There’s something about a coastal wedding that rings true to classic form. With preppy color palettes, stripes and nods to the water, you can’t help longing to hear the crash of waves and feel the salty ocean air on your skin. Elegant and timeless, seaside celebrations will forever be chic. So today we’re loving on some amazing cakes inspired by the sea. Along the way, we’ll welcome back some of our favorite cake artists while also introducing you to new designers making their first appearance here on the blog. Hooray for all of these talented bakers — we can’t get enough of your spectacular cake creations (#cakeloveonthecakeblog)! Let’s set sail with these 10 Nautical Cakes…
Seafoam green and golden accents are paired with marbled fondant in this gorgeous design by Tiffany MacIsaac and Alexandra Mudry of Buttercream Bakeshop, bringing an unexpected twist to the classic nautical theme. (Photography by Sweet Root Village, Styling by Lauryn Prattes Events)
Swirling rows of fondant rope are flanked by tiers of grey in this serene seaside design, by Erin Gardner of Erin Bakes, and beautifully accented with a floral arrangement of gum paste peonies, French tulips, leaves, buds, and manzanita branches. (Photography by Mark Davidson)
A crisp white anchor pops on the navy tiers in this modern nautical cake, by Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio, while embossed bands add a touch of gold. (Photography by Sherri Meyers)
Inspired by the beautiful coast of Southern California, this stunning design by Lindsey Stone, owner of S’more Sweets Bakery, showcases the natural colors of the ocean combined with wavelike organic ruffles. (Photography by Carolly Photography)
Sporting a traditional feel, this buttercream cake by Lisa and Stephen Maronian, co-owners of Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, pairs preppy navy anchors with swiss dots, twisted rope borders and a monogram flag topper. (Photography by Christina Szczupak)
Created for a riverboat reception, this lighthouse themed nautical cake by Robin Martin, owner of Gateaux Inc., includes amazingly tiny white railings, posts, and nautical flags which, of course, are all edible! (Photography by Corinna See Photography).
Tiers wrapped in ruffled white chocolate create little coves for edible sea shells and starfish in this elegant design, by Sherri Meyers and her team at The Pastry Studio, which is appropriately topped with a pair of Mr & Mrs wooden chairs. (Photography by Sherri Meyers)
Navy, stripes and twisted rope meet up with a pair of golden anchors in this lovely nautical design, by Jennifer Billingsley of Honeycomb Events & Design, while pops of mint bring a fresh feel to this classic look. (Photography by Cari Courtright Photography)
Stepping out from the expected, this white-on-white design by Lauren Bohl White, owner of A White Cake, combines texture with clusters of sea shells for a non-traditional nod to the ocean. (Photography by A White Cake)
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:
This DIY Nautical Cake
This Preppy Nautical Cake
This Classic Nautical Cake
This Ocean Sunset Cake
The Cake Temple says
Some really gorgeous inspirational cakes! I have just made some anchors from florist paste and it was much harder than I imagined it would be. It would be amazing to find an anchor cutter!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful selection!
I very much like the cakes with the shells, especially the last one – it looks very classy with the sea stars and white flowers.