5 Ideas for Your Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake is easily the most high profile item on your wedding menu — what else is on display all night and has a special ceremony devoted to it before anyone can dig in? And its appearance is just as important as its taste. Here, five of the biggest trends we're loving right now.

Classic Colors, Unique Shapes

Instead of making your cake pop by adding vibrant colors, add visual interest by choosing offbeat shapes for a white or ivory cake. This strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern. You can choose a different shape for each tier, make your top tier a unique focal point, or use traditional and modern shapes on alternating tiers.

unique wedding cake
Photo Credit: Memoire Studio

cinderella wedding cake
Photo Credit: Eye Wander Photo

pretty wedding cake
Cake by Bread Basket Cake Company


Add a little sparkle to your sweet confection with cake jewelry. Paired with pearlized fondant, this gives your cake such a modern, glamorous feel.

bling wedding cake
Cake by Palermo's Bakery

bling wedding cake
Cake by Palermo's Bakery

bling wedding cake
Cake by Palermo's Bakery


Monogram cake toppers have been popular for years, but now, couples are taking their monograms off the top and working them into the cake design instead. Whether hidden in scrollwork or prominently placed on its own tier, adding your monogram is a sweet, sentimental touch.

monogrammed wedding cake
Cake by Palermo's Bakery

monogrammed wedding cake
Photo Credit: Rich Kessler Photography

monogram wedding cake
Cake by Bread Basket Cake Company


Adding Color Through Ombré

Don't want to commit to a bold-hued cake? Try ombré instead to add a touch of color. 

ombre wedding cake
Cake by Elegantly Iced

ombre wedding cake
Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

Lace Accents

More and more bakers are asking to see photos of the wedding dress, and with good reason — they're replicating the lace details, the intricate appliques, and the delicate beading on elements of the cake. 

lace wedding cake
Cake by Jay Qualls Cakes

lace wedding cake
Cake by Cupcakes Couture

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Tell us: What will your cake look like? Which of these trends is your favorite?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein

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