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Weekly Sweet


I was on the fence about wedding cakes for awhile…maybe working at a cupcake bakery got me caught up in the trend of alternatives to the traditional multi-tiered cake. With so many wedding cakes looking dated and boring (pillars between the tiers, really?) and tasting dry and bland, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is just a bit reluctant to embrace traditional cakes when there are so many more appealing alternatives. But then I came across this beauty!

{Rustic Wedding Cake}

Enjoy it at: A perfectly, rustic chic wedding, exemplified by the wedding where I found this cake, on Style Me Pretty.

The simple icing and shorter layers on the bottom make this cake look much more “homemade,” but the sheer height (seven tiers, y’all!) is striking. The lack of elaborate decorations is the biggest appeal to me–I wouldn’t be surprised if the bride made this cake herself on the morning of her wedding, and I love the home-y effect that has!

Thoughts on wedding cakes as opposed to other desserts, anyone?

Have a sweet day!








  1. Lena says:

    That cake is a dream! I’m a big fan of buttercream beauties!

  2. Dana says:

    i know i preferred the variety of the venician hour over the actual wedding cake (unless it’s cake boss cake!)

  3. Aelish says:

    beautiful cake!
    but my favorite part is that gorgeous platter its on and the simple flower decorations…so pretty

  4. I’ve never been a huge fan of the crazy, super-decorated cakes that are so popular. Give me a good old white cake with buttercream icing and I’ll take it over a fancy cake covered in fondant any day!

    I agree about the pillars, though… I can’t believe people still use those!

  5. Kristen says:

    i’m glad you picked a cake because SOMETIMES cupcakes can look too trying-to-be-trendy these days. and this cake is the opposite of that :)

  6. Amanda says:

    Does anyone know how to do this texture with the buttercream frosting? I’m thinking about making a friend’s wedding cake, and this seems easy enough – but any tips on techniques would be appreciated!


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