11 of our Favorite Wedding Cakes from 2021

January 5, 2022
11 of our Favorite Wedding Cakes from 2021

From New Mexico and Colorado to Montana and Canada, the Rocky Mountain region hosted thousands of beautiful weddings and elopements both big and small in 2021. Our print magazines featured a handful of these gorgeous I do’s and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite wedding cakes from within the pages to share with you here. If you see something you love, tap to check out a vendor, purchase the issue or flip through the rest of the wedding online! As always, if you’re planning your Rocky Mountain wedding, check out the Vendor Collective to put together your dream wedding planning team!

1. Black Beauty
Wedding Cake: Maggie’s Cakes | Photographer: Crystal Cousin Photo

This black wedding cake was crafted by Maggie’s Cakes in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 2021 Issue of New Mexico. This bold cake with deep red and bronze floral accents is a showstopper. Personally, we love the non-traditional take on the wedding cake. After all, there are no rules stating that is must be white! If anything, this cake should inspire you to have fun with every detail of your wedding day by bringing in the color palette and theme any chance you get.

2. Little Delicacy
Wedding Cake: Flour & Flourish | Photographer: Heather Nan

Flour & Flourish made this stunningly simple cake for a styled shoot hosted at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. A subtle addition of dried florals used in the bouquet and decor tie the cake in with the rest of the wedding day aesthetic. A cake of this size is perfect for an elopement!

See more of this styled shoot here in Utah 2021.

3. Three’s a Crowd
Wedding Cakes: Sweet Ride Bakeshop | Photographer: Allison Easterling Photography

Shannon with Sweet Ride Bakeshop designed 3 confectionery masterpieces to inspire your wedding cake. Say goodbye to plain white cakes and hello to edible flowers, watercolor designs and multi-tiered showstoppers. For more inspiration and tips for designing a creative cake for your wedding day, purchase the latest copy of Colorado Fall/Winter.

4. Sophisticated Details
Wedding Cake: Boise Cakery | Photographer: Danica Shea Photo

This modern wedding cake was featured in Idaho 2021 and made by the Boise Cakery. We adore the elegant black design that was brought in to complement the dinnerware, as well as the matte black utensils that match ever so perfectly. To see more of this “Mountain Modern” wedding inspiration, click here. You can also purchase this issue here.

5. Western Elegance
Wedding Cake: Mission Bistro | Photographer: For the West & Wild

A hint of gold foil and orange drip add pizzazz to this natural, yet luxurious cake. This cake was made by Mission Bistro located in Stevensville, Montana and was the perfect addition to the “Cowboy, take me away” styled shoot featured in Montana 2021. Trust us, you’ll want to check this spread out for all the western wedding inspiration.

6. Geometric Mod
Wedding Cake: SWIRL Custom Cakes | Photographer: Corrina Walker Photography

This classic and modern custom cake by SWIRL Custom Cakes was created for an elegant styled shoot hosted at The Malcolm Hotel. The geometric shapes are a casual nod to the simple, yet striking triangular arch at the wedding ceremony. If you’re looking to host a simple, yet up upscale wedding you’ll want to check out the rest of this spread in our Canada Spring/Summer Issue here.

7. A Sweet Confection
Wedding Cake: Ruth & Dean | Photographer: Sweet Heirloom Photography

We love a pop of color and this sweet beauty is the perfect touch of fun! Whether you’re hosting a Palm Springs themed I do, or are looking for a darling dessert for your bridal party this cake made by Ruth & Dean in British Columbia is perfect to pin to your wedding Pinterest board to help inspire your own wedding cake! For more colorful wedding inspiration, check out the rest of this spread in Canada Spring/Summer 2021!

8. A Desert Inspired Dessert
Wedding Cake: Maggie’s Cakes | Photographer: Shutterfreek

This desert inspired wedding cake was crafted for a boho elegant wedding hosted at La Fonda on the Plaza. We adore the succulents that adorn the cake, both real and made from icing. Also, how cool are those cake toppers celebrating the Day of the Dead! Click here to inspire your Southwestern New Mexico wedding even more!

9. Stucco in Love
Wedding Cake: Figs & Honey Cake Co. | Photographer: Jac Dodge Photography

Figs & Honey Cake Co., based in Albuquerque, New Mexico made this gorgeous cake to complement the beautiful architecture within the Inn at Spa and Loretto. Texture is a great way to make your cake stand out or blend in with the natural aesthetic. Looking for more Southwestern wedding inspiration? Click here.

10. Something Blue
Wedding Cake: Ruby Jean Patisserie | Photographer: Diana Coulter 

This romantic and ethereal cake was made by Ruby Jean Patisserie in Denver, Colorado. If you’re looking to add a touch of “something blue“, your wedding cake is a great place to add a subtle yet beautiful hint of blue! Check out more of this styled shoot in our National V6 Issue of Rocky Mountain Bride.

11. A Touch of Gold
Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes| Photographer: Cameron & Elizabeth

This stunning custom wedding cake was created for a styled shoot in the White Sands National Park in New Mexico by Chantilly Cakes. This grand, 4-tier cake is stunningly simple yet breathtaking just like the White Sands themselves. A touch of gold floral leaves is the perfect addition to let this natural beauty shine during the post nuptial celebration.

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