Best of 2016: Wedding Cakes

Words by Tamarin Morley
January 3, 2017

In 2016, the creative wedding cake reigned supreme for our featured couples. A far cry from the traditional necessity it once represented, the wedding cake is now an adventure in flavour and an expression of originality.

Texture played a key role for cakers in 2016. Artful techniques of ink and watercolour were popular, as were marble and stone-inspired looks. Painterly textures, drips and metallic leaf were some of our favourite styles.

The nearly-naked look with fresh flowers remained a firm favourite, and with good reason! We loved seeing so many couples embark on DIY caking adventures and recruiting loved ones to contribute to epic dessert tables.

Whatever your flavour, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to drool over in 2016’s best wedding cakes…

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - painterly blue, white and gold cake

Painterly blue, white and gold cake by Boutique Cake Art. Image by Long Way Home Photography from this Melbourne wedding.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - modern peach and gold wedding cake

Modern peach and gold cake by Blackbird Cakes. Image by Kas Richards from this marble-inspired styled shoot.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - simple wedding cake with fresh flowers

Devil’s food chocolate cake with vanilla bean butter cream by Sukar. Image by Amanda Alessi from this Perth wedding.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - inky watercolour cake with gold leaf

Inky watercolour cake with gold leaf detail by Magnolia Kitchen. Image by Christina Scmidt from this oceanic editorial.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - single tiered chocolate wedding cake

Single tiered chocolate cake with fresh flowers by Poh Teng. Image by Bird on the Wall Photography from this foodie hen’s party.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - peach wedding cake dressed with peonies

Three tiered peach and peony wedding cake by Miss Lady Bird Cakes. Image by Katie Harmsworth from this flower-filled editorial.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - artful drip cake with macarons

Artful drip cake with fresh flowers and macarons by Sukar. Image by Kate Drennan from this backyard wedding.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - confetti cake

Textural confetti cake by Magnolia Kitchen. Image by Nisha Ravji from this bohemian beach styled shoot.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - red velvet cake

Three-tiered red velvet cake made by the bride’s aunt from this Adelaide wedding. Image by Whitewall Photography.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - modern chocolate cake with fresh berries and edible flowers

Modern chocolate cake with fresh berries and edible flowers by Savour the Date. Image by We Are All Stardust from this bridesmaid-centric shoot.

Best wedding cakes of 2016 - salted caramel drip cake

Salted caramel drip cake made by the bride’s aunt, from this Yarra Valley wedding. Image by Kim Cartmell.

Credits

Header image Whitewall Photography | Other images - various, as captioned |


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