Non-Floral Wedding Cake Accents That Will Enhance the Style of Any Confection
There isn't any doubt about it: Floral accents are staples in wedding-cake design—and beautiful ones at that. But when it comes to cake accents, your options extend far beyond flowers. From tasty toppings like fruit or sugar crystals to non-edible additions like vines or ribbon, your choices are endless. So, why limit yourself to just blooms when deciding on the finishing touch for your confection?
When dreaming up the perfect cake accent, we suggest focusing on a motif that nods to your event's aesthetic. For a modern party, play up geometric patterns and neon hues with fun fondant. If your celebration is traditional, lend refined flair to your sweet treat with shiny gold leaf adornments. Even plain frosting can be manipulated to speak to a nautical soirée with a wave-inspired detail. Your wedding date can also influence your cake's design. The colors and flavors of a caramel drip can allude to your autumnal affair, while whimsical pastel papers can create a springy feel. Or, use dried oranges as decorations for your summer wedding cake, like Batter Up Cakery did here—for a winter fête, try topping your treat with red berries or pine sprigs.
If you're obsessed with your dessert's flavor, hint to it with a complementary decoration. Use halved figs to inform guests of your fruity filling or dust cocoa powder over your chocolate treat. Not convinced that petal-free confection adornments are for you? The non-floral cake accents ahead are sure to change your mind—and inspire your own creative cake topper or accent.
A Bakeshop used a pink ribbon to dress up this blush dessert. A fabric addition is a great way to connect your cake to your big-day table linens.
Wrap a leafy vine around your white dessert—Sainte G Cake Company baked this treat—to enhance your polished green-and-ivory color palette in an earthy way.
Note how Butter Bali piped an intricate ivory lace pattern onto this white cake to texturize the confection in a monochromatic way.
Drape faux snakeskin over your tiered confection to add edge to your dessert table's focal point, as Pretty Please Bakeshop did here.
Hey There, Cupcake! nodded to this beach wedding's locale by featuring a grainy pink triangle, which resembled the venue's colorful sand, on this cake. Do the same to lend oceanic flair to your own treat.
Speak to your destination celebration in Italy with a lemon-covered cake. This couple asked Kake by Darci to use citrus, the country's trademark fruit, as a dessert decoration.
Decorate your white cake with a caramel drip; its color and flavor will nod to your fall big-day date. Van Hagen Cakes also topped this confection with dried pears, which matched the adornment's orange hue.
Use your cake to showcase your love for entomology by decorating it with 3D butterfly figurines. This whimsical treat was made by Fleur and Flour.
Reference your modern wedding style by creating a confection out of square cake tiers topped with gold-flecked sugar whips, just as the Dulce Experience did here.
Subtly celebrate your event's ballet theme by wrapping your cake—this one is by Elle's Belles—with blue fabric that resembles pointe shoe ribbons.
Your adornments don't have to be edible. Lend whimsical flair to your cake by decorating it with folded and curled purple, cream, pink, and gray pieces of paper. Flour and Flourish made this treat.