Wedding Cake Designs and Styles

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There are many wedding cake designs available and you are only limited by your imagination. To create your own wedding cake involves selecting elements that complement your wedding theme while keeping in mind the number of guest you will need to serve.

Before you go and make your own wedding cake or give your wedding cake ideas to your baker spend some time gathering lots of wedding cake decorating ideas.

You don't have to go for a traditional wedding cake design of a white 3 tier round wedding cake with wedding cake topper of a bride and groom.

You can go wild with your ideas for a modern wedding cake by opting for square cakes, heart shaped cakes, hexagonal cakes, or a combination of shapes. Then there are other designs that are based around hobbies, interests and even the bride or groom themselves.

You could also choose to select pastries, or cheesecake or some other favourite sweet dish for your wedding cake, it’s totally up to you.

Four tiered round wedding cake.
Traditional style white wedding cake.

Start by looking at pictures of wedding cakes, online is a great place to start or browse through bridal magazines or visit wedding cake bakeries.

Gather unique wedding cake ideas that will inspire your own individual wedding cake. It might be the way the details from a wedding gown have been incorporated into the cake design or how a treasured family cake topper has been displayed.

Make simple sketches of the design you like, these don't have to be perfect, it is just a way for you to see them come together.

Remember, the more detail that you have on your cake will increase the overall cost of the cake, this is due to the amount of labour needed to create the cake. Select the size of your cake by the number of guest you will need to serve.

Include non-edible design items, such as decorative columns or crystal glasses to lift each tier and add height to the cake or use silk or real flowers to decorate the tops and sides of the cake.

Icing is another design element that you should consider the traditional buttercream which is soft and tasty and can easily be textured or you could opt to use rolled fondant icing which will give a smooth satiny finish although a slightly more expensive gives but can be worked to give a totally different look.

Choosing a wedding cake flavor is something that you can experiment with. A chocolate wedding cake recipe with vanilla is a popular choice. Try a strawberry cheesecake wedding cake for a summer wedding. Ask your baker to recommend flavor combinations and taste test these.

Budget Idea:
One way to save on money at the wedding reception is to go for a dessert style wedding cake and serve this as the dessert. The portions cut from this type of cake is usually larger than traditional wedding cakes, your cake may cost a little more but you will be cutting down on costs by not having a dessert.



20 Design Ideas For Wedding Cakes

With 200 Wedding Cake Picture Ideas

1. Two Tier Cake Designs

2 tier white wedding cake with rose cake topper.
1. Two tier elegant white wedding cake with lace and roses.
2 tier cake with pansy flowers.
2. White two tiered wedding cake with pansy flowers and ribbon.
2 tier pearl and ruffle wedding cake design.
3. Two tiered wedding cake with ruffle and pearl details.
Two tier red heart wedding cakes.
4. Sweet two tiered red heart wedding cake with heart embossed fondant icing.
Two tier white ruffle weddign cake.
5. A charming two tiered white round wedding cake with flowers.
Square wedding cake with painted decorations.
6. Modern two tiered square wedding cake.
Pink, white and black two tiered wedding cake.
7. Pink and white wedding cake with pink flowers.
8. Regal two tiered petal cake with gold detail.
Stylish two tiered red and white wedding cake
9. A classy red and white wedding cake the harmonising flowers.
10. Large two tiered square wedding cake with fresh flowers.

2. Amazing Wedding Cakes

Wedding cake in the design of a wedding dress.
11. Wedding cake dress design.
Red wedding cake with gold detail.
12. Red and gold wedding cake with red sugar roses.
Mulit tiered white on white wedding cake.
13. A refined white on white wedding cake.
Wedding cake designed around eggs.
14. Contemporary cake design.
Orange round wedding cake.
15. Orange petal covered wedding cake design.
Three tiered wedding cake with golden bird cake topper
16. Sophisticated three tiered wedding cake with beautiful gold bird cake topper.
Red and white wedding cake.
17. Beautiful white wedding cake with dark red flowers and silver trim.
Four tiered yellow wedding cake with white blossoms and blue birds.
18. Yellow four tiered wedding cake with painted blue birds and white blossoms.
Wedding cake with an asian theme.
19. Asian inspired wedding cake.
White wedding cake the poppy flowers.
20. Four tiered round white wedding cake with poppy flowers.

