The Art of Wedding Cake

I love cake. It’s delicious, decadent, and an impressive blank canvas for the imaginative decorator. Nowhere is this more evident in designs for wedding cakes.

And so I thought today that I would share some examples of cake artists doing fabulous things with buttercream and fondant. Let’s take a look, shall we?


This Klimt-inspired cake from Sweet Ladies Bakery would make quite a focal point at your wedding reception. After all, what’s not to love about a classic done in a different format?

Of course not everyone loves Klimt.

If you’re more of a Monet kind of a gal, take a look at this gorgeous water lily cake from Kara Bunton.

Even as a long-time loather of his paintings, I think this makes a splendid wedding cake.

Then again, not every artistically fabulous cake is based on a classic piece of art.

I love this elegant cake by Fleur de Lisa. The design is relatively spare, but with plenty of splashes of color to attract the eye… and we all know the first bite is taken with the peepers, not the taste buds.

Pretty ideas for cakes abound on the web. If you’re not sure what you want your wedding cake to look like, take a look at a couple galleries for bakeries in your area. You’re sure to find something that inspires you!

4 Responses to “The Art of Wedding Cake”

  1. Badges photo June 23, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    Such an original cake (the first one) never seen ! There is a program still on TV about a Bakery that makes special cakes, the people there was so creative! This is not a simple cake,it is art !

  2. Jon Ohayon July 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    These are nice, but my favorite is the 3rd cake by Fleur de Lisa! Such lovely patterns and awesome design! And it looks delicious of course…

  3. Kara Buntin July 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Thank you for featuring my waterlily cake, which was attributed to the wrong baker…Victoria Pastry Company didn’t make it, and I’ve asked them to remove it from their website. I made it about 8 years ago for a wedding show, and I guess people like it enough to steal the picture! The original photo with my watermark on it is located here: http://www.acaketoremember.com/painted-and-special-techniques-cakes.html

  4. Twistie July 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Thanks for the correction, Kara. I’ve fixed the attribution in the article. Your work is stunning.