40 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Cakes
40 Jaw-Dropping Wedding Cakes
Wedding cakes have come a long way from the classic, three-tiered creations, coated in white fondant frosting and topped with miniature figurines of the bride and groom. Wedding cakes are now considered to be an expression of the bride and groom’s personality, hobbies, and taste. As a wedding centerpiece, these cakes are given as much thought, attention, and budget, as the dress, the flowers, and the meal. So it’s no surprise that every year these sculptured creations become more and more extravagant.
If you’re having a destination wedding, and will be reciting your vows on a sun-drenched, sandy beach on a faraway desert island, then this is the cake for you (assuming your desert island has a talented baker, that is). And if you just dream of having such a wedding, express your dreams — or maybe just anticipate the sunny honeymoon — with this seaside-inspired wedding cake.
For the adventurous, animal-loving couple, this cake is utter perfection. It’s the perfect mix of cute, fairytale-ish, and romantic: We would love to live in this cake world, where giraffes live in campervans, and where campervans have wings.
Colorful Naked Cake
This perfect naked cake is given an extra boost of energy and happiness thanks to the fluorescent neon pink, glittery decorations. The balance of bright and natural works perfectly to create a stunning, deceptively simple wedding cake.
This striking wedding cake will win every bride and groom’s heart. Standing at almost five feet tall, made up of seven tiers, with a gilt base layer sitting on a wooden tree trunk, and decorated with golden stars, beautiful bouquets, and a fairy, this cake speaks of a magical married life in an enchanted forest.
It’s almost hard to believe that this cake is made of sugar and not of gold. The intricate and subtle details are so perfect, and the simple white orchid decoration adds an extra romantic note to this incredible cake.
Half and Half Cake
We know that you and your other half have just sworn to be lifelong partners for ever and ever, but that doesn’t mean that you share the same cake taste. This cake shows the individual tastes of the bride and groom united in one beautifully balanced, and adorably decorated, wedding cake.
Half Naked Cake
This cake gently moves away from the naked cake trend that we’ve seen so much of in recent years, to a barely frosted cake. It is covered in a beautiful woodland-inspired decoration made up of a thick spiral of leaves, flowers, evergreens, and ferns, which hides half the cake underneath it.
This bakery perfected the fashion for hand-painted cakes with this watercolor-inspired, flowery wedding cake. What would be a simple three-tiered cake is transformed into a work of art, thanks to the striking paint strokes.
These towers of metallic macarons are definitely the chicest, most elegant variation on the classic wedding cake that we’ve seen this year. So understated, so simple, and so striking.
Sari-Inspired Wedding Cake
Cakes inspired by wedding dresses tend to be absolutely stunning, but this bejeweled wedding cake, which was inspired by the glittering sari this bride wore to walk down the aisle, really is perfection.
Tea Party Cake
A slice of cake and a cup of tea are a match made in heaven, as this cake demonstrates. This carefully balanced cake takes us down the rabbit hole to the magical world of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s tea party.
The angled ridges and seemingly magically balancing decorations on this cake make it look like it really is defying gravity. Bright, neon colored tiers, and Technicolor ‘70s-inspired flowers give this cake a retro, festival feel.
This cake is so extravagant that it will make anyone’s jaw drop. There couldn’t be a more spectacular centerpiece for any wedding reception than this intricate, floral, nine-tiered cake.
Tree Bark Cake
This cake decorator deserves to win multiple awards for their incredible craft skills. A towering wedding cake has been transformed into a beautiful tree, with the couples initials engraved into the side. As if that wasn’t enough, this cake appears to be balancing magically, as the layers zig zag unevenly from side to side.
Tying the Knot
This couple is literally tying the knot across the wedding cake, binding their two separate families together forever. We love the reverse colors on each cake, and the piped cake interior is simply brilliant.
Understated Single-Tier Cake
If you’re having a small, intimate wedding, a towering centerpiece can be just too much. This chic, stunning, single-tiered cake shows that simplicity is sometimes best.