10 Extraordinary Wedding Cake Designs

Guest blogger: Heather Sharpe, senior editor for Style Unveiled.
Style Unveiled is a wedding website and blog that focuses on gorgeous weddings and wedding related topics that showcase wedding professionals and the hard work they do. It's obsessively updated each and every day!

I love featuring all kinds of wedding details, but if I get a submission with a really amazing wedding cake, it excites me all the more. An exceptional cake can steal the show — make guests talk for months! I've put together a collection of some of my favorites that I've featured in my wedding cake gallery, and I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do.

1. Dramatic White and Red Wedding Cake
This design is beautiful because of the contrast between the scarlet flower and the stark white base. It's striking without being over-the-top.

white wedding cake with red flower
Cake by: Charm City Cakes West

2. Silver and White Great Gatsby-Inspired Wedding Cake
Art Deco wedding details are all the rage right now! I love the sparkly silver detailing that forms a chevron pattern.

great gatsby inspired wedding cake
Photo Credit: Jamilah Photography
Cake by: Paola Cake Atelier

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3. Whimsical Pink and Burgundy Wedding Cake
How festive is the pattern on this wedding cake? The black swirls are a great finishing touch. Recreate the look by asking your baker to mix different tier shapes.

lavender burgundy and black wedding cake
Photo Credit: Jessica Claire
Cake by: A Wish and A Whisk

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4. White and Gold Wedding Cake with Diamond Pattern
For an elegant wedding cake with a twist, consider pairing white with gold. The oversized flower adds drama appeal and it costs less than covering an entire cake with smaller blooms.

white and gold wedding cake with diamond pattern
Photo Credit: Simon Lee Bakery 
Cake by: Taylor Lord Photography

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5. Moroccan-Style Wedding Cake with Mosaic Design
Destination wedding, anyone? Transport guests to an exotic locale with an intricately-patterned cake topped with succulents and other eye-catching flowers.

moraccan style wedding cake with mosaic design
Photo Credit: Theo Milo Wedding Photography
Cake by: One Belle Bakery 

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6. Blush and Gold Wedding Cake
If this cake tastes as sweet as it looks, then I'm sold. The muted tones and sash create an angelic feel.

blush and gold wedding cake
Photo Credit: Mastin Studio
Cake by: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

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7. Wedding Cake with Vintage Jewel Tones
Searching for something more quirky and unconventional? Spruce up a basic cake design with wow-worthy floral accents that add loads of texture and color.

wedding cake with vintage jewel tones
Photo Credit: Alante Photography
Cake by: Hoffman's
Design by: Bella Signature Design

8. Lavender Ombré Wedding Cake with Pearl Detailing
This cake would be perfect for a wedding with a purple color scheme. The pearls at the top complement the soft ruffles at the base.

lavender ombre wedding cake with pearl detailing
Photo Credit: Gavin Wade Photographers
Cake by: Catherine Joanne Cakes 

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9. Teal and Gold Fleur De Lis-Inspired Wedding Cake 
This is one of the most regal cakes I've come across. Teal is such a fresh choice for a wedding color palette, and the white and gold add an extra dimension to this confection!

teal and gold fleur de lis inspired wedding cake
Photo Credit: Taylor Lord Photography
Cake by: Simon Lee Bakery 

Get more teal wedding ideas here! >>

10. Blush and Champagne Wedding Cake
Do you tend to gravitate towards soft pastel hues? Take a cue from this cake and ask your baker to construct completely different designs for each tier. This creates a romantic look without playing it too safe.

blush and champagne wedding cake
Cake by: Charm City Cakes West

—Heather Sharpe


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