01/17/2015 02:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Wedding Cakes of 2014

City View Bakehouse, Rachel Peters Photography

By Simone Hill for

We look at pretty wedding cakes all day, every day but there are always those that stand out, and 2014 proved to be a super stylish year in the wedding cake department. Even though we saw the rise of creatively displayed alternative wedding desserts like doughnuts, cake push-pops and good ol' fashion milk and cookies, the wedding cake proved it's staying power.

In fact, the traditional wedding cake has been reinvented in fresh new ways with trends like painted cakes, single-layer cakes and even the return of the pillar cake . See below for our picks for the best wedding cakes from the past year.

City View Bakehouse, Rachel Peters Photography

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