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CAKE BREAK: Wreath and Garland Wedding Cakes

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and we’re pretty sure when you hear the words “wreath” and “garland,” Christmas decorations spring to mind. But we aren’t talking about those fragrant signs of the season. We are talking about a stylish take on Wedding Cakes that has nothing to do with Santa and his reindeer, but has everything to do with a perfect desert on your wedding day cake table.

Boho brides, we know you love your floral crowns and greenery halos! We do too. But did you know that this free-spirited trend has made its way onto wedding cakes? Pastry chefs and wedding cake bakers everywhere have been turning out tons of artsy-chic garland and wreath cakes. They’ve basically taken style inspiration from what you want to wear in your hair and translated it into cake decorations. De La Rosa Cakes & Cupcakes is responsible for the sweet boho wedding cake crowned with a floral wreath below (image by Sonya Khegay):

These whimsical wedding cakes are adorned with wreaths, or garlands, or swags of something beautiful. These bakery delights can be topped with anything from handmade sugar confections to natural elements – and therefore they can lend themselves to any style wedding decor. For example, if you are planning a feminine-but-rustic nuptial, take a peak at this glorious customized cake by Baker’s Brew Studio, which features hydrangeas, greens and twigs. It is the absolute perfect combination of girly & foresty. Perched atop of wood slice, the swag of loveliness accentuates the delicateness of the pale pink ombre cake. We know, you want a matching crown to wear. We do too.

Are you going with mocha and peach tones for your wedding palette? Get inspired by this yummy milk chocolate and gold three-tiered cake from designer Susan Trianos which features a twig wreath, leaves, tiny beaded pods and one gorgeous rose.

Going for a preppy, Southern-style, Kate Spadesque wedding soiree? Then you’ll be wanting a crisp black and white striped cake with a boxwood wreath, like this one:


For all you DIYers who plan to decorate your own cake, we love this square boxwood wreath to add a dose of classic sophistication to your cake at your wedding, available at Target for $26.99, (and just right to hang on your new front door in the future), here:

Are you planning a Spring garden wedding with shades of pistachio & mint? We bet you’ll be majorly inspired by this fabulous option from Wedding Cakes by Design; a marbled, three-tiered confection adorned with a stunning wreath of Juliet roses, tea roses and trailing vines:


The perfect cake stand for your wreath or garland wedding confection? We suggest this gorgeous, modern marble & acacia wood cake stand, available at Target for $24.99 here:

Are you looking for a super-simple but elegant cake for your intimate wedding? Might we suggest this option, a white cake encircled with laurel. (Cool fact: Laurel crowns were worn as a mark of honor in the past):

One of the easiest ways to incorporate a greenery garland is to simply encircle the base of a cake. We love the clean, fresh look which would be a snap to recreate for yourself very affordably. Just purchase a white cake and wrap a garland around it. Use a fresh strand of greenery from your florist, or purchase an artificial one.

Is your wedding more of a floral garland cake type of affair? Then, try this adorable floral garland, for under $40, available here:

We are enchanted with the posh British cake design house Rosalind Miller‘s botanical collection, (image by Mowie Kay) seen below. Swags of sugar florals never looked more gorg!


However you envision your special day, there is the perfect garland or wreath cake for you. You’ll love it so much it will feel like Christmas!