Wedding Cakes – Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like cakes? Well, neither do we. Sharing the sweetness of wedding cakes is a long time tradition that’s still going strong, even with the quickly changing trends of the wedding world. Creative bakers are now creating an even more beautiful, gorgeous and exceptional wedding cakes for the special celebration.
Wedding cakes are the one and only thing with the exclusive permission to outshine the bride on her wedding day. With so many styles and types to choose from, choosing the perfect wedding cake can be another overwhelming process.
Scroll through for an inspiring collection that we have gathered for the sweetest wedding cakes out there, to give you a heads up on deciding your perfect one.
Simple Wedding Cakes
Elegant or simple? When it comes to wedding cakes, the concept of simplicity is now widely celebrated and stripped from all the frills and fuss, allowing you to have the best of both worlds.
A simple wedding cake constitutes softer, more serene color palettes, often in monochrome – like this particular one.
The sophistication of this two tier cake exudes the elegance from simplicity, with its clean lines and just a hint of sheen from the thin decorative satin ribbon.
Stalks of the blossoming flower are favored as a pretty adornment that adds natural texture and character to a simple wedding cake.
Easy Wedding Cake
When inviting friends to a bake-off for your wedding cake, easy sounds like a good idea isn’t it? Well if you look at this one, you’d know that it’s simply made of stacked round cakes with a little swish and swoosh of icing. Throw in a few roses for decoration, et voila, we’re done!
The unrefined result with a homespun flair makes it the perfect cake for shabby chic or rustic themed wedding.
Small Wedding Cake
In the real world, where the most romantic and intimate love story happens, wedding cakes aren’t always grandiose and extravagant as depicted in the magazines. A small wedding cake can be equally impressive and beautiful.
Notice how the chic unfinished look of this single-tier confection is pretty adorable, especially with a sense of innocence that comes from the wildflower blooms.
Mini Wedding Cake
Sometimes, the most adorable and impressive things in life are the ones that we often overlook, just like mini wedding cakes. These petite cuties are beautiful and sweet but often overlooked as a non-traditional option to the tiered cake.
So instead of a three-tier wedding cake, replace with multiple individual mini cakes in different decorations to better capture your personal taste and wedding theme.
One-Tier Wedding Cake
Okay, we admit that we’re a little bit obsessed with one-tier wedding cakes, but just look at how aesthetically pleasing these wedding cakes can be.
The pristine white single-tier wedding cake looks super chic with the sheen from satin ribbon rim and the romantic softness of pink roses topping.
Simple wedding cakes are so much easier to decorate, and that means it’s the perfect canvas to show off your creativity and personal taste.
Three-Tier Wedding Cake
Triple tier wedding cake has been considered as the conventional standard and offers plenty of rooms for elaborate decoration in many different styles. Splash some colors, sprinkle with glitter, add funny figures, there are nearly endless option to decorate the three-tier wedding to your liking.
For an example, this all-white three-tiered wedding cake is anything but boring with the adornment of romantic fondant shapes and white rose topping.
Beautiful Wedding Cake
It seems like every extra tier on a wedding cake adds another layer of excitement to celebrate the special day.
Eespecially a well-decorated one like the above. The choice of white icing allows the soft pastel color from the rose arrangement trickles down from the top tier and beautifully pools around the base.
We are so in love with this beautiful and romantic cake that’s almost too pretty to eat.
Square Wedding Cake
A refreshing alternative to the usual round shape is the square wedding cake. It is fairly common to see this cake on most wedding these days. Some people might see it as another plain old cake, but with the right decoration, it will be an awe-inspiring wedding cake.
When done properly, a simple decoration on a square wedding cake is proven to make a fabulous result. Aren’t you impressed about how the white-on-white waving line decoration soften the rough edges and gives a chic look to the cake?
Modern Wedding Cake
In recent years, we can see the uprising of bold colors and contemporary flourishes. On the other side of the spectrum, minimalist decoration with geometric details is now known as the signature style of modern wedding cakes.
That three tier wedding cake, for example, has a subtle gradient of gray that fades to white from the round embellishments that give a chic and edgy look.
Bling Wedding Cake
The fun-loving couple who fancy more bling on their wedding day is probably waiting to see the embellishments of diamante bands, rhinestone beads, and Swarovski crystal on their wedding cake.
