65 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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February 05, 2020
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Floral Initial

Monograms are highly favored on all kinds of wedding day details and decor, but there’s none sweeter than a monogram cake! It’s a lovely focal point for wedding receptions, and it’s a great way to celebrate your newly-shared last name.

Lilac Ruffles

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

Subtle Surprise

If you look closely, you’ll see the couple’s monogram inscribed in white icing for a sweet surprise.

Macaron Cake

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

Budget-Friendly

Fondant frosting is typically used in ornately decorated wedding cake designs, and therefore is often a pricier choice than buttercream. While a big beautiful fondant cake will be sure to make a statement, opting for a simple design in buttercream will cut your cost significantly.

Bare Beauty

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.

Gold Leaf Wedding Cake

Desserts are another avenue for self-expression and we’re loving the uptick in artistic confectionaries - specially this gorgeous gold leaf creation.

Cookie Cake

Not a huge cake fan? Opt for layered cookies shaped like a cake for a unique dessert.

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 >>

I Do, I Donut

Fake your cake with a tower piled high with donuts. To make it look more "cake-like," fill in gaps with greenery and succulents and finish it off with a chic cake topper.

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 Pretty / Michael & Carina 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 Pretty / Julie 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

Fig-Topped

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

Gilded

Embrace the metallic trends with a gilded wedding cake. Photo: Style Me Pretty / Julie 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 Pretty / Michael & Carina Photography

Lovely Lemon

A lemon cake with colorful, springtime flowers makes the perfect finishing touch to any summer wedding.

Southern Charmer

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

Blush Ruffles

Wow your guests with this incredible DIY cake featuring blush pink ruffles and edible gold sequins. Topped with pretty pink flowers and displayed on a mercury glass cake stand, you'll have everyone asking you how to make this beauty.

Layers of Luxe

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

Ombre

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

Spring Is In the Air

If you want your wedding cake to have a floral design, draw inspiration from your bouquet for a coordinating color scheme.

Classy Watercolors

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

Perfect in Peonies

Peonies are known to represent romance, prosperity and a happy marriage. Include them in your design for a dash of good luck. Photo: Style Me Pretty / Michael & Carina Photography

A Work of Art

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

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 Pretty / Julie Paisley Photography

Dripping Flowers

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

Small But Mighty

It may be small, but this cake makes a big impact with its floral and leaf design.

Red Velvet

Big red and white colored wedding cake with autumn leaves close up.

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