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Wedding Cake Inspiration for Every Type of Celebration

  |   By Nicole Keen

A wedding cake is much more than a dessert (although we do recommend ending your evening on a sweet note!) — it's an edible work of art that can tie your wedding colours and theme together and looks great on display. A creative wedding cake is a surefire way to impress your guests! Nowadays, cake designers can come up with almost any shape, pattern, or flavour your heart desires — the only limit is your imagination. Need some help getting started? We've rounded up some of our favourite wedding cake articles of all time, and they're guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

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amazing Canadian cakes

Featured in Dreamy Wedding Cake Inspiration from Across Canada. We challenged some of the top wedding cake designers in the country to come up with truly impressive confections — and they didn't disappoint! From pretty hand-painted flowers to preppy chevron shapes and everything in between, you'll be hard-pressed to pick just one favourite wedding cake from this batch of 20 beauties. Regardless of your style, flavour preference, or personal taste, there's a cake on this list that will resonate with your taste buds.

Photography by Kathi Robertson.
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Pin these perfect party pastries

From Wedding Cake Photos You'll Want to Pin.  Looking for all the wedding cake inspiration you can handle in one place? Check out our "Unique Wedding Cakes" board on Pinterest, where you can peruse more than 100 edible works of art. You're sure to find a wedding cake to suit your personal party style — and personal flavour. From ornate concoctions that could flatter royalty to rustic affairs with just the right touch of charm, we've collected an eclectic mix of mouth-watering treats to satisfy every sweet tooth.

Photography by Kim Kalyn Photography
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Floral features

Enjoy Wedding Cakes Topped with Fresh Flowers. In lieu of traditional wedding cake topper figurines, why not jazz up your wedding cake with some fresh flowers? Whether a single peony or a cascading row of roses, freshly picked blossoms are a simple and beautiful way to adorn your wedding cake. We're loving luscious arrays of bold blooms draped over every layer, standout toppers adorned with full bouquets and lavish displays with just the right pop of colour. Flowers scream "romance," especially so when they make their way onto your wedding cake. Check out these creations for inspiration.

Photo by Jamie Delaine Photography.

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The best contemporary baking

Check out New Takes on Classic Wedding Cake Designs. Classic doesn't have to mean boring — and these jaw-dropping cakes are proof! Did he pop the question in Paris? Pay homage to the "City of Light" with an Eiffel Tower wedding cake. Hosting a garden party? Beautify your wedding cake with charming butterflies. See these creative cakes and more in our roundup of last year's Bonnie Gordon Cake Show. These bold brides and grooms weren't afraid to think outside the box and embraced every magical moment in their edible designs for the big day. There's nothing quite like a cake that tells a story to get the whole crowd swooning, and we're loving how these creative couples brought their love stories to life.

Photography Corina V. Photography.
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Culturally inspired cakes

From Wedding Cake Ideas Inspired by Everyday Items. Inspiration for your wedding cake can come from anywhere, and we mean anywhere. Fashion, architecture, and home decor are all great places to look for wedding cake ideas. Want to work a splash of colour into your cake, but unsure how to incorporate it? Get savvy ideas from street style outside your own front door. Want your cake to reflect the whimsical delight of a flower garden, only edible? There are no "no's" where your big day baking is concerned.

Cake by Maggie Austin.
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Cut (out) the cake

Check out Creative Wedding Cake Alternatives. Instead of a typical three or four-tier wedding cake, why not serve cake pops or mini cakes? Bite-size bits of wedding cake are sure to delight guests of all ages. Since wedding cake isn't exactly one-size-fits-all, this is an excellent time to get creative with avant-garde shapes and textures. If a multi-tiered masterpiece isn't calling your name, leave the cake out entirely and transform your dessert into an innovative dining experience guests will love.

Photo courtesy of Bakerella.
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Drool-worthy real cakes

Featured in Steal These Real Wedding Cake Ideas. Real weddings are a great source of inspiration for your big day. Check out the mouthwatering cakes of these creative Canadian couples to find ideas for your own wedding cake. If you think your own ideas are unique, you'll be blown away by these custom desserts. From over-the-top traditional to pretty peacock, woodland-inspired, and whimsical, this collection of wedding cakes takes creativity to the next level.

Cake by Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes
This article was originally published on Feb 28, 2013
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