Our Favorite Winter Wedding Cakes
One of the best things about getting married sometime in December, January, or February? There are plenty of fun seasonal touches to incorporate into your wedding. Case in point: There's nothing more festive than a winter wedding cake! We've put together a collection of some of our favorite winter wedding cake ideas to show you just how beautiful and thematic they can be.
As you'll soon see, winter wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes, so you have a lot of room to get creative depending on your specific celebration. Some desserts are holiday-themed, like the rustic Christmas wedding cake ahead. (Other seasonal holidays include New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day—both of which are represented by confections in this slideshow, too.) Other treats are done in wintry shades, including frosty purple, icy blue, warm red, deep green, dark colors like black and gray, or, of course, snowy white. In-season flowers serve as décor on many of our examples, as do other seasonal accents like pinecones and cranberries.
We'll start with this The WOW Factor Cakes dessert, which had metallic details suited for the season. Like what you see? There's a lot more where that came from. Whether you're after a simple winter wedding cake for a formal event, a whimsical dessert for a winter wonderland-themed wedding, or a unique confection for a modern party, there's something here you're sure to connect with. The weather may be cold on your big day, but with these design ideas under your belt, your wedding cake is bound to be a hot topic.
Unique Winter Wedding Cake
White, gold, green, and a muted blue were spotlighted on this Pavlov's Lab dessert.
Ruffled Winter Wedding Cake
This beautiful Megan Joy Cakes confection resembled snow, thanks to both its texture and color.
Red Winter Wedding Cake
Getting married on or near Valentine's Day? Turn to this two-tiered J'aime Cakes dessert, which embraced the holiday beautifully, for inspiration.
Cranberry Winter Wedding Cake
The sugar on this Saylormade cake's cranberries looked like a dusting of snow.
Tall Winter Wedding Cake
This four-tiered Jasmine Rae Cakes dessert was equal parts wintry, contemporary, and sophisticated.
Winter Wedding Cake with Gold Foil
This stunning cake—by Delicately Sweet Confections—featured a wintry ombré design with gold foil accents.
Winter Wedding Cake with Deer
Black Winter Wedding Cake
Wintry greenery decorated this petite black wedding cake by Sweet Maresa's.
Winter Wedding Cake with Wreath
Another winter décor idea we love? Adorning your dessert with a wreath. The one on this simple Amy Swann dessert was beautifully rustic.
Blue Winter Wedding Cake
Naked Winter Wedding Cake
Rustic Winter Wedding Cake
Consider adorning your confection with festive garlands, like the ones often crafted for Christmas trees. Melissa Love decorated this three-tiered dessert with pinecones, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks strung together.
Gray Winter Wedding Cake
Purple Winter Wedding Cake
Metallic Winter Wedding Cake
Silver, white, and purple are a gorgeous winter color combination. This dessert—which was designed by Gallery Pastry Shop—was the perfect example.
Floral Winter Wedding Cake
Winter Wedding Cake with Jewel Tones
Mountain Winter Wedding Cake
Want to go all out? Execute an entire winter scene on your cake, as Lucie Bennett did with this mountain-inspired confection.
Green Winter Wedding Cake
The deep green accents on this Pretty Sweet confection looked gorgeous, just as evergreens do against a snowy backdrop.
Stacked Winter Wedding Cake
How's this for a snow-inspired winter wedding cake design? Dipnosofistirion Catering baked this impressive dessert.
Winter Wedding Cake with Topper
French-Inspired Winter Wedding Cake
Since this couple's wedding was inspired by Paris (they even honeymooned there!), it only made sense that they had a croquembouche cake by Bakery Lorraine for their dessert.
Royal-Inspired Winter Wedding Cake
This elegant all-white cake by Simon Lee Bakery was inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake.
Three-Tiered Winter Wedding Cake
"Wooden" Winter Wedding Cake
Small Winter Wedding Cake
Three Winter Wedding Cakes
These three cakes by Green Lily Bakery were decorated with purple sugar flowers and hand-painted gold details.
Christmas Winter Wedding Cake
These newlyweds cut into a two-tiered cake by Amy Cakes, which was decorated with fresh fruit and greenery in subtle Christmas shades.
Almond Winter Wedding Cake
This three-tiered dessert, baked by The Sweet Piece, was covered with almonds. The green garland around it lent a cold-weather vibe.
Winter Wedding Cake with Flowers
Seasonal flowers decorated this four-tiered cake created by Sweet Surrender.
Vintage Winter Wedding Cake
DIY Winter Wedding Cake
The bride's aunt and cousin made the wedding cake, which was topped with antique English china figurines belonging to the bride's mother.
Frilly Winter Wedding Cake
This ruffled wedding cake by Perfect Endings boasted snow-like tiers.
Berry Winter Wedding Cake
Zoë François made this petite wedding confection, which had one white tier and one gold tier, plus ornamental berries on top.
Monogrammed Winter Wedding Cake
This Tier Luxury Cakes dessert featured four tiers, faux bois-printed fondant, and a gold monogram.