Chocolate and vanilla wedding cakes will always be classics, but creative cake flavors bring the fun and the flavor. Here, Nima Etemadi and Lily Fischer of Cake Life Bake Shop, and Erica O'Brien of Erica O'Brien Cake Design, share eight out-of-the-box cake flavors that will satisfy you and your guests!
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Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream Ombré and Raspberry Curd
Step away from classic chocolate cake with a pretty ombré raspberry buttercream topped with a pile of fresh berries courtesy of Cake Life Bake Shop.
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Lemon-Basil Naked Cake with Strawberry Compote and Cream Cheese Frosting
For a summer wedding, Cake Life Bake Shop suggests this lemon-basil cake. It's a perfect balance of sweet and savory.
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Honey-Soaked Cardamom Naked Cake with Fresh Plum Compote and Torched Plums
If you're unfamiliar with cardamom, it's time to get familiar according to Cake Life Bake Shop! It's a South Asian spice with a citrusy taste that pairs perfectly with seasonal plums.
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Strawberry Fraisier with Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Bean Mousseline, Fresh Strawberries, and House-made Marzipan
If you're a fan of light and fluffy vanilla cake, Cake Life Bake Shop thinks you're going to love this refreshing fraisier cake (aka a French-style sponge cake with strawberries).
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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake with White Chocolate Chai Truffle
Chocolate cake is tasty, but dark chocolate espresso cake is even better. And when it's topped with white chocolate chai truffle cream like this confection from Erica O'Brien Cake Design? Unbeatable.
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Honey-Lavender-White Wine Soaked Vanilla Naked Cake with Honey-Goat Cheese Frosting
White wine and cheese—normal for happy hour, not so normal for a wedding cake. But don't doubt this vanilla cake soaked in honey-lavender-white wine with honey-goat cheese frosting from Cake Life Bake Shop—it tastes just as amazing as it looks.
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Lemon Verbena Zested Cake with Raspberry-White Chocolate French Buttercream
For a cake that's not too dense or heavy, Erica O'Brien suggests a cake flavored with lemon verbena, an herb with a strong lemon flavor.
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Maple-Soaked Pumpkin Naked Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
Calling all pumpkin-loving brides: Maple-soaked pumpkin cake with maple-cream cheese frosting is real and it's calling your name.