40 Spectacular Gold Wedding Cake Ideas That Sparkle & Shine

Know you want a gorgeous wedding gold wedding cake, but are unsure which style to go for? Allow me to help today with my ultimate gold wedding cake ideas guide!

Spectacular Gold Wedding Cake Ideas That Sparkle & Shine

I know it’s not easy to find the perfect wedding cake which is why I’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful golden wedding bakes ever.

No matter your wedding style or budget size, you’ll be sure to go away with your dream cake idea.

Firstly, you don’t actually need to have a wedding cake at all. Secondly, you don’t need to spend a small fortune to have a special and tasty cake.

Generally speaking, the smaller and simpler the cake design you choose, the less a wedding cake will cost. Don’t forget that you can always bake your own wedding cake or ask a loved one to bake up a storm. Alternatively, contact a professional wedding cake designer to achieve your gold cake of dreams.

Are you ready for all the cake ideas? Let’s give in.

1. Shiny Gold Cake

Cover your whole cake in metallic gold leaf for all the glam.

Photo: Sam Sparks Photography via Industrial Wedding Ideas Cake: Where the Ribbon Ends


2. White & Gold Cake

For a winter wedding cake idea, try white icing with frosted golden touches.

 Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding Cake: One Part Love Bakery


3. Black & Gold Cake

Using black with gold is an ideal contrast to make your golden touches pop.

 Photo: When Charlie Met Hannah via Giraffe Shed Wedding Cake: Sam’s Sweet Treats


4. Golden Ruffle Edge Cake

To highlight texture, add gold icing.

 Photo: Salsabil Morrison via Swan Lake Wedding Ideas Cake: Love Wedding Cakes


5. Gold Sequin Wedding Cake

Love sequins? Love gold? Then this is the cake for you.

 Photo: Gareth Newstead  via Rustic Barn Red Gold Wedding Cake: Louisa Bella’s Cake Company


6. Two-Tier Gold Cake

This two-tier wedding cake is a total beauty.

Photo: HBA Photography via Lincolnshire Country Estate Wedding Cake: Ruby Lous Cake Co


7. Semi-Naked Gold Cake

Add a golden flourish to a semi-naked wedding cake.

 Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Upwey House Wedding Cake: Georgie Porgie Cakes London


8. Gold Detail Cake

Adding gold accents and details is a great way to add a metallic touch.

 Photo: Oobaloos Photography via Festival Alcott Wedding Cake: Buttercreams Cakes


9. Gold Leaf Cake

Bring gold leaf halfway up your sponge for a natural style.

Photo: Katherine Ashdown via Relaxed Countryside Wedding Cake: Ophelia Weddings


10. Gold Spray Painted Cake

Soft and pretty, this gold spray-painted cake is gorgeous.

Photo:  Lilly Red Photography via Lake Como Wedding Ideas Cake: Qualcosa di Dolce


11. Touch Of Gold Cake

The tiniest hint of gold really sets off this polka dot cake design.

Photo: Eleanor Jane via Tythe Barn Priston Mill Wedding Cake: Cuppa Cakery


12. Gold Pattern

If you’re looking for something more detailed, add a gold pattern.

Photo: Luke Batchelor Productions via Moroccan Wedding Ideas Cake: Oh So Delicious


13. Gold Middle Tier Cake

Choose your middle tier to be gold for an eye-catching cake design.

 Photo: Paul Fuller Kent Photography via Ferry House Inn Wedding Cake: blossomandwilduk


14. Black Cake & Gold Leaf

This smooth black cake is embellished with textural gold leaf.

 Photo: Lase Photography  via Lordship Pub Dulwich Wedding


15. Gold Buttercream

The subtle shimmer in this gold buttercream cake is strikingly beautiful.

 Photo: Nick Walker Photography via Bre Pen Farm Wedding


16. Geometric Gold Cake

Use shapes to decorate your cake and add gold, of course!

 Photo: Terri Pashley Photography via Jungle Wedding Ideas Cake: My Little Cakery


17. Golden Cake Trio

Why have one gold cake, when you can have three?

 Photo: Carn Patrick via Marsala Gold Wedding Cake: The Master Cakesmith


18. Gold Drip Cake

Use gold drips and macarons to bring some glitz.

 Photo: Natalie Stevenson Photography via Bedfordshire Tipi Wedding Cake: The Cake Lab UK


19. Pale Blue & Gold Cake

How lovely is this pale blue and gold cake design? So pretty!

