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Creative Wedding Cake Ideas Too Sweet to Eat

When it comes to narrowing down my favorite detail to feature, a creative wedding cake would have to top the list! I’m celebrating with some of the most stylish, delicious, and too-pretty-to-eat wedding cake designs from features this year!


This stunning sweet showcased the unofficial color of the year – Marigold Yellow! This lovely shade completely won me over, in large part to this unbelievable cake. Tiers of textured buttercream became a unique and lovely color palette thanks to the pairing of yellow frosting with peach and lilac flowers! The candied orange slices added an extra sweet touch!

The Most Gorgeous Colorful Cake in Marigold Yellow with Fresh Flowers and Dried Fruit

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Photography by Flora Bloom Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Howey Mansion | Event Planning by I Do Events and Party Rentals | Floral Design by Le Fleur Atelier | Wedding Cake by Le Petit Sweet

Cakes these days are truly more a work of art than just a dessert – as illustrated by this incredible ruffled confection! The gilded edges were the perfect finishing touch to this icy blue and navy cake.

Blue and Orange Ruffled Wedding Cake

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Photography by Mandy Liz Photography | Event Planning by Evergreen Events | Wedding Cake by Katelin Hayes Desserts

When a single photo causes this much stir on Instagram, it’s a shoo-in for this round up! The handmade popsicle stick backdrop set off this gorgeous dessert display – the subtle texture on the white cake was the perfect counterpoint to a cohesive and visually stunning spread!

Modern Dusty Pink and Gold Wedding Cake and Dessert Display Made of Popsicle Sticks

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Photography by Devon Donnahoo Photography | Wedding Planning and Event Design by Amorology | Floral Design by The Dainty Lion | Reception Venue and Catering: La Valencia Hotel | Dessert Bar Backdrop by Backup Backdrops | Desserts by Mac Bar Macarons | Popsicles by Viva Pop

Gemstone and geode cakes were on trend this year, but I adore how this sweet cake ran with that idea in a totally new direction! Clustered crystals like rock candy added a hint of organic sparkle to this buttercream cake.

Geode and Rock Crystal Cake

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Photography by Katherine Beth Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hatched Studio | Event Planning and Floral Design by Blanc Floral Design | Wedding Cake by Riot Cake

Intimate weddings and elopements have become a new normal, meaning cakes for two are on the rise! This beautifully detailed dusty blue buttercream cake demonstrates the punch a single layer can bring!

Delicate Blue Buttercream Cake

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Photography by Radiant Photography by Sydney Danielle | Creative Design and Workshop Host by Posh Moments Photography | Wedding Venue:  Carolina Country Weddings and Events | Event Design & Rentals by A Bushel and A Peck Rentals | Wedding Cake by The Wow Factor Cakes

This regal wedding rang a lot of bells this year, but this royal purple and gold cake deserves a spotlight all its own! The incredible stained glass pattern and sculptural flower topper became a focal point to an already stunningly styled wedding!

Fine Art Wedding Cake with Stained Glass Details

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Photography: 2 Brides Photography | Reception Venue: Bergendal | Event Planning and Floral Design: Fanny Staaf Events | Wedding Cake: Liv Sandberg Cake Art 

Lovers of color, this one is for you! Watercolor brushed frosting, a spray of sugar flowers, and patterned medallions turned this cake into a work of modern art!

Colorful Modern Art Wedding Cake

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Photography: Kelley Williams Photography | Wedding Venue: The White Barn – Edna Valley | Planning & Coordination: Elyse Events | Wedding Cake: Cake Cathedral

Picking one detail from this incredibly creative wedding would have been impossible, but this cake deserves a special mention! The bride herself planned every detail, from the white drip frosting, the fresh flowers and dried figs, and the touches of gold leaf and macarons!

Modern White Wedding Cake with Drizzle Frosting and a Custom Cake Topper


Photography: Katia Popik Photography | Wedding Venue: Burroughs Home and Gardens | Planning and Styling: The Bride | Day-of Coordination: I Dew Events | Floral Design: Nandi Chin Events | Wedding Cake: Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery Garland

Not one, buy FIVE artful cakes created a romantic spring array for this rainy day shoot, and each one is a stunning gem. From colorful frosting, on-trend drizzle, and brushed petals, each one showcases unique and creative sugar skills!

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Photography: Megan Wallach Photography | Event Planning: AM Coordination | Wedding Venue: Vezalay | Floral Design: Flaura Botanica | Cakes and Desserts: Cake Envy

This is fall perfection in a cake, right here! The subtle natural gold palette from fresh fruit and flowers added to the baked tones of a nearly naked cake topped with a frosting drizzle.

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Photography: Lahna Marie Photography | Venue: The Hummingbird Estate | Floral Design: Penny and Lulu | Wedding Cake: Mrs. Card’s Cakes 

Celestial designs are a personal weakness, and this lovely square cake paired a stardust shimmer with marble inspired carvings that is as heavenly as it gets!

Celestial Stardust Wedding Cake in Dusty Blue

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Photography: Sarahi Hadden Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Park Winters | Event Planning and Design: Events by Courtney Ann | Floral Design: Le Bloomerie | Wedding Cake: Etta Avenue Cakes | Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters

Cakes are like painted canvases you can eat, and that has never been more true than this masterpiece! The brushed tier makes a grand statement despite its petite size, thanks to a vibrant palette and crown of flowers!

Work of Art Watercolor Wedding Cake

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Photography: Katherine Newman Photography | Photography: DHW Photography | Event Design and Styling: Apple and Bramble Events | Floral Design: Fleur Provocateur | Wedding Cake: The Silver Cake 

If earthy and organic is more your speed, this lovely sweet uses fresh berries and pears along with barely tinted naked buttercream to make an elegant statement!

Rustic Naked Wedding Cake with Fresh Fruit

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Photography: Alicia King Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Windrift Hall | Event Planning: Emily Baldwin Events | Floral Design: Sarah Saunders Studio | Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes

This cake is the perfect example of all the elements coming together in lovely unity – the dusty mauve backdrop makes the white cake pop, and the gold stand and fresh flowers are all the adornments needed!

White Wedding Cake with Peach and White Flowers

SEE MORE – Dusty Mauve and Summer Gold Ranch Wedding with Statement Flowers

Photography: Carrie McGuire Photography | Wedding Venue: Circle Oak Ranch | Floral Design: RSVP Floral Design| Wedding Cake: Cakes to Celebrate!

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