Though it’s not our area of expertise (unless consuming cake is an area of expertise), we spend some time each week on wedding-themed Pinterest boards filled with cakes, particularly when we’re getting a feel for clients’ aesthetic ahead of designing an invitation suite.
All of that is to say, it’s not entirely a surprise to come across beautiful baked goods, though we don’t usually focus on non-stationery wedding trappings here – but you guys, THESE CAKES.
Maggie Austin, a classical ballerina turned prestigiously-trained pastry designer, has an immense portfolio of absolutely stunning cakes. They’re small, tall, bold, baroque, floral, faunal and amazing.
As I assembled some of those I found most arresting, it struck me that many of these photos – works of art in and of themselves – look as if they could be paintings of cake.
Austin is based in the Washington, D.C. area, but will work with clients to cover some longer distances as well. You really must visit her portfolio – there are so, so many more!
image credits: Maggie Austin Cakes