Combined with the subtle sheen and fine-drawn shape of the decorative fondant, we can already see it as the highlight of a luxurious wedding.
Elegant Wedding Cakes
Elegance is never something roaring, we found it in the simplest things that make all the difference in our life.
Just like how the flourishment of assorted white pearl-like beads, arranged carefully on the rim of each tier, have lent the pure white wedding cake its subtle elegance. If you appreciate the elegance in simplicity, we suggest you put this elegant wedding cake on the top of your list.
Luxury Wedding Cakes
Adorned with edible ribbons, lace, and beads, this wedding cake is overflowing with luxury and opulence. The flowering silver details over white fondant make a lavish display of wealth and glamor.
This is certainly a special cake that only caters to a specific personal taste – and budget. But you can still steal the idea of combining several sparkling edible decorative over white cake for a display of luxury on your wedding day.
Big Wedding Cakes
Big wedding cakes are perfect for your big day!
Well, at least for couples wanting to make a statement, and maybe need the reassurance of their social standing. These cakes are surely grandiose and impressive enough with all the luxurious ornaments – and frankly, we can’t imagine any big wedding cake with minimalist decoration.
It might look great on the magazines, but remember that the bigger the cake, the deeper you have to reach your pocket.
Buttercream Wedding Cake
Giving away indulgent treat at your wedding reception? In wedding cake world, buttercream is loved for its versatility and have become an easy and popular option. Buttercream can be easily flavored and colored, and it spreads without a fuss. The endless option of buttercream design always gives an interesting twist to a traditional icing.
The realistic impression of layered buttercream rose petal, in sweet blush pink and slightly darker rim, makes this wedding cake looks exceptionally beautiful and romantic.
Fondant Wedding Cake
Fondant, the kissing cousin of buttercream. Recently fell out of trend as the wedding world shifts its fondness for vintage weddings. But the love for the smooth surface of this confection will remain the same.
Fondants are far more flexible in terms of shaping and decorating. It is perfect for an elegant cake that needs intricate details, like that excellent example of tufted wedding cake with white rose fondant topping.
Cheese Wedding Cake
Okay, so here’s one that you’re probably not expecting: Cheese wedding cake.
As in assorted cheese stacked to replicate a wedding cake. Or, it’s probably regular wedding cakes that are cleverly decorated to resemble different kinds of cheese? Either way, it’s definitely unique and creative for a savory wedding cake.
Chocolate Wedding Cake
For the love of everything chocolate, just staring at the swarthy goodness of this towering chocolate wedding cake gave us jolts of happiness.
Whoever thought that chocolate can’t be elegant and romantic would have to take another look at this gorgeous chocolate wedding cake. For the chocoholic couples out there, please take this cake into consideration and kindly send us the invitation to your wedding.
Wedding Cake without Fondant
Some of the most popular cakes we’ve seen on social media these days are the ones with an unfinished look to it. With the roaring popularity of rustic wedding, wedding cakes without fondant are now getting more spotlights.
Usually adorned with garden roses or perennials, the exposed look of this wedding cake is for couples looking for a trendy alternative to a traditional wedding cake.
Cupcake Wedding Cake
Serving assorted cupcakes and cake top combination in lieu of traditional wedding cakes is seen as a viable option for many brides these days.
This combo is perfect to celebrate the merriment of spring wedding, especially with the sweet and romantic vibe from the soft pastel frosting. While it might not be suitable for a more formal occasion, weddings with the casual and relaxed atmosphere can certainly use this alternative.
Country Wedding Cake
Tying the knot amidst the country charm? It’s the perfect time to have a country wedding cake then.
Forget lavish and glamorous details. Throw in humble country elements like cable knit, sunflowers, or even barbwire. Country wedding cakes can be very personal, as it’s typically homemade. It would best complement an informal elegant wedding in a country setting.
Rustic Wedding Cake
Burlap ribbon for a rustic wedding cake? Yes, please!
Whether you’re getting married in a barn, or infatuated by the rustic charm, the theme brings so much fun to the whole celebration. The three tier wedding cake, beautified by fondant flower texture and beads, is already pretty by itself.
The adornment of burlap ribbon and makes it exceptionally chic and lovely.
We also love the idea to go all the way with the rustic theme, using a tree slice for the pedestal and cute burlap garland with lace.
