The 63 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes For 2021

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Let’s talk wedding cakes! Maybe you’ve got an eye for unique design, maybe you’re opting to keep a few traditions, or maybe you’re jetting off for an adventure elopement. There are a million different ways to plan a wedding but we almost always find a way to celebrate the same — with a nod to the sweet tooth.

Wedding cakes find their history in ancient Rome. The groom concluded the ceremony by breaking a loaf of barley bread over the bride’s head, symbolizing fertility. Coooool. Nowadays, we gather up the crumbs and wrap them up in buttercream and flowers and fruits and painted designs. The wedding cake is one of the most fun ways to incorporate a theme and it’s always ripe for a photo opp.

Boho brides might love a wedding cake with dried flowers, the romantic wedding day calls for sleek white and unexpected detail, perhaps. Minimalist wedding cakes run the range from single floral toppers to terrazzo-painted icing. Which one will you love?

We’ve got over 60 of the most beautiful wedding cakes seen on GWS and beyond for plenty of inspiration. Because after all, there’s nothing like a sweet finish to wrap up your wedding day.

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1. Textured Pink Cake

Pink Cake with Dried Flowerscake by Annie’s Cakes | photo: Megan Robinson Photo | design + planning: Belle Bodas Events | florals: Florette Floral

2. Geometric Minimalism

White Geo Cakecake by Autumn Cake Design | photog: Jen Sosa | design + planning: Moon Velvet Design | florals: Oak & Ash

3. Pressed Flowers

spring cake pressed flowerscake by Bee’s Custom Cake’s | photog: Casi Yost Photography | event design: Peachy Keen Coordination | florals: Wildflower Portland

4. Towering Peachy Pinks with Translucent Tier

ocean wedding cake
cake by Sugar Plum Bakes from this Coastal Boho Elopement Inspiration with Tonal Pink Details | photo by Rebecca Carpenter Photography

5. Mulan-Inspired Cake

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cake by Autumn Nomad | photog: Cody James Barry

6. Modern White Minimalism

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cake by Pensa  from this Minimalist Wedding at a Botanical + Industrial Venue in New York City
| photo by Tom Leung Photography

7. Mini Buttercream

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cake by Cakes by Brittany from This Intimate Quarantine Wedding Collided with Protests — and Proved Love Always Wins | photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography

 8. Monochrome Boho Rainbow

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cake by Flor de Harina  from this Bohemian Elopement in a Puerto Rican Castle + A Floral Fringe Dress
| photo by Rey & Natasha from Phosphilic

9. Textured Mauves

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cake by Flour & Flourish from this round-up of 15 Small Cakes That Are Perfect for a Micro Wedding! | photo by Breanna White

10. Moody Edgar Allan Poe-Cutting Cake

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cake by Modern Bake from this Moody Masquerade Ball Meets Edgar Allan Poe Wedding Inspiration
| photo by Captured in Amber Photography

11. Rusty Red + Vibrant Sugar Flowers

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cake by Jennifer Parrish Taylor from this Vibrant Wedding Inspiration Highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month + Alpacas! | photo by Marcela Pulido Photography

12. Neutral Boho Rainbows

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cake by Autumn Nomad | photo by Rodeo and Co Photo | design by The Prism House

13. Delicate Celestial Details

celestial wedding cake
cake by Vanilla & The Bean from this Spiritual + Celestial Wedding in an Abandoned Train Station
| photo by Autumn Nicole Photography

14. Fancy with a Glitter Cherry

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cake by Sweet LionHeart

15. Edgy Pink Texture

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cake by Lux Sucre from this Trendy, Edgy + Offbeat for this White Wedding Inspiration
| photo by Casi Yost Photography

16. Simple White Cake with Fresh Flowers

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cake by D’Amico Catering | florals by Ashley Fox Designs

17. Modern Painter’s Palette

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cake by Half Baked Co from this Modern Color-Blocking Wedding Inspiration With A Twist | photo by Peterson Design & Photography

18. Still-Life with Sugar Flowers

wedding cake with sugar flowers
cake by Natasja Sadi from this round-up of 15 Small Cakes That Are Perfect for a Micro Wedding!

