Spring Surprise

Treat your guests to a refreshing sight–not to mention a tasty treat–with these creative cake designs.

{1} This cake is perfect for the design-minded couple looking to add fun pops of color and playfulness to their wedding. Customize the cake with various delectable flavors ranging from the bakery’s signature tropical orange cake with mango orange filling to the Mochachino with a chocolate ganache filling. Chris’s Confections, 608.838.6028, chrissconfections.com

{2} This elegant hand-painted cake will catch your guests’ attention like no other. Great for the nature-loving couple, its orchids and greenery evoke the serenity of the garden. Try this cake in a luscious raspberry cheesecake mousse. Craig’s Cake Shop, 608.848.6331, craigscakeshop.com

{3} For a fresh take on the traditional wedding cake, pastry chef Susan Holding used marbled fondant and periwinkle daisies to create a charming look fit for a modern-day outdoor celebration. Brides can opt for the ultimate rich dessert with a dense chocolate cake and a chocolate ganache center; a banana or carrot cake is another scrumptious choice. Little French Bakery, 608.522.4981, littlefrenchbakery.com

{4} Inspired by the charming trend of colored bows on wedding dresses, this cake was made for the formal, elegant bride. The meticulous piping of the lace pattern, brushed flowers, and the lavish edible bow add extra glamour to your celebration. Scott’s Pastry Shoppe, Inc., 608.836.7333, theunionstation.com/scottspastry
{5} Add some pizzazz to your special day with colorful floral bursts. Known for their white raspberry sponge génoise cake with layers of raspberry and white buttercream, Carl’s Cakes, which operates out of Market Street Diner, provides a delicious way to top off your celebratory reception. Carl’s Cakes and Market Street Diner, 608.825.3377, foodfightinc.com

{6} Attention trendy brides seeking the quintessential modern cake: Look no further than this edgy work of art with paisley print and edible ribbon shows that contemporary doesn’t have to mean wackily avant-garde. Delight your guests with this cake made from champagne batter and strawberry mousse or raspberry fruit filling. “I Do” Cakes by Betty, 608.846.5186, idocakesbybetty.com