Stylish Wedding Cakes to Inspire Your Event

Gather ideas from these unique and beautiful confections of all shapes and sizes!

Stylish Wedding Cakes to Inspire Your Event

Photo: Jennifer Martin Photography

When selecting a cake design to display at the reception, many couples struggle with finding a style that is beautiful, fits the motif of the day, and makes a statement that will wow their guests. Some couples choose to go a more classic route with ivory buttercream and fresh or sugar flowers, while others incorporate soft or bold wedding colors, prints, or intricate designs that are featured elsewhere throughout the décor. 

A number of brides and grooms feel that towering confections are the most stunning for an opulent celebration, so if their spending limit allows, they'll showcase cakes taller than most of their guests – which truly become part of the reception décor. While these confection designs are absolutely striking, they're not the only option when it comes to choosing a style that will be both unique and beautiful. From miniature cakes for every guest in attendance, to three-tier confections featuring on-trend floral prints, to wedding cakes in offbeat hues such as black, the options to impress your loved ones are truly endless!

Take a look at the photos of stylish wedding cakes below to inspire the sweets at your fête. For more inspiration, click on each photo to see more images from each of these events! 

Elaborate white wedding cake opulent wedding cake decorating ideas
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Cherry blossom wedding cake with gold details wedding cake ideas
Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

Three tier wedding cake with dark moody colors and flower print wedding cake ideas
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; Linens by 
Nüage Designs

Tall white cake with gold detailing at wedding cake ideas
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Linens by 
Luxe Linen

Pretty square cake design wedding cake ideas gold details fresh flowers
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios

Tall wedding cake unique tiers layers flower fondant details
Photo by John Solano Photography; Planning & Design by Levine Fox Events; Rentals by 
Revelry Event Designers

Tall wedding cake with gold layer and sugar flowers bridal shower cake ideas
Photo by Melody Melikian Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design

Unique wedding cake with black flower print design and unique painting wedding cake ideas
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover wedding cake tall opulent sugar flowers monogram
Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

Wedding cake designed to look like a chapel wedding cake ideas cathedral cake
Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by 
Luxe Linen

Tall opulent same sex gay wedding cake with hundreds of sugar flowers
Photo by John & Joseph Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

Black gold and white great gatsby theme wedding cake ideas
Photo by KingenSmith

Mini cake for every guest on small tiny cake stand wedding cake ideas place setting
Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Tall opulent wedding cake with fresh flowers pink and white
Photo by Carasco Photography; Floral Design by Kesh Designs

Unique light blue and gold wedding cake on swing stand flower base cake ideas
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; Planning & Design by Victoria Weddings & Events

Unique black wedding cake with white flowers and gold base wedding cake ideas
Photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography

For more wedding cake and dessert ideas, see stylish "naked" cakes from real weddings, find out if a dessert station is right for your event, and learn everything you need to know about serving cake at your reception.