It's a Black Tie Affair on Sweets this week!
Formal, dramatic, goes-with-everything - plus there's nothing better than black-and-white for showing off amazing textures:
(By Zoe's Fancy Cakes)
Like this brush embroidery!
Silhouettes are extra stunning in black and white:
(By Cake Lady Cakes)
And with lines this perfect, less really IS more.
This looks like a whimsical pop-up book come to life:
Isn't it great? I love the layers!
Although the geek in me wants to see one with a blue phone booth. :D
These lines of handwritten script add a romantic, vintage feel:
Just as romantic, but with extra bold color-blocking:
(By Lanre Buttercream)
I like the delicate trim on the top tier, and that string of pearls really softens the look.
Of course we can't talk black and white cakes without including one of the biggest new wedding trends:
(By Deliciously Decadent)
Such a fun look, and perfect for incorporating a favorite phrase or song lyric.
Check out the darling bunny and fawn silhouettes on this bottom tier:
So sweet! Combined with the dripping floral vines it has a surprisingly light, spring-time feel to it.
You don't see many intricate string work cakes in the U.S. anymore; it's just too fragile and time-consuming, and if you live anywhere with humidity? Fuggitaboutit.
Which is why THIS is so gosh-darn impressive:
If you've never seen a baker do string work, mosey on over to Youtube and marvel at the insane amount of time and talent this cake required.
And finally, more string work, plus intricate piping, hand-painting, and pure prettiness:
That lace! That glorious lace! Just stunning.
Happy Sunday, everyone!