Wedding cakes have always played an important role on the big day. Way more than just a dessert, the wedding cake is a quintessential part of the décor, not to mention cake-cutting is symbolic of commitment and is good luck. Take a look at our recommendations to help make your wedding extra special.

LAVISH DECORATIONS

Lavish decorations never go out of style. From all-over sugar ruffles, to 3D fondant lace appliqués, to oversized sugar flowers, the wedding cake is a work of art. Renowned restaurant and bakery Sevva offers some of the best cakes in town, including opulent cakes with a touch of gold or loads of pink and red sugar flowers.

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MODERN ELEGANCE

For couples seeking modern designs, executive pastry chef Yves Matthey at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong recommends simple cakes with elegant details. “Pastel colours are popular, with elegant decorations such as flowers and lace,” he says.

Add a surprising twist by choosing special flavours such as Earl Grey and green tea from The Peninsula Hong Kong.

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TIMELESS STYLE

Whether in the classic multi-layer form with flowers in between, or following the time-honoured traditions of having “something blue” or “everything red”, these timeless cake designs are perfect for couples with traditional minds.

To provide a personal touch, Phoenix Sweets offers bespoke cakes, cupcakes and cookies for any wedding theme, such as an abundance of red sweets for a Chinese wedding, as red symbolises good luck and happiness in Chinese tradition.