3. Beautiful Cake Ideas

White cake with red lilies, quilted fondant icing and chocoalte panels.
21. Wedding cake with quilted fondant, chocolate panels and red lilies.
Square wedding cake with elegant scroll decorations.
22. Purple flower wedding cake with elegant scroll piping.
White and purple wedding cake with orchid flowers.
23. Simple elegance.
Fresh stawberry decorations on wedding cake.
24. Beautiful wedding cake with fresh strawberries.
Beautiful white square wedding cake.
25. Simple and elegant.
Two small wedding cake stacked ontop of each other with cake plates.
26. Unusual wedding cake display idea.
Square wedding cakes with lily flower decorations.
27. White and burgundy wedding cake idea.
Wedding cakes covered in half red and half white icing.
28. Half white and half red square wedding cake.
Red and white weddign cake ideas.
29. Red rose and red ribbon wedding cake.
Wedding cake with succulent flower decorations.
30. Elegant and rustic style wedding cake idea.
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4. Black And White Cakes

White wedding cake with black ribbon and white flowers.
31. Elegant white wedding cake with a single black satin bow and brooch.
Black and white wedding cakes with matching cake pillars.
32. Multi tiered wedding cake with matching black and white cake pillars.
Simple black and white rolled fondant iced wedding cake.
33. Wedding cake on black and white cake stand.
Four tiered white and black wedding cake with monogram topper
34. Black and white wedding cake with monogram topper.
White wedding cake with black piping and black and white flower decorations.
35.. Simple three tiered round weddng cake with a black and white theme.
Black and white weddign cake with painted sailing ships/
36. Black and white weddign cake with pirate theme decorations.
Four tiered square wedding cake with black ribbon.
37. Four tiered white square weddign cake with black ribbon and bow topper.
Black and white weddign cake with black feather decoration.
38. Zebra stripe two tiered wedding cake with red roses.
Black and white wedding cake with feather decorations.
39. Multi tiered wedding cake with white feathers.
Three tiered black and white daisy wedding cakes and cupcakes.
40. Black and white daisy cakes with matching cupcakes.

5. Buttercream Cakes

Large white three tiered weddign cake with simple flower deccorations.
41. Large three tiered round wedding cake with simple rose and fern decorations.
Fall theme wedding cake.
42. Buttercream frosted cake with fall colored flowers.
White buttercream iced weddign cake with purple flowers.
43. Wedding cake with piped buttercream flowers.
Wite two tiered wedding cake with decorative buttercream piping.
44. Small wedding cake with piped buttercream decorations.
Wedding cake with red dots.
45. Red and white wedding cake idea.
All white wedding cake with succurlent flower decorations.
46. Very simple and elegant white wedding cake with succulent flowers.
Dark red roses and white rose buttercream wedding cake.
47. Rose covered wedding cake.
Round wedding cakes with bird cake topper.
48. Pink blossom wedding cake with bird cake topper.
Three tiered white wedding cake with pale blue ribbon decoration.
49. White and "baby blue" wedding cake.
Buttercream iced wedding cake with leaf decorations.
50. Green leaf four tiered wedding cake.

6. Chocolate Cakes

Cake with chocolate maltesers.
51. Chocolate covered cake with maltesers.
Chocolate covered wedding cake.
52. Three tiered chocolate wedding cake.
White and dark chocolate decorations on wedding cake.
53. Modern style white and dark chocolate covered cake.
Wedding cake with decorative conrelli piping over chocolate icing.
54. Three tiered chocolate wedding cake with cornelli piping.
Four tiered chocolate wedding cake with daisy flowers.
55. Chocoalte cake with daisy flower decorations.
Wedding cake one half chocolate and the other white.
56. Light and dark wedding cake.
Two tiered wedding cake with chocolate decorations.
57. Cake with chocolate marbled icing and chocolate curls.
White chocolate panels held together with ribbon.
58. Wedding cake surrounded with white chocolate panels.
Three tiered round wedding cake with white chocolate panel decorations and bride and groom topper.
59. Uniform white chocolate panels decorate a round three tiered wedding cake.
White cigarellos decorate the sides of four round wedding cakes.
60. Four wedding cakes with the sides covered with white chocolate cigarellos.

