The Sweetest Bridal Shower Cakes
There's just nothing like being engaged. After all, the time between "yes" and "I do" is filled with plenty of pre-wedding parties that celebrate the couple and their future as husband and wife. For the bride, the bridal shower is often a stand-out experience. She gets to spend a morning or afternoon with her sisters and best friends—the people who have seen her grow into the bride-to-be she is today. After the girls have all caught up, the bridal shower games have been played, and the gifts have been opened, the only thing left to do is end on a sweet note.
Enter the following bridal shower wedding cakes. Pretty, petite, and perfect for your girls-only party, they're sure to delight your bride. From a pale blue three-tiered confection topped with a dainty crown (of course!) to personal-sized cakes covered in buttercream roses, there's a confection here your bride-to-be is sure to love. We kept all of your favorite cake trends in mind when curating this special list, too. You'll find subtle ombré, naked, and gold-foiled treats that pass the ultimate test—every guest will try to snap a photo for Instagram.
Of course, deciding on a bridal shower cake comes down to the bride's personal taste. Is she a free-spirited bohemian planning a shabby-chic fête? Opt for a petite treat covered in fabric-inspired florals. Is she the classiest girl you know? An all-white confection, adorned with creamy sugar flowers, might be her dessert match. No one knows the bride as well as you do—that's probably why you're planning her shower!—which means you'll know which of these cakes would be her favorite. No worries if it's a little tricky, though. All of these beauties are incredibly inspired.
Pink and Red
Why not serve the bride-to-be a confection frosted in love's signature colors? If your bride is a romantic at heart, she'll go crazy for this sweet treat.
Edible gold leaf brings a bit of sparkle to a mini cake. Serve one to each guest, or purchase slightly larger single-tiered cakes to place on each table.
Cloche and Confettis
Serve each bridal shower guest a personal naked confetti cake in a dainty cloche—fresh florals add a botanical element.
A spray of ranunculus and thistle brings texture and color to this barely-frosted cake.
Dress up the bride's personal dessert with hand-painted flowers and a monogrammed crest.
This petite creation fades from blush to true pink.
Gray and inky smudges make this masterpiece feel like a work of abstract art. Your contemporary bride will go crazy for it.
Peanut butter icing is the only thing this on-trend naked cake needs to shine.
Fit for a Royal
We're not sure what we love most about this pastel creation—the pale-blue icing, the gold detailing, and the regal crown topper are all stunning.
Throwing a tropical-themed bridal shower? Skip the two-tier and opt for flamingo-inspired cupcakes instead.
Cover a nearly-naked confection with fresh blooms and greens for a romantic touch.
If the bride is a chocolate lover, a cocoa cake—enhanced with sugar flowers and copper embellishments—will make her day.
Top a simple dessert with confetti to make it bridal shower-ready.
This white cake, by Pretty Sweet, has an evergreen ombré and gold foil base that makes it a trendsetter's ultimate dessert.
This tile-inspired single-tier feels decidedly Mediterranean (perfect for the bride who's planning a destination wedding in Greece!).
Rose gold floral details make this beauty look more like a dress than a cake. If your bride is the fashionista of the crew, you can't go wrong with this treat.
The bridal shower cake isn't just about the cake—it's about presentation, too. Top a simple white cake with plenty of fresh flowers, then set the confection on a bloom-covered stand.
An all-white confection adorned with creamy sugar flowers is the perfect choice for a traditional bride-to-be.
If you're throwing a big shower, go for a full size confection. This one is the prettiest shade of pale blue, but it's the braided detail that will surely catch your traditionalist bride's eye.
Rose-piped buttercream makes this petite right at home during a garden-themed fête.
A halo of blush blooms, greens, and berries gives this one-tier major presence.
An ornate gold crest gives this watercolor flower illustration a vintage look.
If your bride's an innovator, opt for a cake of the moment. We love this blue-washed confection's icing drip and fresh flower adornments—both are super trendy right now.