We’ve been spotting a ton of Colorado-themed cakes these days. From faux bois to skier cake-toppers to cakes made to resemble actual bales of hay. But we love the cakes that have a not-so-obvious Colorado style.
In that spirit, Colorado Brides Magazine and Intricate Icings of Erie conceptualized these cakes and the display; Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings then created these beauties. Our concept: a cake display that was chic, rustic, slightly vintage and earthy. We scavenged for cake stands at local flea markets and stole an antique table from our art director’s living room. While there is certainly nothing wrong with a literal interpretation of a theme, we wanted to offer an alternative for brides-to-be. It’s a subtle rusticity and a chic simplicity that make these cake just feel like home.
The outcome: The display still has a bit of whimsy and a lot of personality, but without the “You are now entering colorful Colorado” sign.
Teufel, who is a Food Network Challenge winner, adorned the cakes with hand-painted birds, ruffles and sugar peonies. Teufel created a display that had tons of texture, a balance of color and varying heights.
Tip: Brides are turning to displays of cakes and desserts. Use cake stands, antique boxes, books and hanging bird cages to give the display height.