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Dark Romance: Black & Gold Wedding Cakes

By: 
AVERY BOEHM

Spot-On (from left to right)

This whimsical design adds a twist to the classic white wedding cake. Playful polka dots gracing the top two tiers are made of dark cocoa fondant, giving them their dark hue. The bottom tier is covered in a gleaming layer of gold luster dust, adding a glam accent to the otherwise matte finish. Eat Cake! owner Debbie Pagel crowned her creation with an elegant blush-toned flower. Eat Cake!, Milwaukee, 414.344.3119 eatcakemilwaukee.com

Black Beauty

This cake is all about contrast, pairing a stark black canvas with dainty flowers cascading across the four-tier design. A satin ribbon neatly tied around the uppermost tier completes the modern-romantic look. For the culinary delight inside, the Cake Lady lead baker Cecelia Grade recommends a lavender cake, the shop’s most sought-after flavor, layered with raspberry preserves, homemade buttercream and lemon curd. The Cake Lady, St. Francis, 414.294.4220 cakeladydesigns.com

Marbled Masterpiece

Geometric shapes add a sleek and modern flair to this two-tiered dessert. Marbled and gold fondant tiles are laid over an ultra-smooth, velvety Italian meringue buttercream. This pairing is a perfect mixture of on-trend marble and a minimalist white base. Taking her cues from the 1920s, Sweet Tooth co-owner Brianna Brilowski suggests this cake is perfect for a wedding in an art deco venue. Sweet Tooth, Milwaukee, 262.789.0500 sweettoothmilwaukee.com

Fancy Brushwork

This romantic cake will sweep your guests right off their feet. The brushed-gold accent, a mixture of gold luster dust and lemon juice, makes a dramatic backdrop for the graphic roses trailing down this three-tiered stunner. Yield Bakehouse owner Alexis West nods to spring’s dark and stormy side, adding a touch of drama to any celebration. Yield Bakehouse, Grafton yieldbakehouse.com