The Best Of 2018: Cakes and Sweets

We just left 2018 behind, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the yummy inspiration we enjoyed last year. So it's that time again where we reminisce about all the amazing real wedding and stylized shoot features that inspired us and you all in 2018. And today, we're all about that cake, 'bout that cake... and desserts! These deliciously gorgeous sweets have either been wildly popular on Pinterest or there was a loud buzz about them on social media. Covered in delicious sugary goodness, these designs take the cake (see what we did there?) when it comes to wedding inspiration that inspires all around Coastal Virginia and beyond. Tiers of shimmer, rustic and luxurious, colorful and simple, mini and lovely, these cakes are just downright steal-worthy for your own special day! So without further ado... the best of cakes from 2018!

Purple balloon arch for unique wedding cake display

The Purple Wedding Cake Balloon Arch

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Photography: Alexa Marie Photography | Styling & DIY Balloon Garland Kit: Jollity and Co. | Cake: Whipped Up By Mimi

Tiny wedding cake with mini cinnamon sugar donuts

The Donut-Decorated Mini Cake

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Photography: Maria Grace Photography | Florals: Amy Marie Events | Cake: Bella Cakes

Cute colorful fall wedding cake with cat cake topper

The Perfect Fall Wedding Cake

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Photography: Awesomesauce Photography | Venue: Brandermill Country Club | Florals: Designs by Janice | Cake: Do Re Mi Bakery | Pumpkin Cake Topper: Sweet Pixie Pie via Etsy

Most epic and elegant chic Star Wars themed wedding cake

The Most Elegant Star Wars Cake

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Photography: David Abel Weddings | Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design | Event Planning: LK Events and Design | Florals: M. Henry Design | Wedding Cake: Sweet Fix | Rentals: Paisley & Jade

DIY wedding cake stand with modern vintage style

The Easiest DIY Wedding Cake Stand

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Photography, Tutorial, and Styling: Chelsea LaVere | Silk Flowers: Afloral | Faux Prop Cake: Rosettes and Stems via Etsy

Teal colored textured wedding cake made with dyed sliced pears

The Textured Sliced Pear Cake

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Photography: Warm Photo | Event Design: Holiday Everyday | Event Planning: July Event | Wedding Cake: Tortik Annushka

Modern copper drip wedding cake with colorful fall flowers

The Modern Copper Cake

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Photography: Cooper Photo and Film | Venue: The Historic Post Office | Event Planning: A Queen's Touch Events | Florals: The Hanging Gardens | Wedding Cake: Kadi Bakes | Rentals: Tanya's Graceful Designs

Luxe garden inspired glam wedding cake painted in purple and pink hues

The Garden Glam Tiered Cake

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Photography: Jontell Vanessa Photography | Event Planning: Beautifully Divine Events | Venue: North Point Plantation | Cake: Kadi Bakes | Florals: I Do Weddings With Love

Naked wedding cake inspired by Victoria Sponge cake from England

The Traditional British Victoria Sponge Wedding Cake

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Photography: Kelley Stinson Photography | Venue: The Water Table | Event Planning: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Florals: Flowers Wayne Jones | Wedding Cake: Gette Bakes Cakes

Sweet modern vintage garden inspired wedding cake with wildflowers

The Modern Vintage Garden Cake

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Photography: Lindsay Collette | Wedding Venue: Hermitage Museum & Gardens | Day-Of Coordination: Maria Acevedo | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | Florals: Studio Posy

Colorful donut wedding cake with a simple white cake on top for cutting

The Yummy Donut and Cake Hybrid Cake Display

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Photography: Wolfcrest Photography | Venue & Catering: Williamsburg Winery | Event Planning: Two River Events | Wedding Cake: Kadi Bakes | Donuts: Duck Donuts

Blue and white ocean wave inspired wedding cake with red sea fan decoration

The Ocean-Inspired Mini Wedding Cake

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Photography: Mallory McClure Photography | Venue: The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek | Event Planning: The Happy Hour Hostess | Wedding Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery

Stay tuned as we continue to share the rest of Best Of 2018!