With navy topping the the list of classic and elegant bridesmaid colours for winter weddings, we’ve been checking out the navy wedding cakes of top wedding cake designers to see how they incorporate this colour trend into their bridal creations.
Strings of pearls paired with navy and accented with gold creates an ultra sophisticated vintage style wedding cake above (left) by Catherine Joanne Cakes, while Karenanna Cakes have overlaid a simple white iced cake with lady-like lace trim for a striking wedding cake design, above right (image by Anneli Marinovich Photography via B.loved Weddings).
Textured finishes create beautiful effects in the two navy wedding cakes below with a curved, ruched bottom tier adding visual interest in the design below left by The Sugar Suite, Florida, and quilted detailing paired with pearl beading creating a navy classic in a nod to every girl’s favourite designer, Coco Chanel, by Ben The Cake Man, (below right).
A showy statement corsage in navy dresses the stylish wedding cake below with moulded lace adding old world elegance in an alluring design by Dream Cakes by Robyn.
Navy and silver makes an elegant and sophisticated contrast with a classic example below in the on-trend art deco style by Faye Cahill, inspired by a Jenny Packham gown. (You can learn how to make this exact wedding cake design, one of three beautiful cakes taught as part of Faye’s online class with Craftsy: Layered Embellishments – 12 Stunning Techniques).
More navy and metallics – this time antique gold – in a stylish display of navy wedding cakes by The French Confection Company (image by Candace Boysen Photography).
Gold accents complement navy fondant wonderfully in two terrific designs below by Minnie’s Sweet Creations, Australia (left) and Eileen Fry Cakes, San Francisco, (right).
Tufted quilting studded with antique gold pearls creates a chic antique style cake in classic navy, adorned with a pristine white magnolia flower by The Crumb Coat. (To learn how to make a exquisite magnolia flower, check out Maggie Austin’s class, Mastering Southern Sugar Flowers, on Craftsy here: online cake decorating class).
Old world damask stencilled in navy icing against a white backdrop creates a bold & striking antique wedding cake design by Elegateau, UK (below left), while on the right, Toronto’s House of the Rising Cake have fused beautiful handpainted floral imagery with navy and black flocked detailing in an show-stopping wedding cake creation, below right (image by Cloud Nine Photo).
A single over-sized white peony is the centre-piece of the beautiful ruched effect wedding cake below in another design by Eileen Fry Cakes (left), with a fabulous quilted navy design topped with an ivory statement bow by Cakes 2 Kreate, Melbourne (image by Christine King Photography).
Bella Cupcakes, New Zealand add smart stripes to the fresh navy and white wedding cake design below, for a touch of classic French chic.
Classic navy & white striping is given a contemporary edge with Spring fresh orchids in the striking design below by Suzanne Esper Cakes.
An satin effect over-sized couture bow sweeps across this lace cake design in a statement wedding cake by Kaysie Lackey of The People’s Cake, Seattle.
And while it’s a touch more royal blue than navy, we think this wedding cake design by Nicole Slater of Sweet Love Cake Couture would work wonderfully in navy also, with the lace overlay highlighted beautifully against the coloured bottom tier.