Bride and Groom Cut Into Pink Cake With White Florals, One of Many Unique Wedding Cake Ideas | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography | planner: Upgrade Events By Ingrid | floral: The Simon Design | venue: Mira Lago | cake: Déjà vu Sweets
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40 Unique Wedding Cake Ideas to Sweeten the Party

Bride and Groom Cut Into Pink Cake With White Florals, One of Many Unique Wedding Cake Ideas | PartySlate

A unique wedding cake is the subtle, but wow-worthy wedding element you’ve been looking for. A wedding cake is a longstanding tradition dating back to the roman and medieval times. It represents good luck and prosperity in a marriage. As time has evolved, so has the creativity that comes along with wedding cake designs. Nowadays, couples are choosing bold colors, geometric designs, and even letting their personality shine through their wedding cake .  

According to Natalie Thames of Déjà Vu Sweets, “Our 20th-century brides have now chosen a more modern look, unless they have an open mind to use color — trendy black cakes to gray cakes. The ideas are truly unlimited.”

When planning your wedding, picking a cake may not be your first decision. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not an important and fun one. It’s also a decision you will want to plan in advance. Thames tells us, “Our couples are currently choosing their cake at least six months to a year in advance.”

So, are you sick of endless Pinterest scrolling with the same dead end results? Not to fear: We’ve got you covered. We’re bringing you 40 wedding cake ideas you haven’t seen anywhere else. 

BOLD & COLORFUL WEDDING CAKES

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photographer: Daniel Kim Photography l planner: Konsider It Done l floral: Mint Green Designs l cake: A Bakeshop 

Two tier salmon-colored wedding cake with unique design | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Alisse Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Lauren Alisse Photography l planner: Events by Kristina Elyse l floral: Fig & Vine l venue: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel l cake: Wed Cake 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photo courtesy of & venue: Tenuta Tresca

Gold Wedding Cake With Bright and Colorful Flowers | PartySlate
photographer :Sam Jasper Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Sam Jasper Photography | planning & design: Valia Rose Events | floral: CeCe Designs and Events | venue: The Theodore

Three tier wedding cake with dusty orange, grey and white using gradient effect | PartySlate
photographer: The Arandas

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: The Arandas l planner: Eventive Moments l venue: The MODERN l cake: Sweet Novelette 

Three-tier wedding cake with dark blue on top and bottom and white in middle | PartySlate
photographer: Buchanan Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photography: Buchanan Photography l planner: Cassandra Lee & Co. Events l floral: Anthos Floral Concepts l venue: Noor l cake: Portos 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photo courtesy of & venue: Emeline 

GEOMETRIC WEDDING CAKES

Three tier square wedding cake with multi-color tangram designs | PartySlate
photographer: The Drakes Studio

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: The Drakes Studio l planner & design: Detailed Affair Events l floral: RL Design HTX l venue: A Thousand Oaks Events & Retreats l cake: Cakes by Gina

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photography: Brian D Smith Photography l planner & design: Intrigue Design & Events l floral: Loluma l venue & cake: Emeline 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Kristen Marie Parker l planner, design & floral: Sinclair & Moore Events l venue: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle l cake: Midori Bakery

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Stanlo Photography l planner: MBM Events & Design l floral: Petal Productions l venue: Seafair Miami Mega Yacht l cake: Déjà Vu Sweets 

Four-tier circular wedding cake with mix of green tile designs and grey marble | PartySlate
photographer: Meghan McCarthy Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photography: Megan McCarthy Photography l planner: Savvy Rose Events l floral: Lilyput Co. l venue: Galleria Marchetti | cake: Spencer Trygve Cakes

FLORAL-FORWARD WEDDING CAKES

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photo courtesy of & cake: Julie Simon Cakes

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photographer: Celine Chhuon Photography l planner & design: Madame Wedding Design l floral: Floraisan Paris l cake: Sweet Creations Cake 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Kurstin Roe Photography l planner & design: Bellwether Events l floral: Lynnvale Studios l cake: Buttercream Bakeshop

