The cake—it’s something everyone at the wedding looks forward to, whether it’s watching the bride and groom playfully feed each other the first slice or diving into the decadent buttercream and perfect almond sponge. Thankfully, Coastal Virginia bakers are satisfying brides—and their guests—with the latest swoon-worthy confectionary creations. From intricate and artsy techniques to simple yet sophisticated garden embellishments, here’s a look at some of most popular ways to give your big day a pretty sweet ending.
Bakers are becoming more and more like fine artists, especially as brides covet custom cakes that are gallery worthy. This hand-painted beauty featured a palette knife technique used to transform buttercream into colorful, textured flowers to fit a boho theme. Sinful Treats, Hampton, SinfulTreatShpt.com
Metallic touches—gold, copper, brass and more—are still all the rage for weddings, and cakes are no exception. This version, a twist on the classic white buttercream cake, included a golden geometric element that complemented a modern-meets-traditional event. Incredible Edibles Bakery, Virginia Beach, IncredibleEdiblesBakery.com. Photo by Xiaoqui Li Photography. Florals by Sassy Snapdragon Florals
Gold Leaf Luxury
Make dessert really shine by adding the elegance of gold leaf. This stunner garnered attention with alternating tiers of naked cake with buttercream and fondant with edible gold leaf accents. Blooming Flour Bakery, Williamsburg, BloomingFlourBakery.com. Photo by Shauna Veasey Photography. Florals by Southern Stems
Couples are choosing to enhance their cakes with the addition of fresh florals, simple greenery and aromatics from the garden like this creation that used colorful blooms in addition to rosemary and lavender. Kadi Bakes, Lanexa, KadiBakes.com. Photo by IYQ Photography. Florals by Cultivate Event Co.