5 Unique Wedding Cake Ideas

After enjoying your delicious reception meal, it’s time for a sweet treat. The wedding cake is such a classic dessert with so many options to choose from. It also often has its own spot in your timeline for the day so you can share the first piece with your new spouse. If you are currently planning a wedding, you might be searching for some wedding cake inspiration. Today we are sharing 5 unique wedding cake ideas to help you decide on your perfect option!

Choosing Your Wedding Cake

Before we begin, let’s talk about how to choose your wedding cake. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when speaking with your cake baker:

  • Guest Count: Determine a general guest count to know how much cake you need. This will help you decide on other dessert options. If you are eloping, you might choose a mini one-tier cake or cute cupcakes.
  • Design Style: The wedding cake is a decor piece! Chat with your cake baker about your wedding vision. You may bring in a color palette and floral samples for them to reference.
  • Timing: How long will the wedding be sitting before it is served? There are certain cake flavors that won’t hold up in hot outdoor temperatures. Any cake will need to be relatively cool for serving to maintain the original look. Plan on when to serve the cake accordingly. You may also want to coordinate with your venue on a refrigerated space to store your wedding cake if it is arriving early in the day.
  • Preference: Your personal preference is the most important consideration! If you aren’t a fan of sweets but love the look of a wedding cake, opt for a smaller option and then order a dessert that you enjoy more. Don’t worry about choosing a flavor of cake to please everybody. You can have a cake for just the two of you to cut or choose different flavors for each tier.

Fine Art Inspired

If you are looking for a cake that is truly a design piece, gather inspiration from art! You will be surprised what a little extra florals and details like edible gold leaf can do. For this option, opt for a modern and minimal design. Let the cake speak for itself by choosing a subtle cake stand. You might also decide on a one tier option.

One tier wedding cake with gold detail

Nature Themed

For those that love a natural and foraged look, choose a naked cake! Decorate the cake with fruit and natural greenery from your wedding florals. This is the perfect cottage core look. We could even see this at an outdoor wedding in the woods! Keep the color palette focused on earth tones inspired by the season of your wedding.

Naked wedding cake with oranges and greenery


There is something so chic about a monotone look! Choose one color for your wedding cake and then get creative with adding different textures as the details. You might add plenty of fresh florals to this design in a different color.

Three tiered all white wedding cake with greenery

Simple Cupcakes

So, cupcake are not exactly wedding cake but they are just as delicious! If you are keeping things laid back or want to skip the grand tiered wedding cake look, this mini options are for you. You can add so many different designs and colors so you will not miss out on the aesthetic.

Simple cupcakes for wedding dessert

Love this blog and want more wedding ideas? Check out these spring wedding color palette ideas next!

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