The Best Wedding Cakes of 2014
Flavor meets fabulous in these standout wedding cakes.
It caps off the festivities, so why shouldn't it cap off the year? Here, we serve up the most beautiful wedding cakes from celebrations that took place in 2014.
Faux-Flower Wedding Cake
Gluten-Free Wedding Cake
Small Wedding Cake
Jennifer Baron designed this buttercream confection, while Fern Studio adorned it with golden velvet ribbon and a few standout blooms. The cake's flavor was a surprise not only for the guests, but for the newlyweds, too, who waited until the reception to taste the delicious raspberry crème and almond cake for the first time.
Winter Wedding Cake
Tropical Wedding Cake
Gold Wedding Cake
Gold fondant and desert flowers covered a lemon-thyme wedding cake at Katherine and Jareds Santa Fe wedding. "I wanted something not too sweet," says Katherine. "I like the mix of sweet and savory."
Classic Wedding Cake
Coconut Wedding Cake
Homemade Wedding Cake
The bride's aunt and cousin made this wedding cake, which was white velvet with a buttercream exterior. Antique English china figurines belonging to the bride's mother topped the confection.
Almond Wedding Cake
This classic almond cake by The Custom Cake Shoppe (757-463-2253) was enrobed with buttercream icing and stephanotis vine. "My favorite part of weddings is the cake," the bride says. "I wanted ours to be classic and delicious. It was amazing, and we had it for breakfast the next day."
Ruffled Wedding Cake
Kokeshi Doll Wedding Cake
Vanilla Wedding Cake
Berry Wedding Cake
"I liked the idea of having the cake look like we baked it ourselves," Brooke says. But playing it smart, she and the groom outsourced the dessert to Sweet Layers Cakes & Pastries, which frosted vanilla bean cake with poppy-seed buttercream icing, then topped the whole thing with fresh fruit.
Rustic Naked Cake
Millefoglie Wedding Cake
Tiffany and Nic's tiered wedding cake by Devil's Thumb Ranch mimicked millefoglie, the traditional wedding cake of Italy, which is made by alternating stacks of flaky puff pastry and rich Chantilly cream. Tiffany and Nic chose lemon as the lead flavor, making the dessert truly bravissimo.
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