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25 White Wedding Cakes the Traditionalist Will Love

The white wedding cake is so underrated — its traditional reputation is often pushed aside in favor of the bold and the beautiful seen on today's modern cakes, rife with color, unexpected details, and trendy adornments. But that's not to say white hasn’t got flair of its own — there’s something timeless about its beauty, and if traditional isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to give it a re-spin for a fresh take without compromising its ability to stand the test of time. Just take a look at these ideas.

By: Hillary Hoffower

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  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A small two-tiered cake offers simple, clean lines adorned with fondant flowers for a timeless look.

    Photo Credit: Josh Gruetzmacher / Cake by The Whole Cake

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Frosted rosettes lend this buttercream cake traditional romance, emphasized by long, slender tapered candles and a brass cake stand.

    Photo Credit: White Loft Studio

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    White-on-white icing stripes create a minimalist and contemporary feel, while a cacti cake topper adds a pop of color and desert whimsy.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Simple white is jazzed up with effortless texture and botanical organics.

    Photo Credit: Loft Photography LLC

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    An assortment of wild feathers bring Old West elegance to a three-tiered cake.

    Photo Credit: Pablo Laguia

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Pastel confections top this single-tier cake for some springtime charm.

    Photo Credit: Paula O’Hara

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    From faux pearls and swirls to ruffles and pleats, white fondant details create an air of grand opulence.

    Photo Credit: Caroline Studios

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A crepe-like texture and wild festoon of roses and brambles combine for pure romantic elegance with a hint of vintage.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A white-on-white polka dot pattern manages to be both playful and sophisticated, edged with gold ribbon and a modern cake topper for a bit of spunk.

    Photo Credit: The Twins

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Inspired by an English garden, this floral lace patterned cake is sweet not just in taste, but in its intricate and delicate details as well.

    Photo Credit: Blaine Siesser

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    This towering masterpiece takes the classic white cake for a slightly modern spin, mixing rounded and square tiers, while cascading fondant florals and white ribbons bring a traditional touch.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    This unique cake is balls of fun, with white sugar ball details brimming the edges of both tiers for a bubbly look.

    Photo Credit: Ryan Flynn Photography

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Cable knit details and a topper of pinecones and berries make this miniature confection ideal for a festive holiday wedding.

    Photo Credit: Cornelia Lietz

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Iced rivets give this cake a sleek, refined feel understated in beauty.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A buttercream cake plays up mouthwatering texture with fresh dahlias and garden accents for a rustic charm.

    Photo Credit: Ashley Photography

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Three square tiers take on floral details with a dash of vineyard chic.

    Photo Credit: Jose Villa

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Effortless meets polished in thick spreads of icing that give glimpse to the naked cake underneath. Fresh floral and fauna add color in traditional tones.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Perched on a gilded pedestal and dressed in a waterfall of fondant, this four-tiered cylindrical cake is every bit classic.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    This beauty gets a soft Hawaiian bent with tropical ferns perched on every tier.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A trio of cakes get a taste of seaside elegance, with floral adornments in hues that mimic the ocean and clamshell toppers.

    Photo Credit: Ether and Smith

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    More disk shaped than cylindrical, this silky cake has a mod feel and dash of sophistication.

    Photo Credit: Mint Photography

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Lavish fondant features of lace, pearls, and plush quilt, trimmed with a ring of sparkle, take a cue from the 1920s.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    A square cake is summertime fine, accented with bold green and fresh citrus.

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    The white cake gets a rustic feel with a semi-naked finish and organic topper of greenery and blueberries.

    Photo Credit: Whitney Heard

  • White Wedding Cake

    White Wedding Cake

    Macrame-inspired details and amethyst-hued flowers make this cake a bohemian masterpiece, a look completed with an indie chic suspended display of tassels, wood, and foliage.

    Photo Credit: Jordan Voth

25 White Wedding Cakes the Traditionalist Will Love

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