66 Colorful Wedding Cakes
While we'll always love a classic white wedding cake, we're seeing more and more couples buck tradition and serve a colorful dessert. By using edible watercolors, colored fondant, dyed buttercream frosting, bright cake layers, vibrant flowers, and foliage, brides and grooms are able to incorporate tons of fun colors into their wedding cakes. Even trendy naked cakes are seeing splashes of color with dyed cake batter or layers of frosting. There's nothing wrong with a white cake, but your guests will be wowed by these confections.
Plus, with a colorful cake, no one will be able to resist taking that perfect dessert Instagram, giving them yet another reason to use your wedding hashtag. Who doesn't want to see more photos from their big day all over their social media feed? Here, we've pulled together our favorite styled cake designs, plus some gorgeous desserts that were served at real weddings. Whether their shades reflected the flavors inside or complemented a celebration color palette, these beautiful confections are surprising and one-of-a-kind.
Green, Black, and Gold Wedding Cake
Sugar Bee Sweets made this incredible confection, which pulled off its unexpected color scheme perfectly. The lower tier had a stained-glass vibe, and the gold mixed with black was surprisingly elegant.
Pretty Floral Cake
How darling was this floral-patterned cake, with pinks, purples, greens, yellows, and oranges?
Orange Drip Cake
Layered Bake Shop made this bright dessert, which had alternating tiers of plain white and painted blue.
This colorful cake was surprisingly timeless with its clean edges and pretty flowers. Melissa's Fine Pastries baked the superb confection.
Mini Painted Cakes
This sweet little cake looked finger-painted, mixing whimsy with modern romance. Sweet Treats Bakery made the lovely dessert.
Unique Pink Cake
This pink cake from Sugar Magnolia featured a glam surprise: Spots of gold sprinkled across tiers!
Moody Blue Cake
Have you ever seen a cake like this deep-green beauty? Perfect Endings was the genius behind the enchanted-forest design.
Geometric Wedding Cake
This cool-colored cake was extra appealing and super pretty. Whipped Confections made the yummy dessert for a rustic, romantic wedding.
Wedding cakes can be as flashy as you want—just look at how this one stole the show! Martine's Pastries made the dessert with dark greens and vibrant pinks galore.
This small vanilla cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop was filled with passionfruit cream and coconut cream cheese frosting and covered with a vanilla buttercream. The pink and green colors were inspired by the reception's tropical theme and anchored the table of island-inspired treats.
Blue Mint Cake
Pastel Watercolor Cake
Pastel Blue Cake
Rock Candy Cake
Colorful Macaron Cake
Dripping-Blue Watercolor Cake
Hey There, Cupcake! adorned this lemon cake with blueberry curd filling with paper flower garnishes and blue watercolor detailing.
BCake NY drew inspiration from Dia de los Muertos to create these bride and groom skull cakes. The bride skull cake was dark chocolate with chocolate mousse and ganache filling, with a floral sugar veil topper. The groom skull cake was infused with white tequila and lime and layered with tequila buttercream and was decorated with a top hat.
Yellow Ombré Cake
Elegant Blue Cake
Underneath this pale blue fondant exterior was a dark chocolate cake made by Rose's Cakes.
Pink Naked Cake
Vanilla pound cake dyed in different shades of pink were dotted with buttercream and stacked on layers of blood-orange and passionfruit curds to create this vivid naked cake. Pro tip: Bake the cakes slightly larger than the desired finished sizes so the browned edges can be trimmed, revealing the vibrant tiers.
Watercolor and Metallic Cake
Pink Tier Cake
This three-tiered confection from Hey There, Cupcake! was covered with sugared fondant and wafer paper flowers, and featured a bright pink accent tier on the bottom.
A small vanilla pound cake with lemon curd from DeClare Cakes was decorated with a Dutch Delft pattern and topped with "Mr. and Mrs." wooden, hand carved clogs—a gift from the groom's parents brought from Holland.
This couple's white chiffon wedding cake, made in-house at the Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, was cut to reveal cake layers of bright sunset shades, separated by vanilla-bean créme filling.
Classic Cakes and Confections was inspired by the bride's blush pink Monique Lhuillier gown when creating this two-tiered pink confection.