rosalind Miller Cakes
If you seek an elegant cake with feminine details, this one featuring frills, (edible) sequins and peonies will bring in all those romantic touches in. Cake: “Ashley” by Jenna Rae Cakes
This art deco-style cake with scallop detail doesn’t stop there, also bringing in life-like peonies and delicate, edible beading. Cake: Sugar Ruffles, Photo: Sarah Kay Photography.
A herringbone chevron pattern and handpainted watercolor flowers create a completely chic, modern wedding cake. Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris
A modern design does not need to minimize the details. Look carefully, and you’ll see each piece of this cake is made of tiny tiles, an incredible mosaic. Cake: AK Cake Design, Photo: Nordeck Photo
This couple had a lotus flower theme for their wedding, so of course the cake tied in, featuring the blush and gold palette and exquisitely delicate lotus flower petals made out of gumpaste. Cake: Palermo Bakery, Photo: CLY Creation
A chic beach wedding calls may call for a minimal cake design. But don’t think that means you can skimp on the details. This intricate cake covered in starfish topped with edible sugar coral is gorgeous choice for destination weddings. Cake: The Whole Cake
We could ooh and ahh over the amazingly intricate designs by Gateaux Inc all day, but this blush pink wedding cake with an Alencon lace detail, fondant ribbons, quilting and flowers is probably our favourite right now. Cake: Gateaux Inc
Finally, known for lambeth piping and her work with Martha Stewart, we could not talk intricate cake designs without mentioning Wendy Kromer. This trio of royal blue mini-wedding cakes does not skimp on the detailing, her signature touch. Cakes: Wendy Kromer Confections, Photos: Chris First, Z Media