VAL CHMERKOVSKIY & JENNA JOHNSON
The Dancing with the Stars couple cut into a gorgeous, five-tier cake created by Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica, California on their wedding day. In the middle of the confection — which incorporated three different flavors: milk chocolate hazelnut with Valrhona chocolate pearls and yellow butter cake (inspired by Chmerkovskiy’s love of Nutella), banana chocolate chip (Johnson’s favorite), and dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate buttercream, caramel and Maldon flaky sea salt — was a tier made up of hanging crystals to amp up the elegance.
MILEY CYRUS & LIAM HEMSWORTH
The pair, who wed in an intimate ceremony on Dec. 23 in Franklin, Tennessee, had a simple cake with two tiers and classic white frosting (surrounded by rows of cupcakes, for good measure.)
NICK JONAS & PRIYANKA CHOPRA
The Quantico actress and singer, who celebrated their nuptials with both a Western and a Hindu wedding to honor both of their religions, surprised their guests with a massive, seven-tier dessert following their first ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India on Saturday. The cake’s design was influenced by the art deco style of the palace and featured a “romantic visual of the couple on the crest,” according to Sandeep Khosla and Aditya Motwane, respective founder-owners of Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Motwane Entertainment & Weddings.
DREW SCOTT & LINDA PHAN
“It’s a really beautiful, elegant cake, but inside we have a bunch of secret treats that are spilling out of the cake,” the Property Brothers star tells PEOPLE of the dessert at his May 12 wedding in Italy. The four-tier creation featured a gold herringbone pattern similar to the design of the floor in the couple’s home, and a cascade of biscuits with Scottish and Chinese symbols to serve as a “tribute to our heritage,” says Scott.
ELENA DELLE DONNE & AMANDA CLIFTON
“When one of the brides is a WNBA star you need a tall cake!!” Betsy Thorleifson, the baker behind Nine Cakes in Brooklyn, wrote of the 11-tier dessert she created for Donne and the Olympian’s big day. During the reception, which was put on by The Knot’s Dream Wedding franchise, the wedding cake standing at 6’5″ tall (the same height as Donne!) was wheeled onto the dance floor.
MARK BALLAS & BC JEAN
The Dancing with the Stars pro and his Alexander Jean bandmate tried 13 cakes before their Nov. 25 wedding. “The funny thing is we picked the first one we tried!” said Ballas of the celestial-themed seven-tier creation with layers of “pink velvet” and Neapolitan cake.
MICHAEL PHELPS & NICOLE JOHNSON
While celebrating their marriage for a third time on New Year’s Eve, the couple served a black and gold Art Deco-style dessert made up of half vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and vanilla bean buttercream and half chocolate Devil’s food cake with Reese’s peanut butter cup buttercream and chocolate buttercream.
TARA LIPINSKI & TODD KAPOSTASY
Standing at six layers tall, the Ashley Bakery creation was covered in real roses and intricate detailing and each level featured a different flavor. Atop the cake stood a special Gone with the Wind topper (Lipinski was named after the fictional Georgia plantation from the 1939 film).
PATTON OSWALT & MEREDITH SALENGER
The comedian and his new bride had some helping (little) hands when it came to their decadent cake. “I have a sister who has two little girls who are 7 and 10, my best friend Nikka Costa has a little girl who’s 11, and my other best friend Ever Carradine has a little girl who’s 6, and it was really important for me to incorporate all the kids who mattered to me in my life, because I haven’t had my own children,” Salenger says. “I’ve been Auntie Mere to all of these children since the days they were born. Patton and I came up with the idea of just having a plain white wedding cake and having all the little girls decorate our cake. We got all different shades of pink candies and flowers, and we had the girls decorate it. Alice was super proud that she formed the candies into an M + P.”
