Cue the Tiers: 20 Dream Wedding Cakes for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin met in Italy and are tying the knot in Venice, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a cake inspired by their Venetian surroundings. This gold, rose-topped tower from N.Y.C.'s Ana Parzych Cakes reminds us of the ornately-embellished domes atop the city's Basilica di San Marco.
Amal has lived in London for most of her life, so there's a chance she'll tap a British bakery to create their wedding dessert. Nevie-Pie Cakes specializes in hand-painted cakes with personalized flavors – perhaps Amal will opt for Earl Grey and lemon buttercream layers to complete the English theme.
SWEET + SAVORY
SHIMMER + SHINE
Mosaic tiles play a role in the art of both Lebanon (where Amal is from) and Italy (the wedding location). We'd love to see a cake based around that theme, like this brilliantly-colored creation from Kakes by Karen in Naples, Florida. The elegant, hand-cut squares are as pretty as anything you'd see in a museum.
BARING IT ALL
Traditional, glamorous, whimsical – there are so many ways to do a wedding cake. But if the couple wants something on-trend, we've got one word for them: Naked. These frosting-free beauties are popping up everywhere and we're partial to this berry pretty one from The Sugar Suite in Orlando.
SLICE OF NATURE
The Lake Como landscape is truly breathtaking, with miles of forest around the placid lake. We wouldn't be surprised if the couple paid tribute to the area surrounding George's Italian estate with a cake of beautifully-designed flowers, branches and leaves, like this gold and pink design from London's Rosalind Miller Cakes.
THE GREAT WHITE
JUST ADD WATER
If George and Amal want a nod to Lake Como, the subtle, almost watercolor-like blues and purples on this tower from The Caketress in Toronto would be a splashy tribute.
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Amal is already sporting a massive diamond sparkler and seems to take her bling seriously. So really the question is, why not choose a bejeweled cake inspired by pieces worn by British royalty? Bonus: The pale green color will be a fitting match for all the colorful cocktails being served at the reception.