18 Wedding Cake Designs to Steal
By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings.com
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Wedding cakes have been around for centuries, and even though the symbolism has drastically changed, this sweet final course is just as prevalent. There are some truly amazing wedding cakes out there, and as time goes on, couples are getting more and more creative with wedding cake designs. It's becoming increasingly common to tie the wedding cake into the overall wedding theme, which means that some ridiculously incredible cakes are being created, like these from Oak Mill Bakery. Use these fantastic wedding cake designs as inspiration to ensure your wedding dessert is everything you dreamed and more.
While most couples are sticking with the wedding cake tradition, hosts are increasingly showcasing small wedding cakes in addition to another dessert option, like passed sweets, sundae stations, or candy bars. Amongst this list of 18 Wedding Cake Designs to Steal, you'll find cakes of all shapes and sizes, allowing you to serve them on their own or alongside a trendy dessert idea.
Some couples are even maintaining the large size in a sneaky way. The top few layers are delicious sugary goodness and the rest of the cake is fake. This lowers prices but maintains the traditions of cutting the cake and eating the top layer on the first anniversary. Separate dessert is then served, whether that be a less expensive cake with frosting rather than fondant or another creative sweet treat.
Regardless of how you choose to serve your wedding cake, make sure it is uniquely you and that it fits in perfectly with the rest of your celebration. Below, you'll find 18 beautiful wedding cakes that range from traditional to unique, and colorful to classically mute. Let them eat cake!
The allure of this cake lies in the fact that you don't know if it's simple or intricate. The delicate ruffles are so beautiful, eating it may just not be an option. This is the perfect cake for an ultra-glamorous black and white wedding.
Elegance does not have to mean simplicity, proven by this beautiful wedding cake. The rich gold color with the soft flowers and tangled detail makes one of the most amazing wedding cakes ever.
Drape your dessert in roses and elegance with this twist on the classic wedding cake design.
Nothing says elegance like pearls, and this cake is covered in them. The extreme detail of the hundreds of pearls is perfectly offset with the neutral color of this elegant wedding cake.
Chevron is one of the best current trends, and it translates perfectly to your final course. The fun design can turn a simple wedding cake design into a whimsical sweet treat perfect for a darling celebration.
This nautical-inspired cake is modernly chic with chevron detail, richly elegant with gold rope trim, and sensationally simple with minimalistic features.
A mix of vintage, elegance, and lace, this dessert, perfect for a black and white wedding, is simply exquisite. Simple wedding cakes can make a big statement as this final course proves. Keep the cake one color and let the complex details take center stage for a truly jaw-dropping effect.
Accent your black and white wedding cake with one bright color for a gorgeous display. The damask print on this wedding cake adds an extra layer of chic.
There is nothing more glam than cascading rose petals, so this red-carpet worthy cake calls for a fancy celebration. This darling design works for highly posh weddings as well as delicately vintage celebrations.
Make a real wave with this incredibly perfect vintage wedding cake. The soft colors allow for the baroque details to shine through without being too much.
The stucco style gives this gorgeous cake dimension and texture. It is perfect for a rustic or vintage wedding. Rustic wedding cakes that are simultaneously elegant are difficult to find, but this one fits the bill. It's deliciously simple.
The monogram gives this beautiful wedding cake a personal touch, and that is a huge wedding trend as of late. These soft colors and beautiful flowers make this delightful dessert fit perfectly into a vintage wedding.
Delicate and simple, this vintage wedding cake is ideal for a soft wedding. It would also serve as a wonderful juxtaposition at an over-the-top reception.
Lace wedding details are all over, and no wonder. They perfectly complement the trendy vintage wedding theme. Match this lace wedding cake design to your color scheme for a lovely final course. Small wedding cakes are ideal for weddings where other dessert is served too.
Write your vows or the lyrics to your first dance song on your wedding cake for a truly unique final course. This is such an original idea that truly personalizes your sweet treat.
Don't leave your theme behind when it comes to the wedding cake! Incorporate it in a fun, colorful, and awe-inspiring way.
This cascading peacock cake is absolutely stunning. The simplicity of the left side of this wedding cake design perfectly foils the intricacy of the right side.
Chocolate lovers, unite. This scrumptiously gorgeous chocolate wedding cake defies the traditional white color and goes dark for a delicious cause.
All photos courtesy of Oak Mill Bakery.
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