101 Amazing Wedding Cakes

Need some inspiration for your cake design? Check out these impressive confections!

By: 
Kristen O'Gorman Klein

  • Anything-but-boring White Cakes

    Anything-but-boring White Cakes

    Add a sugar Glamelia to your cake.

    Cake by A White Cake

  • Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Top your cake with a small bouquet of flowers crafted out of sugar. 

    Cake by Carlo's Bakery

  • Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Make each layer stand out with its own traditional piping pattern. A hidden monogram adds a personal touch. 

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Anything-but-boring White Cakes

    Anything-but-boring White Cakes

    This ruffled look resembles crepe paper gathered into a flower.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Incorporate different shapes and piping techniques on each layer.

    Photo Credit: Kimberly Chau Photography

  • Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Strategically-placed sugar flowers and bands of fondant add visual interest to this all-white cake. 

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

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  • Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Anything-But-Boring White Cakes

    Alternate the piping pattern on each layer, and add a ribbon that matches your color scheme. 

    Photo Credit: Maria Angela Photography

  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    Fondant bands gathered with elegant sugar brooches give off a Victorian vibe.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    Delicate flowers, romantic swirls, metallic accents, and a sweet monogram come together beautifully in this lovely cake. 

    Cake by A White Cake

  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    Pearlized fondant with raised swirls and a touch of flowers.

    Photo Credit: Amanda Marie Photography

  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    A vintage-inspired creation with raised frames and gold accents.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    A Cinderella-inspired cake, complete with a glass slipper on a pillow. 

    Photo Credit: Eye Wander Photo

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  • Pure Romance

    Pure Romance

    Vintage chandeliers with a classic black and white pattern.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Understated Elegance

    Understated Elegance

    Add a sweet bow on each layer.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Understated Elegance

    Understated Elegance

    Show off the cake's clean lines with a thin ribbon band on each layer and a few carefully-placed flowers.

    Photo Credit: Muriel Silva Photography

  • Understated Elegance

    Understated Elegance

    Wrap each tier in pearlized fondant, accentuated with sugar flowers.

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

  • Understated Elegance

    Understated Elegance

    Pearls add a glam touch to a simple cake. Punch it up with brightly-colored flowers.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Crystal brooches and a split monogram accentuate the intricate piping on this glam cake.

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

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  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Give each layer a special touch, from crystal sashes to pin dots to brooches.

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Embossed white fondant and crystals, combined with pearl-accented flowers, dress up a lustrous ivory cake. 

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    A ruffled bottom tier with just a touch of bling on each layer makes a strong statement.

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Ruffles, flowers, and pearls come together on this unique cake.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Instead of a cake topper, make the center tier the focal point of the cake.

    Photo Credit: Embrace Life Photography

  • Bring on the Bling

    Bring on the Bling

    Pearls highlight the draped fondant, while roses with floral crystals complement the draping. A crystal monogram tops it all off.

    Photo Credit: Mulberry Lane Studio Photography

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  • Modern Monograms

    Modern Monograms

    Sweet and subtle — include your new last initial on one of the tiers, accented by pearls. 

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

  • Modern Monograms

    Modern Monograms

    This intricate monogram blends right in with the design on the top and bottom tiers.

    Cake by Bread Basket Cake Company

  • Modern Monograms

    Modern Monograms

    Make your monogram the only piece of color on the cake; gold is an ultra-romantic choice. 

    Photo Credit: Rich Kessler Photography

  • Modern Monograms

    Modern Monograms

    Instead of putting your monogram on top, add it to the tier you plan to cut.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Dress the cake in cymbidium orchids for a tropical feel.

    Photo Credit: Alexi Shields Photography

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Simple stems of pretty blooms add just enough flower power.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

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  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Mini sugar flowers cover every inch of this delicious cake.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    A whimsical design alternating white flowers on blue fondant and blue flowers on white fondant, with a few stems coming off the cake to bring it to life.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Sugar calla lilies, peonies, and roses cascade down the center of this cake.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Hand-drawn flowers add a spring vibe to this light green cake.

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Each tier resembles a beautifully-wrapped gift accented with gorgeous flowers.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Cherry blossoms dress up this homespun buttercream cake.

    Photo Credit: Carrie Wildes Photography

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  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    A pretty bow perfectly complements this flower-covered confection.

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Colorful flowers jump off this brown and white cake.

    Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    A few fun anemones dress up an all-white cake.

    Photo Credit: Casey Fatchett Photography

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Bright flowers and stems are perfect for spring and summer weddings.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    A hand-cut floral overlay with tiers of varying heights.

    Cake by Charm City Cakes

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Create the illusion of falling flower petals by placing a single bloom on top and adding a few petals on each layer.

    Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

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  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Laser-cut flowers are a modern take on a floral cake.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Elegant cascading orchids create a lovely focal point on this romantic cake with lace detailing and bits of bling.

    Cake by A White Cake

  • Inspired by the Gown

    Inspired by the Gown

    Add floral appliques that coordinate with the pattern on your dress. Planning on wearing pearls? Trim each layer with a candy version.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Inspired by the Gown

    Inspired by the Gown

    Lace trim perfectly coordinates with a vintage-inspired dress.

    Cake by Cupcakes Couture

  • Inspired by the Gown

    Inspired by the Gown

    Add some height by separating tiers with bands of color. 

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Inspired by the Gown

    Inspired by the Gown

    Make your cake your "something blue."

