Wedding Cake Ideas
In need of wedding cake ideas but don’t know where to start?
This the season for fun and edible wedding favours – like these personalized fortune cookies!
Share your good fortune with friends and family and send them home with a cute box of cookies – adorned with icing, confetti, sugar crystals, and more!
Each cookie comes individually wrapped – so you can plate them up at reception tables, or box them in a Chinese take-out box!
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And of course, when your guests crack open the cookie, they’ll find a fortune!
The wedding cake is always a feature we are excited to see when we receive both real weddings and styled shoot submissions here at B.LOVED blog! Across different wedding styles, we’ll find various designs from the glamorous and wealthy to the more understated chic cake! There are quite a few critical trends for modern wedding cakes creeping through right now, so we have a created a curation of some of the must-see designs to inspire you. We asked the lovely Fen of MonAnnie Cakes for her expert advice for you too!
In need of wedding cake ideas but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with this list of 112 wedding cake ideas, curated by season.
Choosing your wedding month is a big decision. After all, it can impact everything from your floral arrangements to your venue options to the types of gifts you add to your wedding registry. It also plays a role in your wedding theme and the kind of dessert you will serve to your guests. A naked cake can display simple elegance with delicate garnishes perfect for spring or fall. In contrast, a rainbow sprinkle cake can play up a bubbly couple’s personality in the bright summer months.
If you’re looking for a classic yet rustic wedding cake topper, you’ll want to check out this handmade creation!
This rustic wedding arrow topper features your initials with a heart and arrow. What a perfect way to say ‘I do!’
The cake topper would be perfect for almost any style of cake and can be embellished with your personal touches, including flowers or greenery.
The rustic arrow cake topper is made of stained wood and is available in a variety of sizes.
MINIMALIST WEDDING CAKES
This has to be my favourite type of wedding cake at the moment! I love the minimalist wedding trend, and here are some must-see examples of this below. These cakes are where simplicity is the focus, but also they include a flourish of florals or foliage in a pared-back way. Adding florals to your wedding cake is another favourite of ours, and we’ll show you some super inspiring examples of these below too.
Be still my heart! Just wait until you see the full cake table, with the light streaming in from the windows behind. Talk about putting your cake on a pedestal…
With so many choices out there, it can be overwhelming to decide on a wedding cake style, flavour, theme and garnish. We’ve compiled this list to take the stress off you, and we’ve also included some wedding cake alternatives for brides and grooms looking to serve more unique or cost-effective desserts. You can also check out our wedding cost guide for more information on how to budget for your cake and other wedding expenses.
Below is our list of 112 wedding cake ideas for every season. If you know when you’ll be getting married, you can jump to the specific season for wedding cake inspiration:
I don’t know about you, but I can never find a bottle opener in my “everything” drawer in the kitchen.
Which is why I love this fun – and functional – bottle opener as a wedding favour idea.
The wood handle gives it that perfect pop of colour and is a unique look too! Who wants a boring plastic handle bottle opener when you can use this stylish beauty?
Your guests will always think of your big day when they use it thanks to the personalization!
Wedding Cake Ideas For Spring
The world comes alive in springtime. While navigating weather patterns this time of year can be a challenge, there are pastel colour palettes and fresh flowers available for your big day. There are also fun holiday themes available to couples, such as an Easter-themed wedding or a Mardi Gras-style party. Try incorporating these spring-themed save the dates and wedding invitations into your special day.
It’s been a while since we featured a cake topper, and today’s is perfect for a springtime or summer wedding.
The canvas cake topper is a lovely yet straightforward – and unique – cake topper. It’s almost like a mini work of art that you can keep for years to come!
The canvas banner features a green wreath design, perfect for spring, with the words Mr. and Mrs. in brown font.
A small bunch of fresh flowers under the banner would give the cake the perfect springtime look and add another pop of colour.
Over the years, the wedding cake has evolved. Through the 80s, royal icing remained the dominant choice. A few different trends began to emerge as well- cakes using a softer buttercream icing, and more recently cakes with “fondant” icing. The latter is more versatile, providing a smooth finish and is easier to use (and eat!) than royal icing. A wedding cake designed today can take advantage of all of this history. Current cakes can have royal icing, fondant, and buttercream in a whirlwind of combinations, and can have cakes in multiple flavours across multiple tiers. Here are a few hot wedding cake trends that we have observed:
The detail work on this cake is just breathtaking! From the stitching work at the top of each tier to the piping on the fabric flowers, it is just gorgeous!
If you love this cake, you seriously need to check out the entire wedding shoot! A gorgeous setting filled with gobs of eye candy for romantic at heart! A huge thank you to Lovely Cakes and Candace Jeffery Photography for making our Monday pretty!
Spring is also the perfect time to deck out your wedding cake in blooming florals and light, fruity flavours. This garden-inspired season is full of pastels and petals, so take advantage of the stunning visuals on your cake display. It’s also the perfect time to add sweet glazes and fruit extracts as produce begins to awaken.
Springtime wedding cakes
Edible wedding favours are always a great idea, and we especially love the kind that you can just set in a big basket for guests to grab during the reception.
These adorable “mint to be” tins of mints are that kind of favour.
No need to assemble anything or place them at each table setting. You can put baskets or buckets of these mint tins at the reception site (or even at the wedding site).
And if you’re hosting guests from out of town, you can add them to their goodie bags that you leave in their hotel rooms!
Cakes with sugar flowers
Cake makers have elevated sugarcraft to real art, and are now able to create incredibly detailed and lifelike sugar flowers. Sometimes it can be tough to tell the difference between icing and reality!
Champagne cake with Italian meringue buttercream
Strawberry filling and sparkling wine flavoured buttercream make this cake by Of Batter & Dough delicate and moist, perfect for celebrating in springtime.
Lemon cake with lemon bavarian cream
For lemon lovers, this cake filled with lemon curd will add both a refreshing citrus flavour and pop of pastel yellow to your special day.
Raspberry cake with rosewater buttercream
Elevate your naked cake with springtime berries and hints of floral sweetened to perfection with rosewater frosting.
Vanilla sponge cake with pastry cream
Traditional brides can add a springtime twist to this classic recipe with raspberry jam filling.
If you’re newly-engaged and dreaming of a Disney World wedding, you might want to check out Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding Showcase on February 3.
This event is planned from 3-6 p.m. at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Attendees can meet with representatives from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Disney Floral and Gifts, and more.
Textured buttercream cakes with fresh flowers
This is likely to increase in popularity after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex featured a cake in this design at their wedding.
Using melted chocolate or caramel to create a “drip” effect on the top of the cake, these cakes look and taste amazing.
Fabric inspired cakes
Sugar is such a talented medium; patterns from dresses and material can be incorporated into cake designs. From delicate lace details to ruffles, these add an elegant and stylish touch to your cake.
Cakes with Silk ribbon
Naturally styled silk ribbons are a trendy addition to wedding styling these days. These can be incorporated into your wedding cake with ease.
Confetti cake with vanilla buttercream frosting
Taste the rainbow with a colourful and tasty sprinkle-topped confetti cake.
Malted chocolate and stout layer cake topped with Irish cream frosting
This cake embodies the luck of the Irish, perfect for weddings around St. Patrick’s Day.
Rainbow layer cake
A fruity gelatin base makes this cake burst with seven layers of colour, perfect for a spring awakening.
Naked vanilla cake
Add buttercream frosting and floral embellishments for a show-stopping cake display and incorporate spring blooms like pastel-coloured roses to stay on-trend.
Lavender vanilla bean cake
Infuse vanilla and lavender to add a soft and delicate note to your wedding day with this cake by Fork to Belly.
And to add a little magic to the event, attendees can also add on one of two special events to their reservation: a Happily Ever After Dessert Party at the Contemporary or a culinary cooking adventure even at the Contemporary.
Bold colours can add a real touch of style and sophistication. White is not the only colour that has to be at a wedding…
Metallics, stone and Stained glass
These surfaces are proving quite popular, and are creating a style all their own. From cakes with edible gold leaf to copper edible paint, marble, stained-glass, and concrete.
White almond cake
Add rich flavour to a simple and delicate cake with a white chocolate buttercream spread. You can also order this matching Shea Frame wedding invitation.
Lemon elderflower cake
Replicate the royal wedding cake with this cake recipe topped with white florals and greenery by Liv for Cake. Check out our list of some of the Top Wedding Cake Shops in Melbourne here.
Apricot cream cake topped with whipped cream
This cake by The Sugar Hub is a fresh and fruity reminder that springtime is here.
Cheerful spring hues decorate this cake that’s topped with fresh fruit, macarons and florals for a spectacular finish.