Wedding Cakes & Toppers
Browse through the best wedding cake ideas and tips—from flavors and designs to advice from bakers and decorators to learning the history behind wedding cake traditions. There’s a wedding cake (and topper!) out there for every style, theme, and budget.
44 Naked Cakes for Your Wedding
These cakes are frosting-free and wedding-worthy.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Caramel Apple CakeThis lightly spiced apple cake is layered with a caramel-cream-cheese filling and frosted with luxurious caramel buttercream.
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25 Unique Wedding Cake ToppersWedding cake toppers are a little touch that can make a big impact.
11 DIY Wedding Cake Ideas That Will Transform Your TiersSteal these wedding cake decorating ideas and instructions for eye-catching confections.
34 Small Wedding Cakes With a Big PresenceMini confections and one-tiered wedding cakes we could just eat up.
39 Amazing Dessert Tables
The Real Cost of Serving Multiple Wedding Cakes at Your Reception
52 Fresh Floral Wedding CakesThese wedding cakes decorated with flowers are stems and petals above the rest.
16 Rustic Wedding Cakes We're LovingSee our favorites, from naked cakes to faux bois-frosted beauties.
29 Chocolate Wedding Cake Ideas That Will Blow Your Guests' MindsFrom mini chocolate cupcakes to show-stopping chocolate cake masterpieces, these recipes bring the beloved flavor to any wedding event.
Nontraditional (But Awesome) Ideas for Your Wedding DessertPost
10 Things You Never Knew About Wedding Cakes
The sweet has seen quite the evolution!Post
Darcy's Diary: Three Things I'm Loving This Week
See what our Editor-at-Large, Darcy Miller, is loving for weddings this week!Post
WATCH: 100 Years of (Gorgeous) Wedding Cakes
You have to see the one from 1986.Gallery
32 Amazing Wedding Cakes You Have to See to Believe
Go all out for your wedding cake!Recipe
Pastel CharlotteThis pretty design is based on a classic French gateau called the charlotte. Our cake's tiers are encircled by strawberry-, lemon-, and lime-flavored candy straws that are filled with chocolate. Pink ribbons flexed with gold finish each tier with a dainty bow.Recipe
Sweet Pea Wedding CakeFluttery sweet peas, made with gum paste, grow up the sides of the tiers of this elegant wedding cake. Fondant is also wrapped around the base of each layer; the green ridges are our interpretation of an orchid's vertical striations. A small nosegay of sweet peas and orchids serves as the cake topper.Post
The Ultimate Wedding Cake Checklist
There's more to the confectionary than "buttercream or fondant?"Gallery
Wedding S'mores Desserts That Guests Will Want S'more Of
Some more s'mores, please.Post
Darcy's Diary: What I'm Loving This Week
Find out what our editor-at-large Darcy Miller is obsessed with—from a charitable registry to ways to reuse your wedding flowers.Post
How to Preserve the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake
Bakery experts give us the scoop on savoring your cake past the wedding-day slice.Gallery
8 Fresh Summer Wedding Color Palettes (and How to Pull Them Off!)
The best color combination inspiration for a summer wedding.Gallery
15 Wedding Cake Accents That Aren't Floral
Go avant-garde with your cake décor.Feature
Lucky Wedding Ideas
Fate smiled on you two when you found each other. And these chic twists on auspicious day-of traditions are meant to keep the good fortune coming, as long as you both shall live.Feature
The New Naked Cake
Here's a new take on naked wedding cakes: These scantily clad yet elegant creations have piped accents, drizzled glazes, or other details that add allure—and leave a little something to the imagination.
A pretty buttercream border is like a string of pearls: ladylike, even if that's all you've got on. Here, blood-orange and passion-fruit curds hide between layers of tinted vanilla pound cake, with dotted buttercream providing chic cover. The cakes are baked slightly larger than the desired finished sizes so the browned edges can be trimmed, revealing the vibrant tiers.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
Japanese Sponge Cakes Recipe
Inspired by the patterned cake rolls popular in Japan, these individual sponge roulades by Wendy Kromer-Schell can show off any personalized design or monogram—it gets baked right into the batter. Each is filled with luscious lemon-ginger mousse to suit the Asian-inspired cakes.Post
DIY Cake Pulls: A Lucky Wedding Tradition
Cake: It's always the sweetest part of the evening. But to make it even more enchanting, we've reworked the southern tradition of "cake pulls"—fortune-telling charms on ribbons that each bridesmaid tugs out of the confection—to give guests a peek at the future.Recipe
White-Chocolate Pistachio CakeThis extraordinary cake features airy layers of pistachio sponge cake a re nestled in cloudlike white-chocolate mousse layered with pistachio cream, and it's served with pistachio gelato.