30 Dec

It’s hard to complain about working during the holidays when the task is to recount every single stunning cake we’ve fawned over throughout the year on 100 Layer Cake, and pull together our faves. As far as wedding trends go, 2014 was definitely the year of the naked cake. It’s officially been proven that an unfrosted cake can be just as (or more) jaw-dropping than its frosted counterparts. But this was also the year of metallic gold, voluminous blooms, and some of the most beautiful chocolate cakes we’ve ever laid eyes on! Take a peek for yourself and let us know which is #1 on your list!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

First off, we spotted this cake above by Cake, Inc. and couldn’t believe our eyes.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Rosycakes | Photo by: Beth Olson Creative | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Cakewalk Bake Shop | Photo by: Apryl Ann Photography | Get the tutorial!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Jay’s Catering | Photo by: Stephanie Williams | Visit wedding!

And this stunning naked cake below was made by the bride, designer Samantha Dapper:

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Samantha Dapper | Photo by: Katie Pritchard Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Earth and Sugar | Photo by: Melanie Gabrielle | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: A Squad Bakeshop | Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Bakery Nouveau | Photo by: Sahara Coleman | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

A decadent chocolate cake from this Melbourne wedding. Photo by: Jerome Cole Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

We had a lot of gorgeous tropical themed shoots to inspire us in 2014. What’s not to love about this tropical cake by Cucina Coronado from our tropical summer wedding ideas post? Photo by: Ashley Kelemen Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

And we almost lost our breath over this coconut cake by Sugar Bee Sweets in this organic spring inspiration. Photo by: Nicole Berrett Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Pretty simplicity in this floral accented cake by Cake Cathedral in this California vineyard wedding shot by Annie McElwain Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

You all went gaga over the cake and topper by Lulu Cake Boutique in the New York City loft wedding by Love, Sylvia Photography. (Remember all that pretty pink decor too? Gahh!)

And we know it’s not a wedding cake per se, but we had to add this sprinkle cake by Cakewalk Bake Shop from 100 Layer Cakelet to our list because it is probably the most pinned cake in history!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Too good to be true, right?!

Do you guys think it’s possible to top this in 2015? Seriously cannot wait to find out!!

 
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30 Dec

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

For the ladies at Beijos Events (why yes, they would be the brains behind that glamorous NYE party editorial we posted about earlier this month), New Years Day means three things: 1) PJs all day, 2) mimosas, and 3) brunch on the living room floor. No need to make reservations for this one, you’ll have everything you need right at home. Cheers!

Thanks to Cassie Green Photography for capturing all the deets:

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Imagine transforming the bar cart from your NYE bash to a low key, mimosa setup in the morning…

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

So much woven, textured goodness.

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Abby of Beijos Events used her own pillows + furniture collected from places like Anthro, Boho Pillow, + Serena & Lily. She says, Planning a brunch a day after a late night celebrating doesn’t have to be time consuming or heavy on the wallet.

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Who woulda guessed Natasha Kolenko flowers + breakfast would look so lovely together?!

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Can we just say that everyone’s New Years Day should look something like this?! Amazing work, team!

Photographer: Cassie Green Photography / Styling: Beijos Events / Flowers & Styling: Natasha Kolenko / Rattan Coffee Table + Side Table: Serena & Lily / Bar Cart: Serena & Lily / Macrame Table Runner: Anthropologie / Pillows: Boho Pillow / Flatware: West Elm / Highball Glassware: Anthropologie

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29 Dec

2014 is just about over, but we couldn’t end the year without reliving all the inspiring weddings and parties we’ve seen in the past 12 months. The amount of talent that 2014 brought is so incredible it’s actually a bit overwhelming! And we so love sharing it with everyone here on the blog. So stay tuned all week long for our special Best Of series. Okay, let’s start with decor, shall we? Voluminous, vibrant florals… chic color schemes… geometric everything… In terms of wedding decor, this year sure was one for the books!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Floral chuppah by Hello Gem | Photo by: Fondly Forever | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Design by: Jesi Haack | Photo by: Steve Cowell Photo | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

And we couldn’t leave out these tissue paper backdrop and pool letters from the same mid-century modern wedding.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Geometric backdrop by: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals | Photo by: John Newsome Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

An amazing floral altar in this wedding by Jesi Haack Design + JL Designs | Photo by: Scott Clark | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

The bride Carolyn Jane, from this garden themed wedding, created this calligraphed sign. Photo: The Nichols

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event design by: Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by: O’Malley Photographers | Visit post!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Floral design by: Wildheart | Event planning by: LVL Weddings & Events | Photo by: Brandon Kidd Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

We loved the elegant poolside decor in this wedding designed by Enjoy Events Co. Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Decor

100 Layer Cakelet featured some pretty rad decor too, like this geometric installation by Darling & Daisy. (It’s totally the best first birthday party ever right?!) Photo by: Natalie Spencer Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Decor

Floral backdrop + decor by: Oh Joy! for Target | Event production by: Caravents | Photo by: Laure Joliet

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

What a wedding entrance! The bride + groom’s family helped put it together with greenery by Sheri Jentsch of Blumen Meisters. Photo by: Jen Dillender Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

A crepe paper flower wedding entrance by the bride + her mother | Photo by: Dear Heart Photos | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event design by: Orange Dove Events | Florist: Your Image Floral | Photo by: Clayton Austin | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Geometric was huge this year, but this sparkly backdrop blew us away. We’ve got the DIY tutorial too!

Design by: LB Event Planning | Photos by: Alders Photography & Stephanie Collins | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event styling by: Betsy Ginn of SMID | Photo by: Joielala | Visit post!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

And lastly, a colorful place setting from The Cream Event LA 2014… So fun. Photo by: Annie McElwain

Which one is your favorite? Check back tomorrow for our top cakes of 2014! You won’t want to miss that one!

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