Wedding Cakes Inspired by Geology – Marble, Agate, Geodes & Precious Metals

Marble wedding cake in grey and blush by Emily Hankins Cakes, A Thing Like That Photography

While marbled fondant might be the bane of decorators who missed a spot when mixing color through fondant, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. Alongside their cousins – precious metals, geodes and agate – wedding cake art is taking its cue from geology and some of the earth’s most beautiful formations.

Emily Hankins sublimely pairs blush pink with a grey marbled finish and hand painted 2D orchids in her superbly on trend wedding cake design featured above (image by A Thing Like That Photography).

Marble wedding cake by Nicole McEachnie, Blush Photography left, De La Rosa Cupcakes right

A double barrel marbled tier with geometric design motif creates a thoroughly modern wedding cake above left by Cake by Nicole McEachnie (Blush Photography), with beautiful dove grey marbled cookies topped with a hint of silver leaf by De La Rosa Cupcakes and Cakes

Stone and marble effect cakes by  Faye Cahill Cake Design

A trio of stone and marble effect cakes softened with blush pink by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Pink marble wedding cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio left, weathered effect fondant by Sugablossom right

Pink marble wedding cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio left, with a crackled, weathered finish on the right by Sugablossom Cakes

Marble wedding cake with gold seams by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes

Marble wedding cake with beautiful gold seams running through the marble by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes

Geology inspired wedding cakes by Happy Hills left, Sweet and Saucy right

Geology inspired wedding cakes paired with garden roses left by Happy Hills Cake Design and with boho inspired macramé and feathers on the right by  Sweet and Saucy Cakes

Kintsukuroi inspired wedding cake by Amelie's Kitchen

A marble and kintsukuroi inspired wedding cake by Amelie’s Kitchen – kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of repairing broken items with lacquer mixed with powdered gold or silver. As a philosophy, breakage and repair is seen as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Geode wedding cake right by , Sainte G Cake Co right, photo by Corbin Gurkin, Chantilly and Coco left

Dusky pink roses and grey marbling makes a beautiful pairing by Chantilly and Coco left, with an awe inspiring geode wedding cake right by Sainte G Cake Co (image by Corbin Gurkin)

Charcoal marble wedding cake by Miso Bakes

A striking charcoal marble wedding cake by Miso Bakes

Marbled hexagons wedding cake by Happy Hills Cakes, Gillian McBain Ph left, Jenna Rae Cakes right

Marbled hexagons wedding cake by Happy Hills Cake Designs (left, Gillian McBain Photography), with a gold seamed grey marble wedding cake by Jenna Rae Cakes right

marble or agate wedding cake by Nadia & Co via Wed Luxe

A spectacularly colored marble wedding cake by Nadia & Co Pastry and Art (image via Wed Luxe)

Agate wedding cake by Nadia and Co., Tara McMullen Photography

A wonderful agate wedding cake by Nadia and Co. Pastry and Art again (Tara McMullen Photography)

Grey marble wedding cake with seams of silver running throughout by Bobbette and Belle

Grey marble wedding cake with seams of silver running throughout by Bobbette and Belle

Marble effect wedding cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design

A dramatically marbled wedding cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Marbled fondant cakes by Erin Bakes left, Sweet Bakes right

Marbled fondant cakes dressed with pink florals by Erin Bakes left, Sweet Bakes right

Turquoise and gold cakes by Sweet Love Cake Couture

Turquoise and gold marbled cake by Sweet Love Cake Couture

A spectacular green and gold agate wedding cake with ornate gold edible cake stand by Suzanne Thorpe of The Frostery (image by Jenny Heyworth Photography)

A spectacular green and gold agate wedding cake with ornate gold edible cake stand by Suzanne Thorpe of The Frostery (image by Jenny Heyworth Photography)

Marble cakes with gold accents by Sweet Love Cake Couture left, Three Little Cakes right

Marble cakes in dove grey with gold accents by Sweet Love Cake Couture left, Three Little Cakes right

Aqua geode wedding cake by The Cake Project CH, marble and gold cake by Rosalind Miller

A fabulously colored aqua geode wedding cake by The Cake Project, Switzerland (left), with an equally fabulous watercolored marble and gold cake by Rosalind Miller Cake Design (right)

Ad: To learn how to create spectacular geode wedding cakes, see the originator of this cake design trend, Rachel Teufel’s online class with Craftsy: Naturally Elegant Cake Designs (which also includes instruction in how to create a wonderful woodland inspired wedding cake with deer antlers and a spectacular snowy winter wreath wedding cake.)

woodland wedding cake with antlers tutorial with Rachel Teufel


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