 

 

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7. Elegant Wedding Cakes

Four tiered white wedding cake with dark pin daisies.
61. Four tiered stacked wedding cake with pink daisy flowers.
White wedding cake with hand painted peacock feathers.
62. Wedding cake with painted peacock feathers.
Simple sqaure two tiered wedding cake with perfectly smooth icing.
63. Iced perfection.
White wedding cake with gold detail.
64. White elegance with a hint of gold.
Beach theme wedding cake in blue.
65. Blue beach themed wedding cake.
White wedding cake with red and gold ribbon.
66. White and gold wedding cake with paisley design.
Three tiered hexagonal shaped wedding cake.
67. Hexagonal three tiered green and gold wedding cake.
Six tiered pink and grey wedding cake with white piping.
68. Six tiered pink and grey wedding cake with delicate looking piping.
Beach wedding cake idea.
69. Five tiered white wedding cake with a sea shell theme.
Elegant white wedding cake with large white flowers
70. Round wedding cake with large open blooms.

 

8. Fall Wedding Cakes

Fall colored rosed in red and orange.
71. Red and orange roses on a white wedding cake.
Four tiered stacked round wedding cake with fall colored decorations.
72. Simple fall wedding theme cake idea.
Wedding cake decorated with fall colored leaves.
73. Elegant looking wedding cake with leaf decorations.
White wedding cake decorated with handmade fall leaves and flowers.
74. A beautiful display of handmade fall leaves and flowers.
Elegant white wedding cake with a fall themed cake topper.
75. Simple wedding cake idea.
Fall wedding cake with trees loosing leaves.
76. Square wedding cake with trees in the fall.
Fall themed cake with fall leaves.
77. Round cake with fall colored leaves.
Small round wedding cake on gold plate with fall leaves.
78. Small single wedding cake with fall colored decorations.
Wedding cake table decorated with fall leaves.
79. Use fall leaves to decorate the cake table.
Decorate fall cakes with flowers in fall toned colors.
80. Wedding cake decorated with fall colored flowers and ribbon.

 

9. Modern Cakes

Mario inspired wedding cake design.
81. Modern cakes can be based on an interest or hobby.
Bright pink and white wedding cake with bride and groom cake topper.
82. Modern wedding cake designs can be bright and bold.
Brown and white wedding cake with circle decorations.
83. Go crazy with your favorite shape.
Simple modern wedding cake design.
84. Modern cakes can be simple in design.
Four tiered pink and white heart shaped cake with calla lily flowers.
85. Four tiered heart wedding cake design with calla lily flowers.
White wedding cake with red painted decorations. and multi heart cake topper.
86. Square wedding cakes with hand painted decorations.
Three tiered white wedding cake with ruffled icing and red flowers.
87. Modern cakes can have icing applied in unusual ways.
Orange and green wedding cake with LOVE cake topper.
88. Use non traditional cake toppers for your modern cake.
Modern wedding cake with a funny cake topper.
89. Modern cakes can have a sense of humour.
90. Modern beach theme wedding cake idea.