TOM DALEY & DUSTIN LANCE BLACK
On the day of their May 6 nuptials in Devon, England, the British Olympic diver surprised Black with a five-tier, red, white and blue cake made by U.K. bakery Crumbs & Doilies. The dessert featured layers of banana chocolate chip cake (Daley’s favorite) and carrot cake (Black’s favorite) and each tier had its own unique patriotic design, including one decorated with white chocolate bark made by Daley himself.
BRITTANY DANIEL & ADAM TOUNI
At her Los Angeles nutials, the Sweet Valley High alum ditched the classic white frosting for a replica of Banksy’s iconic Balloon Girl mural using black and orange fondant.
SOFIA VERGARA & JOE MANGANIELLO
JULIANNE HOUGH & BROOKS LAICH
When the Dancing With the Stars judge was deciding on a wedding cake for her July nuptials to the NHL star, she pictured a “simple, elegant design,” cake decorator Kayla Carey told PEOPLE of the dessert covered with all-white buttercream frosting and embellished with a cascade of fresh flowers. “As far as flavors go, Julianne lives a pretty healthy lifestyle and didn’t want anything too heavy,” said Carey. “Each tier was four layers of cake with a layer of strawberries and cream, a layer of blackberries and cream and a layer of raspberries and cream.”
PETA MURGATROYD & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKY
At the Dancing with the Stars pros’ July wedding in Long Island, New York, the couple’s cake certainly took center stage. Made by pastry chef Daniel Andreotti, the four-tier stunner featured a twirling cascade of pink and white flowers and hundreds — if not thousands — of shimmery pearls. “There are so many flowers and candles and crystals everywhere,” the bride said while planning their big day. “I wanted the entire celebration to be super-chic and glamorous. I just wanted it to be just so pure and gorgeous.”
ITALIA SMITH & LAMAR CARDINEZ
“My eldest daughter got married,” rapper LL Cool J posted, with a shot of the newlyweds standing next to their stunning floral cake. The two said “I do” on Long Island on Saturday.
LAURA BELL BUNDY & THOM HINKLE
The Broadway star’s country-themed California wedding featured a cake inspired by her favorite Kentucky dessert: Derby Pie. The confection was a 3-tier, gluten-free chocolate cake with bourbon pecan mousse filling layered with chocolate chips. The frosting on the cake was a vanilla bean buttercream, which was drizzled with bourbon confectioners’ glaze to create the trendy drip look on top.
JUSTIN HARTLEY & CHRISHELL STAUSE
The This Is Us star and his new bride—who were married on Oct. 28 during an emotional outdoor ceremony—chose a pink ombre look for their three-tier confection for a very special reason. The design created by Sweet Lady Jane bakery intentionally mirrored the rose petals that covered the aisle at their wedding—both the aisle and the cake transitioned from dark pink to white.
EMMY ROSSUM & SAM ESMAIL
Rossum and Mr. Robot creator cut into a four-tier wedding cake in front of friends, family and costars who came out to celebrate their marriage at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on May 28. The simple dessert sat on a colorful arrangement of florals and was described as the “BEST wedding cake ever” by a guest.
PENN BADGLEY & DOMINO KIRKE
The Gossip Girl alum and singer chose an organic, vegan, and gluten-free orange blossom cake made by Lael Cakes to commemorate tying the knot on Feb. 27. Baker Emily Lael Aumiller finished the semi-naked and marble tiers by decorating with fresh kumquats, brown turkey figs and blackberries.
NOEL FISHER & LAYLA ALIZADA
The cake at the couple’s backyard wedding was extra special to them because it was made by a loved one. The actress’s best friend put together the two-tier creation with an all-white frosting in a wavy design and decorated with fresh flowers and greenery. And it wasn’t the only homemade dessert at their big day. The Shameless star’s mother made fresh fruit crisps and Alizada’s bridesmaid provided red velvet and chocolate cupcakes.
