Okay, we’ll admit – we have a soft spot for cake! In particular, gorgeous wedding cakes that not only taste incredible but also act as a feast for the eyes, too. There’s nothing better than a beautiful cake to bring loved ones together while celebrating an incredible milestone like a wedding.
We are constantly blown away by some of the incredible cake designs we stumble across on social media, making us salivate while wishing we could get married all over again. But instead, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Australian cake artists to help inspire other brides-to-be!
From rustic naked cakes to colourful buttercream creations, we just can’t get enough of cake inspiration right now. If you’re currently trying to find the perfect cake supplier to assist with your own big day, or simply need some delicious inspiration to get the ideas flowing, read on for 10 of the most drool-worthy accounts to start following right this second!
You might recognise Tome as the cake artists behind the signature “fridge” shot that went viral across social media. Based on the Sunshine Coast, the cake creations from Tome are a visual sensation – vibrant, colourful and topped with everything from crushed macarons and Oreos to bright stacks of blooms.
Tome also create the most stunning mini cakes and cupcakes in delicious flavours like salted caramel and chocolate chip, raspberry and pistachio, and even Nutella cheesecake-filled doughnuts (yes, really). The possibilities are endless with these guys!
Specialising in their signature drip cakes and strict “no fondant” policy, the cakes from Unbirthday are colourful, textured masterpieces, sure to make a statement at any wedding. We’re talking fluffy buttercream, smooth ganache, chocolate shards and creative flavours ranging from rosewater to orange jaffa!
For brides wanting a cake that steers away from the traditional and embraces the unique, head over to the Unbirthday social feeds for some truly unique and quirky inspiration. Or, for Sydney-based couples, why not order a cake tasting box online to trial 3 delicious flavours for yourself!
The boutique, bespoke designs from the Cake Ink team are out-of-this-world amazing. The amount of detail poured into each cake is obvious, making their creations a true display of skilled craftsmanship from this Melbourne-based studio.
The Cake Ink social feeds showcase the best of their modern and contemporary designs complete with gold foil, geometric patterns and gorgeous textured details. Just wait until you see their custom sugar flowers, which look exactly like the real deal – seriously!
The Cake That Ate Paris
Elegant romance is a perfect description for the exquisite cakes produced by Gold Coast-based The Cake That Ate Paris. From 3-tier creations featuring edible pearls to buttercream cakes complete with rose gold drip, we are obsessed with everything that Bree creates.
One of the most popular cake artists on the East Coast, head over to The Cake That Ate Paris social feeds for even more goodness and design inspiration. Keep your eyes peeled for all of the delicate sugar work and beautiful pastel tones too, as the attention to detail is incredible.
Petal and Peach
Petal and Peach describe their work as ‘bespoke cakes and desserts for the sweet tooth with a free spirit’, and we’re definitely on board with this mantra! From colourful brush strokes to sprinkle-covered tiers, each cake from the Petal and Peach team is also complete with a picture-perfect dusting of fresh blooms.
If you’re on the hunt for a vibrant cake that ticks all the boxes, take a look at the dessert-filled social feeds from Petal and Peach and make sure you have your Pinterest buttons ready. One of our favourites – their concrete cake dressed with white orchids, for a contemporary but elegant look.
Gillian Bell Cake
We love Brisbane-based Gillian Bell for her humble philosophy towards the art of baking, creating handmade cakes from organic, seasonal and foraged ingredients for a truly personal touch. With deliciously unique flavours including lemon, lavender, elderflower and strawberry, Gillian also completes her cakes with edible flowers from her very own garden.
Putting the heart and soul into cake artistry, you’ll be sure to find some beautiful inspiration from the Gillian Bell portfolio. Or, check out her social feeds for a selection of her statement rustic naked cakes filled with lush buttercream, light frosting and the most beautifully delicate blooms.
The bright, bold designs of self-taught baker Raymond Tan never fail to make us smile! From pastel mermaid cakes, 3-dimensional shards and quirky cake popsicles, his creations are full of fun and playfulness.
With no two cakes ever being the same, we love following Raymonds fresh and unique perspective to cake design. For brides wanting to incorporate a burst of colour into their wedding day, head over to the Raymond Tan social feeds for some vibrant inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!
For creations that stand out from the ordinary, we can’t go past the beautiful and diverse selection from NSW-based Cordy’s Cakes. After browsing their huge range of designs including watercolour drip cakes and adorable pinata cakes, we’re wondering if there’s anything this team can’t do!
One of our favourite features of Cordy’s Cakes is the personal touches, like bohemian-inspired gold foil motifs and artfully arranged selections of fresh fruit and edible blooms. But don’t just take our word for it, you’ll find plenty more cake designs to drool over on the Cordy’s social feeds too.
The team behind much-loved Essendon grocer and eatery LaManna supermarket are also dessert table queens, creating a bespoke range of delicious cakes and pastries. From statement wedding cakes to smaller bites like tarts and eclairs, a dessert table by LaManna is not only filled with delectable goodies but is also a total visual masterpiece!
Wedding cakes aren’t their only specialty though – you can book LaManna for other wedding-related events like your engagement party or bridal shower too. Scrolling through the LaManna Instagram feed might just give you cake envy, featuring some of the most colourful and quirky creations we’ve ever seen.
Bride and Stork
Specialising in Swiss meringue buttercream cakes for the modern bride, it’s safe to say we’ve spent a good few hours drooling over the creations by Victorian-based Bride and Stork! With designs ranging from artfully decorated cakes to personalised sugar cookies and colourful cupcakes, there is definitely no shortage of creative inspiration from this talented team.
If you’re still searching for the perfect way to ‘pop the question’ to your bridal party, Bride and Stork also create the sweetest cookie packs for your soon-to-be bridesmaids. Who could say no to that!
Our Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake!
Ready to get started? Before making a final decision on your wedding cake, we recommend keeping the following points in mind:
- If you’re struggling to pinpoint your preferred flavour, you can always arrange a tasting before committing to a booking. Most cake designers will happily provide samples to allow you to choose your favourite!
- Don’t forget to confirm any dietary requirements with your guests beforehand. You might need to arrange a separate gluten-free or nut-free option for any guests with dietary restrictions. Our easy-to-use automated RSVP tool is a great way to get this information from your guests quickly and easily.
- The best cake artists are in high demand and do book out quickly. Once you’ve found your dream cake designer, try to secure them early to avoid missing out! Our 12-month wedding planning timeline might be a helpful reference to keep you on track with booking your suppliers.
- For a truly personalised touch, why not consider a creative cake topper? We recently rounded up some of our favourite Australian cake topper suppliers for some inspiration to get you started.
A gorgeous wedding cake is the perfect way to leave a memorable (and delicious!) lasting impression on your guests. With so many talented Australian cake designers available to choose from, brides-to-be are seriously spoilt for choice with stylish desserts sure to leave an impact.
So if you’re currently searching for some modern cake ideas and inspiration to end your wedding celebrations on a sweet note, we think the 10 incredible cake artists above are a pretty perfect place to start. One final tip: just don’t go browsing on an empty stomach!
Do you have any suggestions for amazing Australian cake artists we may have missed? Let us know via our Instagram account so we can keep sharing the love!