Cakes are definitely having a moment. Whether they’re masquerading as prickly cacti or dripping with sweet decadence, turning dessert into art is en vogue—not to mention delicious. The same goes for wedding cakes. Although we’ve seen some spectacular geodes and galaxy-inspired creations, dark wedding cakes are arguably the most stunning of all. Channeling your inner goth, these multi-tiered creations feature black icing and fondant that adds a dramatic flair to the special affair.
Black is often seen as an unusual color choice for weddings, but as daring brides have proved, it’s a welcome break from convention. Here, the dark icing acts as a backdrop for creative bakers to add eye-catching accents like cascades of flowers, hand-painted gold, and geometric patterning.
While infusing the dessert with an accent color is popular, some of our favorite cakes fully embrace the black-on-black look. To add visual variety, pastry chefs stack textures and finishes. Tortik Annushka, for example, has created multi-tiered cakes where every layer uses a different decorating technique. This could look busy and unfocused, but it instead appears elegant and modern thanks to the single color.
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