Wedding Cakes in Watercolours

watercolour wedding cake image via Wedluxe

Watercolour art is making a big impression in wedding cake design this year with misty, faded pastels and soft washes creating the most beautiful backdrops to showcase outstanding displays of sugar floristy, wafer paper art and gilded design details.

The mesmerizing watercolour wedding cake design above is beautifully enhanced with isomalt dew drops for a beautiful early morning sunrise inspired design (image via WedLuxe).

Feminine frills and faded watercolour effects create a stunning backdrop for a cascade of dusky pink and cream sugar flowers in the design (below left) by Rasha Zalghout of Jon Schuman Cakes. On the right, the Little Malvern Cake Company’s stunning handpainted watercolour florals are beautifully accented with statement poppies and trailing sugar blossoms.

watercolour wedding cakes by Rasha Zalgout left, Little Malvern Cake Co AU right

Cat Collins of The Cake Whisperer blends watercolour and alabaster effects beautifully in her gilded pear topped cake design (below left). On the right, the Sophie Bifield Cake Company has created an exquisite soft pink design with an antique silver wash and textured fondant central tier, dressed with lush garden florals (image by Melanie Rebane Photography).

watercolour cakes by The Cake Whisperer left, Sophie Bifield right, Melanie Rebane Photography

Sweeping strokes of purple cut through with wisps of gold create a dramatic watercolour wedding cake by Emma Lee Cake Design, below left (image by Life Stories Photography). Aubergine tones create an amazing colour contrast with leaf green foliage and a soft pearl green watercolour wash in Sharon Wee’s superb peony and lace cake below (left).
watercolour cakes by Emma Lee Cake Design, Life Stories Photography left, Sharon Wee right

Hand painted flowers in watercolours teamed with delicate of sugar flowers in the most elegant of muted greys and pastels make an exquisite wedding cake duo below from Mignon Daymond of Call Me Cake Face with Merryn Holder of Cake Goddess.

On the right, Nana & Nana pay tribute to the cake art of Maggie Austin with their interpretation of Maggie’s layered watercolour wedding cake, below right.

wedding cakes in watercolours by Mignon Daymond and Merryn Holder left, Nana e Cakes right

An array of watercolour flowers painted against a layered fondant backdrop creates stunning visual interest in this unique Maggie Austin watercolour wedding cake, below left.

On the right, a contemporary pairing of pale bue and lilac makes a pretty colour palette for this watercolour wedding cake, enhanced with art deco inspired scallopped texturing and gold beads by Hey There Cupcake (right).

watercolour wedding cakes by Maggie Austin left, Hey There Cupcakes, right

(Advertisement: The queen of boho wedding cake design, Megan Joy, teaches how to create the beautiful painted watercolor effects below in her online class on Craftsy, with 50% OFF here: Ethereal Elegance – Bohemian Cake Design.)

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Opulence and high glamour go hand in hand in the cake designs of Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress including her lavish watercolour wedding cake design below below trimmed with gilded accoutrements.

watercolour wedding cake with gilded gold details by The Caketress

Haute So Sweet keep the watercolour effect soft and pretty with swirls of pinks and blues in this luxurious wedding cake design with antique silver detailing, below (image by Mikkel Paige Photography via Wedding Chicks).

watercolour wedding cake in blue by Haute So Sweet via Wedding Chicks, Mikkal Paige Photography

Soft shades of sea-green are blended with barely there hints of pink and blue pastels to create an ethereal watercolour effect on this spectacular piece of wedding cake art by Kien and Sweet (below left, image via Wedluxe). And giant, statement flowers with rich brush strokes of gold are an elegant pairing with these textured, sea foam green layers by Hey There Cupcake (below right).

watercolour wedding cakes in seagreen by Kien and Sweet left via WedLuxe and by Hey There Cupcake right

Intricately crafted, wafer-paper florals are a delicate and elegant addition to these pale peach and gold wedding cakes by Hey There Cupcake (image left via 100 Layer Cake, Ashley Kelemen Photography).

watercolours and wafer paper wedding cakes by Hey There Cupcake (image left via 100 Layer Cake, Ashley Kelemen)

Bright splashes of watercolour are a bold and whimsical choice in this frilled, peach creation by The Cake Whisperer on the left (image by Amy Symes Photography), while the clean striping of this Miso Bakes piece (right) creates a fantastically modern interpretation of classical watercolour art.

watercolour wedding cake by The Cake Whisperer, Any Symes Photography left, by Miso Bakes right

Rich and lively hues of the forest can be seen in this stunning Catherine’s Cakery piece (below left), while deep watercolour shades drip in dramatic fashion from this masterpiece collaboration by Faye Cahill, Miso Bakes and Sharon Wee (below right).

watercolour cakes by Catherine's Cakery left, by Faye Cahill, Miso Bakes & Sharon Wee right

Advertisements: For an introduction to using watercolours in cake decorating, see Liz Shim’s Modern Monogram class on Craftsy. Faye Cahill also covers using washes in cake decorating in her Craftsy class, Layered Embellishments -12 Stunning Techniques, as well as using watercolours to create beautiful soft, pastel flowers.

For more on airbrushing techniques, check out Lisa Berczel’s class on Craftsy – The Art of Airbrushing.

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