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Black and White Wedding Cakes

No longer a plain or boring color scheme, black and white is a trendy and stylish way to decorate for weddings.  I especially love it when the bride chooses another bright color - such as pink, yellow or lime green - to accent her decorations.  If you are interested in having a black and white wedding cake for your celebration, browse some of my favorite designs shown below for inspiration:

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The first cake shown comes from Graceful Cake Creations and it reminds me of a flowing evening gown.  The layer cake is covered in white fondant and dotted with edible sparkles, then draped with a thin black fondant.  The fondant is gathered at each layer with a beautiful cluster of edible white flowers.

The second cake has an unexpected center layer that adds an abstract design against a pretty yellow background.  The remaining decorations are kept relatively simple, and the pattern on the couple's invitation is repeated on the cake's bottom layer.  Rather than a cake topper, the couple chose a simple black chiffon bow to wrap around the top.

The third cake pictured is a bold black and white design with a waterfall of hand-painted edible flowers.  The red flowers mixed in with black and white gave the bride just the hint of color that she was looking for.  This cake was designed by elegantcakesaz.

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The modern creation above combines abstract line and colorful green butterflies.  The artistic design really stands out against the shiny silver base, and is completed with the edible butterflies "taking flight" on top of the cake with the help of nearly invisible wires.

The center cake is a delicate white layered creation, with tiny black and silver floral accents.  This cake was for an ultra-formal evening wedding, and was set off perfectly by the black table linens.

The final cake pictured in this array is a fun topsy-turvy design, created by Colette's Cakes.  Each layer has a unique, vibrant design and is artistically assembled to appear as if it may topple at any minute!  But have no fear, Colette enjoys optical illusions and has securely connected each layer so there is no chance of the cake falling apart.  The bright red accents on the cake provide just a hint of color on this dramatic confection. And of course, don't forget your wedding cake topper!

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3 Responses to Black and White Wedding Cakes

  • Kimberly says:

    Can you tell me where I can purchase the tiny black and silver floral accents?

  • Jamie says:

    Hi, I was just looking for ideas, my friend is getting married and she asked me to make her wedding cake. I really like the flowers on the red, black, and white cake the third on the top. I have a question for you, would you recommend using gum paste or fondant for the flowers. I'm just trying to get the best answers from many people. By the way your cakes are beautiful. thanks for you help

  • Kim says:

    Jamie - I recommend gum paste for the flowers, it is easier to mold and more forgiving. There are many online guides available to help with your process - good luck!

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