KELSEY BALLERINI & MORGAN EVANS
The country couple tied the knot in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Dec. 2 and their cake was just as dreamy as the wedding location. The lovebirds served a four-tier confection from Cabo Cakery with vanilla, red velvet and carrot flavors. And the morning after the festivities, the “Legends” singer shared with Twitter that she was still eating it! “Woke up to the hottest human I’ve ever seen wearing a ring and ate leftover wedding cake for breakfast hello marriage,”she wrote.
LOUISE ROE & MACKENZIE HUNKIN
“The most delicious cake I’ve ever tasted!” the TV host said of the stunning vanilla sponge cake topped with kumquats she served at her October nuptials.
LUANN DE LESSEPS & TOM D'AGOSTINO, JR.
ADRIENNE BAILON & ISRAEL HOUGHTON
In addition to classic French dessert options at their Nov. 11 Paris wedding, the couple served a traditional American wedding cake decorated with floral and tufted designs. The six-tiered confection by SweetNess & Cook was made with red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.
JOSH ALTMAN & HEATHER BILYEU
ANNA CAMP & SKYLAR ASTIN
It may look simple on the outside but the Pitch Perfect co-star’s wedding cake by Crushcakes was made up of two layers of Rice Krispies treats, and three different cake flavors: salted caramel, carrot crush and lemon berry. Plus, the cascade of pastel flowers tied in perfectly with the rest of the dessert table outfitted by La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.
KYM JOHNSON & ROBERT HERJAVEC
CORBIN BLEU & SASHA CLEMENTS
MEGHAN MCCAIN & BEN DOMENECH
The View co-host and her conservative pundit husband cut into a six-tier chocolate cake covered with bark fondant and decorated with animal horns at their Arizona nuptials on Nov. 21. The woodsy cake complemented the menu of the wedding, which was comprised entirely of wild game.
RICHARD MARX & DAISY FUENTES
After tying the knot at a pre-Christmas ceremony in Aspen, Colorado in December, the ’80s icon and TV host celebrated their wedding at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 4 with a six-tier confection. The traditional white cake featured decorative piping and a cascade of fresh flowers.
CAROL LEIFER & LORI WOLF
BILLY PORTER & ADAM SMITH
JENNI 'JWOWW' FARLEY & ROGER MATHEWS
LAURA BENANTI & PATRICK BROWN
BRIDGET MOYNAHAN & ANDREW FRANKEL
AMY DUGGAR & DILLON KING
AMY PURDY & DANIEL GALE
NIKKI REED & IAN SOMERHALDER
TRACY MORGAN & MEGAN WOLLOVER
RACHAEL RAY & JOHN CUSIMANO
For her vow renewal ceremony on Sept. 19 in Italy, the celebrity chef‘s cake had four tiers: The first consisted of a chantilly cream with wild berries, the second a pistachio and raspberry, then hazelnut and chocolate, and finally vanilla with chocolate – all topped off with a vanilla frosting and adorned with fresh grapes.
CHRIS KLEIN & LAINA ROSE THYFAULT
The American Pie star had not one, not two, but three gorgeous cakes at hisMontana wedding. This two-tiered unfrosted cake had a coconut base, almond-flavored top, and was layered with strawberry buttercream and fresh strawberries. The second cake was made with layered crepes, pastry cream, fresh figs, and honey, and the third emulated the flavors of a pecan pie.
JENNIFER ANISTON & JUSTIN THEROUX
VANESSA WILLIAMS & JIM SKRIP
Good as gold! The actress’ four-tiered, square wedding cake matched her shimmering dress as part of the reception’s Egyptian-themed décor. Created by Muscoreil’s Fine Desserts in Buffalo, N.Y., the inside consisted of double dark chocolate with a layer of ganache, chocolate chantilly cream and fresh strawberries.
TYLER HUBBARD & HAYLEY STOMMEL
This elegant four-tiered white almond cake from the Florida Georgia Line musician’s Idaho wedding matched the bride’s attire and the groom’s as well. The decadent outer layer of Italian buttercream frosting gave way to white cake with alternating layers of mascarpone and homemade raspberry jam.