But for engaged women looking for something more non-traditional, we recommend embracing the geometric cake trend. From crisp shapes and faceted flower vase-shaped cakes to repeating triangle-and-honeycomb motifs, the graphic detail is a fun and unexpected way to incorporate a modern touch into your wedding-day décor. To help get the ideas flowing, we found three show-stopping geometric wedding cakes guaranteed to be a conversation starter at your big day.
The stunning cake pictured above was created for a couple that married at the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. All of the wedding details complemented the clean, spare setting — from the color scheme (all white, with pops of black) to the minimalist reception decor (centerpieces of white blooms in crisp square vessels).
The wedding cake, designed by Mary Winslow at Cake Chicago, took its design cues from the couple’s wedding stationery, which was letterpress-printed with the same geometric shapes that cascade down the tiers.
Photo: Lara Ferroni
For a bolder take, the above color-blocked design by Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design in Portland, Oregon. Kelleher was inspired by the work of artist Antonia Sellbach and created triangle and square shapes from fondant to mimic the mosaic look. Each piece was carefully hand-cut and then applied to the cake tiers.
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For brides who want to try the trend, but prefer something a bit more subtle, check out this cake by Melody Brandon of Sweet & Saucy Shop in Southern California. The two square tiers look crisp and elegant, without any need for toppers or extra adornments. The jumbo-size bottom tier helps draw attention to the dessert, while the mint-colored V-shapes, appliqued in an ombre pattern incorporate the perfect amount of geometric detail.