Three-tier wedding white cake with pressed orange-colored flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Justin Lee Burr

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Justin Lee Burr l planner & design: Lonney Jane Productions l floral: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events l venue: Napoleon House l cake: Bittersweet Confections 

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Stanlo Photography l planner: Upgrade Events By Ingrid l floral: The Simon Design l venue: Mira Lago l cake: Déjà Vu Sweets 

Two-tier wedding cake with green watercolor bottom and cream top with cream-hued flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Amanda Lane Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Amanda Lane Photography l floral: Haute Poppies l venue: The Nest at Ruth Farms 

WEDDING CAKES WITH CREATIVE DESIGNS

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography l planner: Sunny California Weddings l floral: Irises Designs l venue: The Ebell of Los Angeles l cake: Portos 

Five-tier French-inspired cake with blue accents and lemon designs | PartySlate
photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Ailyn LA Toree Photography l planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning l venue: Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club l cake: The Artistic Whisk 

Moody black wedding cake with multiple textures and one tan tier | PartySlate
photographer: Fire & Ice Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Fire & Ice Photography l floral: Leah T. Williams Events l cake: Déjà Vu Sweets 

Towering eight tier white wedding cake with ornate gold icing designs | PartySlate
photographer: Ross Harvey

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Ross Harvey l planner: Alejandra Poupel Events l design & floral: Daniel Ost l venue: Chåteau Vaux-le-Vicomte l cake: Bastien Blanc Taileur 

Small multi-tiered gold accented wedding cake with multiple flavors | PartySlate
photographer: Indigo Lace Collective

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Indigo Lace Collective l planner: Storybook Weddings & Events l floral: Flowers for Dreams l venue: Salvage One l caterer: Maison Cuisine

Grand five-tier wedding cake with extraordinary white floral design in grand high-ceiling venue | PartySlate
photographer: Libre Comme L’Art

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Libre Comme L’Art l planner & design: Alejandra Poupel Events l floral: Eric Chauvin l cake: Bastien Blanc Tailleur 

Three-tier black wedding cake with elegant rose design spanning across each tier | PartySlate
photographer: Larisa Shorina Photography

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Larisa Shorina photography l planner: Forever Young Events l floral: N.T. Designs l venue: The Bowery Hotel l cake: Wonderful Wedding Cakes

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Dave Robbins Photography l planner: Leslie Mastin Events l design: David Beahm Experiences l venue: Central Park Zoo l caterer: Peter Callahan 

Two-tier navy blue wedding cake with crescent moon design on top tier | PartySlate
photographer: Marquez Fotos

The Vendors Who Made This Event Happen:

photographer: Marquez Fotos l planner & design: Lonney Jane Productions l floral: Hummingbird Floral Studio l cake: Gambino’s Bakery


People Also Ask…

What Type of Wedding Cake is the Most Popular?

According to Natalie Thames of Déjà Vu Sweets, the most traditional cake that couples order is an all-white with cascading florals. She also says, “Our 20th-century brides have now chosen a more modern look, unless they have an open mind to use color—trendy black cakes to gray cakes. The ideas are truly unlimited.” She adds, “We also have brides who request our best-seller chocolate chip naked cake. It is truly to die for!”

How Far in Advance Should I Put in My Wedding Cake Order?

Thames shares, “Our couples are currently choosing their cake at least six months to a year in advance. These are usually the ones who have “seasoned planners” with teams who understand that we book out exceptionally early. The “seasoned planners” usually advise their couples to lock in their location first, then the vendors.” 

It’s also important to discuss your ideal wedding cake with your bakery and dessert company as early as possible to avoid incurring rush fees. Use PartySlate’s curated directory to find a talented wedding cake designer near you. Make sure to filter by event type, location, services, and more.