20 Best Wedding Cakes of 2017

Today we’re counting down our favourite cakes and I have to say, this is one wedding detail that I always love! Not just because cakes are yum (and I’ll bet every one of these was delicious beyond!) but because they often encapsulate the style or spirit of a wedding in one gorgeous element. No pressure or anything :) Fortunately, the talented cake designers of South Africa and beyond are well up to the task, and this year we’ve featured some absolute beauties! So here we’re counting down our faves from both real weddings and styled shoots, and whether your style is simple semi-naked or full on metallic glamour, you’ll find something to inspire here!

from ILNA & NEIL’S INTIMATE ITALIAN-STYLE WEDDING
Cake: Ilse Louw (0828724102) | Photography: Tasha Seccombe | Flowers & décor: Blomstories

from MIDNIGHT MIXED METALLICS WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: Cakelab | Photography: MLK Photography | Styling: MLK Photography & Laurie Lee Design

from BEAUTY & THE BEAST MODERN LUXE WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: The Sweet Alley | Photography & creative direction: Sparrow Photography | Planning: Chloe D’Love Affair

Floral print & gold metallic wedding cake | Credit: Shanna Jones

from SANDRINE & SAM’S MAGICAL MIDSUMMER WEDDING
Cake: The Birdcage | Photography: Shanna Jones | Coordination: Mosaic Weddings

from MARIKE & TOBIAS’ WHIMSICAL VINTAGE WEDDING
Cake: Pretty Patisserie | Photography: Claire Thomson Photography | Coordination: Anna H

from EMMA & ZANDER’S BRIGHT & COLOURFUL COUNTRY WEDDING
Cake: Maletti’s | Photography: Adele Kloppers

Gold Baroque Wedding Cake | Credit: Roxanne Davison

from JESSICA & BRENT’S ROMANTIC BAROQUE WEDDING
Cake: Love and Laughter Cakes | Photography: Roxanne Davison

from MODERN MONOCHROME WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: Cherry Whisk | Photography: And Story | Co-ordination & styling: Bells & Whistles Event Styling

from RUSTIC FOREST ELEGANCE STYLED ENGAGEMENT
Cake: Santomé | Photography: Charl van der Merwe Photography | Coordination: Evoque Events

Blue Marble Wedding Cake | Credit: Courtney Leigh

from DREAMY BLUE WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: Buttercup Houston | Photography: Courtney Leigh Photography | Styling: Jade Magnolia

Superhero Surprise Wedding Cake Batman Superman Captain America | Image: Daniel West

from ALICIA & NEILL’S ELEGANT SUPERHERO WEDDING
Cake: [email protected] and Glasses | Photography: Daniel West Photography

Copper Drip Cake | Credit: Wedding Concepts & Tyme Photography

from SUMMER BRIGHTS WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: Pippa and Polly Cakery | Photography: Tyme Photography | Concept, styling and co-ordination: Wedding Concepts

from CLAUDETTE & HENDRIK’S RUSTIC ROSE GOLD WEDDING
Cake: Coco Vanilla | Photography: Aline Photography | Coordination: Blissful Events

from LAVENDER FIELDS IMPRESSIONIST WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: The Cake Duchess | Photography: Natasha Taljard Photography | Coordination & styling: Mary-Ann Art

Gold Tiered Wedding Cake | Credit: Jani B & Bright and Beautiful

from CARA & MIKE’S VINTAGE GLAMOUR WINTER WEDDING
Cake: Ingrid Duminy (Bride’s mother) | Photography: Jani B | Coordination: Bright & Beautiful

Cara says: “My mom made our amazing wedding cake, which had three enormous tiers, each with a different flavour sponge and icing! Thank goodness Mike and I had a mouthful when we cut it, because the entire thing was polished off in a flash… we had a guest who literally cried because she didn’t get enough and it was all finished!”

Semi Naked Wedding Cake with White Roses | Image: Carla Adel

from TERRI & JESSE’S GRACEFUL GREENERY WEDDING
Photography: Carla Adel

from CARLI & JEAN-PIERRE’S CHARMING OPEN AIR WEDDING
Cake: The Birdcage | Photography: Alicia S. Photography

from KIRSTY & BRANDON’S COUNTRY WEDDING WITH A TOUCH OF DELFT
Cake: Culture Club Cheese | Photography: Lindy Truter

Rice Krispie Tiered Wedding Cake | Images: Marli Koen

from NATASHA & STEFAN’S PRETTY RUSTIC WEDDING
Cake: Linda Bruyns Catering | Photography: Marli Koen

from LAVISH MODERN MIXED METALLICS WEDDING INSPIRATION
Cake: Sweet Arts | Photography: Claire Nicola | Coordination & styling: Lavishly Done

 

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2 thoughts on “20 Best Wedding Cakes of 2017

  1. All beautiful…but Lavender fields impressionsit wedding insperation by Cake Duchess stands out! Absolutely stunning!

  2. Agree they all beautiful in their own right, but my favourite is modern mixed metallic by Sweetarts. Well done Jacki. It is stunning!!!!

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