5 Elegant Wedding Cake Ideas

Posted by on Feb 07, 2013

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For those looking for unique wedding cake ideas, we’ve gathered a few elegant yet surprising cakes. From romantic lace and feathers to edible gold frosting and modern succulents, these wedding cake ideas will add charm to any nuptial dessert.

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Succulent Success

Are you bored by the overly lavish decor that adorns some cakes? Consider this elegant mini cake, which uses a hen and chick succulent, a welcome variation from flowers. The result is an attractive but unfussy wedding cake.
The Ruffled Blog has more wedding cake ideas.
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A Meringue Marriage

Create a tower of the cookie world’s most elegant creation — macarons. The "cake" uses three flavors: orange, peanut butter and Papua New Guinean vanilla. Choose your own favorite flavors for your cookies, perhaps informed by special moments or flavors from your courtship.
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Good as Gold

Gold and silver have long served as accents to wedding dresses. Bring this old favorite to the wedding cake table, and add some glittery glam. Edible silver runs around the cake like the rings about to decorate your finger, adding sparkle for an evening wedding.
100 Layer Cake shares more wedding cake ideas.
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Feather Your Nest

Faux feathers are a growing wedding cake trend, offering a romantic styling to the often crisp lines of modern wedding cakes. Use lush plumage to offset a jewel brooch or flower painted with edible silver or gold, or perhaps create a bouquet from the feathers for a unique wedding cake topper.
For more wedding cake ideas check out our collection of wedding cake toppers you can make yourself.
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All Laced Up

Lace-inspired frosting has been a popular trend in wedding cakes for a while now, but consider subbing the variation for the source by using actual lace to decorate your cake. Black lace creates a striking contrast to the cake’s crisp white fondant, particularly when accented with matching ribbon.
Wedding Obsession offers more wedding cake ideas to inspire your wedding.

Image credits (from top): Christa Elyce Photography, Christa Elyce Photography, Chris Giles, Harwell Photography, Beautiful Day Images and Candy Capco Photography

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