Gothic Wedding Cake
Black might be the most unexpected color for wedding cakes. But nothing can stop the badass couple who pick gothic for their wedding theme and decide to stick with it.
Well, we can’t blame them either, because this gorgeous wedding cake seems to attract everyone’s gaze with its dramatic aura. We love how the blood red rose complements the overall look from the bold black band and ornamental shapes over white cake.
Beach Wedding Cake
The sprawling blue water that glimmers under the sun and the wave ever so lovingly kiss the sandy beach can be such a romantic inspiration.
This beautiful beach themed wedding cake sprinkled with a touch of nautical elements with clams, seashells and starfishes will be an awe-inspiring item during the reception.
It’s the kind of cake that tells you a story of ocean tale, and looking too gorgeous to eat. It’s carefully made in the perfect blend of tranquil aqua blue and white, with the splashing wave-like decoration that flows from the bottom up to the top.
Peacock Wedding Cake
Foreseeing the recent rise in peacock themed wedding cake seems like making a constant step forward to be the next shifting trend of the wedding world. Couples are in love with the vibrant and exotic colors of blue, green and gold. They totally understandable that peacock feathers are seen everywhere.
Disney Wedding Cake
Sprinkle a little fairy dust to make a magical Disney wedding cake, too dreamy to devour. The enchanting elaborate design that will capture every princess-at-heart features intricate edible beads, ribbons, and flowers, with an incredible silhouette of a royal kingdom topper where the couple will live happily ever after.
For a whimsical couple in need of an elegant wedding cake, and for every believer of true love out there, remember that we’re never too old for Disney.
Funny Wedding Cake
A beautiful white wedding cake with pretty beads and coral flower fondants looks pretty normal for a garden party, isn’t it?
But wait, is that Spiderman peeking from under the layer of fondant? Wow, he sure gives a surprisingly witty sense of humor to a regular cake.
So, we think that this funny cake is inspired by the groom’s love for everything floral. And the bride’s endless infatuation with Spidey, seems just about right?
Indian Wedding Cake
Indian weddings are famously known for the festivity and luxury. That’s also reflected on their wedding cakes.
Indian couples are definitely going bigger and bolder with the signature style of predominantly red and gold Indian decorative and ornaments. The vibrant and tempting appearance of the cake is further accentuated by the golden pedestal.
Nautical Wedding Cake
The rise of French navy’s nautical stripe is loved for the nautical chic appearance. If the ocean is where your heart is, embrace the nautical theme without going overboard with navy stripes accent and the sheen from the faux-pearl fondant detail to portray a chic and sophisticated appearance.
If your seaside affair needs another approach to nautical wedding cakes, use cool hues, rope accents and anchor motifs to really nail the theme.
Black and White Cake
There’s always something elegant and chic about black and white wedding cakes that exude an aura of timeless beauty. With all the good things going on about the combo, makes it much affordable to create an impressive wedding cake. Maybe with delicate flower fondants and silver figurine topper like this one?
Red and White Wedding Cake
For every wedding anchoring on a certain color theme, it’s only natural that all other involving aspect follows the theme accordingly.
For red and white wedding theme, take this lovely example of cherry blossoms trickling down with the fierce and sweet combination of red and white.
Red Wedding Cake
We fancy the striking appearance of this red tier wedding cake. It complimented with contrasting white ribbon bands and large flower to soften the vibrant color.
Cakes with simple lines and minimalist decoration are suitable to bring sophistication and chicness to the reception table. Wedding cakes in bold colors are easier to transform. Just with a sprinkle of glitter or another sparkling embellishment, it turns into a lavishly luxurious delicacy.
Royal Blue Wedding Cake
The sense of elegance that radiates from the bright shade of azure blue is loved and embraced by many couples for their wedding theme.
Minimalist wedding cake also forever favored the sheen of this exquisite color. When we bring in the airbrushed floral illustration to the equation, the result is a wonderful royal blue wedding cake that looks regal and sophisticated.
Blue Wedding Cake
The velvety deep blue that drawn us in and envelopes us with lavish tranquility and calmness is the impression we get from this deep blue wedding cake.
Have you ever see a wedding cake so gorgeous, you want to wear it as an elegant evening gown?