10. Rose Wedding Cakes

White wedding cakes with white roses.
91. White roses and lilies on white wedding cakes.
Square wedding cakes with red and orange roses.
92. Create layers of roses between the cake tiers.
Wedding cake with pink roses and other flowers.
93. Buttercream frosted wedding cake with pink roses.
Red and white wedding cake idea.
94. Match the color of the other decoations on the cake with the flowers.
Beautiful peach colored three tiered wedding cake with roses.
95. Stylish peach colored wedding cake with open rose flowers.
Beautiful white wedding cake with dark red roses.
96. A lush display of dark red roses on a simple white wedding cake.
Red rose and white wedding cake with castle cake topper.
97. Fairy tale cake idea with red roses.
A simple wedding cake with red roses as the  cake toppers.
98. An uncomplicated wedding cake design with red roses as a cake topper.
Small white wedding cake with roses.
99. Wedding cake with white roses.
Square cakes covered in roses.
100. Four tiered wedding cake covered completely in roses.
If you love roses why not consider a rose wedding theme or a romantic theme wedding.

11. Round Cake Ideas

Five tiered stacked wedding cake with a unique design.
101. A unique wedding cake design idea.
Brown and green wedding cake idea.
102. A white and green wedding cake with brown ribbon and flowers.
White wedding cakes seperated by pillars with calla lilies.
103. Red calla lilies on white round wedding cakes.
Fresh berries are used to decorate a four tiered white wedding cake.
104. Round wedding cake with fresh berry decorations.
White wedding cake with pale blue fondant ribbon.
105. Simple wedding cake with a musical theme.
White wedding cake with red orchids.
106. Red orchid flowers on a white wedding cake.
Three wedding cakes decorated with fresh fruit.
107. Wedding cake decorated with basket weave piping and fresh fruit.
White wedding cake on silver cake stand.
108. Four tiered white wedding cake on silver stand.
Blue and white wedding cake with bride and groom topper sitting on the top tier.
109. Blue and white round wedding cakes.
Wedding cake decorated with edible balls.
110. White wedding cake featuring edible balls.

 

12. Simple Cakes

Two tiered square wedding cake with hearts and gerber daisy decorations.
111. White square wedding cakes with dome shaped top tier and gerber daisies.
Weddign cake design with a beach theme.
112. Simple beach theme wedding cake.
Round wedding cake with simple doolde decorations and cupcake topper.
113. Fun simple wedding cake design with two cupcakes as the cake topper.
Simple three tiered wedding cake on cake stand with strawberry decorations.
114. Buttercream iced wedding cakes with slices of fresh strawberries as decorations.
Red and white wedding cakes with fresh flower decorations.
115. Round cakes covered with smooth fondant icing and small fresh flower arrangements.
Silver and burgundy wedding cake design.
116. Four tiered simple wedding cake with a decorative brooch pined to a burgundy bow.
117. Handmade bride and groom figures top this simple pink and cream wedding cake.
Wedding cake decorated with a selection of fresh fruit.
118. Wedding cake decorations can be as simple as using fruit.
Square wedding cake in white with white flowers and butterfly cake topper.
119. A stylish white wedding cake with delicate flowers and butterflies.
Tall buttercream wedding cake with orchid flowers.
120. Tall and fresh decorated with purple orchids and buttercream.

 

13. Square Cakes

Indian inspired wedding cake design.
121. The design on this beautiful cake was inspired by the pattern on an Indian sari.
Three tiered wedding cake in pink and gold with pink roses.
122. Pink and gold square wedding cake with matching pink roses.
Four tiered square wedding cake with sailing boats decorating the sides of the cakes.
123. Nautical theme square wedding cake on silver stand.
124. Featuring delicate white flowers and a large bow this four tiered square wedding cake will take pride at any reception.
Elegant piping all over the square wedding cake with more piping resembling buttons on the back of a wedding dress.
125. The detail on this square wedding cake resembles the buttoned up back of a wedding dress.
White and pink wedding cakes with hand piped cornelli embroidner.
126. Carefully hand piped cornelli embroidery in constating colors on white and pink wedding cakes.
Cubed wedding cake design on silver stand.
127. Totally modern and chic cubed single wedding cake.
Elegant white wedding cake with bow topper.
128. Monotoned four tiered square wedding cake with silver balls and bow cake topper.
Square wedding cake with carefully placed calla lilly flowers.
129. This square wedding cake is neat with its uncomplicated design and artfully positioned floral decorations.
130. Classic white is forever timeless and elegant no matter what the shape of your cake.
More square cakes can be seen here.

