Gorgeous Wedding Cake Ideas to Make Your Celebration Even Sweeter

Updated 01/26/18

One of the most anticipated—and sweetest—traditions at a wedding is the cake-cutting ceremony. Wedding cakes are a special part of a couple's big day, acting as something of a centerpiece to the décor and showcasing their unique style. Our favorite wedding cake ideas are those that deserve a second look—whether it's because of their distinctive design, out-of-the-box sensibilities, or overall exceptional presentation. We turned to one of our favorite wedding inspiration sites, 100 Layer Cake, for stunning wedding cakes that are almost too lovely to eat (almost).

unique wedding cake ideas
Dawn Charles via 100 Layer Cake

This striking white number from Laura Marie's Cakes boasts eye-catching details like unique textures for each tier and contrasting pops of red roses.

cool wedding cake ideas
Hope Helmuth via 100 Layer Cake

For something thoroughly unexpected, this incredible geode design created by Cake Life Bake Shop makes a gorgeous impression.

traditional wedding cake ideas
Hudson Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Nothing is as classic as a multi-tiered, cream-colored wedding cake like this one from Clara's Groovy Deliciousness.

black wedding cake ideas
Valorie Darling via 100 Layer Cake

An all-black cake is a distinctive departure from the traditional white wedding cake. Sheila Mae livens up her dramatic take with bright flowers in full bloom.

modern wedding cake ideas
Kate Osborne via 100 Layer Cake

For lovers of modern design, a clean, white wedding cake can be just as striking sans frills. This minimalistic concoction has a succulent-inspired adornment for that special touch.

romantic wedding cake ideas
Forged in the North via 100 Layer Cake

Sometimes moodier hues are perfect for a romantic vibe. This flower-topped cake by Wild Flour NYC keeps things simple with a gorgeous cool-tone arrangement atop a sleek cake in a marbled purple finish.

wedding cakes with fruit
Maria Mack Photography via 100 Layer Cake

As Whipped Bakeshop knows, it's not just florals that make for beautiful decoration on a wedding cake. Here, thinly sliced fruit makes a unique impression.

fall wedding cake idea
Call Me Cupcake via 100 Layer Cake

Fruit also looks lovely atop a wedding cake—especially if the chosen assortment plays to the seasonal vibes of the wedding.

winter wedding cake idea
Tawni Eakman via 100 Layer Cake

For a winter wedding, some sprigs of pine and cinnamon sticks give the right amount of festive flair, like this sweet design from Eat More Cake by Candice.

winter wedding cakes
Greg Finck via 100 Layer Cake

This Cake Couture creation bedecked in wintry foliage, including frosted pine cones and apples, makes a beautiful statement.

white wedding cakes
Anna Peters via 100 Layer Cake

Even wheat and wildflowers can be a beautiful break from the norm, like this delicate number from Blue Box Bakery that complements the wedding's country setting.

tropical wedding cakes
Gabriella With Love Records Collective via 100 Layer Cake

This modern black wedding cake gives off tropical vibes with Hawaiian florals and foliage that stand out against the patent black finish.

minimalist wedding cakes
AR Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Those in favor of minimalist design will appreciate a traditional tiered cake pared back with subdued geometric and marbled details.

floral wedding cakes
Blue Rose Photography via 100 Layer Cake

With certain cakes, it's the foliage that really brings it all together. The exposed areas of cake play to the hues of the peachy blooms.

small wedding cake idea
Vivian Lin via 100 Layer Cake

Sometimes the smallest details—like flecks of gold on a modest black-and-white cake—make all the difference.

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