A formal wedding calls for a glamorous cake that will really make an impression. A grand cake with a lot of special details will suit the occasion. These are some wonderful ideas for formal wedding cakes.
Glamorous golden fondant is the ultimate in grandeur. This would be a gorgeous cake for an opulent reception, particularly in the fall or winter. Picture it for a wedding full of rich tones of aubergine and gold, perhaps in a ballroom or an historic mansion. It would be especially perfect if the bride is wearing a dress with metallic embroidery and gold bridal jewelry.
Formal can still be sleek and streamlined, as seen in this “Blingy” cake by Ron Ben Israel. I love the way the fondant is pleated almost like the bands on a cumberbund. The jeweled inlays are absolutely incredible. What a stunning centerpiece for an elegant modern wedding.
On the completely opposite end of the spectrum, there is this romantic feminine fantasy cake created with stacked spherical tiers. Dripping in garlands, pink blossoms, frosting pearls, and finished with tassels, it is hard to picture a more perfect cake for a formal yet feminine reception. Consider ordering a groom’s cake for your fiance to balance out the super-girly design of this wedding cake.
Classic designs and decorative artwork make an excellent source of inspiration for grand wedding cakes. The top cake is a beautiful study in restrained elegance inspired by classic Wedgewood china. Naturally it would be nice to choose complementary dishes to use on the dinner tables at the reception. Another gorgeous inspiration is the Faberge egg cake above. The ornate golden scrollwork is so fabulous.
Finally, if you want a wedding cake that has it all, consider one like this fantastical Sylvia Weinstock creation. The beautiful quilting, the amazing sugar flowers, and the elaborate jeweling combine into an absolute dream cake. It would be fabulous to have a cake similar to this based on the type of flowers in your bouquet and your own crystal bridal jewelry set.