When looking for the perfect cake for your big day, it’s incredibly important to really consider what you’re looking for. Do you want an ivory buttercream cake with gold details? Or does a whimsical four tier fondant cake catch your eye? Maybe even a rustic wedding cake covered in hydrangeas is what you’re looking for. No matter the style, remember that you can have a tasty cake while keeping its appearance memorable- the flavor and design of the cake often work hand in hand! Here are a few of my favorite cakes from previous weddings that will hopefully give you ideas for your own wedding:

 

1. NAKED CAKE

I am absolutely loving this naked cake sensation, not to mention the soft pastels perfectly contrasting the rustic location of this wedding. Not a cake person? This couple decided to have a few family-recipe pies offered to guests as well!

 

Cake credit: B’Z Cakes from Jami and Craig’s Nashville wedding

On the blog: Jami and Craig

 

Naked Cake

Wedding Pie

 

2. COOL TOPPER

 

The quote topper of this cake brings a modern twist to a wonderful wedding tradition. It says enough without saying too much, all the while keeping it romantic and matching perfectly with the decor.

 

Cake credit: Olympia Catering from Ellie and Nick’s St. Petersburg wedding

On the blog: Ellie and Nick

 

Wedding Cake Topper

 

3. CREATIVE BACKDROP

 

This couple had the perfect idea when choosing to add color, without over doing it. The hand-made floral back drop accentuates the flowers on the cake to tie it all together.

 

Cake credit: The Sugar Suite from Keely and Peter’s Mission Inn wedding

On the blog: Keely and Peter

Wedding Backdrop

 

4. MONOCHROMATIC

 

If you’re looking to use a more relaxed tone of color, this monochromatic metallic cake is a prime example. The details of the roses lay perfectly on this airbrushed rosy pink five teared cake.

 

Cake credit: Party Flavors from Claire and Michael’s Orlando wedding

On the blog: Claire and Michael

 

Monochromatic Wedding Cake

 

5. INDIVIDUAL CAKES

 

In this case, less really is more! Try individual cakes for each table! This simple cake adorned with succulents keeps it clean, yet unique.

 

Cake credit: Pastry Studio from Stevie and Dodger’s Orlando wedding

On the blog: Stevie and Dodger

 

Succulent Wedding Cake

 

6. CUPCAKES

 

The best part about your wedding is that you choose what you want, so why leave your options to just a cake? This couple paired cupcakes with their wedding cake for a creative and cute option for their guests.

 

Cake credit: Party Flavors from Lauren and Trevor’s Bella Collina wedding

On the blog:Lauren and Trevor

 

Wedding Cupcakes

 

7. UNIQUE CAKE STAND

 

Ditch the standard display and switch it up a bit; this mirrored table subtly and beautifully adds to the feel of the cake. To add a bit of unique artistry, this designer created a bottom cake foundation under the stand!

 

Cake credit: Party Flavors from Melanie and Conrad’s Grand Bohemian wedding

On the blog: Melanie and Conrad

 

Wedding Cake Stand

 

8. OMBRE FLOWERS

 

These ombré flowers are nothing less than stunning. The gradient tones of pink to white carry a whimsical vibe to this effortlessly beautiful wedding cake.

 

Cake credit: The Sugar Suite from Lexie and Daniell’s Citrus Club wedding

On the blog: Lexie and Daniell

 

Ombre Wedding Cake

 

9. MIXED TEXTURE

 

If you’re looking for something a bit more on the elegant-glam side, this metallic sea-glass cake is perfect inspiration. The mixed texture paired with the metallic accents creates a wonderfully romantic cake . This wedding cake adds a bit of dazzle to the traditional dessert.

 

Cake credit: The Sugar Suite from Lisa and Clark’s Montverde wedding

On The Blog: Lisa and Clark

 

Mixed Texture Wedding Cake

 

10. DIY TOPPER

 

A beach wedding calls for a cake to match! The DIY topper and pop of color keeps this cake memorable and simply adorable!

 

Cake credit: Masons Bakery from Anastasia and Curstis’s Sanibel Island wedding

On the blog: Anastasia And Curtis

 

DIY Wedding Cake

 

11. LUXURY

 

Lastly, if you want the absolute most dazzling and enchanting, over-the-top, wedding cake, use this couple’s show-stopping cake as your personal muse.

 

Cake credit: Ana Paz Cakes from Melissa and Jose’s Miami wedding

On the blog: Melissa and Jose

Luxury Wedding Cake