The Art of Indulgence: Artful Cake and Invitation Pairings
by Jordyn Johnson March 23
One thing we really love is how an invitation sets the tone for the entire event, and is then translated into every single detail of the event. Every year, we see countless cakes and invitations come through and with help from our favorite calligraphers, stationers and bakers, we’ve tied together sweets and suites galore! Scroll to see the inspiration from our stunning new mag that will have you rethinking how to tie your whole day together.
Photos // Katie Knotts Photography
The Sweet: From the bakers at Frostin’: “We love trying new techniques and spent a whole day in the kitchen playing with edible moss for this cake, which is our favorite detail. We paired the edible moss with a concrete-textured buttercream to evoke forgotten columns that might be found in a secret garden and used a mix of fresh and silk flowers and greenery to give the cake a ‘purposefully overgrown’ feel.” This versatile cake is the perfect fit for the couple who wants their wedding to have the intimate feel that you might get from a secret garden.
The Suite: CalliRosa created an elegant and elevated Bridgerton inspired invitation suite, and we can’t get enough of it. With handmade paper it’s a beautiful contrast to the olive green formal calligraphy and clean lines used in the suite design.
“Think countryside English garden party – all the Bridgerton vibes! We wanted to make sure the elegance of the wedding is conveyed, without making it super traditional and stuffy. The organic vibes from the handmade paper, used in a gatefold around the invitation and for the outer envelope, make a beautiful contrast with the formal calligraphy and clean lines used in the suite design.” – CalliRosa
The Sweet: Taking a minimalistic approach to this sweet treat the baker at Feathers and Frosting created two classic white wedding cakes with a twist. Using different shapes and black detailing alongside an electric blue cake, they’re bringing a brightness that complements the suite.
“I love how this design takes a minimalistic approach to the classic white wedding cake and modernizes it with line art and complementing cakes in unique shapes.” – Feathers and Frosting
The Suite: From the designer at Design to Flourish: “This is for the couple that isn’t afraid of color and wants to make sure their bright personalities shine through every detail of their wedding. The invitations set the tone for what guests are to expect on their special day: their fun and colorful love story as the focus!”
The Sweet: This simple yet elegant cake from Bakery Cloud Nine has delicate yet unique piping to match the florals of the invitation suite. Blink and you might miss it! “We created a simple yet classic two-tiered monochrome cake with delicate piping to complement the floral patterns of the stationery.”
The Suite: From the designer at Eventive Designs: “I would say this invitation suite is for a simple yet feminine bride who wants the elegance of a traditional design but with a pop color. I think the boho florals are an easy way to design a wedding or an event from start to finish. A bride could send these out to her guests, and they would see the same floral arrangements on the day-of through the florals used in the design. Send this invite suite to your florist, and I’m positive they can make some magic happen! A design from paper to in-person – you can’t go wrong.”
The Sweet: Pulling design inspiration from the invitation suite while also working off-script to contrast the clean, sharp lines, brushed on layers of terracotta, 2 Tarts Bakery blended mustard and rust buttercream beautifully together to create torn edge rims and compose a perfect base layer for pipped on Spanish tile details to make a bold statement.”
The Suite: From the colorful creator at Fine Day Press: “Our Spanish tile invitation suite was inspired by traditional ceramic tile patterns that you see throughout Spain, Portugal and Mexico. The warm terracotta and rust colors are super on-trend right now and are perfect for a Hill Country wedding vibe.”
The Sweet: From the baker at Sweet Treets Bakery: “I loved the essence of the invitation’s filigree which led me to create a design based on that. It has such a whimsical yet fresh and sophisticated look while stepping out of the box in a less common color. In some situations, brides want to make the cake a blank palette and add fresh florals or other dimensional designs to make it pop, but I wanted the cake itself to pop. This cake did just that! This design would best fit the garden party or Victorian-style bride but could easily be versatile in any setting.”
The Suite: From the creative designer at Grey Meets Gold: “This invitation suite is perfect for couples looking for an ethereal and organic design. This design, Heirloom Suite, is a part of my semi-custom collection and features lush climbing greenery and a custom venue illustration. I love how this suite provides a unique and timeless aesthetic.”
Connect with our favorite local wedding cake bakers and wedding invitation designers, and read some of our favorite wedding design articles here:
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started on Wedding Invitations
How to Order the Right Amount of Wedding Cake by Guest Count
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Design to Flourish
Sweet Treets Bakery
Fine Day Press
Katie Knotts Photography
Other Local Vendors: Bakery Cloud Nine, Grey Meets Gold