I think it was Martha Stewart who once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Oh, whoops - actually that was Leonardo DaVinci.
Either way, I bet Leo and Martha would both give sincere fist-bumps of approval to the bakers of these simple yet stunning wedding cakes:
Submitted by Rachel G., found here, baker unknown.
Speaking of Martha, she's probably going to be hunting down the baker so she can feature this divine cake on the cover of her next magazine. That's a very Good Thing!
Sub'd by Danny C., made by Choux Designer Cakes & Pastries
Fully-blossomed roses, fondant "fabric" and seed-pearl piping all scream demurely whisper "simple sophistication!"
Sub'd by Lynne P., made by Sweet Perfection
Layers of flowers, polka dots, lace edging, quilt stitching, and paisley might sound like a whole lot of crazy on a single cake, but in monochrome, they make it a masterpiece.
This cake is so modern and chic, I somehow want to eat it, wear it and decorate my house with it at the same time!
Sub'd by K.I., made by Bee's Cake Design
Of course, simple does not = easy! Those painted flowers use a technique called "brush embroidery," for example, which obviously requires waaaay more effort than buying pre-made flowers, sticking them on a cake, and pretending you made them yourself. Which I would never do. Very often. Again.
Hey, not everyone is born with a flair for fondant flower-forming! But this next baker was:
Sub'd by Rebecca S. and made by her friend Jenny, amateur cake prodigy
And would you believe Jenny was only 14 years old when she made this? Fourteen!
I know, right?!
By Design Cakes
This explosion of roses set against such a basic backdrop is so striking. And the single petal drifted off to the side? Perfection.
Of course there are other options if you prefer your cakes flower-free. Like diamonds!
Sub'd by K.L., made by The Cake Company
I'm not sure if those are jewels or simply silver dragees (totally had Google that word, and was a little concerned about typing in "edible silver balls"), but either way that's some beautiful bling.
Made by the amazing Rylan T. of Art and Appetite
This four-tiered cake with cleverly chosen designs that symbolize true devotion (turtle doves), peace (olive branch), and perfection, light, and life (fleur de lis) may not quite qualify as simple - but stunning? You betcha!
By Lorinda Seto
Such an exacting design leaves zero room for imperfections, and I can't spot a single one! I love the alternating damask pattern,and how the color scheme manages to look playful and grown up at the same time. Just gorgeous.
That's all for today! Thanks for reading, and just so you know: "You're simply the best!"
(See, that was Martha Stewart.
Oh, you're right; it was Tina Turner.
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