20 Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes That Will Make You Do a Double Take
Your mama always told you that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and that is definitely true when it comes to cakes (yum!), but sometimes you need to let your outer beauty shine. That’s where these gorgeous wedding cakes come in. These 20 hand-painted beauties are custom made for some serious wow factor, and they taste pretty darn good too. The delicate details and sweet icing decor won’t stop you from slicing into a nice big piece… or two.
1. Geometric Details: Pairing a water-colored wedding cake with geometric shapes combines two of our favorite trends. Throw some gold details into your bouquet or wedding decor to complement the sparkly shapes.
3. Something Blue: The little gold flecks in this already amazing wedding cake make it really pop. Top it off with a monogrammed cake topper or accentuate its beauty with flowers. (via Kristen Joy Photography / 100 Layer Cake)
4. Cake Quote: Say it with sugar. Choose your favorite quote about love or marriage to share with your friends and family and they won’t be able to miss it — on your wedding cake! (via Jenna Henderson)
6. Rainbow Bright: Bring your wedding cake to life! Spice up your white buttercream with a spattering of color that will be the star of the dessert table. (via Kate Timbers Photography / Wedding Chicks)
8. Beautiful Birds: The details of the birds balance out the simplicity of the pale pink. Go beyond the ordinary with painted birds that look so real they could fly off the cake. (via Cake Ink)
10. Flower Power: Have the details of your wedding cake jump right off of the fondant. The hand-painted flowers look so much like the real ones that it creates a gorgeous optical illusion. (via Lulu Cake Boutique / MODwedding)
11. Winter White: Hello, gorgeous! With a hint of mint and white blooms, this dessert is pure elegance. Bonus: A clear cake stand really gives your wedding cake the attention it deserves. (via Cake Ink / Polka Dot Bride)
12. Southwest Style: Channel a vibrant sunset and have your favorite bakery bring it to life on your wedding cake. The vibrant orange and succulent details are perfect for your Southwestern nuptials. (via Rachael Koscica Photography / The Perfect Palette)
13. Blue Roses: Roses are red. Sometimes they’re blue. We are obsessed with this cake. How about you? (via Sweet Disposition Cakes)
14. Go Gray: Take the flowers from your bouquet and paint them onto your cake for a bridal style that is chic and cohesive. The different shades of gray make the hand-painted florals really stand out. (via Ryan Johnson Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)
15. Love: Everyone already knows that you’re head over heels in love. Display it proudly on your cake, and give it a vintage vibe to match your boho chic event. (via Cocoa Lane Sweeterie / The Cake Blog)
16. Monogrammed Magic: Take your hand-painted wedding cake one step further by putting your monogram on it. Your new shared last initial will look awesome framed by sugar painted flowers. (via Juniper Cakery / Belle the Magazine)
17. Chevron: Turn your wedding cake into a piece of art with some strategically placed gold details. This rustic design is perfect for an outdoorsy couple’s woodland wedding. (via Gateaux Inc. / Elegant Wedding Invites)
18. Real Roses: This little cake packs a powerful punch. The hand-painted roses and leaves give a contemporary twist that will be the highlight of your dessert table. (via Tallant House / Seattle Bride)
19. Modern Magic: Give your guests something to stare at as they dance by your dessert table. The contrast of traditional white and hand-painted colors gives this cake an ultra modern vibe. (via Kristina Adams Photography / Ruffled Blog)
20. Fancy Florals: Ideal for a classic and romantic celebration, this upgraded wedding cake is understated and elegant. It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. (via Anna Elizabeth Cakes)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)