8 Over-the-Top Wedding Cakes

It's your big day, so the bigger cake, the better, right?Planning a wedding is a very detailed mission, one that involves a ton of time and persistence. The process is supposed to be one of the most adventurous and fun things to do as a couple.

While often the bulk of the planning winds up in the hands of the bride - and most prefer it that way - there is one thing that couples frequently tackle together: the cake.

21 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Cakes

A wedding cake can come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and fillings. Some couples opt for a classic and traditional tiered confection, while others really take the opportunity to express themselves as a couple, experimenting with flavors and décor.

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It's definitely important to fill the inside of the cake with the fillings that you as a couple love the most, but cake decorating is where you can really get creative.

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We've seen some spectacular cakes, overflowing with flowers, crystals, and colors, and then, we've seen original wedding cakes, cakes that push the boundaries of sugar and fondant and really reflect the whimsy of a bride and the groom.

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From life-size to upside-down to diamond-encrusted, these cakes are anything but subtle. Their dramatic presence demands attention, so click through to see these examples of sugared perfection.

Credit: Laura Ashbrook Golden Slice
We're going to go Grecian on this one.












Credit: One Fab Day Love Is All Around Us
Love is literally everywhere.












Credit: Cookie Crazed. The Best Cake
Ever.












Credit: Peace, Love, Dessert Bohemian Chic
Perfect for the colorful couple, the pairing of ombre blue and gold makes this one a serious stunner.










Credit: Peggy Porschen Cheers!
This gorgeous four-tiered cake is adorned entirely in pink champagne truffles.











Credit: Ron Ben-Israel Indecisive?
We're pretty sure there's something you might like between these tiers.











Credit: Sylvia Weinstock Decadence at Its Best
The genius of Sylvia Weinstock was on display at this Austin wedding convention.











Credit: The Cake that Ate Paris Feathery Fun
Subtle and soft, perfect for an all-white wedding.

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- Francesca Borgognone, The Daily Meal