19. Covered in Fresh Flowers

yellow floral cakecake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. from this Rad Seaside Surfer Wedding | photo by Logan Cole Photo

20. Impressionist Painted Cake

impressionist wedding cake ideascake by Buttercream Bakery from our Round-Up of Impressionist-Inspired Cakes

21. Spirited Lion King Inspiration

Lion King Wedding Cakecake by Autumn Nomad from this Spirited Lion King-Inspired Wedding | photo by Cody James Barry Photography

22. Mini Wedding Cakes Lineup

mini wedding cakescakes by Love Bites By Erik from this Golden Micro Wedding Inspiration | photo by Alison Conklin

23. Moody Teals

celestial blue cakecake by Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness from this Moody Celestial Garden Wedding | photo by M2 Photography

24. Towering Aladdin-Inspired Cake

Aladdin Wedding Cakecake by Autumn Nomad from this Aladdin + Jasmine-Inspired Wedding | photo by Cody James Barry Photography

25. Muted Mauve Boho

soft pink cakecake by Hey There Cupcake from this Summer Lovin’ Boho Wedding Inspiration | photo by Gabriel Conover

26. Neutral + Earthy

earthy flower wedding cakecake by Autumn Nomad from this Botanical-Filled Romantic Wedding | photo by Shelby Rose Photography

27. Drip Cake in Teal + Orange

teal drip wedding cakecake by Bake Bar from this Tropical Boho Miami Wedding | photo by Mari Sabra Photography

28. Bright + Happy Flowers

rainbow wedding cakecake by Cakes by Colin from The 2019 Jam Event | photo by Jake & NeciaAlexandria Monette

29. Boho Bunny Tails

pink watercolor cakecake by  Vanilla Bake Shop from this Chic Festival Bride Summer Wedding Inspo | photo by Victoria Gold Photography

30. Simple Fig Topper with a Floral Frame

fig wedding cakecake by PetranArt from this Incredible Cliffside Wedding in Santorini | photo by Anna Roussos

31. Patterned Tiers + Dahlias 

boho wedding cakecake by Autumn Nomad from this Folky Fall Wedding in the White Mountains | photo by Jessie Casey

32. Semi-Naked Drip

vintage wedding cakecake by Made by Lia from this Elegantly Emerald Modern Wedding Inspiration | photo by The Rowlands

33. Ultra Mod Terrazzo

concrete terrazzo wedding cakecake by Dream Cakes from this Fine Art Bridal Inspiration | photo by Alixann Loosle Photography

34. Game of Thrones-Inspired Geodes

geode wedding cakecake by Sweet Cheeks By Renee from this Game of Thrones-Inspired Wedding | photo by Cody James Barry

35. Trio of Woven Wonders

pink modern wedding cakes

cakes by Sweet Heather Anne who’s also the bride featured in this Art-Inspired Wedding | photo by The Billings

36. Buttercream Succulents

succulent wedding cakecake by Ivenoven from our Floral Cake Roundup

37. Whimsical Black Lace + Flowers

most beautiful wedding cakescake by Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad from this Eerie + Enchanting Alice In Wonderland-Inspired Editorial // photo by Cody James Barry Photography

38. Seafoam Pinpricks

most beautiful wedding cakescake by Frosted Envy from this Shakespearian-Inspired Winter Wedding // photo by Dawn Derbyshire Photography

39. Sweetly Speckled

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cake by Kacy Hyder from this Boho-Inspired Baby Shower // photo by Katie Pritchard

40. An Architectural Centerpiece

most beautiful wedding cakescake by Paper Heart Patisserie from this Modern Hotel Wedding Inspiration // photo by Charleton Churchill Photography

41. Sky-High Pie Cake

most beautiful wedding cakescake + photo by Bijou’s Sweet Treats from this Preferred Wedding Artist Roundup

