27 Beautiful & Unique Wedding Cake Design Ideas

Your wedding cake is more than just a dessert — it's an extension of your style, personality and exquisite taste. Get inspired by some of our favorite delectable designs.

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November 28, 2016
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Fun & Flirty

Covered in gold glitter and adorned with an edible rose, this stunner would steal the show at any upscale garden-themed soirée.

Semi-Naked Cake

For those who love the look of a naked cake, but the taste and texture of icing, a semi-naked or 'scantily-clad' cake is the way to go. 

Naked Cake

If a classic naked cake is more your style, add fresh berries for color, taste and a touch of personality. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

Dripping Flowers

Now this is what we call a cake that's blooming with beauty. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

Macaron Cake

Francophiles can fully embrace their love of France with a macaron tower. Photo: Style Me Pretty/ Rebecca Yale Photography

Petite & Sweet

Can't choose just one? Individual cakes allow you to stylishly showcase a variety of flavors. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Rose Gold Art Deco

With its Art Deco stenciling and shimmering sequins, this rose gold cake is all dressed up for a glam affair. Learn how to make this vintage-inspired dessert >>

Clean & Classic

We suspect this gorgeous, classic look will never go out of style. Photo: Style Me PrettyRebecca Yale Photography

Lilac Ruffles

Purple with a purpose, this colorful cake is ruffled yet totally regal. Photo: Style Me PrettyGreg Finck Photography

Buttercream Art

Whimsical buttercream designs up the interest of a plain white cake. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Vintage Glam

Dripping with edible gems, this stunning old Hollywood-inspired creation looks as if it was made for Gloria Swanson herself.

Gorgeous Greenery

Bring your cake to life by incorporating natural elements like silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller and other soft-hued greens. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Add Color With Ribbon

Pink satin ribbon adds elegance and color to this classic wedding cake. Photo: Style Me PrettyGreg Finck Photography

Classy Watercolors

Embrace your inner artist with a subtle take on watercolors. Photo: Style Me PrettyGreg Finck Photography

Vibrant Watercolor

This fun, colorful cake is made with delicious buttercream frosting and decorated with a gorgeous amethyst geode. Learn how to make this easy DIY cake >>

Mini Bundt Cakes

Served in individual-sized portions, this retro dessert is in high demand (and rightly so!). Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

A Work of Art

This golden cake easily doubles as a wondrous work of art. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography


Rustic yet totally romantic, you'll love this fruity topper. Photo: Style Me PrettyRebecca Yale Photography

Perfect in Peonies

Handmade sugar flowers are sure to wow your guests. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography


Embrace the metallic trends with a gilded wedding cake. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

Top Me Off

Inspired by the romance of written words, a cake topper like this is one trend that is sure to stick around. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography

Southern Charmer

For the southern affair, you can't go wrong with a classic buttercream cake overflowing with blackberries and seeded eucalyptus.

Fruit, Floral & Gold Leaf Buttercream

It’s hard to top the beauty of fresh flowers and gorgeous in-season fruit – unless you add sparkle! Edible gold leaf is a simple way, stunning way to up the interest of a plain buttercream cake. Learn how to decorate your wedding cake with edible gold leaf >>

Layers of Luxe

Go above and beyond the classic white with layers of luxe detailing like edible pearls, crystals and tufting. Photo: Style Me PrettyMichael & Carina Photography


A fresh take on a favorite trend, ombre is a dreamy, subtle way to bring color to the dessert table. Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

Southwestern Inspiration

A spectrum of color and sparkle, this unique wedding cake is topped with a steer head, adding a touch of whimsy to this southwestern-inspired reception. Photo: First Comes Love Events

Suspended Display

Why not try turning your wedding cake into a hanging art installation? Photo: Style Me PrettyJulie Paisley Photography

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