White always feels right for your wedding day, especially when it comes to your cake. Our favourite tiers and towers of the moment are contemporary confections brimming with touchable texture and a gradation of whisper-light tones. We asked four Toronto cake designers to put their own modern twist on the classic white wedding cake, and the results are as dreamy as they come. In the one wedding colour that complements any theme, these cakes are sweet masterpieces that your guests are sure to talk about.
Chic Mismatched Tiers
Trisha Medina of Rococoa Butter used a different technique for each tier on this cake. Piped floral detailing, crackled texture and intricate fondant ruffles make this dessert a showstopper. “This cake is a contrast between clean, monochromatic elegance, detailed texture and the flow of nature,” Medina says.
White subway tiles were the inspiration for this modern geometric cake by Jen La of JENLA Cake. “The tiles were made from sugar and bent down the middle, which adds depth and dimension to the design, as well as creating ever-changing shadow depending on where the light hits it,” La explains. A cascade of sugar orchids adds softness and romance to the cake.
Haute Couture Patterns
Allyson Bobbitt of Bobbette and Belle was inspired by a favourite Chanel dress for this cake featuring a sugar-paste trellis and petite, ruffled flowers. “We wanted to design a light, delicate appearance while still having lots of visual interest,” says Bobbitt. “Of course, few cakes are truly complete without a touch of sparkle, so we used small silver dragées and tiny Swarovski crystals as the finishing touches.”
A Kiss of Colour
Amanda Foong Cakes incorporated just a hint of pale pink for this gorgeous confection that includes a variety of textured elements. Gold adds glam, while the bottom tier’s surprise geometric shape and pattern provide contrast between the layers. Sugar flowers on each side frame the cake beautifully and tie the palette together.