Plus some awesome donut puns
I’m a firm believer that Jesus is the way to peace, unity, and love for all mankind, but imagine my surprise to find that the close second to uniting all of humanity is… donuts. Oh yes my friends…DONUTS! When I worked on this moody antique whisky bar wedding shoot with Katie from Havenwood Design Co. we had no idea how much every single person in this world loved donuts. I mean, I knew people liked donuts, but the response to my donut cake was incredible, a little overwhelming, and so so fun!
Photo Credit: Summer Taylor Photography
Donuts: Art City Donuts
It’s, hands down, my #1 most requested cake and I get e-mails almost daily from brides all over the world asking me how to get that same cake for their wedding. I know society disagrees on a lot of hot-button topics right now, but if I’ve learned one thing this year, it’s that 98.7% of the entire world loves donuts and now it’s one of the biggest, most delicious trends for weddings in 2017.
I’ve seen donut bars, donut walls, donut towers, stacks of donuts as a wedding cake, cones of donut holes, and donut wedding favors, but I’ve love love loved seeing all the donut wedding cakes popping up as a result of our shoot. My favorite donut wedding cakes are where they incorporate the donuts into the actual cake flavors and decorations instead of just making a tower of donuts and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you, so grab an apple fritter and a cup of cocoa, sit back, and donut leave until you’ve scrolled through all these gorgeous cakes!
This first donut wedding cake is an over-the-top confection featuring macaroons, popcorn, truffles, oreos, and donuts. I’m spying some fantastic glaze and chocolate-glazed donuts as well as cream-filled donuts at the bottom. Plus, the cake topper?!?! That thing is cracking me up :) Donut be jealous! I’m sure you can have one at your wedding! I found this image on Sam and Louise Photography’s blog and they mention at the end of their post that this was a DIY wedding cake and I’m sooo impressed with how well they did.
The next donut wedding cake by Peace of Cake Bakeries was featured on Bridal Vogue and while it’s a small wedding cake, it’s still an eye-catching statement piece, and I’m drooling over that chocolate drip. I also love how the cake was incorporated into the platters of donuts with a donut wall as a backdrop. If I were a guest at this wedding, you can bet I’d be holding down the dance floor right there…by the donuts. Donut ever let me go!!!
Joe the Baker and Krispy Kreme teamed up for this dreamy donut industrial wedding in Dallas, Texas. Bet you didn’t know that donuts and industrial went together, but they do…like bread and butter baby. Donut you know how much I looooove you?!?! You can see a full feature + photo gallery over on Ruffled Blog.
Photo Credit: A Sea of Love
This is actually one of my favorite donut cakes I’ve seen, and I donut want to disappoint you, but I can’t find the story behind it! The link doesn’t take me anywhere :( All I know is that someone turned 30 and I wish I had been invited to their party because that looks amazing.
The catering team for Entwined Events created this delightful, woodsy donut cake and I think it’s the perfect cake for a wedding that is right in between the fall and winter seasons. We’ve got all the yummy autumn flavors of cinnamon, sugar, and apple, but the evergreens and white chocolate drip make it feel romantic, woodsy, and a little wintry. This would be perfect for a rustic, cabin, or woodsy wedding celebration (but donut even think about incorporating burlap) Oh burlap, donut you know you’re dead to me?!?!
Photo Credit: Heather Kidd Photograph
And I can’t leave off without sharing this gorgeous creation by another local Utah cake artist whom I really admire! Keli with Sweetest Things Cake Shoppe is so talented and I love following her work to see what amazing creations she is going to come up with next. Her take on the donut cake is so clean, classy, and perfect for a wedding. I love how she has expanded the idea to three tiers and really made her cake a focal point. But, my favorite thing about it is the neutral color palette. It’s visually really easy on the eyes and just a pleasure to look at. And I’m willing to bet $100 (but not literally…you think I have a spare hundy laying around?!?!) that it was a pleasure to eat as well. I think it’s safe to say that we like this one a “hole” lot :)
And now I need an apple fritter, which is my favorite donut by the way and I’ve been dreaming about an apple fritter cake lately, so that may be happening here real soon. For the best apple fritter in the world, go to the bakery at my local grocery store Ream’s. Seriously, I’ve never tasted a better apple fritter in all of Utah, but if you think you know of one that might be better, drop the info in the comments below. I'm always willing to take one for the team and do a side-by-side testing :)
Meet the Designer
Emily first fell in love with flowers while studying floral design at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2002. She did her first wedding that same summer and has been designing weddings ever since. With over 12 years of experience in the floral and wedding industries, Emily loves creating flowers that bring beautiful colors, textures, and most importantly, memories to every event.