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Unique Wedding Cakes with Whimsical Patterns and Textures

  |   By Savannah Demeter

Choosing your wedding cake is an excellent opportunity to explore your creative side. From flavour to texture, colour, and every detail in between, this confectionary is baked just for the two of you.

Seeking inspiration for your own sweet treat come wedding season? We've got all bases covered. Whether you're craving a funky animal print or a classic damask cake, we'll hit everyone's flavour in this batch of scrumptious cakes.

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Carved in cake

Cake by Hey Sugar! Bakeshop

If you're having an outdoor wedding, this faux bois cake might be the perfect addition to your reception.

With a realistically log-like aesthetic, carved-from-the-heart touches, and a top covered in flowers and moss, it brings your love to life in all the right ways.

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02

Bunting baking

Photo courtesy of A Fete Beckons

Struggling with a way to incorporate bunting into your wedding? Why not try your cake?

This ravishing multi-layered concoction is covered from the top down, and we're loving the look as bunting playfully weaves its way between each of them. Yum!

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03

Never too much toile

Courtesy of The Custom Wedding

It's giving us Marie Antoinette, and we're certainly not complaining. Elegant without being over-the-top, the level of detail on this toile cake could give any bride a sweet tooth.

This is one luscious work of art we can't wait to seek our teeth into.

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04

Ombre corazón

Cake photo courtesy of Brooke Alison Photography

Take your love to the next level with an ombre-inspired delicacy. Covered in hearts that deliciously fade from dark to light, this cake looks as good as it tastes.

Ombre is a must-have this wedding season, and we can see why.

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05

Pleated pastry perfection

The pleats on this cake by Cake Creations are a great way to dress up a traditional white dessert. If you're aiming for traditional elegance, you can't get much better than this.

Ooh-la-la ribbons and roses only add to the charm.

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06

Quaint quilting

This quilted design by Cakeaholics puts a modern spin on tradition. Combining classic sophistication with a modern edge, it's a fashionable take on wedding cake.

Pearls, quilting, and miniature roses bring all the layers together.

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07

Peek-a-boo animal prints

If you're an animal lover, or just really fierce, try this peek-a-boo animal print cake by the Caketress.

It's a playful way to show off your wild side; done right with luxurious gold, it'll take your reception table to the next level with striking originality.

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08

Candyland confection

Candy stripe cake by Charly's Bakery.

The perfect cake for all the candy lovers out there. Yes, each and every one of those candy pieces is edible, with mouthwatering cake underneath, just waiting for us to dig in.

This fairytale concoction is getting saved to our camera rolls, that's for sure.

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09

Neapolitan nibbles for newlyweds

Cake by Sweetapolita.

Neapolitan isn't just a great pattern, it's also a great flavour!

This treat is truly a feast for the senses, and the colour combination is some great decorative inspo for your special day.

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10

Straight-up stripes

This striped cake by Flour Fancies manages to be classy and playful at the same time.

Can't decide between opposing styles? Battling it out with your future spouse? This cake is a great compromise.

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11

Contemporary china cake

Cake by Layers Cake Design.

Planning a garden party-themed wedding? This blue willow pattern takes the cake! A decadent design is fit for a queen — we can see the royals savouring every last bite.

Opulent and unique, it's the perfect way to honour this momentous occasion.

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12

Abstract floral fondant

This Floral fiesta by Roxy Cakes could be a work of art, and that's exactly what we love about it. For the flower-obsessed, there's nothing more beautiful than a luscious creation covered in roses, and this one certainly fits the bill.

Our mouths are watering, but it's almost too pretty to cut into!

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13

Get playful with polka dots

Show off your funky side with this polka dot cake by Beth Appleton. Wacky, wild, and whimsical are just a few words that describe this one-of-a-kind treat, and we can't wait to dig in!

Truly unique with roses for a touch of romance, this is what your wedding day calls for.

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14

Perfect painted details

Henna cake by Just Temptations.

Is your wedding theme rich tones with a lot of gold-on-white? We have the cake for you.

Lush burgundy and cream really bring out the royal element of the day, while stylish swirls bring a taste of the international to your special day.

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15

Delicate ruffles and roses

Ruffle cake by Maggie Austin Cakes.

This ruffle cake is just too sweet to resist. The layers are so thin and delicate that we want to reach out and touch them, but we'd rather just sample that frosting, instead.

This play on texture stands out in a sea of traditional cakes.

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16

Cheeky circus themes

The checkers on this cake are perfect for a bride looking to add a little bit of fun to her dessert table.

From the fascinator topper to the purple quilting beneath, this one brings the colour and flavour of the Big Top to life.

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17

Contemporary pearled pillars

The detail on this pearl cake is amazing and delicious, while the colour scheme elevates more traditional touches.

Blue and black isn't a cake colour combo we see everyday, and that's exactly why we love the uniqueness.

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18

Lace for days

Lace cake courtesy of My Sweet and Saucy

As you might have noticed, lace is trending. If you're not incorporating it into your gown, why not your cake? Why not both?

This towering beauty takes traditional to new heights, and we're loving how those creamy white layers blend together so effortlessly.

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19

Delicious dreams of damask

Cake by Kate Green Cakes

The detail in this damask cake makes it perfect for an elegant wedding.

This is a cake fit for a king and queen, and the black-on-white colouring, ribbons, and pearl touches transform it into a showstopping centrepiece.

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20

Eat up your argyle

Get playful with a masculine touch with this argyle cake by Layers Cake Design.

The classic pattern gets a whimsical upgrade with this boldly coloured design, and we can't wait to dig in.

This article was originally published on Feb 16, 2012
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