14. Traditional Cakes

Three tiered tradtional stacked wedding cake with yellow roses and rose petals scattered over the cake table.
131. Three tiered white wedding cake with yellow roses and rose petals. Complete with a unique crystal beaded wedding cake topper.
Grand four tiered wedding cake with delicate fern motif piping.
132. Lovely and statuesque four tiered wedding cake separated with roses and delicate fern motif piping.
Lovely three tiered white wedding cake with textured icing and pink flowers.
133. A appealing three tiered wedding cake with textured icing, pink flowers and ferns.
Sunflowers and ruffled piping on a four tiered traditional wedding cake style.
134. A simple wedding cake with ruffled piping and sunflowers.
Three tiered wedding cake with siliver, gold and white colors.
135. Simple and elegant in silver, white and a hint of gold on top perfect for any wedding setting.
Simple wedding cake with no flowers.
136. Simple and understated this four tiered wedding cake has only piping for the decoration.
Tradtional style wedding cake with square and round cake tiers.
137. A combination of square and round cakes can be used to create a traditional style wedding cake.
White round cakes with red roses and tiny red dots.
138. Simple small three tiered wedding cake with roses.
Four tiered stacked wedding cake with flowers on top cake.
139. Four tiered white wedding cake with monogram on the side of the top cake.
Pale blue wedding cake with flowers.
140. A combination of stacked cakes and a tier seperated by cake pillars.

15. Unusual Cake Designs

Unusual wedding cake based on an interest in cycling.
141. Unusual cake designs can be created around and interest or hobby.
Castle cakes are unusual wedding cake designs.
142. This fairy tale castle cake perfect for a cinderella theme wedding.
Orange "crochet" on a blue weddign cake.
143. Blue wedding cake with an orange "crochet" design.
An unusual Asian inspired wedding cakes.
144. Unusual cakes can be inspired by culture, like this Asian inspired cake.
Three tiered wedding cake with leaf decorations.
145. This unusual wedding cake is covered completely edible leaves.
Nature inspired bee hive wedding cake design.
146. This bee hive cake comes complete with icing resembling honeycomb.
Cakes in the shape of square flower pots with roses.
147. Square wedding cakes made to look like flower vases filled with roses..
Create unusal cakes around your favorite books.
148. Unusual cakes can be inspired by your favourite books like this Dr Seuss cake.
Brown and orange topsy turvy wedding cake.
149. Topsy turvy cake with a tropical theme.
Beach sand caslte wedding cake design idea.
150. A quirky sand castle wedding cake complete with edible sand and shells.

16. Vintage Cakes

Small two tiered wedding cake on vintage looking cake stand.
151. Use an antique gold stand to display your vingate wedding cake.
Vintage theme wedding cake with roses.
152. Roses are always timeless and picture perfect for a vintage theme.
Wedding cake in the shape of a vintage bird cage.
153. Vintage wedding cake in the style of an old world bird cage.
Yellow and white wedding cake decorated with lace and yellow roses.
154. Decorate your cake with old fashioned lace. The lace could be real or made from fondant icing.
Five tiered wedding cake with vintage brooches as decorations.
155. Use a vintage style cake stand and brooches to decorate your cake.
Three tiered pillar heartshaped wedding cakes.
156. Hearts and roses are always timeless.
Samll wedding cake with flowers.
157. Simple two tiered white weddign cake with flowers.
An elegant white wedding cake with fondant lace reminisent of times past.
158. Fondant lace covered white wedding cake.
White wedding cake with snowflakes and roses.
159. Snowflakes, bows and roses.
Four tiered white wedding cake.
160. Elegant and simple.

17. Purple Cakes

Beach or tropical purple wedding cake.
161. Sea shells and orchids.
Purple and white wedding cake.
162. White wedding cake with purple trim, purple and white calla lilies.
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18. Cakes With Flowers

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19. White Wedding Cakes

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20. Winter Cake Ideas

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If you are planning a winter wedding theme you might like to read our article on snowflake theme ideas.

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