For those who want a winter wedding cake, but don't want pine-cones and burlap...
Remember that one time, in 2012, when a new wedding bandwagon known as ‘burlap’ rolled into town? And all of a sudden every wedding was rustic-romance, rustic-garden, rustic-Victorian (where they combined burlap and lace…yeesh!), etc? And thank the stars above, but it finally appears like that wagon is rolling right on out of town (knock on wood…someone…fast) and hopefully it rolls the mustache craze right along with it, but that is another topic for another day. What I want to talk about today is the difficulty brides and grooms are having finding winter wedding inspiration that isn’t covered in burlap and pinecones. While these rustic, woodsy elements will look amazing with a certain type of wedding, that’s just one style and not every bride wants to rock the burlap and cotton look.
So, for your winter wedding viewing pleasure, I’ve scoured the internet and found you a selection of stunning winter wedding cakes that AREN’T covered in evergreens, pinecones, and burlap! But, I also carefully sorted out anything that would be too typical snowflake, glitzy New Year’s Eve, or glam-tastic blingy overload. I've tried to curate a selection of classic, stylish wedding cakes that subtly evoke the feelings of those icy cold winter days without being all Mr.Obvious about it.
This first cake is an amazing white on pearl white confection. It’s sophisticated and chic, but that silvery pearl essence is chillingly beautiful, making it ideal for a winter wedding. I love the use of texture and the floral focal point to help accentuate the tiers.
Cake Credit: The Vagabond Baker
Another favorite is this cake found on the Polka Dot Bride. This is an Australian wedding publication, and if you guys haven’t noticed, there is some seriously awesome wedding inspiration coming out of Australia. Some of my favorite florists, styled shoots, and online publishers are based down under. I love love what they have going on in the wedding industry there. My favorite part of this cake, besides eating it, is the subtle nod to those cold, gray winter days. But, no need to feel down when the sky is cloudy and gloomy. The cake artist incorporates those fun, retro flowers with black lining and brings in just a hint of pink.
Cake Credit: Unkown (if you know, feel free to contact me with the information and I will get this post updated!)
This icy little number by Elise Cakes was featured on a GoRgEoUs shoot for Style Me Pretty and it just makes me want to go ice skating. Those marbled swirls evoke memories of watching my bitty-blossoms twirl and skate when they were just tiny things (forget dance lessons people…tiny three year olds in skates is way more adorable). And can we all just bow down in awed reverence to that perfect edible silver leaf? It’s absolutely divine!
Cake Credit: Elise Cakes
And check out this great inspiration for the wintry icicle beauty that is this fetching water color number in chilling blue with silver leaf accents. The hand-painted water coloring is just mesmerizing. I have to say that out of all the lovely cakes I've seen, this - this is probably my favorite. There's just something about it that calls to me. Now if there were only a way to know what kind of cake is on the inside...
Cake Credit: Unknown (sadly)
Photographer: Maria Lamb
Now, if a little bling or glam is your style, try this perfect wintry-sequin wedding cake. I love seeing just a hint of glitz on that small sequined tier and then having it balanced out with other texture/decorating motifs. This is another fabulous confection by our friends down under...seriously I don't know what's in the water down there, but they're doing something right.
Cake Credit: Cakes 2 Cupcakes
I hope you're enjoying this with a big slice of cake (or any other delicious dessert for that matter! :) I'm off today working on a project I hope to be able to share with you in the next couple of weeks. Fingers crossed the cake travels well because I have an 1 hr. 40 min. drive to the venue!
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.