Watercolour wedding cakes are having a moment right now, and it's no wonder why. Decorated with beautiful brushstrokes of all shades, the edible works of art are a sure way to elevate your wedding day dessert. Whether floral, marble, or abstract, these bakers' hand-painted designs take cake to the next level.
1. Lovely Lavender
This romantic floral cake by Hey There, Cupcake! features stunningly soft strokes of lavender and pink.
2. Whimsical Wedding Cake
How exquisite is Maggie Austin's three-tiered confection wrapped with hand-painted strips of fondant?
3. Romantic Watercolour
Melissa's Fine Pastries hand-painted this fit-for-a-fairy-tale buttercream-frosted confection with the most romantic muted shades of gold, blue, and violet, and topped it off with fresh flowers.
4.Bold Bursts of Colour
There's no rule that says watercolour wedding cakes can only come in pastel hues. I love this bolder, brighter take on the trend by Hey There, Cupcake!
5. Neutral Watercolor
On the other hand, neutral strokes are just as striking, as proven by this textured, cloud-like white wedding cake by Melissa's Fine Pastries.
6. Hand-painted Thistles
Sainte G. Cake Company's delicate blue watercolor thistles with touches of gold look too artful to eat (almost).
7. Watercolour In Action
This caption from Melissa's Fine Pastries says it all: "We are artists; our medium is sugar."
8. Black and White Ombre
An ombré watercolor technique takes this modern, geometric wedding cake by Sugar Bee Sweets from black to gray to white.
9. Put a Bird on It
Can you frame this Cake Ink confection?
10. Warm Watercolour Tones
Warm tones of pink and orange adorn this otherwise simple wedding cake by Knead to Make.
11. Natural Watercolour Wedding Cake
I love it when bakers take inspiration from the great outdoors, like in this Amy Cakes masterpiece.
12. Spring Watercolour Wedding Cake
White panels on this blue wedding cake by The Cake & The Giraffe provide the perfect canvas for watercolor flowers that echo the spirit of the spring season.
13. Watercolour Base
This beautiful blue and silver sweet by Sainte G. Cake Company was made for a winter wedding.
14. Moody Wedding Cake
Artistic brides and grooms would fall head over heels for this romantic cake by Maggie Austin, which looks like it belongs in a museum.\
15. Gilded Watercolour Cake
Flecks of gold elevate this pretty pink watercolor design by Melissa's Fine Pastries.
16. Dripping in Gold
So fancy thanks to the expert strokes by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company.
17. Secret Garden
The watercolour details on this dreamy dessert by Knead to Make call to mind a secret garden.
18. Floral Watercolor
Not only does this three-tiered stunner by Cake Ink boast a floral middle, but it's also finished off with the most realistic-looking sugar flowers.
19. Something Blue
Brushstrokes in the loveliest shade of blue give this Maggie Austin cake a heavenly feel.
20. Stained Glass Watercolour