For 2017, wedding cakes are bold and unconventional. These confections are the standouts of the wedding sweet set, the unequivocal stars of the dessert table (even commanding stand-alone presentations). From gorgeous floral confections to intricate laser cut creations and cool crystalline cakes, this year’s Instagram-ready wedding desserts feature ornate details the likes of which you’ve definitely never seen before.
Laser Cut Cakes
Going for a wedding look that’s both modern and elegant? A cake with laser cut details will perfectly suit your party. Taking a cue from fashion runways and contemporary stationery, these desserts feature ultra-precise gum paste manipulation for an au courant almost-lacey look that’s both artful and refined. For a truly over-the-top presentation add ornate sugar flower toppers with delicate laser cut edging.
Floral patterns are having a moment. This new take on old world chintz is both romantic and feminine and you’ll see it sprouting up in fashion, home décor, stationery and desserts. Grand and glorious cake designs featuring fresh flowers or incredible hand-sculpted blooms are serious showstoppers. Designs like these deserve their own solo display at your reception.
Top a sleek, single-tiered cake with dainty crown of sweets that pay homage to Canada’s favourite coffee shop treat and you’ve got the makings of a perfect wedding dessert. Donuts have long been a wedding sweet table fixture, but for 2017 we’re suggesting a more elegant alternative to towers of chocolate dips and honey crullers. Petite donuts make lovely whimsical cake toppers or, for a more elegant look, opt for donut macarons like these beauties dusted in glittering edible gold.
Persian Love Cakes
Consider this new darling of the sweet set 2017’s answer to the naked cake. A part of Persian culture for centuries, this confection is traditionally made with rosewater and cardamom and is finished with a drizzle of icing, rose petals and pistachios. These pretty little layers of love absolutely taste as incredible as they look.
Rocks and their mystical healing properties are making a solid impression on everything from modern spirituality to beauty products and décor items. Jagged, shimmering crystals are especially hot right now and we’re especially loving geodes as inspo for wedding cakes. This particular three-tiered confection was intricately sculpted by hand featuring a rock-candy inlay that catches the light.