Using an unconventional combination of round and square shape wedding cake, this excitement to merriment is adorned with sparkling rhinestone rim and sweet white fondant ribbon.
Gold Wedding Cake
Even the most traditional wedding cakes will get a glam twist from gold details. So how about a tiered wedding cake totally covered with the metallic sheen of gold? Whether you’re obsessed over metallic wedding cakes or simply in need of something splendid as a part of your celebration, gold will never go out of fashion.
Fancy a softer look for your gold wedding cake? You can always add pretty sugar flowers here and there.
Green Wedding Cake
Green, the color of nature of fertility, is a great alternative if you’d like to add vibrance and freshness to your reception. We quickly associate green with trees, grass and spring’s sprouts and shoots. But this green wedding cake offers something entirely different.
What we thought were a tree detail, are apparently corals accompanied by cheeky shells and starfish! Such a great and witty idea to give a surprising ocean twist to a predominantly light green wedding cake.
Ivory Wedding Cake
Ivory sugar icings and delicate flower details are the equivalence of the little black dress in wedding cake couture. If you just see how gorgeous this three-tier set of cakes is, covered in soft ivory icing with intricate details.
Ivory is already romantic by itself, compliment it with flourishments that speak softly but clearly of class and elegance
Lavender Wedding Cake
Can’t wait to finally live the lavender dream for your spring or summer wedding celebration?
Offer the delicacy of round tiered lavender wedding cake. Decorate it with soft and romantic white blossoms accents. Or you can try a chic alternative with ombre lavender buttercream icing to swoon everyone at your reception.
Lilac Wedding Cake
Lilac, a paler shade of purple – named after the color of the lilac flower, offers a sweet and romantic look to the wedding cake.
The rough edges of this lilac wedding cake are softened by the aesthetically pleasing assorted purple roses and lovely swirls. Given the characteristic of lilac color itself, feminine detailings like ruffles, ribbons and lace will best suited for lilac wedding cakes.
Orange Wedding Cake
This burnt orange goodness of wedding cake surely deserves the highlight on any autumn wedding receptions.
Turn up the heat and cover the basic white cake with the flaring orange ombre buttercream layers. More and more brides are choosing brighter hues for their wedding cakes. Most of them often surprisingly creative details that we’ve never seen before.
Pink Wedding Cake
In one way or another, we’re pretty sure that most brides have contemplated the color pink for their wedding day. It is because no other color is as sugary sweet and romantic.
Pink wedding cake designs are so dreamy with the adornment of ribbons, gumpaste decorations, also petals and floral details.
Purple Wedding Cake
We are currently crushing this elegant purple and gray wedding cake.
The lavish character of purple demands an elegant and romantic wedding cake decoration. This cake nailed it with large sugar roses and thick satin ribbon bow. Ombre finishing can be another easy yet gorgeous approach for a dramatic purple wedding cake setting.
Silver Wedding Cake
Just when we thought that ombre only works with bold colors, this three-tier set of cakes comes up with a dramatic spectacle of the dark gray bottom tier that fades into a shimmering silver top tier and topped with sugar flowers as toppers.
The fluttering white petals around the sides balanced and soften the strong character of metallic silver sheen.
Yellow Wedding Cake
Embrace the sweetness of yellow pastel wedding cake for your summer wedding theme. This pale yellow iced wedding cake is edged with handmade sugar ribbon bow and beautiful blue brooch embellishment that gives a twist of a fairytale.
We’ve seen something like this before. But can’t quite pinpoint what, maybe Belle’s ball gown from Beauty and the Beast. What do you think?
Ombre Wedding Cake
For those of you living under the rock, ombre is the gradual blending of one color hue to another. Usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. There are many ways to embrace ombre on your wedding cake. From ombre buttercream ruffles, the soft fading fondant, to an exciting ombre layered cake itself.
Please take a moment of silence to appreciate the chicness of this soft fading teal ombre icing. Ombre wedding cakes are great to add a surprising twist. It is also good to introduce some pops of color to your wedding reception table.
Autumn Wedding Cake
Finding a seasonal and stylish cake for an autumn wedding is incredibly easy if you’re willing to explore the possibilities.
One of the easiest alternatives is to have a tiered white wedding cake. Throw in a few sugar leaves in autumn colors like burnt orange, brown and gold.
