25 Wedding Cake Design Ideas That'll Wow Your Guests
Your wedding cake baker is so much more than a dessert expert—most of them are true artists. They sculpt edible pieces of art that stun on the big day and, if they're anything like the cakes you're about to see, long after the last crumb is consumed. Their expertise is something that's honed, cultivated, and refined. Believe us, they weren't able to create the masterpieces you display at the reception overnight! If you're a couple who's thinking beyond the standard white three-tier, you're probably interested in the most inspired designs your genius cake baker has to offer.
Here, you'll find a comprehensive list of wedding cake design ideas that prove that this form of artistry is all about the technique. From deckle-edge frosting and wavy buttercream to embossed fondant, these beauties are pretty hard to cut into—they're that gorgeous. Some of these cake designs were subtler than others. We loved how one baker transformed a confection into a hexagonal two-tier, covered in marbled fondant (talk about lifelike). Another standout? A cake iced with small, feminine rosettes, which felt right at home at a garden wedding.
The bolder designs were just as stunning. One confectioner used candy melts to create feathered brush-stroke adornments, which dressed up a simple cake. Another somehow attached a hanging macramé piece to a two-tier treat, taking the all-white confection to new heights. Whatever your taste—and whatever the style of your big day—these wedding cake designs are sure to inspire.
The raised flowers and vines look like they were carved out of this blush pink wedding cake, by Nana & Nana Cakes.
Want to recreate the brush-stroke of this creative cake? Your baker will need follow Amy Cakes' lead and thin out candy melts and let them dry before attaching them to your masterpiece.
Take a note from Sweet Heather Anne and let your wedding dress inspire your reception's pièce de résistance.
Slabs of marble block or a wedding cake? With this futuristic confection, it's pretty difficult to tell.
Unblended gray and white buttercream give this small two-tier, by Ma Petite Maison Cake Design, a moody feel.
Tiny pearls outline each tier of this traditional confection, by Graul's Market.
You're all dressed up—and your wedding cake should be, too. Make like VG Donut & Bakery and attach a hanging macramé piece to an otherwise modest dessert.
Sugar flowers and a silver trellis are the final touches on this botanical-themed wedding cake, from Cakes by Krishanthi.
This Who Made the Cake five-tier switches from smooth strips of buttercream to overlapping smudges but the entire treat is tied together with a cascading floral vine.
Not all wedding cakes are stacked. Croquembouche, a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a caramel-filled cone, is one way to take your dessert to the next level.
Stripes of fondant fade to blue on this pretty cake—tiny balls form halos around each tier.
Gradient blue coloring and nautical elements transform a classic white cake into something otherworldly. On this one, created by Lenovelle Cake, the fondant looked like the ocean's waves while the upper tiers were covered in shell-like details.
This sapphire-hued confection looks as if it were pieced together, one stunning strip of hand-painted fondant at a time.
Chartreuse, emerald, magenta, and blush smudges turn this Wow Factor stunner into an artist's paint palette.
For this ice-blue beauty, the design is in the feather details.
Feeling a wedding cake design that's completely nontraditional? Stack two Bundt cakes on top of each other and drizzle it all with chocolate ganache.
From the modern cake stand to the gold shapes, this three-tier confection from Frost It Cakery is all about geometric design.
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Fondant swirled into small rosebuds bring even the smallest confections to life.