If you're a classic bride looking for classic elements, these are the wedding cakes for you. Be it a white cake or a piped cake, we've pulled together all of our most traditional confections.
The designs on this dramatic tower mimic the elaborate cake-decorating style of Joseph Lambeth, a master baker in England during the 1920s and '30s. Fine garlands and latticework are piped onto the fondant in royal icing, as are delicate roses and bunches of grapes. The star and C-scrolls on top are examples of a technique called overpiping, in which a shape is layered over again and again, giving it depth. These heavier effects are piped in decorator's buttercream (thicker than usual) to maintain their shape. A satin-and-lace ribbon visually anchors the cake to its simple stand.