58 Creative Wedding Cake Ideas (with Tips)

When you and your husband are lost in each other’s eyes during your first dance, your guests will be glued to your wedding cake. Come on, you know that’s what they are looking forward to! These amazing wedding cakes have drawn us in with their exceptional details. Getting creative with your cake design is a wonderful way to showcase your personal touch in your wedding. How will you get imaginative with your cake?

Chalkboard

Couples are always looking for new and exciting ways of stamping their personality on their wedding day.  But between choosing out the perfect napkin color or filling yet another favor bag with customized skittles, sometimes a couple gets lost in the mundane bits.  Enter the chalkboard cake: a truly unique wedding cake that is completely up to the couple to create.

Rustic Wedding Cake Ideas - Black and White Chalkboard Wedding Cakes


Credits (from top left):  Artisan Cake Company /Betsi Ewing via SMP/Pinterest/ Deliciously Decadent / Artisan Cake Company /Artisan Cake Company / Pinterest / Clayton Austin

Watercolor

Watercolors are one of the most romantic art mediums, and the technique can be applied to wedding cake designs in many beautiful ways.  Watercolor cakes are perfect for couples who love to show creativity, freedom, and personality, while keeping the overall theme soft and romantic.

Unique Wedding Ideas - Passionate Watercolor Wedding Cakes
Credits (from top left): Onelove Photography / AK Cake Design / Elisa B photography / Carmen and Ingo Photography / Erica Loesing / Le Blossoms / Jose Villa / Madeline’s Weddings & Events / White Loft Studio / Christine Meintjes / Alixann Loosle Photography

Lace details

Lace isn’t just for your wedding dress anymore. If you are looking for an elegant wedding cake with a touch of vintage to match your dress, a laced cake is definitely for you!  This lovely, feminine texture is perfect for your romantic confection.

Pastel Wedding Colors  - Simple Lace Wedding Cakes


Credits (from top left): Cake Ink / Leslea Matsis Cakes / Nadine’s Cakes / Cakes by Tess / Sweet & Saucy Shop / Vanilla Bakeshop(photo by Mike Colon Photography) / Hello Naomi / Sweet & Saucy Shop / My Sweet and Saucy
Rustic Lace Wedding Cakes Pictures
Credits (from top left): Queen Bee / Jodi Miller Photography / Ron Ben /  Lucinda / Carolina Fireflies / With Love and Confection

Naked Rustic

“Naked” cakes are becoming increasingly popular with couples looking to have a simple or rustic wedding!  A naked cake is an unfrosted, classic sponge cake layered to perfection.  They can be beautifully topped with lush flowers, filled with fresh fruits, or decorated with personalized designs or toppers.

Rustic Wedding Cakes Decorated with Fresh Flowers


Credits (from top left): A Piece o’ Cake (Kelly Braman Photography ) / Brier Rose Design (Daniel Cruz Photography) / French Kiss Pastries (Paige Reaux Photography) / French Made (Naomi Kenton Photography) / Julie Gunthorpe (Stewart Leishman Photography) / Sweet Style / Mariano Friginal
Rustic Naked Wedding Cake Ideas with Fruits or Toppers
 Credits (from top left): Julie Lim Photographer / Darling & Daisy / Claires Cakes (Marie Wootton Photography) / Sweet Tales Cake Boutique (Ruth Eileen Photography) / Call Me Cupcake / What Katie Ate

Vintage

There are so many different ways to have a vintage inspired wedding cake. The lace design of your wedding dress or cascading sugar flowers in the rustic pinks, lilacs, greens or soft beige or if you have birdcages as part of your décor, a birdcage wedding cake would be the perfect fit for your day. 

Vintage Wedding Cake with Peach FlowersVintage Rustic Wedding Cake Idea for Fall Wedding
Simpale Vintage Gold Wedding Cake with FlowersChocolate Gold  Handpainted Charleston Wedding Cake Idea
Delicate Simple White Vintage Ruffled Wedding Cake Vintage Ruffled Blush Wedding Cake PictureGarden Vintage Wedding Cake Ideas
White Vintage Floral Wedding Cake with Silver Pearl DetailsElegant Vintage Lace and Pearl Wedding Cake

Credits (from top left): ashley-caroline.com /pinterest / Faye Cahill Cake Desgin /Jordan Maunder Photography/Sugar Ruffles/The Pastry Studio/Honey Moon Sweets/Pinterest / Mina Bakalova

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