104 White Wedding Cakes That Make the Case for Going Classic
Include wedding whites in more than just your dress—a snowy, cream-colored, or ivory wedding cake may be just what your nuptials need. For minimalists and vintage-lovers alike, timeless white wedding cakes pack a surprisingly big punch. And un-dyed fondant or smooth, white buttercream doesn't necessarily mean vanilla—bold flavors can hide behind the most subdued of icings and furnishings, leaving guests with anything but a bland taste.
Whether your big day is traditional, modern, or whimsical, a white wedding cake is an elegant crowd-pleaser that never goes out of style. But a simple, conventional color doesn't mean your dessert will look boring! In fact, there are endless options for serving a white cake at your wedding that, well, take the cake. Check out some of our favorite classic sweets—and the many, many styles we have seen—here!
Jason Schreiber decorated this seriously-smooth cake with flowers, butterflies, and other bugs to go along with the couple's nature theme.
Gold Leaf Cake
If you weren't already convinced that white cakes can make a statement, check out this six-foot-tall wonder by Melissa's Fine Pastries.
Scraped Icing Cake
Scraped white icing made this Dessert Designs by Leland cake—made of sour cream pound cake and meringue icing—stand out.
This snowy-white wedding cake was prettier than a Christmas tree, with vanilla-bean, lemon, and coconut layers, plus olive leaves and seeded eucalyptus ringing each tier.
This bride's best friend helped her plan out her dessert, which had layers of devil's food cake with whipped dark chocolate ganache and vanilla sponge cake with lemon cream filling. The end product was frosted with vanilla Swiss buttercream and accented with flowers like anemones.
This flourless chocolate cake by Sift Bake Shop was served on the bride's grandmother's antique pressed-glass cake plate. It's big, peachy flower made it super summery.
Lively Croquembouche Cake
There's nothing basic about this crazy-cool cake! Chef Stephen Wilson of Sweet Avocado made this masterpiece, topping a vanilla cake (with chocolate ganache and salted-caramel buttercream) with a croquembouche.
Red and White Cake
These three tiers held Italian cream, tiramisu, and a champagne-and-raspberry flavors. Missy Vonderheide, a retired cake maker and family friend of the couple, made the red-and-green accented dessert.
This wedding cake looked oh-so-fresh with sprightly yellow and green foliage. The dessert was served at an elopement-style wedding and was confected by Goyas.
Boozy Coffee Cake
Dark-chocolate espresso and chiffon cake with vanilla buttercream was mixed with Kahlúa at this wedding.
Dreamy Garden Cake
Vibrant, natural decorations made this ivory cake pop. The Cakery Bakery made the dessert with three different layers: lemon cake with raspberry buttercream filling, chocolate chip, and classic chocolate.
White Cake with Greenery
Villa Cimbrone made this chocolate sponge cake with Chantilly cream frosting and fresh, crawling foliage.
This lemon cake, made by the couple's family friend Jean Severs, was topped with a handful of flowers and succulents. It also sat in a chic tray.
This bride loved vanilla and chose the flavor for her cake. The design, however, was anything but. Red and yellow flowers added a pop of color while cacti made for a unique topper.
Chocolate and Vanilla Cake
Chicago Cub Kris Bryant stole the dessert show with his donut walls, but his sleek Peridot Sweets cake was pretty impressive too.
For this log cabin wedding, woody features were a must. Wolfe Gourmet Cakes delivered with this textured white chocolate, strawberry, and chocolate bomb cake, which sat atop a tree stump.
Cake Made By Mom
The short, messy (in a good way!) layers of this Carribean rum cake were made by the bride's mother.
Cake with Red Flowers
Rich red blooms wowed against this stark white background. The seriously-pretty confection, with alternating tiers of red velvet and whipped chocolate ganache and banana sponge with vanilla cream cheese frosting, was made by Lele Patisserie.
Feathery Cake with Pastels
Soft pastel purples and long feathery accents made this Olivier Cheng Catering and Events cake rustic and farmy.
Louise Roe is obsessed with kumquats, so cake maker Juliet Sear added them to her white wedding cake.
Pink and green go hand-in-hand, especially on a white background. The three layers of this Magpies Bakery cake were as follows: raspberry-lemon, chocolate-mocha, and carrot-cake.
For this wedding, a vanilla and chocolate sponge cake was spruced by up Peggy Porschen using lily-of-the-valley edges.
The fondant lattice design on this big, chocolate cake adhered to its wedding's garden theme.
Sugar-coated grapes and berries and gold-dusted pears and figs brought this fruit-covered Decadence cake to a whole new level.
White Cakes with Different Toppers
We bet the toppers on these cakes made you look! The details finishing off each of these Flour and Flourish desserts? A vintage crown, a king protea, and bright red peonies.
Who needs color when you've got size? (Bride and groom for scale.) This Sweet Treets Bakery cake had a stucco-like texture, vanilla and red velvet insides, and fig, blackberry, and gold-leafed pear details.
Each layer of this coconut, almond, and strawberry cake by Jim Smeal had a personal touch. Different motifs found in the stained glass in a parlor on the venue site were incorporated into their designs.
This gold-and-white Blush Bakery cake looked absolutely regal atop an antique cake stand.
The all-white cake at this all-white wedding was modeled after Prince William and Kate Middleton's.
Betsy Thorleifson from Nine Cakes created this five-tier confection using two flavors, one to represent the groom, and the other for the bride: dark chocolate cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting, and vanilla cake with lavender buttercream and fresh strawberries. To tie the cake in with the rest of the wedding, she added sugar flowers matching the wedding flowers and some subtle etchings in the frosting to reflect the details of the bride's gown.
Take one aspect of the tuxedo, like the bow tie, hit repeat, and you've got a wedding cake that's as elegant and well-dressed as the bride and groom.