Top Cake Designs of 2013

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!

Top Cake Designs of 2013  |  TheCakeBlog.comThis 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!

Top Cakes of 2013 | Favorite Things Birthday | by Intricate Icings

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Ruffles & Dahlias | by Sugar Ruffles

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Pretty Black Cake | by Wild Orchid Baking Co

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Sleek Ruffles & Stripes | by Jessica Harris

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Pom Pom Baby Shower | by Intricate Icings

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Preppy Nautical | by Tessa Huff

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Romantic Peonies & Anemones | by Andrea Nicholas Cakes

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.

Top Cakes of 2013 | Rustic Buttercream | by Erica O'Brien

No. 8 :  Rustic Buttercream & Sugar Flowers

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!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.

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  1. 1

    Andrina Goetz says

    These are gorgeous cakes. No. 7 Romantic Peonies & Anemones is my favorite but they are all so nice.

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    Jeni says

    I just love the ruffle cake and black cake but I agree the storey cake with painted pink flowers on the bottom tier and the GORGEOUS pink peony on top –” take the cake” just stunning!!

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