People that say “I eat to live, I don’t live to eat” are absolutely bananas. Most of my time is spent thinking about food, preparing food, and/or consuming food. Some of my best inspiration comes from this love because some of the best colour palettes can be found in what we eat... especially desserts which tend to be made to look pretty. A good cake contains elements of balance and cohesion throughout, both of which are also the ingredients to the perfect event decor scheme.
Check out the cakes below below and see how I use them as jumping off points to influence an event concept’s colours, textures, patterns, and structure.
1. Shades of pink, smooth white, sage and a hint of sparkle
Soft, curvy and girly florals meets the perfectly imperfect fondant that almost looks like gold-flecked pink concrete, making this feel like a cake of contrasts. Translating this into your event means fun and flirty decor on an industrial backdrop -- the perfect juxtaposition.
Clockwise from top left: 1. David Campbell Imagery 2. Ashdown & Bee 3. Sweet Bakes 4. Green Wedding Shoes
2. Copper, white, marble & minimal
Industrial yet smooth with a geometric flair, this cake begs for a decor scheme containing natural elements and powerful clean lines.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Hey Wedding Lady 2. Herriot Grace 3. Top Wedding Sites 4. Proper Letter
3. Abstract Citrus
This one is just plain fun. Use it to inspire your jewel-toned soiree and go bold with colours and accessories.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Apartment Therapy 2. Nicole Warne 3. Wedding Gawker 4. Hello Tiny Love
4. Natural and Organic - Nude, Greenery, and Gold
For that natural, effortlessly whimsical event.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Wedding Chicks 2. Ryan Designs 3. Mujerde10 4. Vogue
5. Vintage Eclectic
This cake reminds me of a knit pattern on a cozy vintage sweater, which inspired the retro mood board you'll see below.
Clockwise from top left: 1. The Photo Bus 2. Dlyadvoih 3. Hooray Mag 4. Pinterest
6. Clementine Cream
Besides the fact that this pavlova looks TO DIE FOR, it's also such an incredible colour scheme. Orange can go so wrong SO quickly, but the clementine hue is the perfect statement colour to make natural elements pop.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Quince and Mulberry Studios 2. Papier & Co. 3. The Kitchen McCabe 4. Color Theory Design Co.