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Layers of Elegance

Spice up tradition with these modern, minimalist cake designs.
By: 
Kimberly Lakenen

Classic meets modern in this collection of white cakes, spring florals and fresh greenery, set against the aged brick and weathered wood at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.

Hey There, Cupcake
A three-tiered wedding cake is a classic choice, but this monochromatic piece by Hey There, Cupcake adds a contemporary vibe. Textured frosting is the canvas for feminine touches of pearls and pulled-sugar adornments. It all adds up to sweet perfection.

D’Amico Catering
This on-trend, two-tiered delicacy by D’Amico Catering commands attention with an intricate design. Covered in Swiss meringue buttercream, the delicate stencil overlay, gum-paste berry sprigs, edible wafer paper and a touch of pearlescent luster take it to the next level.

Chowgirls Catering
For a modern twist on a timeless classic, Chowgirls Catering revamped the design using everyone’s favorite: buttercream frosting. Sitting on a bed of hanging amaranthus, the cake features clean sweeps of icing, with texture on the sides and top to draw the eye up. Fondant petals and edible pearls nod to the amaranthus below, with a hint of something blue.

Dough-phoria Cake or art?
This minimalist design by dough-phoria uses layered fondant geometrics to dramatic advantage in this edible masterpiece. Tiers of varying sizes give this cake a monumental, feel, a fitting creation to mark this milestone in your life. *

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