If that’s not cute enough for you, the adorable owl couple figurine topper will fix that.
Fall Wedding Cake
Fall weddings offer the perfect occasion to create a seasonal wedding cake that flaunts the colors and flavors of the season. With the falling leaves and the scent of crisp air just around the corner, it’s about time to transform a white tiered cake into a gorgeous fall wedding cake.
Give the white cake an abundance of assorted flowers in the autumn color scheme. Wait for the jaw-dropping sound as the guests see it.
Butterfly Wedding Cake
Fluttering butterflies are magical and enchantingly whimsical, especially for wedding cakes. In some culture and tradition, butterflies are considered symbolizes transformation and a prosperous life.
Announce the new chapter of your life with a beautiful tiered round cake and the unfurling glory of butterfly wings and flower toppers.
Camo Wedding Cake
Have you got the news? The wedding world is now officially invaded by camouflage themed weddings.
Bold prints and unexpected color in the white traditional wedding cake sure gives an unexpected twist to any wedding bash. Because finding a camouflage wedding cake can be a little bit harder, why not explore the possibilities of making a bake-off?
We can’t really decide how we feel about this happening trend, but if you think it’s awesome then go for it!
Wedding Cake with Fountain
Wedding cakes with fountains are perfect to amaze guests and add a magical touch to your special day. This wedding cake highlights the entire wedding celebration with the couple’s figurine sits on the highest pedestal. Steps are coming down from both sides of the top tier, surrounding the beautiful fountain.
Wedding Cakes with Flower
Sugar of fresh flowers? Either way, pretty flower blooms are gorgeous and favored for wedding cakes. Even the simplest cake can be transformed into a beautiful piece of art with the adornment of assorted colorful flowers.
Think you call pull off the look on your own? Well, we think you should definitely try it. But try with careful planning as to not ruin the cake.
Wedding Cake with Roses
Flowers like peony and hydrangea are loved for the sweet and romantic vibe. While roses are adored for its unshakeable poetic charm.
Red roses are dramatic and often symbolize a deep undying love.
Going for a sweet and romantic wedding cake? Assorted roses in pastel color will be the perfect fit. For a statement wedding cake, blood red rose would definitely do.
But if you are daring and fancy unexpected things, black roses will definitely help in creating an awe-inspiring wedding cake.
Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake
A spring wedding is desperately begging for a blooming wedding cake. What flowers best describe the beauty of spring? Well, we fancy this beautiful pink wedding cake adorned with branches full of sugar cherry blossoms.
The flower that doesn’t last long and adored for countless generations, cherry blossoms are perfect to add a certain glorious charm to the modern wedding reception.
Sunflower Wedding Cake
So far we’ve seen roses and cherry blossoms sitting beautifully on a wedding cake. Now it’s about time that we see some sunflowers.
If you are looking for a rustic style cake, sunflower is your darling. See how a simple horizontal pulled buttercream frosting is made refreshingly pretty with sunflowers and ropes? And you can’t probably miss that oh-so-rustic tree slice that screams rustic all the way.
Diamond Wedding Cake
A magnificent tiered white wedding cake is flourished with an abundance of brilliantly sparkling diamonds. It’s really not about the diamonds worth, but the appreciation for elegance in simplicity that makes this diamond wedding cake feels so special.
Diamond is already beautiful by itself; to drown its shine amongst complicated decoration would be such a waste.
Ruby Wedding Cake
Although the 40th wedding anniversary, also known as a ruby wedding, usually includes a beautiful wedding cake with sugar red hearts and sprinkles, you can still borrow the idea for your special day.
Adorn the subtle fondant sheen of the tiered cake with vibrant red rubies embellishments or glittering heart shapes.
Lace Wedding Cake
Lace is women’s best friend, especially during the wedding celebration. It’s famously known for bringing the romantic beauty for wedding dresses. But in wedding cakes, lace can be exceptionally gorgeous with a vintage flair. Black mesh lace over white wedding cake gets an opportunity to show-off its dramatic and lovely details.
For dramatic effect, we suggest to only use lace in contrasting color with the cake base.
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So, apologies for making you hungry by going through all the cakes. Have you found the one that fits your wedding theme? Does it fit your budget allocation?
Well, we have a wise saying around here: Every cake is DIY-able if you’re persistent enough.