Metallic Wedding Cakes That Make a Shimmering Statement
If a floral wedding cake is too fussy and a naked cake too bare, a wedding cake covered in metallic frosting or fondant may be just what you're looking for. The latest trend to decorate wedding cakes, metallics have a modern feel and can be used as an allover color, as an accent on one or two layers, or simply sitting pretty as the topper. Gold, silver, and copper can stand on their own, of course, but also pair up nicely with nonmetallics like blue and pink. Get inspired by these majestic metallic cakes that we found at real weddings and add some sparkle to your own celebration.
Middle Tier Accent
Gold accents glam up a cake's pastel blue tiers.
A cake topper on this four-tiered confection would be superfluous when the top two layers are painted metallic gold.
Cascading gold metallic brushwork ups the elegance factor; the cake topper adds charm.
How to incorporate two vastly different trends into one wedding cake? Line the geode design with gold metallic foil.
Add dimension to your cake with textured tiers made of buttercream.
Gold & Turquoise
What came first—the turquoise buffet or the turquoise and gold cake? Doesn't matter because both are gorgeous!
This romantic cake has cascading flowers and subtle touches of gold and pink.
These mini cakes are worth their weight in gold (fondant or buttercream) when presented as favors or at each place setting.
If an all-metallic cake is too much of a good thing, break up the shine with a playful tier of pretty watercolors.
Add dimension to an all-white cake with gold geometric shapes.
Silver and Gray
Steely gray fondant is brushed with silver detail to create this stunning cake, accented with fresh flowers.
Why have one cake when you can have three? This tasteful trio each features a different gold-leaf brushstroke design.
Navy details get a boost of brightness from gold bands circling each tier and the couple's monogram.
The shining star at this holiday wedding (besides the bride!) was this spectacular tower of gold-fondant tiers.
Proof that good things come in small packages: This tiny trio dazzles with gold metallic details.
A traditional white wedding cake becomes of-the-moment with a single tier covered in gold sparkles.
When a gold cake is decorated with flowers and a pair of antlers, it becomes a gilt-y pleasure.
Not all metallic cakes have to be gold, as this standout copper beauty shows.
This petite wedding cake has metallic "flowers" growing all over it!
Give a traditional white wedding cake a bit of drama by adding silver metallic bands around each tier.
Enhance a simple white cake by lining the tiers with gold beads made with buttercream.