24 Beautiful Buttercream Wedding Cakes
When it comes to wedding cakes, buttercream is a go-to icing option for many couples. That's because the classic frosting type is so incredibly versatile. Buttercream is easy to flavor, color, and spread. Depending on how you or your baker use it, it's also an excellent canvas for piping, floral adornments, or other dessert decorations. On top of all that, buttercream isn't too heavy or sweet. No wonder it complements so many different kinds of desserts. To show you just how amazing it really is, we've rounded up some of our favorite buttercream wedding cake ideas.
The following desserts come in all styles, sizes, and shapes. There's an elegant buttercream wedding cake with fresh flowers, a simple buttercream wedding cake with a textured finish, and this rustic buttercream wedding cake (by Ruth & Ranshaw) with ever-trendy pampas grass. Some confections boast four towering tiers; others are made from just one. Some are square; others are round. As you can probably tell, the design possibilities are truly endless.
Of course, as mentioned above, buttercream doesn't just go with nearly any design. It also goes with just about any flavor you can imagine. Ahead, you'll find everything from a carrot-coconut wedding cake to a zucchini-lime (yes, you read that right) dessert. So, whether you're a vanilla or chocolate kind of couple (or you're in the market for something totally unique) buttercream's got your back. Get all of the best buttercream wedding cake decorating ideas (and flavor inspiration) here. With the help of these examples, you'll have no problem making the traditional icing your own.
The textured buttercream frosting on this Vanilla Bake Shop wedding cake was pretty on its own, but a few soft dahlias made the confection even sweeter.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Small But Mighty
Gold and Greenery
There's a lot you can do with a buttercream surface. This simple Sweet Traders dessert had swirled icing.
The Jewels of New York decorated this rustic buttercream wedding cake with flowers by sticking them to the fluffy icing.
Pretty in Pink
A mix of yellow, orange, purple, green, and blue blooms were placed on the side of this buttercream cake by the aptly-named Buttercream Bakeshop.
Just Barely Frosted
This semi-naked vanilla-almond cake was coated in a thin layer of buttercream frosting (Swiss meringue to be exact).
Small buttercream cakes are easy to DIY—just ask the cousin of the groom who made this one.
The white buttercream's texture on this La Jaconde Cakes dessert gave the confection a slightly striped (and mouthwatering) appearance.
Here's another example of a cute colored cake—this blue buttercream one was baked by Kaycakes Bakery.
Each tier of this beautiful buttercream wedding cake was topped with fresh flowers.
Fabulous Faux Flowers
A Dark Delight
Sweet and Simple
This two-tiered vanilla cake was covered with buttercream frosting and garden roses.
This couple's buttercream Intricate Icings cake, decorated with roses and astible, had a unique flavor: zucchini-lime!
"We were having so much fun, we forgot to cut the cake," this bride shared of her carrot-coconut confection, which was topped by antique fabric flowers, red hibiscus blooms, lime slices, and greenery. The couple ate the buttercream-frosted dessert after their St. Barts wedding.
Piped to Perfection
The design of this couple's textured buttercream cake came from the patterns created by the bride for their stationery suite.