Paint it Pretty: Hand Painted Wedding Cakes

We think you’ll agree with us when we say that wedding cakes are not merely sweet treats to feed your guests at the end of the night, but truly works of art. And the cake designers who create these masterpieces are nothing short of artists, skilled in the sculptural art of sugar and fondant. So it seems only natural that they would incorporate a variety of artistic techniques into their creations, including painting.

While hand painted cakes have been slowly popping up on blogs and Pinterest over the last couple of years, they are now quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in wedding cakes–and from looking at all the stunning examples below, it’s easy to see why!

hand painted wedding cake

It’s pretty safe to say that flowers and floral patterns are probably the most popular motif for wedding cakes in general. And while the same can be said for hand-painted cakes, these flowers–from photo-realist blooms painted onto gum paste to soft watercolor petals–are anything, but boring.

floral wedding cake realist painted wedding cake painted floral wedding cake watercolour flower wedding cake

We love the inclusion of the hand painted text on this romantic cake, don’t you?

hand lettered wedding cake

For those who prefer their art a little more abstract, watercolor washes are making their way onto cakes and geometric designs are also getting the hand painted treatment.

red watercolour cake striped watercolour cake hand painted chevron cake coral and gold wedding cake

Even graffiti is making its way onto wedding cakes these days. How fun are these modern cakes inspired by street art?

black and white graffiti wedding cake purple graffiti wedding cake

Last, but not least, we couldn’t help but include this rock and roll wedding cake complete with hand painted tattoo art. True love indeed!

tattoo wedding cake

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  1. Posted by Manny Spoelstra on January 9th, 2014 at 1:55pm

    Very fabulous cake design. Very artistic and most importantly the cakes look very delicious. I'll gonna go outside and eat some cake lol.
  2. Posted by kate porter on January 13th, 2014 at 2:35am

    Delightful cakes.... and designs are awesome. I wonder to see them. Really outstanding work.
  3. Posted by za on February 11th, 2014 at 8:47am

    These are true masterpieces!
  4. Posted by Marta on April 22nd, 2014 at 8:43pm

    Nice and creative designed cakes. Loved them.
  5. Posted by Jessica on May 14th, 2014 at 2:07pm

    I often compare cake decorating to Tibetan sand art- so beautiful in it's final form, yet so fleeting. I think the third photo down is my favorite of them all- it reminds me of vintage seed packs. So pretty and inspiring!
  6. Posted by Elizabeth on November 6th, 2014 at 1:41am

    These cakes are amazing!
  7. Posted by Lis on November 6th, 2014 at 3:34pm

    Beautiful and unique cakes! Love it!
  8. Posted by Kasey on November 10th, 2014 at 9:40pm

    Wow! This is true art! Might feel bad cutting into them if not for the sugar!
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