Our Favorite Monogrammed Wedding Cakes
It's no wonder monograms are so popular at weddings: They are a great way to honor your newly-shared last name or a combination of your first initials. Plus, they're a classic go-to for customizing big-day details and décor. Whether typeset, calligraphed, or illustrated, the initials bring attention to family and new bonds, while simultaneously making your nuptials a little more representative of who you are. Though we love monograms on stationery, signage, and cocktail napkins, there's an even sweeter way to introduce your marriage letters, and that's on your wedding cake. As etiquette goes, you shouldn't display a monogram with your married initials until after the ceremony when you're officially hitched, so what better time to display them than immediately after you're pronounced Mr. and Mrs.? And even though you won't use it until the big day, there's nothing wrong with dreaming up a monogram design for your wedding cake well before you're married.
Monogrammed cakes can be timeless and traditional, or modern and fun. Or even a combination of a few different styles. And since monograms are all about your initials, you can go as custom as you want for a truly unique spin. Here, you'll find ideas for incorporating your monogram into your wedding cake's design. The options are pretty much endless. You can paint it on, pipe your initials with frosting, or have that new monogram applied with a 3D-applique, like this couple did on their cake by Buttercream Bakeshop.
Delicate and Simple
The thin stroke of the M on this cake by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery felt both refined and organic at the same time.
A Regal Dessert
The grand architecture in the venue inspired the structure of and appliques on this towering cake, which boasted a three-letter monogram in gold.
On a Plaque
The Flour Garden put one initial front-and-center on this ornate, fondant-covered cake by piping it onto a crest-shaped plaque.
The Star of the Show
A True Classic
This couple's first initials were applied in a soft blue to this traditional, slightly-floral cake by Three Tarts Bakery.
Minette Rushing took the crest designed for the couple's stationery suite and recreated it on this four-tier confection, which was finished off with velvet ribbon and sugar peonies.
A Modern Marvel
This cake's design (by The Cakerie) came straight from the couple's wedding stationery, which featured a modern, sans-serif monogram and ampersand, diagonal line, and metallic marbled pattern. This three-tier cake boasted a hexagonal base for a contemporary twist and was surrounded by greenery and topped with a pair of blooms by Laurel Greene Studio.
A Stately Letter
Small and Sweet
Sugar flowers and gold torn edges dressed up this white cake by Jonathan Caleb Cake, which was personalized for the couple with their first initials piped onto the second tier.
First initials H and J were made into a monogram for this couple's save-the-date and then reappeared on the blue-and-white, Chinoiserie-style cake by Ana Parzych Cakes. Gold accents separated each layer and surrounded the monogram to further highlight it.
Gold and Bold
A Crest That Impresses
Minette Rushing stuck to a strict palette of white for this sweet confection, which showcased a couple's monogram in the middle.
Go for the Gold
A large gold circle provided a shimmering backdrop for this couple's monogram, which was accompanied by sugar flowers and greenery made by Alma Pasteles.
Each tier on this wedding cake showcased a different color and cake technique. The middle layer put the spotlight on the couple's first initials, which were painted on by Buttercream Bakeshop.
Carved with Love
This confection by Cake Sensations looked like a tree carved with two sweethearts' initials in a heart.
Preppy and Fun
Jim Smeal piped a trellis pattern on to this cake, with a larger version of it in the middle tier surrounding the couple's newly-shared monogram.
Surrounded by Flowers
This cake by Buttercream Bakery featured an intricate wreath of sugar lily of the valley, garden roses, and leaves framing an ornate and shimmering gold interlocking monogram.
Bentley's Bakery and Café piped an elegant script monogram on this bold, blue cake. Consider using the main color of your wedding's palette as the background for your cake—who says you have to stick to white?
Inspired by ancient Greek culture, this simple, lowercase monogram by Xanny Bakes was surrounded by a gilded crown of leaves.
Couture Cakes by Katie Sanderson covered this cake with pale-green icing before hand-painting a two-letter monogram in a modern calligraphy style and attaching a wreath of hand-made sugar-paste leaves.
One Big Letter
What's a royal-inspired wedding cake without a grand design? This four-tiered Sweet and Saucy Shop dessert had a monogram stenciled on.
A monogrammed cookie sat among other unique toppings on this couple's Momofuku Milk Bar cake.
Prince William and Duchess Kate's wedding inspired this monogrammed cake with five regal tiers.