Wedding cakes are an art form — an edible art form for that matter. And for many brides, the wedding cake is just as important as the dress and bouquet on their big day. A wedding cake is not something that is simply eaten and forgotten; it makes a statement with how good it looks, how great it tastes, and it reflects the bride and groom as a couple.
Show your American pride off with a patriotic wedding cake. This one, baked by Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia, was for Ralph Archbold and Linda Wilde. The couple even portrayed Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross in Old City Philadelphia with Mayor Michael Nutter presiding over the wedding!
The top two tiers are chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and the bottom tier is vanilla buttermilk cake with lemon buttercream. White fondant with gingham ribbon trim and decorations made of layered paper are pinned to the cake for a real star-spangled feel.
For this and other amazing wedding cake ideas, check out the accompanying slideshow. From fairy-tale castle cakes to themed movie cakes, there's a cake for everyone.