PHOTOS: Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

This is currently our favorite way to decorate a cake.

Say It With Cake: Whether you decide to go with simply your names, or a special quote or phrase that means something to you both, inscribing your star dessert with a personal message just makes it all the sweeter. Photography by Dominic Episcopo. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz.

Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

Perhaps no one said it better than Shakespeare: “I would not wish any other companion in the world but you.” Apple-cinnamon upside-down cake with maple-walnut buttercream filling, covered in sage green fondant and dotted with edible pearls, $7 per person (or $1,400 for a 200-person wedding), created by Cake Art Studio, Paoli. Arte Italica Filigree charger, $70 at Manor Home & Gifts, Philadelphia.

 

Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

Have a funny little phrase you whisper to each other? Today is the day to announce it to the world: “You are the stars to my sky. You are the pages to my book. You are the cheese to my macaroni.” Spiced carrot cake with cream cheese icing, hand-piped script and clusters of sugar paste roses, $5 per person (or $1,000 for a 200-person wedding), created by the Hotel du Pont, Wilmington. Ruffle cake pedestal, $34.95, and Mercer square appetizer plates, $2.95 each, all at Crate & Barrel, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill. Mordecai cake server, $76 at Manor Home & Gifts.

Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

There’s a reason the Song of Solomon is referred to as “the wedding verse”: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Spice cake with cinnamon cream cheese filling covered in vanilla buttercream under fondant, $9 per person (or $1,800 for a 200-person wedding), created by Truly Custom Cakery, Warminster. Martha Stewart Collection cake pedestal, similar styles available at Macy’s, multiple locations. Skyros Designs Legado monogram salad plate, $30, and Ricci Japanese Bird Bamboo cake knife, $85 with matching server, both at Manor Home & Gifts.

Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

Celebrate the very first day of your new initials by having your baker design a monogram just for the two of you. Sweet-potato pecan layer cake with caramel filling covered in buttercream and ivory fondant with a fondant monogram, lace appliqués and rope border, $10 per person (or $2,000 for a 200-person wedding), created by Felix’s Caketeria, Newtown. Bernardaud Phoebe Graphite charger, $160 at Polished Plate, Haddonfield. Michael Wainwright gold server, $68, and linen towel, $45 for a set of two, both at Home Grown, Haverford. Aspen monogrammed water goblet, $78 at Manor Home & Gifts.

Wedding Cakes Personalized With Monograms, Quotes and Poems

Fun with a word search! Use your names, your wedding date, or anything else that fits the day. Pumpkin spice cake layered with homemade caramel and espresso meringue buttercream, covered in fondant, $12.75 per person (or $2,550 for a 100-person wedding), created by Whipped Bakeshop, Philadelphia. Mercer square dinner plate, $7.95 at Crate & Barrel. Pickard Signature White teacup and saucer, $97 at Manor Home & Gifts.