The 90s saw an influx of fondant and rice crispy creations that seemed to defy gravity. The emphasis was on whimsy and edible fancy. But nowadays, it appears that the new wave of creativity is in the use of non-edible jewels. Swarovski elements to the rescue!
I started following @marshalledgar 's Tier-Only Wedding Cakes, where he featured this dazzling masterpiece, "Fit To Be Square." Besides the decadent rhinestone base, the Parisian cursive cake topper paired with the stunning brooch at the base tier is on the verge of being epic.
Going for a more subdued look, this cake shows some class with a pewter satin ribbon emblazoned with a floral swag of rhinestones. The base of the ribbon gets a silver beaded chain. This is the effortless glamour approach.
With six pages of designs to go through, Allyson James has a vast array of crystal appliques, embellishments, and rhinestone monograms to choose from. You may recognize the work as I featured a custom-designed gown by Allyson James. You can see the card here.
It's funny how things come full circle because this picture (from Allyson James) was from a card I posted months ago remarking how gorgeous and delicate the jewel treatment was for this stunning cake. You can read the "Diamonds In Sugar" card here.
If you really want to ratchet up the couture glitz factor, turn to Couture Cake Jewelry for custom creations like this peacock cake topper made of the most mesmerizing blue and green stones ever! Expect to pay between $40 and $150 for rhinestone ribbon-by-the-yard. Monogram letters range from the low 100s and up and up and up... I'm definitely going to look into this more when it comes closer to my wedding.