Cakes we’re loving from real weddings

Cakes // by QB

The best part of weddings? The cakes, obviously! Okay, the heartfelt moments are amazing, too – but cakes will always have our hearts! Haven’t yet decided what to serve on your special day? We’ve done the ‘hard’ job of gathering some of the most incredible wedding cakes that we’ve seen from real weddings. Try and resist daydreaming of these beauties…

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RW-Ashton-Mike-18From the wedding of Ashton + Mike

We love, love, LOVE everything about Ashton and Mike’s amazing wedding cake! Ticking all the right boxes (rustic buttercream icing, caramel drip detail and fresh blooms), it’s bang on-trend but still totally classic.

LukeMiddlemissPhotographyLarissaandRicky170of948From the wedding of Larissa + Ricky

How gorgeous is Larissa and Ricky’s wedding cake? Keeping things beautifully simple for the base, the double-tier creation was made utterly stunning by classic ivory buttercream icing and charming fresh flower decoration. We’re obsessed with the soft and elegant colour palette… and those doughnuts!

RW-Anna-Tyrone03From the wedding of Anna + Tyrone

Anna and Tyrone’s wedding cake is the perfect example of modern tropical-luxe style! Upping the glamour, a golden-hued metallic bottom-tier added just the right amount of shimmer for this magnificent creation. We’re also big fans of the unique lattice-work detail and the chic orchid and anthurium cake topper – very contemporary!

Amanda_Owen-570From the wedding of Amanda + Owen

Simple but oh-so lovely, Amanda and Owen’s wedding cake really caught our attention. Embracing their wedding’s bushland setting, the two opted to serve a naked buttercream-iced cake with enchanting native Australian foliage. It gets a big tick from us!

Kristine-Jason-CC-196From the wedding of Kristine + Jason

Timeless and feminine (but not in an over-the-top way), Kristine and Jason’s wedding cake was one we’d happily indulge in over and over again! Adorned with pale pink and white roses and a custom cake-topper (we love it when couples include their beloved pets in their weddings!), this buttercream-iced creation was a hit with loved ones.

Sharni-James-RW-cakeFrom the wedding of Sharni + James

Keeping with their wedding’s boho-luxe style, Sharni and James treated guests to this delightful naked buttercream-iced cake. Nailing the ‘tall, single-tier cake’ trend, they topped it all off (pun intended) with a glittery custom cake-topper and masses of peach, yellow, pink, green, orange and white flowers. So sweet!

Chelsea-George-RW-SS18-63From the wedding of Chelsea + George

Featuring an airbrushed geometric pattern and smooth buttercream icing, Chelsea and George’s wedding cake worked perfectly with their ‘modern elegance’-inspired look. A basic (but certainly not boring!) colour palette of ivory and fresh white tones made the greenery and fresh flower decoration really pop.

030RealWedding_Alison_RobinsonFrom the wedding of Alison + Peter

Pretty in pink, Alison and Peter’s wedding cake looked utterly delicious – look at that generous buttercream icing detail! Completing the triple-tier creation, roses, hydrangeas and yellow ‘billy button’ flowers (yes, that’s what they’re called) added a touch of old-world romance.

RealWedding_Lauren_Cantwell4From the wedding of Lauren + Adam

There are indulgent cakes, then there’s this this impressive creation! Spoiling friends and family, Lauren and Adam served a gilded single-tier cake and adorable mini triple-tier cakes for their special day. Three words – wish we were there!

K-D-Wedding-726From the wedding of Kylie + Daniel

Simple and sophisticated, Kylie and Daniel’s double-tier wedding cake was one to really love – especially when served on that incredible greenery-adorned hanging cake stand! Clean ivory buttercream icing and white roses perfectly suited the couple’s black-tie dress-code.

PaigeJesse-700From the wedding of Paige + Jesse

Also keeping things slightly pared-back, Paige and Jesse served this fabulous triple-tier creation for their special day. The stand-out details for us? The subtle ‘V’ detail in the top two tiers and the brilliant marble detail on the base tier.

RealWedding_Rebecca_Neill-35From the wedding of Rebecca + Matthew

Thick buttercream icing, a cute cake-topper and plenty of peach- and white-hued blooms – it’s enough to capture our hearts, here at QB. Hitting the nail on the head, Rebecca and Matthew’s wedding cake looked almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

RealWedding_Kristy_Champney38From the wedding of Kristy + Nathan

Sweet-tooths, this is the cake for you! Decorated with gooey caramel drip detail, macarons and even pomegranate segments, Kristy and Nathan’s wedding cake looked so, so delicious! The burgundy dahlias and the native Australian greenery also get our approval.

Courtney-Sam-RW-cakeFrom the wedding of Courtney + Sam

Embracing a different (but truly gorgeous!) look, Courtney and Sam went for this intricately decorated creation. We’re amazed by the fondant flower, the ‘watercolour’ floral pattern and the wafer-thin daisy-shaped details. Some serious talent went into this beauty!

Emily-Nathan-rw-cakeFrom the wedding of Emily + Nathan

Um, yum! Emily and Nathan’s show-stopping double-tier wedding cake is one we won’t soon forget. Decorated with delicious chocolate drip detail, orchids and native Australian foliage, it’s a chocolatey delight that we just can’t get over. Save us a slice!

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Feature image sourced from the wedding of Cindy-Anne + Scott