MORE awesome wedding cakes that don’t look like “wedding cakes”

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The first time I did a roundup of offbeat wedding cakes, I called for MORE MORE MORE of your creative wedding cakes and boy did you guys bring it. Here is our newest collection of wedding cakes that don't look like wedding cakes…

Rainbow CakeOn the outside: a simple white wedding cake. On the inside: surprise rainbow-y goodness! This cake was made by the bride the night before the wedding, if ya can believe it.

Twin Peaks red velvet cakeI never thought I'd ever see this word combination before: Twin Peaks red velvet cake. Lisa_Renee explains: “I've been dreaming of this cake design for years. In fact, this was the thing I was most excited about for my eventual wedding. These are symbols from the Twin Peaks series and movie, Fire Walk With Me. Geek Fest! Morfey's Cakes embraced it and made my dream a reality. Then I ate it. And it was yummy.”

Neon 1980s cake!
Cakes are a super-fun way of enhancing your wedding's theme. And Lisa and Bill‘s cake did a freaking outstanding job of portraying their wedding's “upscale 80's rock” theme. More neon wedding cakes PLEEZ!

This “cake” was made from 150 whoopie pies using the bride's grandmother's recipe. And yes, those are vintage gnomes as cake toppers.

wedding cakeI love this amazing colorful wedding cake from the equally amazing colorful wedding of Wanjiru and Ricky.

cake topper
Jenna and Brendan had wedding tiramasu with Kang and Kodos cake toppers.

chocolate wedding cake made by my sisterHoly holy fuckballs — I want this right fucking NOW. This chocolate wedding cake was made by the bride's sister.

owl wedding cakeI have a thing for owls so I think this cake from Tribe member Becky is just loverly. Everything about this cake makes me happy.

Cut The CakeHow about this amazing three-layer STRIPED cake from Ang and Cam's wedding.

awesome cake
Ginny and Adam describe their vibrant wedding cake (with teeny tiny frog toppers) as “three layers of awesomeness.”

Taking the Plunge - Wedding Cake
Jerry Fergson, the photographer writes, “Had to post this awesome wedding cake from Ryan and Brooke's wedding. Someone spent a lot of time and effort on creating this amazing cake, which depicts the bride and groom going over a waterfall in a kayak, surrounded by Arizona scenes.”

Trylon and perisphere cakeYou may remember Chris and Tracy's retro-futuristic chuppah, but what you didn't get to see is their futuristic trylon and perisphere wedding cakes.

Daft Punk cake
In keeping with the pointy cake aesthetic, here's a Daft Punk inspired wedding cake. Tron-tastic. 😉

Emery & Trey wedding-258Troy and Tribe member Emzy looks like graphic design deliciousness. And that's exactly what it was! Emzy, a graphic designer, illustrated her own wedding cake.

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Comments on MORE awesome wedding cakes that don’t look like “wedding cakes”

  1. Bwahaha, the cake I’m planning on getting is in here. The death star one. These are just awesome!

    • I’ve made a rainbow cake several times before. It’s fairly simple, just time consuming.

      I got the original idea from here:

      Note she made a “diet” cake; you can substitute any white cake for the recipe, just follow her rainbow-ing instructions 🙂

      It looks like the bride used white rolled fondant on her cake as well.

  2. This is totally a meshing of two of my favorite blogs – Cakewrecks Sunday Sweets, and OBB. Love it!

    • I was briefly confused when this popped up on my reader this morning and I saw it wasn’t the Cakewrecks Sunday Sweets. These are some fabulous cakes!

  3. That upscale 80’s theme cake is SERIOUSLY the BEST cake I’ve ever seen in my life. Flipping Fabulous. Drool.

      • That would be a bit of a heart-breaker for me, too. I think I’ll have to stick to something mechanical – like a Stargate!

    • I think this is it:

      That’s the one I bookmarked anyway, after I got sick of digging through pages of re-posts every time I searched for it. (And yes I did it a lot, pretty much every time cakes get mentioned anywhere.)

      That cake is epic win in so many ways. It’s a work of art in it’s own right, but the fact that it’s Discworld too (complete with elephants and turtle) makes it even more awesome.

      Check out some of the other cakes on her site too. There’s some other very cool ones. Some with dragons on! (In my mind dragons = win and at least one is a Pernese dragon, which is double win!). If my mum wasn’t already making my cake I’d be begging/wishing this woman to do it.

      • Thanks! I eventually found it after putting the first two paragraphs into Google, heheh. There’s another fantastic Discworld cake, by Mandy Gasson at – unfortunately the pic on that site is nowhere near as good as the pic on her FB profile, which really shows off the detail. The advantage of the first cake (by Jane, she of the dragons) is that the entire thing is edible.
        I can see I’ll have to get my cake-making friend practicing really hard to be ready for 2015 …

  4. I’m so in love with Channamasala’s cake! The owl cake is AWESOMeNess!!! And that neon cake will have a special place in my memory. 😀

    Our star cupcake and multicolored cake was inspired by a 5 year old’s birthday cake! We couldn’t wait for (or afford a *Wedding Cake Baker* so we worked with what the local deli/baker could do for something that wouldn’t melt in the heatwave on our wedding weekend. 🙂

    • I’m just waiting for an excuse to make a rainbow cake. Maybe my MOH’s birthday, she loves rainbow stuff.

  5. OMG!!!!! My FH and I are theming our wedding off of the red room from Twin Peaks, and that cake is amazing!!!! I’m decorating the hall in red satin, and making black and white zig zag table runners to go over the black table cloths….seriously, I am in love! 🙂

  6. Ology! That’s my rainbow cake! Belive it or not I started making it at about 11pm the night before! The whole extended family was up late into the night helping make pom pons, bunting, tablecloths for the wedding and I completely forgot!

    This was only my 2nd attempt – for trial #1 I wanted to make a red velvet cake, but a rainbow velvet cake. It was a total disaster. I used regular food colouring which made the cake mixture too watery and the whole thing collapsed. The colours didn’t come out well either, so I almost gave up on the idea.

    When the wedding rolled round I just played it safe with regular sponge cake and some gel food colouring which didn’t affect the consistency. It’s just covered in simple fondant icing and a ribbon that was actually the wrapping on one of our presents! I sandwiched it together with cream cheese icing which is my hubby’s favourite! Nobody except my husband and mother in law knew about the rainbow cake, not even the photographer, so there was lots of oohing when we cut it – it was awesome!

    Highly recommend it – although do rope in helpers, it’s a lot of baking to do at night!

  7. Yay! I love that my cake got featured! (except they’re teeny tiny frogs, not turtles– and I made them!)

  8. Can’t BELIEVE that rainbow cake! I’m in lust. It’s just like the red vanilla chocolate covered cake balls (yes, cake balls) I saw last year, only way more rockin’.

  9. What an awesome post!!!! They’re all great but I still have tears of laughter running down my face from the Simpsons cake – I’m going to send this link to my fiance and our friend who is making our cake. No pressure on her or anything 😉

  10. AHH! I love Chris and Tracy’s cake. It’s so minimalistic and still elegant. We just had a wheel of cheese for our wedding cake. Mmmm… cheese.

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