Happy New Year! We’re excited to kick off another fabulous year of cake inspiration here on the blog! But before we jump right in to new posts for 2014, we’re taking a second look at the best of the best from 2013. I’ve sifted through the 200+ posts from the last twelve months to find the ones that you loved the most. Based on your pageviews, Facebook likes and Pinterest pins…. we’re taking a look back at the most popular posts from the last year. Yesterday, we highlighted the Top Recipe Posts of 2013 (which you should totally check out now if you missed it) and today we’re moving on to the most loved cake designs. Here are the Top Cake Designs of 2013!
This lineup is almost too gorgeous to believe! I am always amazed by the talent, creativity and style shown in each and every cake we feature. And the top eight designs are a delightful reminder of the many fabulous cakes that had us swooning last year. Capturing many of the best trends and techniques of the year…. let’s check out your favorite cake designs of 2013!
No. 1 : Favorite Things Birthday Cake
Confetti, balloons and all of the birthday girl’s favorite things were brought together in this gorgeous 2nd birthday party! We fell in love with the fabulous tiered cake as well as the ridiculously cute smash cake. Created by Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design.
No. 2 : Ruffles & Dahlias Cake
A white ruffle cake with layers upon layers of delicate ruffles paired with gorgeous dahlia flowers. With a subtle nod to 2013′s honeycomb trend and a graceful style that had us totally smitten. Created by Charlotte Tyson of Sugar Ruffles.
No. 3 : Pretty Black Wedding Cake
In 2013, black was the new black. And this sophisticated wedding cake in all black took a traditional design and incorporated black in a nontraditional way. It’s no wonder we all loved this modern black cake… it is oh-so-pretty! Created by Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company.
No. 4 : Sleek Ruffles & Stripes
With sophisticated stripes and stylized ruffles, this cake celebrates 2013′s love of graphic patterns. Bold, crisp and clean, it’s easy to see why this design topped our charts! And it’s no surprise that you loved learning how to make it too! Created by Jessica Harris of Jessicakes Blog.
No. 5 : Spirals & Poms Baby Shower Cake
Pom poms and striped party straws inspired this precious baby shower cake. Hundreds of sugar petals are nestled together to create a very frilly, pom-pom-like tier. Topped with spirals, more poms and a sugar name banner. It’s a little slice of party heaven. Created by Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design.
No. 6 : Preppy Nautical Cake
Bold stripes and playful polka dots are paired with an adorable flag banner, a definite staple in 2013 party decor. While a traditional red, white and blue color scheme gets a charming update with an unexpected touch of pink and Tiffany blue. Created by Tessa Huff of Style Sweet CA.
No. 7 : Romantic Peonies & Anemones
Our love of soft colors helped this gorgeous cake climb to the top of the charts. Shades of blush and pale rose pair up with subtle texture and breathtaking sugar flowers to create a scene that is meticulously tailored and oh-so-gorgeous. Created by Andrea of Andrea Nicholas Cakes.
This rustic buttercream cake captured the relaxed elegance so prevelent in 2013 weddings. Blossoming sugar flowers are delicately crafted and artfully arranged to create a look that is pretty as can be and full of charm. It’s romantic and and just downright gorgeous. Created by Erica O’Brien of Erica O’Brien Cake Design.
Tomorrow, we take a look at the top DIY’s and tutorials from last year!