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Unique Wedding Cakes Inspired by Art!
Contemporary confections give a creative nod to art history in beautiful art inspired wedding cakes! Whether you’re a fan of Impressionist paintings, abstract works or Art Nouveau, your favorite classic artworks can come alive in your wedding cake design.
Impressionist era artist Claude Monet is beloved for his many paintings of water lilies. These Monet-inspired cake designs from Cake Studio Doha (top photo) and Gateaux Inc. beautifully represent his serene water lily scenes. Consider a Monet wedding cake for your ceremony in the garden, with a French wedding theme or at your destination wedding in France.
Art by Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is ultra-sensual and colorful, which is why “The Kiss” is one of the most popular classic paintings used for wedding cake design. This painting’s kissing couple glows with shimmery gold and makes for gorgeous inspiration. Wedding couples who love bold color and passionate symbolism are perfect for a Klimt-inspired cake, like these from Maribelle Cakery (top left of Klimt collage) and Two and a Half Femmes (bottom right). Or imagine cupcakes for your wedding with a Klimt-inspired theme. We love the cute Klimt cupcake from Sweetology.
We would recognize those post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh swirling paint strokes from “The Starry Night” anywhere! This iconic art is perfect for wedding couples with adventurous spirits and live-out-loud style. The Van Gogh Swirls Cake from Crazy Beautiful Cakes is extra eye-catching with fun asymmetrical tiers. We think the Starry Night wedding cake from JenSpin on Cake Central is very cleverly displayed in the middle of a picture frame.
Painter Piet Mondrian created a memorable style all his own, called Neo-Plasticism, most recognized by his blocks of three basic primary colors in grids of black lines. You can clearly see the striking resemblance to Mondrian’s work in the colorful cake slice from pastry chef Caitlin Freeman (top right photo in collage, by Lance Iverson) and the tier wedding cake from Cakes to Remember.
Known as an abstract Impressionist, Jackson Pollock was famous for his paint-splatter paintings like “One: Number 31, 1950″ from the Modern Museum of Art (MOMA) in New York City. The square tier wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings creatively captures this painting’s style and is an abstract-lovers dream.
A bride who loves abstract art on her wedding cake might love the abstract wedding gown silhouettes we featured from the Spring 2013 Reem Acra bridal collection, too.
Nothing beats the stunning artistic look of Art Nouveau stained glass. Louis Comfort Tiffany is perhaps the most famous stained glass artist in American history. Tiffany lamps like the one above from The Art Factory are still wildly popular today, available in many styles and intricate designs. So it’s no surprise that Tiffany and Art Nouveau stained glass-inspired wedding cakes like these from Sweet Cakes by Karen and Maggie Austin Cake are so divine.
For more creative cake ideas, take a peek at our feature on wedding cakes with surprising ingredients!
What artwork would you love to see translated into wedding cake design? Tell us in the comments section below!
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