20 Amazing Fondant Wedding Cakes
If you're starting to discuss your wedding cake with your baker, you've likely had a lot of flavor, ingredient, and décor lingo thrown at you. But, before you get too overwhelmed by all of your choices, we think there is one cake option you should highly consider: fondant. Fondant is a firm sugar icing that has been covering (and elevating!) wedding cakes for years, and it isn't hard to understand why. Its smooth texture makes it the perfect candidate for a multitude of designs such as stenciling, appliqués, and other add-ons.
Just take the following desserts from real celebrations, for example. Ahead, you'll see how the pros got creative by painting, printing, and embossing different designs onto this versatile material. Here, the team at Etta Avenue Cakes took advantage of this cake's blank canvas by painting watercolor blue and black flowers directly onto its two main tiers. The takeaway? You can deck out fondant with pretty much anything you can think of—some couples even have their baker calligraph a special quote onto the coating.
But designs aren't the only way you can make your fondant wedding cake uniquely yours. Another benefit? The material can be rolled out in any color you want. Whether you desire a cake that will match your color palette perfectly or a colorful confection that will be a standout at your reception (note the pink marbled cake ahead!), the options are practically endless. That's why we invite you to get inspired by the following fondant cakes from real celebrations ahead—with the help of these examples, choosing what you want your wedding cake to look like will be a breeze.
L.I.A Sweets wrapped the bottom tier of this cake in a pink and gold marbled fondant. To carry the color scheme from top to bottom, they added a geode-like design to the top section.
A metallic red fondant was the perfect background for the embellished floral motif seen on this Sweet + Saucy confection.
Blue and Gold
Sweet Heather Anne created a statement tier on this otherwise white cake by brushing the middle tier with edible blue and gold paint.
If you looked close enough, you could just make out the fine lines that Flour & Flourish embossed into this dessert's light peach colored fondant.
Have your baker spruce up plain fondant by adding a bit of texture. Melissa's Fine Pastries created pencil point-sized dots all over this petite dessert.
Place layers of fondant on top of each other for a one-of-a-kind look. After cutting this tile-shaped design, Pavlov's Lab positioned it over white fondant to ensure it really stood out.
Elle's Belles draped this dessert in gauzy blue ribbons that tied the cake back to the wedding's color scheme.
Gray-jade fondant gave this The Cake Whisperer design a soft, feminine feel.
Honey Crumb split white fondant into three sections in order to include a large botanical illustration on this three-tier.
An intricately-painted Mediterranean-inspired tile was the focal point on this three-tier by Wild Flour Bakery.
If a certain song lyric or poem resonates with you and your partner, ask your baker to incorporate it into your big-day dessert. Sweet Cravings by Maria calligraphed a sweet passage onto this couple's cake.
Gilded details were spotted all over this duo's reception, but most notably on their treat by MM Cookies, where the metallic color was painted onto white fondant.