gold and white fondant wedding cake with tiny flowers

Somehow in the vintage wedding craze of the last five years, fondant wedding cakes fell out of favor (understandably, the topsy turvy cake craze of the early 2000s may be to blame). Sure, swirls of buttercream are delightful, but we also love the smooth glassiness of a fondant confection. These cakes prove our point.

red and white fondant wedding cake with geometric chevron pattern
white fondant wedding cake with pale coral flowers and textured rosettes

From bold and geometric to sweetly romantic, fondant cakes work for any theme.  Fondant can create so many things that buttercream simply can't. Bakers can add stamps (below) or texture to the fondant and then transfer it directly to your cake (this is how the white textured ruffles were created on the cake above).

rolled out fondant with stamp

Big fan of mini cakes or cupcakes?  The latest trend in fondant is tiny toppers that perfectly fit your sugary bites (below).

mini cakes with fondant tops with stained glass design
pastel watercolor fondant wedding cake
bright watercolor style fondant wedding cake with pleated layers

Watercolor cakes are some of our favorite fondant confections. Providing an unblemished surface for the design, the sweeps of color really shine through. And as much as we love a pleated skirt, we adore this pleated cake (above, right) with its bright hues and cool texture.

gray and white fondant wedding cake with floral painted center layer
modern fondant wedding cake in Southwestern design on white cake stand

Is your wedding decor all about the greenery?  Keep to your theme with a Southwestern inspired cake (above) or just a simple design featuring gumpaste succulents or ferns.

simple fondant wedding cake with succulents
white and gold fondant wedding cake with fern decor
gold and black fondant wedding cake with damask patterned layers

Winter weddings are all about glamour. With fondant you can have a elegantly dark cake featuring luxurious patterns and finishes (above). Art Deco brides will love how the cutouts on their wedding cake can mirror the scallops on the beading of their dress (below).

cream and green fondant wedding cake with Art Deco design
fondant wedding cake with polka dots and flowers
fondant wedding cake with stripes and flowers

Today's modern weddings involve a lot of mixing and matching. We love how these two cakes above blend different patterns and colors to create something utterly unique.

fondant wedding cake with lace icing

The latest from the runway is a whole lot of lace.  With the help of fondant's sturdiness, you can have your baker use it either as a smooth backdrop (above) or to create textured lace layers (below).

white fondant lace wedding cake
blush and white fondant wedding cake with lace design

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