1. White on white
It’s one of those “now you see it, now you don’t” cakes, where a deceptively simple appearance reveals a more complicated detail upon closer inspection. Either way, the patterned discs on this cake reveal depths of workmanship and talent by the baker.


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2. It’s all about texture
Wafer roses and dainty buttercream buttons or dragees on the bottom tier of this cake exudes oodles of sophistication.

3. Bon appetit
A French-inspired confection with tinges of Greek influence is so darn pretty!

4. Semi-naked cake
If a naked cake’s not your thing, but you’re also not into the layers of cream either, this semi-naked design is a lovely compromise.

5. Landscaped beauty
In love with just about everything here: the dramatic watercolour-like landscapes and the adorable camellias.

6. Riot of blooms
A bouquet of flowers and ornate details on this cake won’t look out of place at an opulent celebration.


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7. Mixed mediums
It’s a world of possibilities with this cake, with gold painted roses, watercolour-like hydrangeas, and marble fondant (which frankly, looks like someone poured a bottle of sky blue liquid all over it). Marvellous!

8. Spring is here
A cascade of blooms and butterflies makes this cake into a veritable garden in spring.


A cascading garden of sugar flowers & butterflies!

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9. Pink and gold
A painted pink cake with flecks of gold leaves is always feminine and refreshing.

10. Sweet dreams
A cake topped with white chocolate, meringues, marshmallows and roses is the stuff made of every bride’s dreams, we think.


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See also: gorgeous drip cake ideas, stunning painted floral cakes, cakes with letters on them, fresh flower wedding cakes, and cakes that taste as good as they look.