Did you know most bakeries suggest placing your wedding cake order 4–6 months before your big day?
Reservations can fill fast, so researching and planning wedding cake ideas early on will help you to secure the wedding cake of your dreams. If you want your cake to be memorable and unique, you’ve come to the right place!
Our top 10 wedding cake ideas are sure to make an impact and wow your guests.
1. Colorful Cakes
Don’t be afraid to add a splash of color to your cake — wedding cakes don’t have to be white!
Blended ombre cakes can look beautiful and allow you to add your unique style and color palette to the design.
2. Fun Flavors
The options for flavors are endless, and they’re often neglected when planning wedding cake ideas.
Your wedding cake can taste like your favorite dessert — think apple pie, lemon meringue, and banana split!
3. Textured Treats
Make your cake stand out with texture using embossed engravings to create shapes and patterns.
Adding a subtle texture or effect to your cake can make a big statement.
4. Decadent Desserts
A tiered wedding cake may feel like too much if you’re planning a more intimate ceremony, and there are plenty of small wedding ideas you can try.
Ditch tradition by serving individual cakes or mini desserts instead of one big cake. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a cake-cutting moment — you could still have a slightly larger sweetheart cake for cutting.
5. Amazing Alternatives
Your wedding cake actually doesn’t have to be a cake at all! There are other wedding food ideas you could consider.
You could have an arrangement of doughnuts or cupcakes, go breakfast-themed with waffles or pancakes, or even switch it up with savory options like a cheese wheel!
If you prefer to keep things traditional, researching cultural traditions is a great way to add something special to your big day.
6. Fresh Florals
If you love flowers, did you know that you can add real flowers to your wedding cake?
You can work with your florist and wedding cake designer to create a beautiful custom arrangement that’s sure to make an impact on your big day.
7. Sleek and Simple
Maybe a minimalist vibe is more your style. Understated wedding cakes can go a long way if you want to keep things classic.
Adding some subtle decorations to the cake can add a unique touch while still maintaining the minimalist, timeless feel.
8. Sweet Shapes
If you want your wedding cake to be truly unique, you could consider going with a different shape than traditional round cakes.
Geometric cakes add a modern, abstract twist, and seeing the tiers at different angles, shapes and sizes is eye-catching and unusual.
9. Appetizing Art
Decorated with delicate, colorful brushstrokes, hand-painted wedding cakes are edible works of art that will turn heads on your big day.
These hand-painted designs can be soft pastels or bold, vibrant colors — either way, your guests will be left with a lasting impression.
10. Tempting Toppings
Adding various toppings to your cake can completely change the look and feel and give the final flourish that you need to make your cake a show-stopper.
There are more traditional toppings like fruit and flowers or add some sweetness with macarons or classic sweets for a nostalgic vibe.
Beyond Wedding Cake Ideas
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