We asked some of the country's top cake designers to let their imaginations run wild and the result was a catalogue of truly inspiring wedding confections. They drew ideas from nature, iconic artwork, historical figures, family heirlooms, and even wedding gowns to create some of the most stunning sweets we've ever seen.
Cake by Bobbette and Belle in Toronto From the designer: “I was inspired by the artwork of the Dutch Master Painters, but I wanted to interpret the wildflower feeling in a new way. I have long been a fan of antique ribbon embroidery and recreating the flowers out of ribbons of sugar and then hand painting them allowed me to create an intricate vintage garden. I love that the cake has an antique feel and that I created a sugar work technique that did not exist before. Trying new and innovative things is the highlight of designing for me."
Cake by Sugar Wedding Cakes in Regina From the designer: "I was inspired by my love of all things feminine – lace, vintage buttons, lustrous pearls, ruffle – and a soft colour palette of creams and blush tones. The classic bride is sure to swoon over this cake with the perfect combination of texture and all things pretty."
Cake by Anna Elizabeth Cakes in Vancouver From the designer: "I really wanted to stay away from what is traditionally considered 'pretty'. Since I usually use a lot of pink in my work, I thought this was a great opportunity to do something different. The beauty of nature constantly inspires me, so I decided to go with a more rustic, almost English country garden, theme. I combined some of my favourite plants, berries, and blossoms with a modern tier construction and just a hint of glam using a 24k gold painted tier spacer."
Cake by Kate Green Cakes in Ottawa From the designer: "My inspiration was to create a modern rococo feel for this wedding cake. Marie Antoinette and Paris are always popular theme requests and I love the prettiness and elegance of that era, but I wanted to honour today's less ornate aesthetic. I incorporated the Toile de Jouy print (so popular during that time period), and the gorgeous swagged crystals to echo the ornate chandeliers and opulent interiors. I then countered this with an updated clean simplicity and fresh colour palette of turquoise, lime, and white. I love the play between linear and soft, pretty and striking – also turquoise and lime is one of my favourite colour combinations. I was catering to the sophisticated yet playful bride who wants something different, and thinks outside of the box."
Cake by Jenna Rae Cakes in Winnipeg From the designer: "The inspiration for my cake was petals. My signature look for a wedding cake includes a lot of delicate petals and handmade flowers. I think it adds a really soft feminine romantic touch to the cake. I cater to the bride who loves attention to detail, as I spend countless hours on my cakes making sure every aspect is thought out and carried out flawlessly. My favourite part of this cake is the big flowers cascading down the front. For me, the more flowers the better! I also like the little gold bud accents, I think it really adds a nice dimension to the cake."
Cake by Layers Wedding Cakes in Halifax From the designer: "The design of this cake was inspired by my love for chandeliers and all things white. The cake was created to appeal to brides wanting classic vintage elements in a modern style. The lace, made of sugar, was placed in a ruffle detail to give movement and elegance. The peonies have delicate ruffled petals to compliment the lace and for a little colour they were made a soft blush pink. Finally, the design element I love most, the sugar chandelier, was created in all white as a modern take on the crystal style."
Cake by Luisa Galuppo Cakes in Montreal From the designer: "Beautiful wedding dresses have long been a source of inspiration for me. Their rich fabrics, lace, textures and fine details lend themselves to the most elegant of cake designs! After discovering and, I must admit, falling in love with an image of a stunning couture blush wedding gown I was immediately inspired. It was very important to me that the cake flowed much like the dress, from the soft blush rosette 'skirt' to the subtly beaded 'bodice', it had to be seamless. What I love most about this cake is its ability to remain soft and delicate while still appearing intricate. This cake was designed for the elegant, timeless bride with a taste for sophistication and a heart for romance."
Cake by Sophie Sucree in Montreal From the designer: "My inspiration for this cake mainly came from teacups and so I decided that the theme should be High Tea. I’ve always loved how delicate, detailed, and timeless teacups are. I tried to implement many different aspects into my cake, like the delicate pink roses, the dainty lace, the chintz print, the fresh pastels, and even the gold detailing. What I personally love most about the cake are probably the roses. They are so pretty and classic. You can’t go wrong with roses."
Cake by Sweet Thea Cakes in Vancouver From the designer: "My inspiration was an 'antique' almost renaissance cake with current hot accents of gold and coral. I personally love making romantic-styled cakes and this cake showcases so many romantic details: the lace, the roses, swags, gold. This confection would suit a bride planning an opulent wedding in a grand ballroom with lots of candlelight and big florals."