    Photo Credit: Meg Baisden Photography

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  • Inspired by the Gown

    Inspired by the Gown

    With its ruffled skirt and lace top, this pretty cake resembles a fit-and-flare silhouette. A peach bow is the perfect finishing touch.

    Cake by Jay Qualls Cakes

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    A sleek bottom tier provides the perfect contrast for the flowerette and scalloped tiers above.

    Photo Credit: Ashfall Mixed Media, Inc.

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Simple pearl drops and a bold rose on the center tier perfectly breaks up this textured cake.

    Cake by Cupcakes Couture

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Incorporate a different pattern on each layer, tied together by a cohesive color palette.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Pair the trendy chevron pattern with more traditional scallops and pin dots.

    Photo Credit: Disney Fine Art Photography & Video

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Separate two different patterns with a ribbon of fondant.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

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  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Balance the cake with florals on the top and bottom. 

    Photo Credit: William Innes Photography

  • Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Mix-and-Match Patterns

    Alternate patterns for a chic look.

    Cake by Carlo's Bakery

  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    A homespun buttercream cake accented by peonies.

    Photo Credit: Hailey Erickson

  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    Add a colorful ruffle that gets thicker as it winds down the cake. 

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    A unique twist on a checkered pattern.

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    This wavy ruffled pattern is a fun choice for a beach wedding.

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

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  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    The vintage-inspired lace and pearls are a perfect contrast to the modern purple shade.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Terrific Texture

    Terrific Texture

    Dove gray and Tiffany blue are accented by intricate piping and oversized florals.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    A chocolate-lover's dream! Cover your cake in cake balls.

    Photo Credit: AMS Photography

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    Jazz up a classic white cake with a geometric stripe.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    A vintage-inspired pattern goes modern in blue.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    Add a touch of paisley on square tiers.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

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  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    Laser cutouts above a white cake.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    A decorative pattern with tiers placed slightly off center.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    A honeycomb pattern above an ombré-shaded cake.

    Cake by A White Cake

  • Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

    Add a whimsical touch with multicolored whoopie pies, and top your cake with swirled lollipops.

    Cake by The Little Daisy Bakeshop

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    Choose a different shape for each tier to make a white cake more interesting.

    Photo Credit: Memoire Studio

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    Inspired by Cinderella's Castle, this cake is a Disney bride's dream.

    Photo Credit: A Magic Moment

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  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    A hexagon shape combines the roundness of a traditional cake with the modernity of a square cake. 

    Cake by Mark Joseph Cakes

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    Give a classic cake design a more modern feel by alternating hexagonal and round tiers.

    Cake by Bread Basket Cake Company

  • Hand-Painted Wonders

    Hand-Painted Wonders

    Add extra dimension to your cake by mixing in some 3-D flowers.

    Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

  • Hand-Painted Wonders

    Hand-Painted Wonders

    A painted design to coordinate with your color palette.

    Cake by Carlo's Bakery

  • Hand-Painted Wonders

    Hand-Painted Wonders

    Place a double-thick tier in the center of the cake — it makes a great canvas for a painting.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Hand-Painted Wonders

    Hand-Painted Wonders

    Combine a painted design with a piped version to add extra dimension to your cake.

    Cake by Jim Smeals

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  • Hand-Painted Wonders

    Hand-Painted Wonders

    A pretty floral design that covers all tiers.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Fondant branches with a single flower make a bold impact.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Laser-cut floral silhouettes with a coordinating arrangement.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Dress up a black & white cake with brightly-colored flowers.

    Photo Credit: Off BEET Productions

  • Fantastic Florals

    Fantastic Florals

    Floral cutouts are a modern take.

    Photo Credit: Elevate Photography

  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Separate the tiers with a metallic accent, and incorporate the shade on every other tier for just enough shine.

    Cake by Cake Alchemy/Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

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  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Gilded trim and floral accents add just enough luster.

    Cake by Cupcakes Couture

  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Flower petals beautifully break up these metallic tiers.

    Cake by Palermo's Bakery

  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Combine unique shapes, like a floral base and a belted tier accented by a monogram, with shiny gold touches and texture galore.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Dust your cake with silver luster. 

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Metallic Accents

    Metallic Accents

    Feeling a little more daring? Cover your cake and cake table in gold.

    Cake by Party Flavors Custom Cakes/Photo Credit: Misty Miotto Photography

  • Ombré Creations

    Ombré Creations

    Fade from blue to white, ruffles to smooth.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

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  • Ombré Creations

    Ombré Creations

    Combine two of the biggest trends — chevron and ombré — in one delicious cake.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Ombré Creations

    Ombré Creations

    Bring your ombré full circle by matching the darkest shade on the top tier as well.

    Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

  • Ombré Creations

    Ombré Creations

    Use fondant layers for a clean ombré effect.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Ombré Creations

    Ombré Creations

    Instead of flowers, coat your cake in ombré petals for a modern take.

    Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    A pretty snowflake design topped with a bow is perfect for a winter wedding.

    Cake by Carlo's Bakery

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    Blue pin dots add to the beachy feel of this seashell-covered cake.

    Photo Credit: Cindy Patrick Photography

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  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    Celebrate summer's fruit with a strawberry-adorned confection.

    Photo Credit: Choco Studio

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    Pretty daisies and lovebirds are perfect for summer.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    A daisy-covered cake is a sweet pick for spring.

    Cake by Lulu Custom Cake Boutique

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    Rich hues and autumnal shades make this the perfect fit for fall nuptials.

    Cake by Elegantly Iced

  • Seasonal Favorites

    Seasonal Favorites

    A pumpkin-topped cake inspired by the fall foliage.

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography