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QB Loves: Rustic Luxe Cakes

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Real Wedding of Renae and Adam. Sunlit Studios.

Real Wedding of Renae and Adam. Sunlit Studios.

We love the way brides are embracing delicious rustic and ‘homemade’ styles with liberal use of sponge, butter cream and cute finishes like hessian bunting and personalised toppers. For couples who want quite a modest cake of two to three tiers, maybe even as part of a dessert table rather than the sole centrepiece, this style is ideal. And rustic doesn’t necessarily mean you can skimp on a professional finish. A recent post on nytimes.com flagged a resurgence of ‘extravagant’ wedding cakes with a high level of customisation including intricate textures, ombre and precise colour matching in which Orlando-based cake designer Anna Hightower says she is “doing a lot of upside-down ruffles, where each layer looks like a petticoat upside down, and brides like what I call ‘messy buttercream’ spatula marks in the icing so it looks as if Grandma’s frosted it. It’s a more homemade, organic look.”

Photo: Molly Dunn and Dwayne Olsen. Real Wedding of Carrie and Nikos.

Photo: Molly Dunn and Dwayne Olsen. Real Wedding of Carrie and Nikos.

‘Naked’ cakes which don’t feature icing or frosting on the outside but leave the layers exposed for guests to admire, are also having a big moment. Part of the rustic trend, this fun and fresh style is usually decorated with fresh flowers or fresh berries and works beautifully for country or garden weddings.

Cake: Crumbs of Comfort. Florals: Flowerlovers. Chantilly Lace Photography

Cake: Crumbs of Comfort. Florals: Flowerlovers. Chantilly Lace Photography

Real Wedding of Loren and Vaughan. Photo: CKMetroPhotos

Real Wedding of Loren and Vaughan. Photo: CKMetroPhotos

– QB x


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