Dallas Wedding Cakes from Fancy Cakes by Lauren Kitchens
Elegant structure, dripped icing, and luxuriant florals lend a French Provincial accent to these stately cakes, plus vegan treats from Reverie Bakeshop
Gooey cinnamon rolls are a perfect fit for this whimsically romantic silver-bird cake stand. “I poured simple cream cheese frosting over the cake,” says Lauren Kitchens of Fancy Cakes by Lauren Kitchens in Dallas, who created the cakes on these pages. About this decadant yet down-home confection, she says, “comfort food is always welcome at a wedding!”
A frosted pour-over elevates the simple design of this gold cake. “Buttercream frosting pours beautifully if you heat it up a little and mix it well right before you pour it on the cake,” says Kitchens. And guests love the theatrics of watching a cake receive a dramatic pour of icing. “Using a flower wall as a backdrop is a stunning, memorable way to showcase a cake,” says Dallas-Fort Worth– area wedding planner Christy Matthews, who styled this shoot. “You could use a wall like this in multiple places—to frame out an altar, or even as a photo backdrop.”
“I wanted to showcase marble elements, which are a trend right now,” says Matthews. This statuesque stunner uses imported gray and white Swiss fondant, which Kitchens hand-mixes for the classic marbled effect. It’s adorned with two cabernet-tone peonies, just starting to open. “When considering flowers for your wedding cake, sometimes less is more,” adds Kitchens. “They’re delicate but absolutely sturdy enough to pin into the fondant, and they won’t wilt quickly.” Cesar Diaz of Bella Flora of Dallas provided the florals. “It’s easy to design a cake around an event’s theme,” says Kitchens, who quickly becomes inspired once she sees a client’s approach to the décor.
A Sumptuous Spread
Complement your cake with a spread of voluptuous vegan cakes and tarts. The treats pictured were created by Nancy Castillo of Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson. The frangipane tart is made with an organic pâte sucrée crust and filled with softly whipped almond, white chocolate, and organic raspberry. “Our mini tarts are prepared with sweet seasonal fruits and a vanilla coconut-milk cream filling,” says Castillo. The cobbler bar contains a blend of raspberries, blueberries, and peaches baked atop a soft oat crust—serve it warm or cold. And luscious red velvet cake and pumpkin cheesecake round out these delicious offerings.
For more ideas related to wedding cake bakeries, check out the Houston Wedding Cakes Bakeries section of our Texas Wedding Vendor Guide.