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A year in review: wedding cakes

By Bride and Groom 22 December 2017

2017 may have come to an end but that doesn’t mean Bride and Groom journalists Jessica and Alana will soon forget the most scrumptious looking wedding cakes of the year.

The classic fruit cake is a thing of the past when it comes to weddings.

Today couples are turning to more modern alternatives from rustic naked icing styles to the left of field donut tower, and the Goulburn Valley’s 2017 brides and grooms are right up with the trends.

Jess’ top wedding cakes

Straying from tradition, Valley Bride Morgan McLeod and her beau Brad Kennedy’s guests were treated to a donut tower for dessert.

Atop marble, these scrumptious glazed, iced chocolate and iced caramel donuts create a simplistic yet stunning wedding cake alternative.

Cake baked by a family friend and decorated by the bride. Photography: The Art of Zowie Photography.

Rather than limiting themselves to one cake, Valley Bride Teigan Bathman and her groom James Morris went all out with a picture perfect trio.

Whether it’s a way of including a traditional fruit cake, the cake of your dreams and one that those with dietary requirements can enjoy  or simply because you can’t decide on a flavour; three cakes is always better than one.

Cake by Cill’s Creative Cakes, Shepparton. Photography: Jamile Long Photography.

The semi-naked cake trend is here to stay.

Valley Bride Lauren Masters and her husband Tobias Thoolen opted for a simple two tiers topped with white blooms, greenery and a copper sign for a modern look.

Cake byRenee Hirst, Swan Hill. Photogrpahy: Tamara Cadd Photography.

Alana’s top wedding cakes

With stunning flowers featured in their wedding Valley Bride Emily Gemmill and her husband Ben Coote ensured they were also the centrepiece of their cake.

The couple’s semi-naked cake looked good enough to eat, with their delectable chocolate cake receiving a generous swipe of icing to complement the floral burst of colour.

Cake by family member. Photography: The Art of Zowie Photography.

The classic fondant drapped cake received a modern update at Valley Bride Karla Mallamaci and Steven Granger’s wedding.

With a geometric pattern, crisp white lines and foliage galore, the elegant single-tiered cake was an updated look on a much loved wedding favourite.

Cake by Lou Belle Cake, Kialla. Photography: Lisa Nardella Photography.

This chocolate delight boasted multiple tiers and a barely there icing look for Valley Bride Sharne Milne and David Murray’s stunning wedding.

The delicate and cascading blooms elevated the delectable cake, with some well positioned foliage delivering a much needed burst of greenery.

Cake by bridesmaid Belinda Rutherford. Photography: Shelley Price Photography.

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