Come to the Dark Side

Everyone has a dark side, no matter how deep it is buried, it is still there. Turns out cakes have a dark side too and we like it, we like it a lot. One of the hottest wedding trends this year has been dark wedding cakes. They’re bold, striking and while white wedding cakes are undoubtedly beautiful, dark cakes make a bold statement that white wedding cakes never could. Let me take you through 10 unique dark wedding cakes and see if you don’t just switch sides, even if it’s just for a little while.

First up is Liz’s most recent cake, a wedding cake for a friend who gave her complete creative freedom. It’s almost like a fight of dark against light and dark is winning. You have to admit, this cake would not be nearly as strking if it were all white.

Dark Wedding Cake
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This is another one of Liz’s cakes that I couldn’t resist adding to this post. It’s one of my fav’s of hers and definitely fits the category. The design, detail and coloring are genius, I can’t even.

Dark Marsala Cake
artisancakecompany.com

The fabulous Stevi Auble of Hey there, Cupcake! is a master of dark cake designs. How does she do it? So simple yet so impactful!

Black Wedding Cake
heythere-cupcake.com

The use of dark blue in this cake is stunning. I literally can’t move.

Dark Blue Wedding Cake
fabmood.com/summer-wedding-cake/

This is another blue beauty that really gets me. That navy is an amazing backdrop for that unique hand painted metallic pattern. Add the white flowers and metallic leaves and you have modern art at it’s finest.

Dark Blue Wedding Cake
victoriamade.com

Eva Salazar is also know for her genius bold designs and this one is no exception.

dark platinum cake
makememycake.com

This is a wonderful black cake with a Gatsby feel. Again, white would just not do what the black does for this design, absolutely gorgeous!

black wedding cake
bluesheepbakeshop.com

These last three are all entries from this years Grand National Wedding Cake Competition at OSSAS. All three received awards and it is easy to see why.

This is Sarah Myers’ of High Five Cakes entry that earned a silver medal. I couldn’t be more in awe! The details are cray-zay! It has a lovely vintage Russian folk art theme and couldn’t be more charming.

Vintage Wedding Cake
highfivecakes.com

This beauty belongs to Patty Stovall of Patty’s Cake Designs. It received a bronze award and is definitely one of my all time favorite Indian themed cakes! LOVE that burgundy color.

Indian Wedding Cake
Patty’s Cake Designs

This masterpiece was created by Antonio Balbuena of The Sugar Piece. Also a silver medal winner, it is an absolute work of art. The dark blue really makes everything pop! Is it legal to use fresh flowers on a competition cake you ask? No it is not, those are sugar too. Yeah, I haven’t picked my jaw up yet either.  

Bird Cage Cake
thesugarpiece.com

I think I have proven my point that the dark side can be better. Don’t be scared of it, unleash your inner darkness! You know you want to.

Shannon Patrick Mayes

Shannon Patrick Mayes

Shannon is the owner of SweetArt Cake Company in Lovell, Wyoming. Host of the YouTube channel The Sweet Spot, Shannon has been featured in several magazines including on the cover of Cake Masters. Blog writer and contributor to The Sugar Geek Show.

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