Cake by The Wedding Cake Shoppe in Toronto From the designer: "The cake is called Love Letters – inspired by the word love and all of its sweet interpretations. It combines a traditional cascade design, that is usually formed by flowers, with a playful twist – gold letters that spell love highlighted with hot pink. This cake is perfect for the whimsical bride who wants a dessert that is totally unique."
Cake by The Girl With The Most Cake in Ottawa From the designer: "I was in a little boutique in Ottawa where the designers had collected formal wear and displayed them in blocks of hot colour. Many of the party dresses were sheer and lacy. This display inspired me. I decided to add appliqué vintage lace patterns onto a shimmery, tangerine-orange cake. This centrepiece cake is accompanied by an assortment of our signature miniature cakes."
Cake by The Art of Cake in Edmonton From the designer: "The inspiration for our cake design came from our niece's wedding dress two years ago. We wanted to create something unique for her that reflected her style, it has been our most requested cake ever since. We love to work with chocolate for the flavor so the hand-sculpted white chocolate roses are always popular to finish the look. This is one of our favourite styles we have done as it looks amazing with any type of flower (fresh or hand sculpted) and works well with every colour.
Cake by Cakery Bakery in Calgary From the designer: "I love cakes that are traditional with the white on white. This cake design is called The Princess and is for that simple yet elegant bride, who loves the traditional elegance of an all-white wedding cake. The addition of the rhinestones adds a touch of flair and glamour to represent the bride in all her beauty while she marries the man of her dreams."
Cake by Cakes by Meg in Vancouver From the designer: "This cake was designed for the little girl inside every bride who loves ruffles, glitter and all that is pretty. Intricate patterns of piping and fondant work were incorporated to pay homage to an antique time when over-embellishment was key." Photography by Kim Kalyn Photography
Cake by Melissa L'Abbe Cake Design in Barrie, Ontario From the designer: "The design for this cake was inspired by elements that I love as well as current trends in colour and style. I love a white cake, I love elegance, clean lines, and the vintage feel you get from cakes dripping in pearls. For this cake, I incorporated the elegance of white, the vintage feel of pearls, and tied in the ombre trend in purple hues through sugar flowers."
Cake by Cakeworks in Calgary From the designer: "A few years ago we did a cake very similar to this. It was based on an actual east Indian sari. It has always been, what I consider, one of the most striking cakes we have created. We specialize in buttercream icing. Many people would think this cake is decorated in rolled fondant, but it is completely base coated and piped in buttercream. Although inspired and decorated for an east Indian wedding, this cake could be done in any color combination and would fit perfectly into any style."
Cake by Cake-ology in Winnipeg From the designer: "This wedding cake is one of our favourites -- it's clean and simple and has a punch of fun colour. When helping brides who want to make a bold statement, a crisp white cake with a brightly coloured accent is a simple and effective way to go. We envision this style of cake in a busy setting; outdoors, gardens, farms, etc. This cake's flower is detailed and busy, but the overall look of it against the stark white tiers is striking."
Cake by Whimsical Wedding Cake Studio in Edmonton From the designer: "My inspiration for this cake design comes from a local graphic artist and friend, Jenelle from Pinkpolka Wedding Designs. She created a custom invitation for a previous client that I thought would make a great transition into cake design! I love the contrast and regal qualities of the royal blue with a touch of glitter in the details. The cluster of whimsical flowers add a bit of fun to what would otherwise be such a serious cake."
Cake by City View Bakehouse in Charlottetown From the designer: "The inspiration for the cake came from a piece of old family jewelry, (a golden anchor worn as a pendant). When I was sketching ideas for a nautical cake the golden anchor came to my mind and the rest just flowed from there. What I love most about this cake is that you can start with one small item of inspiration and a whole design can flow from it. From the chevron-inspired waves to the golden anchors, and white and gold nautical sugar rope. Brides can see from this cake that even when you have a modern design you can still bring in heirloom pieces into it for a truly personal one-of-a-kind cake."
Cake by Cake Opera Co. in Toronto From the designer: "The cake was designed to resemble a French salon room. Tumbling Louis XIV chairs, tiny cups and saucers, and tons of ruffles make this cake playful yet sophisticated. The idea was to create an absurd yet beautiful moment. The flavour of this whimsical rococo-chic cake was intended to complement the enchanting exterior. We created a delicate pink velvet cake with layers of strawberry buttercream and white chocolate rose ganache. A perfectly romantic flavour for a dreamy wedding."
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