By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Know you want a gorgeous wedding cake, but are unsure which style to plump for? Allow me to help with my ultimate wedding cake ideas guide!
It’s not easy to find the perfect wedding cake which is why I’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful wedding bakes ever.
No matter your wedding style or budget, you’ll be sure to go away with your dream cake idea today.
Firstly, it goes without saying that you don’t need to have a wedding cake at all. Many couples opt out of this tradition and that’s absolutely fine. Secondly, you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a stylish and tasty cake.
As a rule of thumb, the smaller and simpler the design, the less a wedding cake will cost. So keep this in mind before you fall for an expensive beauty that may not be doable for your wedding budget.
Don’t forget that you can always bake your own wedding cake or ask a loved one to help you out too. Alternatively, contact a professional wedding cake designer to achieve your cake of dreams.
Right, are you ready for all the cake inspiration? Let’s go.
Naked cakes are so popular and it’s easy to see why. This glitter drip bare sponge with flowers and berries is by Danielle Jones.
Real edible pressed flowers such as this treat by The Boho Bakery can look spectacular.
Opt for homemade cake with pretty pearls for a very trendy style. Add a personalised wedding cake stand too for an extra flourish.
Vintage fans will love this rerto iced delight by Lily Vanilli.
Go bold with your colour choices and use a vibrant palette.
Real flowers with gold leaf is a match made in heaven.
The Cake Witch created this tree cake design with a bark effect.
If you are a fan of prints and floral patterns, a painted cake may be for you.
Add a delicate vibe with metallic gold leaf as shown by One Part Love Bakery.
Try thinking outside of the box and use natural materials such as cotton wool for boho style.
If you are more of a savoury person, why not go for a cheese tower by The Cheese Plate?
For the perfect mouthful, and no worries about portion sizes, have you considered wedding cupcakes? Add them to a cute cake stand for a lovely look.
Go gothic with dark moody colours and textures.
Pop flowers in between tiers for a picture-perfect look, complete with wooden decor.
Photo: Kerry Diamond Photography via Woodland Boho Wedding Cake: Everydays A Cupcake
This modern cake is striking thanks to its invisible tier and architectural orchids.
This pastel pretty cake in pinks and blues uses creative brushstrokes for texture.
Take inspiration from on-trend marble. Ideal for city weddings and paired back colour schemes.
Photo: Jett Walker Photography via Marble Greenery Gold Wedding Ideas Cake: The Cakerie
For a little more coverage than a completely naked cake, a semi-naked cake has a little more buttercream.
The Cake Doll added striking drips for a delicious cake idea.
A feast for the eyes, macarons are delicate, light and very sweet. Macarons are available in many colours and flavours so guests can pick and choose their faves.
Take a plain cake from M&S and adorn it with sweet treats for a DIY wedding cake idea.
Fruit and flowers really pop against this luxe black wedding cake design.
Nature lovers will adore this leaf press cake effect. Is this the perfect woodland wedding cake idea?
A firm fave at weddings has been the doughnut. You can totally level-up doughnuts into the ultimate wedding dessert. Indulge in divine flavours, stack them up and allow guests to help themselves.
A matching pair of cakes, one for each of you is such a sweet idea.
Go opulent with a super tall cake such as this design by Sarah Carr’s Speciality Cakes.
Copper tones and geometric patterns make this cake one that will stand out.
For moody glam affairs, a black and gold cake design by Sam’s Sweet Treats may be the perfect fit.
Choose a plethora of bright blooms to decorate a fresh white cake.
Urban Cakehouse used feathers to create this masterpiece wedding cake.
A cake design with a geometric shape rather than a traditional round sponge, complete with concrete effect icing.
This is my own wedding cake! We had three buttercream beauties, one with rainbow layers for a fun surprise.
Cake Design By Holly Miller added a pretty moon to this boho wedding cake.
The Cake Spa made this ethereal celestial cake complete with stars and moons.
For a twist on a classic, use modern sprinkles teamed with flower decoration.
This modern cake with a terracotta colour palette and dried flowers by Elizabeth Anna Cake Design is so elegant.
A simple, chic monochrome cake design by hellocake.uk with a decadent black ribbon bow.
Stunning texture and jewel tones with this brushstroke cake by The Silver Cake.
Have fun with your cake design by adding a rainbow topper!
This cake has a gorgeous rustic feel with the dried flower hoop, created by Cherry Blossom Cakes.
Terrazzo is the in-thing in interiors, so why not bring it to your wedding?
Bring tropical vibes to your wedding with tropical flowers and fun icing.
Sweet Peas Cake Boutique added all the sugar flowers for a statement wedding cake idea.
Timeless, simple and budget-friendly greenery will look ever so gorgeous.
Why have one cake when you can have a trio? The Master Cakesmith made these gorgeous cakes styled to perfection.
Add your wedding theme, hobbies or loves to your wedding cake. Just like this cute flamingo design.
There we have it, all the wedding cake ideas you'll ever need to find the one! Now all you need to do is set your cake budget, work out your portion sizes and book in your cake maker. Hooray!
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