50 Wedding Cake Ideas – Make Choosing Yours A Piece Of Cake

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

 Photo: Miracle Moments via Tree Cathedral Wedding

 

Spectacular Wedding Cake Ideas To Make Your Mouth Water

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

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

Firstly, it goes without saying that you don’t need to have a wedding cake at all. Many couples opt out of this tradition and that’s absolutely fine. Secondly, you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a stylish and tasty cake.

As a rule of thumb, the smaller and simpler the design, the less a wedding cake will cost. So keep this in mind before you fall for an expensive beauty that may not be doable for your wedding budget.

Don’t forget that you can always bake your own wedding cake or ask a loved one to help you out too. Alternatively, contact a professional wedding cake designer to achieve your cake of dreams.

Right, are you ready for all the cake inspiration? Let’s go.

1. Naked Cake

Naked cakes are so popular and it’s easy to see why. This glitter drip bare sponge with flowers and berries is by Danielle Jones.

Photo: Jarek Lepak via Burgundy Barn Wedding

 

2. Pressed Flowers

Real edible pressed flowers such as this treat by The Boho Bakery can look spectacular.

Photo: Emily & Steve Photography via Floral Barn Wedding

 

3. Pearl

Opt for homemade cake with pretty pearls for a very trendy style. Add a personalised wedding cake stand too for an extra flourish.

Photo: Matt Horan Photography via Willow Marsh Farm Wedding

 

4. Retro Icing

Vintage fans will love this rerto iced delight by Lily Vanilli.

Photo: Lauren Marchant Photography via Trafalgar Tavern Wedding

 

5. Bold Brights

Go bold with your colour choices and use a vibrant palette.

Photo: Brad Gommon Photography via Endeavour Woodland Weddings Cake: The Cake Lab UK

 

6. Floral & Gold Leaf

Real flowers with gold leaf is a match made in heaven.

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

 

7. Bark Effect

The Cake Witch created this tree cake design with a bark effect.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

8. Painted Flowers

If you are a fan of prints and floral patterns, a painted cake may be for you.

Photo: Poppy Carter Portraits via Stylish Floral Wedding Cake: Cake Design by Holly Miller

 

9. White & Gold

Add a delicate vibe with metallic gold leaf as shown by One Part Love Bakery.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

10. Boho Autumn

Try thinking outside of the box and use natural materials such as cotton wool for boho style.

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

 

11. Cheese Stack

If you are more of a savoury person, why not go for a cheese tower by The Cheese Plate?

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Bonfires Autumn Wedding Ideas

 

12. Cupcakes

For the perfect mouthful, and no worries about portion sizes, have you considered wedding cupcakes? Add them to a cute cake stand for a lovely look.

Photo: Irene Yap via Spring London Wedding Cake: Katja’s Cakes

 

13. Gothic

Go gothic with dark moody colours and textures.

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

 

14. Flower Tiers

Pop flowers in between tiers for a picture-perfect look, complete with wooden decor.

Photo: Kerry Diamond Photography via Woodland Boho Wedding Cake: Everydays A Cupcake

 

15. Invisible Tier

This modern cake is striking thanks to its invisible tier and architectural orchids.

Photo: Henry Lowther via Ballet Wedding Ideas Cake: Knot & Bird

 

16. Artistic

This pastel pretty cake in pinks and blues uses creative brushstrokes for texture.

Photo: Sophie Lake Photography via Playful Cool Wedding Ideas Cakes: The Macaroom

 

17. Marble

Take inspiration from on-trend marble. Ideal for city weddings and paired back colour schemes.

Photo: Jett Walker Photography via Marble Greenery Gold Wedding Ideas Cake: The Cakerie

 

18. Semi-Naked

For a little more coverage than a completely naked cake, a semi-naked cake has a little more buttercream.

Photo: Sam Bennett Photography and Film via Crafty Wedding Cake: Bake My Cake

 

19. Drips

The Cake Doll added striking drips for a delicious cake idea.

Photo: Kate Gray Photography via Autumn Gaynes Park Wedding

 

20. Macaron Tower

A feast for the eyes, macarons are delicate, light and very sweet. Macarons are available in many colours and flavours so guests can pick and choose their faves.

Photo: Lucy Long Photography via Hothorpe Hall Woodlands Wedding Cake: Compton and Kennedy

 

21. Plain Iced

Take a plain cake from M&S and adorn it with sweet treats for a DIY wedding cake idea.

Photo: Holly Collings Photography via Coombe Lodge Wedding

 

22. Fruit & Flowers

Fruit and flowers really pop against this luxe black wedding cake design.

Photo: Berni Palumbo Photography via Dutch Art Wedding Ideas Cake: Avant Garde Cake Studio

 

23. Botanical

Nature lovers will adore this leaf press cake effect. Is this the perfect woodland wedding cake idea?

Photo: Oilvejoy Photography via Elopement Wedding Ideas Cake: The Beachside Bakery

 

24. Doughnut Wall

A firm fave at weddings has been the doughnut. You can totally level-up doughnuts into the ultimate wedding dessert. Indulge in divine flavours, stack them up and allow guests to help themselves.

Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas

 

25. A Cake Each

A matching pair of cakes, one for each of you is such a sweet idea.

Photo: Victoria Baker Weddings via Intimate Garden Wedding Cake: Juniper Cakery

 

26. Towering Tiers

Go opulent with a super tall cake such as this design by Sarah Carr’s Speciality Cakes.

Photo: Hannah Miles Photography via llys Meddyg Wedding

 

27. Copper Geometric

Copper tones and geometric patterns make this cake one that will stand out.

Photo: Fox and Bear Photography via Trevor Hall Wedding Cake: Handmade

 

28. Gold & Burgundy

Delicate gold spray added by Oh My Cakery gives a glittering feel to this burgundy bake. The ideal autumn wedding cake.

Photo: Emily Little Photography via Retro Wedding Ideas

 

29. Black & Gold

For moody glam affairs, a black and gold cake design by Sam’s Sweet Treats may be the perfect fit.

Photo: When Charlie Met Hannah via Giraffe Shed Wedding

 

30. Fresh Flowers

Choose a plethora of bright blooms to decorate a fresh white cake.

Photo: Jessica O’Shaughessy Wedding Photography via Cheshire Woodland Weddings Cake: The Red Rose Cake Company

 

31. Feathers

Urban Cakehouse used feathers to create this masterpiece wedding cake.

Photo: Helen Rose Photography via Dusky Pink Taupe Wedding

 

32. Navy & Gold

Where the Ribbon Ends teamed stylish navy and gold to match this couple’s wedding colours.

Photo: Photography34 via Carlton Towers Wedding

 

33. Architectural

A cake design with a geometric shape rather than a traditional round sponge, complete with concrete effect icing.

Photo: Jo Bradbury Photography via Boho Industrial Wedding Ideas Cake: Little Button Bakery

 

34. Ombre

Using ombre shades Vics Vegan Bakes also added autumn wedding flowers and an acrylic topper.

Photo: Photos By Hash via Beer Garden Wedding

 

35. Rainbow Layers

This is my own wedding cake! We had three buttercream beauties, one with rainbow layers for a fun surprise.

Photo: Alexa Loy via Our Wedding Reception Cake: Minkiemoo Bakery

 

36. Celestial

Cake Design By Holly Miller added a pretty moon to this boho wedding cake.

Photo: Agrestal Visuals via Waterside Country Barn Wedding

 

37. Twilight

The Cake Spa made this ethereal celestial cake complete with stars and moons.

Photo: Gina Fernandes Photography via Navy Gold Wedding Ideas

 

38. Sprinkles

For a twist on a classic, use modern sprinkles teamed with flower decoration.

Photo: State of Love and Trust via Neon Sign Wedding Ideas Cake: Cherry Blossom Cakes

 

39. Terracotta Pattern

This modern cake with a terracotta colour palette and dried flowers by Elizabeth Anna Cake Design is so elegant.

Photo: Sam Sparks Photo via White Syke Fields Wedding

40. Chic Ribbon

A simple, chic monochrome cake design by hellocake.uk with a decadent black ribbon bow.

Photo: Matt Horan Photography via Winter Wedding West Mill

 

41. Paint Strokes

Stunning texture and jewel tones with this brushstroke cake by The Silver Cake.

Photo: Katherine Newman Photography via Ethereal Romantic Wedding Ideas

 

42. Rainbow Topper

Have fun with your cake design by adding a rainbow topper!

Photo: Michelle Huggleston Photography via Rainbow Wedding Ideas Cake: Lily’s Bake Box

 

43. Rustic Elegance

This cake has a gorgeous rustic feel with the dried flower hoop, created by Cherry Blossom Cakes.

Photo: Holly Rose Stones via Naked Tipi Wedding Ideas

 

44. Terrazzo

Terrazzo is the in-thing in interiors, so why not bring it to your wedding?

Photo: Aurora Grey Photography via Modern Pink Wedding Ideas Cake: Sugar Buttons

 

45. Boho Macrame

This macrame cake design by Cake My Day Bristol oozes boho style.
Photo: Maria Madison via Beach Wedding UK

46. Tropical

Bring tropical vibes to your wedding with tropical flowers and fun icing.

Photo: Emily Little via Tropical Wedding Inspiration Cake: Oh My Cakery

 

47. Sugar Flowers

Sweet Peas Cake Boutique added all the sugar flowers for a statement wedding cake idea.

Photo: Eloise & Mitch via Park Wedding Ideas

 

48. Greenery

Timeless, simple and budget-friendly greenery will look ever so gorgeous.

Photo:  Steven Haddock via The Faversham Wedding Leeds Cake: Amber’s Little Cakery 

 

49. Three Bakes

Why have one cake when you can have a trio? The Master Cakesmith made these gorgeous cakes styled to perfection.

Photo: Carn Patrick via Marsala Gold Wedding

50. Flamingos

Add your wedding theme, hobbies or loves to your wedding cake. Just like this cute flamingo design.

Photo: When Charlie Met Hannah via Tropical Wedding Ideas Cake: Kates Homemade Cakes

 

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


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Further Reading

40 Winter Wedding Cake Ideas
29 Wedding Cake Alternatives
DIY Naked Wedding Cake Tutorial

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