Best Wedding Cakes of 2016

Best of 2016: Wedding Cakes

Our sweet tooth had some serious style in 2016! Geometric details reigned supreme while ombre continued to swoon us and naked cakes kept the spotlight, but with fresh twists (such as dusted and deconstructed). So grab some champagne and stroll down memory lane with us as we look back on the best wedding cakes we've featured in 2016.

Ombre Wedding Cake with 3-D Geometric Details

David and Luke's wedding cake hit two major trends we spotted throughout the year — ombre and geometric — and their modern design was topped off with a stylish cake topper. | Photography by Mike Olbinski | Cake design by A Bakeshop

Red Geometric Wedding Cake

The bold graphics have a Gatsby-era vibe to them that played perfectly in the vintage setting for this styled shoot. | Photography by Ed & Aileen Photography | Cake by Sugar Fixé

Geometric Wedding Cake with Pineapple Cake Topper

We were obsessed the moment we laid eyes on this cake when it appeared on set for our V5 issue. Details such as gold and neon triangles over the blush watercolor treatment, finished with a (real!) pineapple topper earned this cake a spot on our Best Of list. | Photography by Mikkel Paige | Planning: Color Pop Events | Florals by Sachi Rose Design | Cake design by Lael Cakes

Dusted Gold Flecked Wedding Cake

This dusted naked cake with gold flecks is almost too pretty to eat! | Photography by Jessica LeFleur | Planning by A Charmed Affair | Cake by The Hudson Cake Studio

Naked Wedding Cake with Fruit

This multi-tiered naked cake covered in fresh berries and blooms went perfectly with Taylor and Joshua's woodland wedding. | Photography by Allie Siarto Photography

Ruffled Floral Wedding Cake

The florals and ruffles gjve this cake a soft and feminine style that we're swooning over. Photography by Chloe Buie Photography | Cake design by Swirl Cakes

Chocolate Wedding Cake

Who says wedding cakes have to be white? This dark cake absolutely oozes with decadence, and will whet any chocolate lover's palate.  | Photography by Heather Mayer Photography | Cake by Tallant House

Naked Deconstructed Wedding Cake

We saw deconstructed cakes rise in popularity in 2016 and are loving this cheesecake version from Kimberly and Monica's elegant poolside wedding.| Photography by Todd Good Photography | Cake design by Mizner Country Club

Crackled Metallic Wedding Cake

We loved the crackled effect paired with the smooth metallic icing on this multi-tiered beauty. | Photography by Suzanne Rothmeyer | Cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Purple Ombre Wedding Cake

Alix and Julian's ombre cake was simple and sweet with DIY-friendly accents and topper. | Photography by Jessie Felix | Cake design by Magda's Cake

Hand-Painted Metallic Fleck Wedding Cake

For Vanessa and Tommy's Coachella-inspired wedding, they opted for a hand-painted design featuring a gold-flecked tier. | Photography by Up Studios | Cake by Dina's Delights

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Brittny Drye
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples—gay, straight and lesbian—can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born. I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.