Want to make a statement with your wedding cake? Check out these big, bright and brilliant cake designs for 2014 – they’re confection perfection!

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It’s official: 2014 is the year of the statement wedding cake. More and more couples are shunning the classic white three-tier in favour of a decorative dessert, and wedding cakes seem to be getting bigger and brighter by the minute. From intricate hand-painted designs to masses of delicate handcrafted flowers or shimmering metallic shades, these days brides are choosing make a real statement with their cakes.

The great thing about choosing a statement wedding cake is that it can double up as part of your reception decoration! At most weddings, the cake is set out before the guests arrive at the reception venue and isn’t cut until after the meal and speeches, which leaves a lot of time for your guests to look at it. Opting for a stunning couture cake is a surefire way to get your guests cooing over your creation, and it will definitely be a conversation starter! The other great thing about statement cakes is that, unlike a traditional white cake, you can completely customise it to match your venue decor or wedding theme! Whether you’re having a glamorous vintage-inspired day, a striking bright colour scheme or a romantic English tea party, your cake can completely reflect you both as a couple.

Want cupcakes rather than a large tiered cake? You can still create amazing couture mini cakes for your big day! Just choose bright, eye-catching designs and arrange them on a decorative cupcake stand so that you can show them off to your guests. Plus, this way not only can your statement cupcakes double up as couture favours, you won’t have to suffer the heartbreak of cutting into your gorgeous cake!

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Looking for inspiration? Take a look at these incredible cakes below – or check out our Wedding Cakes section for more!

Statement wedding cakes