42. Painted Florals on Black

black wedding cake with flowerscake by The Sweet Society Co. from our Black Cake Roundup // photo by Becky van Straalen Photography

43. Gold-Rimmed with Sugar Flowers

most beautiful wedding cakescake by Nine Cakes from our Floral Cake Roundup

44. Structural Matte with Sugar Flowers

most beautiful wedding cakescake + photo by Cake Ink from our Floral Cake Roundup

45. Painted Cake a Boho Display

most beautiful wedding cakescake + desserts by Paper Cake Events from this Boho-Jungalow Wedding // photo by Anna Delores Photography

46. Ombré to Rule all Ombrés

most beautiful wedding cakescake by Elise Cakes from this Vintage Sunset Garden Wedding // photo by Morgan McCanne

47. Patterns + Tassels

most beautiful wedding cakesby Sweet & Saucy Shop from this Refreshingly Stylish + Modern Take on the Baby Shower // photo by This Modern Romance

48. Emerald City as a Cake

most beautiful wedding cakesby Amy Cakes from this For the Love of Emerald City… A Wizard of Oz-Inspired Elopement // photo by Chelsea Denise Photography

49. Classically Romantic

most beautiful wedding cakesby Jasmine Rae Cakes from this Classic Romance at The Historical San Francisco Mint // photo by Larissa Cleveland

50. Peachy Pink Brushstrokes

most beautiful wedding cakesby Amy Cakes from this Feelin’ Peachy: Modern Wedding Inspiration in a Greenhouse // photo by Sarah Libby Photography

51. Towering Black + Floral

most beautiful wedding cakesby Nadia & Co. from this Rustic + Romantic Toronto Wedding // photo by Tara McMullen Photography

52. Grand Canyon-Inspired Geode Cake

most beautiful wedding cakesby The Kak Shop from this Dusk in the Arizona Canyons: Wedding Inspiration // photo by The Argus Image

53. Feathers + Frayed Edges

most beautiful wedding cakesby Bay Cakes Design from this Big Sur Wedding Inspiration Styled with Indigo + King Protea Details // photo by Carol Oliva Photography

54. Tropical Watercolors

most beautiful wedding cakesby Elise Cakes from this One Heli of a Time: The Epic Grand Opening at Hangar 21 // photo by Alexandria Monette Photography

55. Elegant Purple Amethyst

most beautiful wedding cakesby Sweet Mama from this Gem Stone Inspiration Like You’ve Never Seen: Amethyst // photo by Núria Cienfuegos Photography

56. Luxe Gold + Champagne

most beautiful wedding cakesby Azucar Bakery from this Lush Bohemian Styled Shoot Turns Into a Surprise Wedding! // photo by Red Aspen Photography

57. Barely There + Florals

most beautiful wedding cakesby Amy Cakes from this Enchanted Forest Wedding in Oklahoma // photo by Gene Pease

58. Individual Wedding Cakes with Caramel Drips

most beautiful wedding cakesby Amy’s Sweet Bakeshop from the Enchanting Fall Wedding Fashion with BHLDN // photo by We Laugh, We Love Photography

59. Salt of the Earth

pink sea salt wedding cakeby Tuscan Wedding Cakes from this Natural Tuscan Wedding Inspiration // photo by Mademoiselle Fiona

60. Emerald Geode

geode wedding cakeby Kake from this Bohemian Wedding Inspiration from We Three Workshops // photo by We Three Workshops; Kat Gill of Katch Studios, Tricia Victoria and Sharon Litchfield

61. Abstract + Geometric

unique wedding cakeby Hey There, Cupcake! from this Bright + Modern Wedding Inspiration at the Fig House // photo by Krista Mason Photography

62. Moody Florals

black wedding cake with flowersby Hey There, Cupcake! from this Spooky Autumn Equinox Bridal Shower // photo by This Rad Love

63. Enchanted Forest Cake

enchanted wedding cakeby Your Cake Baker from this Bohemian Mountain Farmhouse Wedding // photo by Jake and Necia Photography

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