These Handpainted Wedding Cakes Are Simply Stunning

Beautiful cake designs replace over-the-top flowers and fondant.

These Handpainted Wedding Cakes Are Simply Stunning

Photo: Mi Belle Photographers

For cake designers, each new wedding cake begins as a blank canvas, so it was only a matter of time before we started to see cakes being painted – literally – like pieces of art! 

The smooth texture of fondant, an edible icing which covers many wedding cakes, makes the material an ideal surface for painting. After covering the cake in white fondant, cake decorators can paint anything from intricate designs to simple trims, using a paintbrush and edible paint. One emerging trend is a white cake with just the top half of each tier painted gold. Another gorgeous look is a floral-inspired design painted on each tier, with each color becoming progressively darker towards the bottom tier to create an ombré pattern

Find inspiration for your own painted cake from the amazing real wedding cakes, below. Art lovers, we've found your dream cake design! For more wedding cake inspiration, visit our Cakes & Desserts photo gallery or inspiration board on Pinterest!

gold painted cake

Photo by Gina & Ryan Photography

pink painted cake

Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

ombre painted cake

Photo by Troy Grover Photographers

gold tipped cake

Photo by KT Merry Photography

blue painted cake

Photo by Steve Steinhardt