Best of 2018: Wedding Cakes

Words by Julia Jones
December 27, 2018

As you recover from your post-Christmas food coma, what better time to take a look back on this year’s most epic wedding cakes? We’re lining up the most pinned, clicked, commented, liked and (and licked?) creations of 2018.

Every year we’re wowed by the imagination and skill of our Aussie and New Zealand cakers, and 2018 was no different. From the delicious to the sublime, the lineup features architectural forms, artistic techniques and the moodiest colour palettes to make your gran frown. Not to mention the drool-worthy flavours and unexpected ingredients.

And while we’re talking ingredients, we were pretty stoked to see a record number of vegan weddings cakes and desserts this year. So awesome! Nothing puts smiles on our dials like seeing couples stay true to their values on their wedding day.

Whatever your flavour or style, we’re pretty sure you’re going to love this little lineup!

black wedding cake with laser cut topper
With it's inky palette and painterly texture, you fell hard for this chic black wedding cake by Geelong's Loveit Cakes. Image by Eric Ronald from Jane and Liam's Mt Duneed Estate wedding.
brushstroke cake in blush palette
Those striking brushstroke shards really took the cake on this little number by Creating Moments. Image by Amy Kate Photography from Lisa & Stefan’s DIY country wedding.
gold wedding cake with blush and burgundy flowers
Gilded glam in all its glory, The Vanilla Rabbit created this stopping two tier gold wedding cake dressed with blush, black and burgundy blooms. Image by Camilla Kirk from this luxe coastal shoot.
semi-naked wedding cake with blush flowers
The semi-nude cake is still a firm fave, as evidenced by the popularity of this simple beauty by Cherrytree Bakehouse. Image by Ashleigh Haase from this autumn wedding editorial.
DIY donut tower wedding cake
Created by the brides' mums, this donut tower was adorned with babies breath and topped with a mini wedding cake by Yummy Nic Nacks. Image by Enchanted Weddings from Jess and Shell's Yarra Valley wedding.
pink wedding cake with watercolour botanic illustrations
How cute is that botanic illustration? Designers Santiago Sunbird teamed up with SweetP Cakes & Cookies to create this grapefruit and almond cake. Image by Anita Elliston from this vintage pink and amber shoot.
Pastel pink wedding cake with roses
You were smitten for the sweet simplicity of this pastel pink wedding cake with garden roses by Posh Little Cakes. Image by Bird on the Wall Photography for this industrial meets provincial styled shoot.
inky watercolour wedding cake with copper splatter
Bake the Cake offset the steel grey of this inky wedding cake with splashes of copper, blush blooms and a delicate sugar toile. Image by Aimee Claire from Naandi & Mike’s Margaret River wedding.
simple three tier wedding cake with fresh fruit and flowers
Simple yet stunning, this three tier wedding cake by Zephyr & Bloom was adorned with fresh fruit and flowers, and crowned with an icy sugar sail. Image by Madeline Druce from Kate and Will’s modern Melbourne wedding.
painted wedding cake with colourful brush stroke shards
Tying in with the artistic vibes of the day, Renate Elise created this vibrant watercolour wedding cake with striking brush stroke shards. Image by Emma Wise for this art-inspired editorial.


Header image Ashleigh Haase | Other images Various, as captioned |

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Elle Weddings 3 years ago

I thought I was looking at cakes, but it ended up being like art (masterpieces!)

Therapeutic Aesthetics 3 years ago

Crazy in love AND hungry! Wonderful designs.

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