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70 Work-of-Art Wedding Cakes

Your wedding cake can be a dynamic part of your décor. Make it a standout statement piece with one of these gorgeous ideas.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Marble

    Marble

    A geode design is an unexpected and bold choice.

    Photo: Ashley Johnson Photography

  • Marble

    Marble

    It’s all in the details with this cake; a marbled center tier is balanced by textured top and bottom tiers with gold flakes.

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    A soft and delicate watercolor design gets a sweet touch through plush flowers and golden flakes.

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    Hand-painted watercolor details coordinate beautifully with the color of the flowers.

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    Draw inspiration from an artist’s palette with swatches of contrasting colors.

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    Varying the sizes of your tiers adds extra visual interest, and focus your main design on the largest tier.

    Photo: Sheradee Hurst Photography

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    Give your cake a patriotic vibe with a red, white, and blue design topped with color-coordinated fresh berries.

  • Watercolors

    Watercolors

    A dip-dyed ombré effect on each tier gives your cake a unique look.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Garden party perfection!

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Achieve extra height from twisting vines and flowers.

    Photo: Joem Aldea

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Oversized flowers add a beautiful touch to a naked cake.

    Photo: Lara Hotz

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    A simple cake can be dressed up with the right accessories, from the cute topper to the bright flowers to the tree slice stand.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Textured frosting and cascading flowers draw the eye to this towering cake.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    This gorgeous cake screams spring!

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Cheerful sunflowers and lilies pop against a soft buttercream cake.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    An ombré cake is even more eye-catching with a rosette design accented by edible pearls.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Delicate hand-painted flowers with multi-dimensional details create a sweet vibe.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    A hand-painted floral design pops even more with metallic golds.

  • Sweet Florals

    Sweet Florals

    Wrap your cake in a printed fondant sheet with a floral design.

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    A sandcastle design is the perfect centerpiece for a seaside celebration.

    Photo: Landon Jacob

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    Shimmer and shine with this seaside-inspired cake.

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    An ombré effect from deep blue to white reflects the waves of the ocean.

    Photo: Z Create Design

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    Seaside perfection: an ombré design resembles the ocean water.

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    Peaked edges resemble the ocean's waves.

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    Sparkle aplenty with a gold dusting on top of a vibrant cake.

    Photo: Ozzy Garcia

  • Beachy Bliss

    Beachy Bliss

    Contrast a tropical leaf print with a black and white tier. 

  • Bon Voyage

    Bon Voyage

    Imprint a map on your cake for a travel-themed wedding.

  • Bon Voyage

    Bon Voyage

    Add a more subtle nod to a travel theme with a single tier accented by a golden map.

  • Starry Night

    Starry Night

    Channel the stars on a constellation design.

  • Starry Night

    Starry Night

    An out-of-this-world galaxy-inspired tier is balanced by a simple white drip layer.

    Photo: Sukar

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    Bring on the sparkle with this unique design.

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    A golden stenciled design makes a glamorous choice.

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    Call upon the luck of the Irish with a vibrant green cake accented by Celtic-inspired knots and mini golden coins.

    Photo: Sara & Rocky Photography via Birds of a Feather Events

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    Go for the glam with intricate silver details.

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    Make your cake even more dynamic by mixing a variety of tier heights and alternating the design.

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    A single gold tier adds an extra dose of glam to this sleek, modern cake.

  • Metal Magic

    Metal Magic

    Give a golden cake a rustic vibe with textured frosting, a leaf motif, and cascading flowers atop a tree slice cake stand.

  • Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Add a tropical touch with a bright & bold leaf motif and a pile of cheerful flowers.

  • Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Bright and colorful hand-painted details make a strong statement.

  • Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Hand-Painted to Perfection

    Each tier gets its own unique look on this beautiful cake.

  • Rustic Dream

    Rustic Dream

    Set the scene for a woodland wedding with a detailed chocolate cake.

  • Rustic Dream

    Rustic Dream

    This cute cake is inspired by a tree carved with the couple’s initials.

  • Rustic Dream

    Rustic Dream

    Feel the romance with a silhouette version of yourselves on your cake.

  • Rustic Dream

    Rustic Dream

    Designed to resemble tiers of baskets, this cake is a rustic dream come true.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    Make a statement with an intricate henna-inspired design.

  • Split Personality

    Split Personality

    Can't decide between vanilla or chocolate? Have both!

  • Filled with Whimsy

    Filled with Whimsy

    Bring on the fun with a pretty cake covered in rainbow sprinkles.

  • Filled with Whimsy

    Filled with Whimsy

    Inspired by Cinderella, this elegant cake gets a touch of whimsy from the helping birds.

  • Filled with Whimsy

    Filled with Whimsy

    Make the inside of your cake just as eye-catching as the exterior!

  • Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    A modern abstract design draws the eye.

  • Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    Purple and gold scream royal elegance.

  • Love Story

    Love Story

    What happens when two teachers get married? They choose an amazing school-themed cake, of course.

  • Love Story

    Love Story

    Tell your love story through your cake’s design.

  • Naked

    Naked

    Make a naked cake more dynamic by choosing an alternate flavor for one of the tiers.

    Photo: Laurie Marie Photography

  • Deep Hues

    Deep Hues

    A deep blue cake gets a boost from metallic flakes.

  • Deep Hues

    Deep Hues

    Offset your tiers and put your largest in the middle to add visual interest.

  • Simple & Sweet

    Simple & Sweet

    Your cake doesn't have to be over-the-top to make an impression! 

  • Dripping Ganache

    Dripping Ganache

    Give your cake a touch of luxury with golden ganache dripping gown the center tier.

  • Dripping Ganache

    Dripping Ganache

    A chocolate Bundt cake with drip frosting is an unexpected and elegant choice.

  • Dripping Ganache

    Dripping Ganache

    The contrast between the fuchsia flowers, the black cake, and the gilded dripping ganache makes this cake even more dynamic.

  • Dripping Ganache

    Dripping Ganache

    A thick chocolate ganache topping jazzes up a nearly-naked cake.

    Photo: John Myers Photography

  • Dripping Ganache

    Dripping Ganache

    A sweet choice: Honey-hued ganache dripping from the tiers.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    A cable-knit design is a cozy choice for a winter wedding.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    An intricate gold cake stand and custom framed initial are all you need to make this simple cake pop.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    Draw the eye with an intricate textured design.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    Each tier is even more eye-catching than the last on this tall cake.

    Photo: Julia Rebecca Photography

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    A frosted wreath provides a lovely touch.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    A small cake makes a strong statement with a bold pattern.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    An intricate floral print gets an extra boost from L-O-V-E cascading down the cake.

  • It

    It's All in the Details

    Give each tier its own personality with a unique design, tied together with a unified color palette.

70 Work-of-Art Wedding Cakes

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