Modern Wedding Cakes
Going with a modern theme is guaranteed to make your wedding day look sleek and sophisticated, and a modern cake will help you achieve that look. From geometric designs and edible metallic foil, to glossy white fondant and pops of color, get inspired by these modern cake ideas.
Geometric Detailed Cake
Amy Beck Cake Design created this fun, four-tier confection and decorated it with colorful hexagons and criss-crosses in keeping with the couple's geometric theme. Each tier boasted a different flavor: red velvet, passion fruit with passion fruit filling, chocolate ganache with strawberry and vanilla filling, and lemon cake with raspberry filling.
Small Silver Cake
Martine Pasties created this two-tier vanilla and almond cake, featuring a bottom tier covered in edible silver leaf and adorned with a sugar magnolia.
Modern White Cakes
Chocolate Cube Cake
This large chocolate cube cake made an unforgettable statement at this South Carolina wedding.
Double Chocolate Cakes
These chocolate buttercream-covered cakes from Sylvia Weinstock featured two different flavors to reflect the personalities of each of the grooms: one with chocolate on the inside and the other with peanut butter.
Each of the tiers on this sleek confection from Sweet on Cake had a different flavor: strawberries and cream with lemon curd, caramel-toffee fudge, and red velvet.
This fully-gilded two-tier cake from Public NYC had a decadent dulce de leche filling.
Nine Cakes created this black and white confection using ruffled fondant and layers of orange blossom cake with passion-fruit curd and vanilla buttercream.
Black and White Cake
In keeping with the black and white color scheme for their wedding, this couple chose a four-tier cake with black striped details from Wow Factor Cakes. Inside the cake were decadent layers of chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and white cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate mousse.
This couple cut into a small buckwheat cake with pickled blueberry and lemon cream from Reynard at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.
Trio of White Cakes
For their cool city wedding, this couple brought in three different cakes from Fluffy Thoughts, each with their own unique white on white buttercream frosted pattern, and each topped with a different cake topper from Sweet and Saucy Supply. Two of the confections were white cake with passionfruit curd and blackberry meringue buttercream, and the third was an almond cake with salted caramel filling.
Small Simple Cake
This couple cut into a simple vanilla cake with chocolate chip cannoli filling from Goddess and Grocer for their cocktail-style reception.
Sleek and Small Cake
Faux Bois Fondant Cake
This a four-tier confection from Ashley Perkins of Tier Luxury Cakes featured a faux bois-printed fondant and a gold monogram. It was filled with a delicious orange honey buttercream.
This couple chose a cake from the favorite NYC bakery, Momofuku Milkbar. Each tier was a different flavor, and the bride and groom chose to save the strawberry-lemon top tier.
Twin Skull Cakes
BCake NY made these utterly cool bride and groom skull cakes in the style of Dia de los Muertos figurines. The bride skull was dark chocolate with chocolate mousse and ganache filling, with a floral sugar veil topper, and the groom skull was infused with white tequila and lime and topped with tequila buttercream and a top hat.
The vanilla, three-tier cake, topped with a miniature "Love" by artist Robert Indiana from Blue Butterfly Design, was cut using the same knife that the bride's parents used at their own wedding.
Paper Flower Cake
We love the sleek simplicity of this ginger-lime cake topped with paper flowers from Nine Cakes.
Pop of Color Cake
This bright and fun confection from Hey There, Cupcake! featured wafer-paper flowers and sugared fondant.
Hey There, Cupcake! created this two-tier lemon cake with blueberry curd filling, pretty blue watercolor-esque design, and paper flowers.
Candy Covered Cake
This petite hexagon-shaped chocolate cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop was topped with paper gems, frosted in vanilla buttercream, and covered in crushed rock candy.
Sleek Modern Cake
Kendall's Cakes created this elegantly simple four-tiered coconut and carat cake. We love the sleek gold and copper rings decorating the bottom of each tier.