 Photo: Pierra G Photography via France Elopement Ideas Cake: Cobi and Coco


20. Buttercream Cake & Gold Leaf

More is more! Pile on buttercream, gold leaf and flowers for a luxe finish.

 Photo: Marianne Chua via Tanner Warehouse Wedding Cake: Isobel Bakes


21. Gold Macaron Tower

This macaron tower features a top-tier gold cake as well as gilded macarons. Yum!

 Photo: One Thousand Words via Sopley Lake Wedding Cake: La Patissiere Macaron


22. Waterfall Gold Cake

Cascading gold leaf down one side creates a show-stopping waterfall effect.

 Photo: Oxi Photography via Shustoke Barn Wedding Cake: The Cake Artists


23. Black Cake & Gold Drips

Decadent and moody, this black cake with gold drips may be the one for you.

 Photo: Kate Gray Photography via Atmospheric Woodland Wedding Ideas Cake: Melissa Woodland


24. Black Cake & Gold Edging

Sometimes you only need to add a small gold detail for all the drama.

 Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Edwardian Wedding Ideas Cake: Love Wedding Cakes


25. Boho Gold Wedding Cake

Planning a boho wedding? This gold and cotton cake may be just the ticket.

 Photo: Finn and the Fox Photography via Wilderness Wedding Ideas Cake: Claire’s Sweet Temptations


26. Marble & Golden Cake

Take a marble effect and add gold brushstrokes, gorgeous!

 Photo: Ayelle Photography via Modern Gothic Wedding Ideas in the Woods Cake: Meadowsweet Cakes


27. Autumn Gold Cake

Mix autumn leaves with gold for a sumptuous autumn wedding cake idea.

 Photo: Grace Pham Photography via Pylewell Park Wedding Cake: @baked__bean_


28. Green & Gold Cake

Green is a fantastic colour to pair with gold.

 Photo: Mine & Thine Photography vi Yorkshire Woodland Wedding Cake: Susan McEvoy at Cake Couture


29. Blue & Gold Drip Cake

This artistic blue watercolour cake with gold drips is ever so pretty. Almost too good to eat!

 Photo: Belle Art Photography via Dalmahoy Hotel Wedding Cake: Taylor Made Cakes


30. Pink Flower & Gold Cake

Pink, flowers and gold cake detail? Yes, please!

 Photo: Jenna Kathleen via Oakwell Hall Wedding Cake: Cow and Cake Catering


31. Golden Leaves

Delicate falling gold leaves look so pretty on this decadent 4-tier cake.

 Photo: Charlotte Lucy Photography via Whimsical Wedding Ideas Cake: Angela Hodson Jones


32. Semi-Naked Gold Cake & Berries

Semi-naked cakes go perfectly with berries, and a gold flourish.

 Photo: Frances Carlisle via Gold Luxe Victorian Wedding Ideas Cake: Yolk


33. Bottom Layer Gold Cake

Sometimes all you need is one tier to be gold.

 Photo: Esme Fletcher Photography via Late Summer Marquee Wedding Cake: Lou’s with Love


34. Intricate Piped Gold Cake

How lovely is this intricately piped gold cake?

 Photo: Jonathan Ryder Photography via Glenarm Castle Wedding


35. Gold Geode Cake

Take inspiration from geodes by recreating your cake in gold.

 Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Emerald City Wedding Ideas Cake: Paper Cake Events


36. Pink & Gold Flower Cake

This dusty pink cake is accentuated with gold flowers. Wow.

 Photo: Lianne Gray Photography via Asian Fusion Wedding Ideas Cake: White Rose Cake Design


37. Navy & Gold Glitter Cake

Navy and gold are a match made in heaven.

 Photo: Photography34 via Carlton Towers Wedding Cake: Where the Ribbon Ends


38. Gold Splatter

Golden splatters create a wonderful celestial vibe to this cake.

 Photo: Gina Fernandes Photography via Navy Gold Wedding Ideas Cake: The Cake Spa


39. Gold Brushstroke Cake

Much akin to an artist’s palette, this cake has gold flecks to add shimmer.

 Photo: Katherine Newman Photography via Ethereal Romantic Wedding Ideas Cake: The Silver Cake


40. Art Deco Gold Cake

Bring a touch of art deco to your cake with gold detailing.

 Photo: Victoria Somerset-How Photography via Town Hall Hotel London Wedding Cake: Charli Scouller


There we have it, all the gold wedding cake ideas you’ll ever need to find the one! Now all you need to do is set your cake budget, work out hoe much you need and book in your cake designer. Hooray!

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