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Wedding Cake Ideas on Trend

August 31, 2018

To cake or not to cake?

Ok, scratch that. No, seriously!

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You should always do cake or some type of dessert at your wedding! Who doesn’t enjoy finishing off a day of gluttonous eating with something decadent?! You’ve stuffed yourself during cocktail hour (can I get an amen?!). You also made room for dinner.

But dessert…

That ‘takes the cake’! (Pun Intended!) And cakes have come a long way since the traditional vanilla or chocolate flavored traditional cake! Bakers are developing new flavor combo’s and have nontraditional ideas that may get you all excited for that sweet treat!

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For me, your cake is not only a feast for my tummy (because I do ask my couples to feed me a slice), but a feast for my eyes! Photographing your cake is one of my favorite details! My heart goes pitter-patter when I see that cake rolled in for me to photograph!

So take some time and think carefully about what you want for your cake! Are you having a sweet and simple affair? A fancy and classic wedding? Don’t be afraid to try bold colors! Go crazy and use flowers! Or look up cakes on Pinterest to get new and novel ideas!

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Whatever you decide is up to you! But I can tell you that I love novel approaches to dessert and look forward to seeing what each wedding brings! And more than anything, I love seeing how each couple puts their own twist on their cake!


Summer Barnhart is a published and award wining wedding & portrait photographer who travels both local and worldwide to shoot weddings for all sorts of fun couples. When she’s not shooting, she can be found either hiking the mountains in the Adirondacks with a bit of wanderlust in her eyes, or relaxing at home in the Hudson Valley with her family.


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MEET Summer

Photographer, artist, mother, outdoor lover, inspired by movement & motion, good light, and you.

I 'm a wife and mother. I love lazy Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons! I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

When I'm not in the Hudson Valley, you can find me enjoying time up in the Adirondacks at my second home. I find myself drawn to nature and the world we live in and often let it act as my muse when shooting.