Colorful Modern Cake
In keeping with their fall theme, this couple had Sweet Fix create a pumpkin spice cake with a cinnamon-brown-sugar buttercream frosting, with a colorful diamond design hand-painted onto the outer fondant layer.
White and Gold Cake
Coco and Fig created this three-tier, stawberry and Champagne-flavored confection featuring a sleek gold middle tier between two white buttercream-frosted tiers.
Piped Buttercream Wedding Cake
The Whole Cake created this geometric almond cake, finished off with fondant white and gold hexagons.
Geometric Motif Cake
This three-tier strawberry shortcake confection from Charm City Cakes was decorated with a modern, geometric trellis motif for a sleek finish.
Red Dragon Cake
Cake Studio of Ocean City created this bold red, four-tier chocolate tiramisu and green tea cake. The geometric shape and gold animal detailing give the cake a modern edge, plus the dragon and phoenix have extra meaning as they represent man and woman in Chinese culture.
Black and White Modern Cake
This three-tier cake from Hey There Cupcake was painted with black stripes on the bottom tier, splattered dots on the middle, and an "XO" on the top, flanked on one side by bright florals.
Gold Modern Wedding Cake
Zoe Francois created this orange blossom honey sponge cake with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream, layered with kumquat-Champagne confit with a gold-painted bottom tier for a modern edge.
Modern White Wedding Cake
Patterned Wedding Cake
Jim Smeal designed this two-flavor showpiece—butter cake with finely-diced crystalized ginger infused with lemongrass simple syrup and classic carrot cake with toasted pecans and white chocolate cream cheese frosting—that bore a pattern inspired by the couple's invitation.
Fresh Raspberry Cake
This cake featured two tiers of yellow cake with chocolate mousse and a third layer of chocolate cake with chocolate mouse. The outside was assembled with panels of white chocolate and tons of fresh raspberries.
Mini Chocolate-Covered Wedding Cakes
Fancy: Yes. Fussy: Not in the least. To make these mini chocolate-covered desserts, we poured a glaze over each cake and piped on lines—and, in the case of the cake in the middle, circles—of melted white chocolate. (Perch the cakes on a wire rack so excess glaze doesn't pool.) Then we gently dragged a toothpick through the lines to create the designs.
Teardrop Wedding Cake
Give your cake a splash of whimsy. Order up a fondant cake, plus a bucket of fondant, from a bakery. Add food coloring to the fondant to get the right hues, and roll out into a thin sheet. Cut with various teardrop-shaped cookie cutters, let dry, and attach to the front of the cake with gum paste mixed with hot water. Cookie-cutter set, Ateco, Sur La Table.
Wedding Cake with Pop-Up Decorations
You want to decorate your cake, but you're not so skilled with the pastry bag? No problem. Just order up a tiered cake covered in fondant, and deck each layer with paper ornaments. Any way you slice it, it's a budget-conscious, style-savvy idea.
Cherry Blossom Wedding Cakes
The traditional princess cake, an old Swedish wedding standby, is normally covered in green marzipan. In our decidedly floral interpretation of the confection, the dome-shaped cake was cloaked in pink fondant and topped it with a smattering of real cherry blossoms, some of which have been coated with sugar.
Striped Wedding Cakes
Here, the notion of icing is put on ice, relying instead on unadorned pastel layers for graphic appeal. Coconut pound cake, tinted with gel-paste food coloring, serves as the foundation, while white fondant and passion-fruit curd rests on top (the curd is also between each layer). Sorbets in mango, passion fruit, lychee nut, and coconut are paired with strawberry sugar wafers that mimic the look of the cakes.
Wedding Cake with Apples
Apples have been a symbol of love, fertility, and abundance since ancient Greek times, when the goddess Gaia gave her granddaughter a golden apple tree as a gift at her wedding to Zeus. Golden lady apples, painted with edible gold luster dust, are the focal point of this tower by Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes in Brooklyn, New York. The vanilla-bean spiced apple cake—filled with caramel buttercream—is drizzled with luscious caramel.