Standout Sweets

Covered in texture or painted in a pattern, these statement cakes show plenty of personality.
From: Spring/Summer 2017 edition

Art of Embellishment

“I try to combine unique flavors with artistic cake design,” says Jen Barney, owner of Meringue Bakery. You can see that mission at work in this two-tier stunner, covered in soft pink fondant and accented with hand-painted gold Moroccan lattice and edible flowers. A classic cake with a modern twist, this masterpiece will turn heads all night long. “Statement tiers are a great way for couples to get that expensive cake look at a more approachable price,” says Barney.

Textural Treat

A variety of buttercream details give this three-tiered beauty its va-va-voom. “We tried to create a different texture for each tier—dots, ruffles and roses,” says Tanya Laiter, owner of Rolling Pin Bake Shop. An edible pearl finish combines with a subtle blush ombré to bring each statement tier together, resulting in a romantic cake to wow your guests.

Idyllic Icing

If you can dream it, you can do it—that’s the motto at Bloom Bake Shop. Owner Annemarie Maitri dreamt about opening her bakery for years before it became a reality, and now she’s ready to make your dessert dreams come true. “Statement tiers are a beautiful way to incorporate your wedding colors or add a playful touch to your cake,” says Maitri. Featuring a classic vanilla buttercream made with organic sugar and pastured local butter, this four-tier cake stands tall while showing off a delightful mix of rosettes and ruffles.

All That Glitters

If this chic cake tastes as good as it looks, we’ll all want an invitation to this wedding. Alicia Russell, owner of Creative Confections, draws on 30 years of experience for each cake she creates. Here, soft-pink rose petals are paired with a show-stopping gold top tier and a giant sugar flower—fitting for the most glamorous of weddings. This glittering goody is the ultimate finishing touch, so add “something gold” to your list of wedding-day musts.