Naked wedding cake with florals

12 Wedding Cake Ideas Perfect for Your Wedding

One of the sweetest parts of your wedding day is (literally) the cake. It’s one of the prettiest displays in the reception area, and many guests wait all night for a piece.

The best part? It can be whatever you want it to be, including something non-traditional. Need some inspiration? Check out these beautiful cake designs that will make your mouth water.

Pink wedding cake with colorful flowers Shades of orange wedding cake

Via Cat Carty Buswell and Ruffled; 1st Cake by Sweet Heather Anne

#12: Colorful Wedding Cake

For the bright and bubbly couple, how cute are these rainbow-inspired wedding cakes? They’re almost too pretty to cut into! This is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors, or a mix of your favorite colors. Bonus: each layer could be a different flavor/color on the inside.

3-tiered naked wedding cake Naked wedding cake with flowers

Via Eric Kelley for Easton Events and Yeah Weddings; 1st Cake by Maliha Creations

#11: Naked Wedding Cake

The naked wedding cake trend is here to stay. It’s a great choice for couples that don’t love a ton of frosting or want to keep the design simple. We love the trifecta of flavors going on here: red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate—for the couple that can’t choose just one! For a touch of elegance, add flowers to the top and the corners.

Iced donut wedding tower Tiered donut wedding cake

Via Holding & Co Photography and Caroline Sada Photography; 2nd Cake by The Cake Guys

#10: Donut Tower Wedding Cake

Do not get us started on this awesome (& tasty) trend! Skip traditional wedding cake and go for tiers of donuts. Keep it classic with plain glaze, or add pops of color through frosting and sprinkles. Plus, it’s super easy to serve and your guests will be talking about it all night long.

Fig naked wedding cake Roses and berries wedding cake

Via Instagram, Vow Bridal and Instagram

#9: Fruity Wedding Cake

Calling all fruit lovers: these stunning wedding cakes are just peachy! We love how the fruit is incorporated in both designs. The naked fig cake with pistachios around the base is so elegant, and the berry sponge cake is super fun and bold.

Pearl-studded five-layer wedding cake multi-tiered chocolate wedding cake

Via Instagram and Instagram; Cake by Simply Alpa and Sam’s Cupcakes

#8: Multi-Tiered Wedding Cake

Many couples decide to go big or go home with their amazing multi-tiered wedding cakes. You can keep the same look and feel from top to bottom or mix things up with different sizes, textures, and colors.

It’s a chocolate lover’s dream with this stunning 12-tier cake on the right. For the 5-tier pastel pink cake, it’s all in the details. Each row features a fresh pattern and print—we’re totally obsessed.

Winter ice cube wedding cake Single tier naked wedding cake

Via by Instagram and Adriana Rivera; Cake by Eva Emilia Cake Design and Ivette’s Nutty Kitchen

#7: Single-Tiered Wedding Cake

A smaller, more intimate wedding reception calls for a sweet and simple design, and there’s nothing wrong with a delicate, single-tier wedding cake. This square, wintry cake is giving us ice cube vibes and the caramel glaze is stunning. The simple vanilla naked cake acts as a blank canvas; it’s the perfect opportunity to add some of your wedding florals.

Pressed flowers wedding cake Rustic wedding cake with flowers

Via Serenity Film & Pictures and Hannah Adams Photography and Virginia Photography; Cake by Blushing Cook and The Vanilla Pod Bakery

#6: Floral Wedding Cake

A big trend that continues into 2022 is the floral wedding cake. It’s such an elegant design and can be incorporated several ways: real flowers, edible flowers, and pressed flowers. We totally see these ethereal cakes on display for multiple types of weddings—from garden to rustic and even boho.

Bronze and pink geode wedding cake Blue geode wedding cake

Via Instagram, Instagram and Ali Brannan; 2nd Cake by Intricate Icings

#5: Geode Wedding Cake

These next cakes really glisten. A geode-themed wedding cake is a super unique design choice. You can tell that a lot of time and effort was put into the design, and the colors really pop on these show-stopping cakes!

Black and gold wedding cake Black floral and striped wedding cake

Via Instagram, Ola&Dorota and Clayton Austin, Style Me Pretty; 1st Cake by Nie Za Stodkie

#4: Black Wedding Cake

For the couple that loves a little edge, these black cakes are stunning. The first photo is giving us Art Deco vibes, and we love the swipes of gold. It’s very elegant and sleek. We’re also vibing the textured detail on the second photo, and the floral and ribbon additions add a touch of femininity.

Metal and marble wedding cake Modern teal, white and gold wedding cake

Via Instagram and Elegant Wedding Invites; 1st Cake by Something Blue Bakery

#3: Modern Art Wedding Cake

Talk about a total work of art! These modern cakes are amazing—almost too good to eat. Each detail is mesmerizing: the marble stone finishes, metal-plated texture, and eye-catching 3D accents. Any of these cakes will certainly wow your guests, and they’ll remember it for years to come.

Tiered cookie wedding cake Black and white cookie wedding cake alternative

Via Elegant Wedding Invites and Danfredo Photos+Films; 2nd Cake by Joey’s Fine Foods

#2: Cookie Wedding Cake

Another non-traditional (but equally yummy) option is a cookie cake. There’s nothing like a good cookie, so layer it on for your big day! You can choose a multi-tiered cookie cake or stack cookies on a serving platter. This is a great way to mix and match crowd-pleasing flavors like chocolate chip, sugar, snickerdoodle, and more.

Gold calligraphy wedding cake Black and white calligraphy wedding cake

Via One Fab Day, Style Me Pretty and Lisa Renault Photographie; Cake by Flour & Flourish and Luisa Galuppo

#1: Calligraphy Wedding Cake

Finally, you can have the last word of the night with a calligraphy wedding cake. You could feature your favorite quote, an excerpt from a poem, book, or movie, a special verse or song lyric, or a section from your vows. The options are endless!