The 10 Best wedding cakes
Forget love and happiness - these multi-tier marvels are reason enough to get hitched this summer.
Inspired by the drawings of Jan Pienowski and fairytales, this cake is striking in monochrome. It's a work of art, displaying Rosalind Miller's background as an artist and designer. Voted Best Wedding Cake Designer in the 2012 Wedding Industry Awards, nobody does whimsy quite as magically as Miller.
£2,100, serves 260, rosalindmillercakes.com
The attention to detail here is outstanding - the sugar roses are works of art; falling petals giving a delicate, romantic feel, while the two-tone ribbon contrasts nicely with the white icing. Peggy Porschen is the Rolls Royce of wedding cakes, with celebrities and royalty among her clients, and the sponges, including dark chocolate truffle, are delicious too.
£995, serves 90, peggyporschen.com
Guests aren't likely to guess the bargain price of this classic-looking, three-tier, cream-coloured cake decorated with cascading soft icing roses. The all-butter sponge is light and springy, lined with rich, not-too-sweet buttercream, and the double-layered icing is white-chocolate flavoured.
£199, serves 140, marksandspencer.com
If you're considering cutting out the dessert course to save money, this cheesecake is very satisfying. The three tiers serve 40, but you can increase to a 140-serving, five-tier cake for larger weddings, and mix up the flavours with a chocolate-fudge profiterole option.
One of the luxury brand's best-sellers, Blossom's graduating shades of pink hydrangea petals are pretty and romantic. The various sponge flavours also have the benefit of Fortnum & Mason's signature jams, lemon curd and its deliciously bittersweet marmalade.
This luxury brand does ornate designs, such as this hexagonal vintage style, with intricate patterned icing and gold beading. The sponge flavours are exotic, too, from Oreo to chocolate and chilli, and coconut and lime to Blue Velvet.
Elegant and stately with its grosgrain ribbon and vintage-style buckles, beneath the ivory lustre is a chocolate fudge cake, with the highest quality Amedei Toscano chocolate buttercream.
Lace has been in fashion ever since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle, so if you're channelling the vintage theme or you want to mirror the lace of your dress, this five-tier cake is stunning without being overdone.
This stunning cake, separated by layers of fresh flowers complementing your wedding display, and covered with white chocolate cigarellos, perfectly suits a classic wedding. Choose your layers of rich sponge cake (the chocolate and raspberry and chocolate and baileys flavours are particularly divine).
From £595, lepapillonpatisserie.com
You may not have a sweet tooth, in which case go for this savoury seven-tier cheese tower, which certainly has the wow factor. This model is crafted from Cornish brie, rich Devon blue and sweet White Nancy goat's cheese.
£224, serves 110, thecheeseshed.com
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