Our Favorite Wedding Cakes Inspiration for 2021

Your wedding cake may not be the first detail you consider, but wedding cake inspiration is very important because aside from all those cute little exchanges throughout the wedding day, cake cutting + eating may be the *sweetest* part of the reception! Recently we’ve seen a lot of intimate weddings and micro celebrations, so we’re fortunate enough to see lots of single and two-tier cakes. And, if you didn’t already know, modern desserts are true works of art, like the masterpiece above from LiMa Cakes! From sugar work to rice paper textures and the coolest designs in between, these take the cake for and will truly inspire you as you plan your big day in 2021 or 2022:

1. This Towering Pink Cake with an Acrylic Center

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

2. This Mulan Inspired Wedding Cake

cake by Autumn Nomad | photog: Cody James Barry

3. This Tall White Modern Cake

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

4. This Fresh Flower Pink Wedding Cake

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

 5. This Boho Rainbow White Textured Cake

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

6. This Dusty Rose Two Tier Wedding Cake

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

7. This Moody Edgar Allan Poe Cutting Cake

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

8. This Auburn Wedding Cake with Vibrant Sugar Flowers

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

9. This Boho Rainbow Cake with 70s Vibes

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

10. This Delicate Celestial Wedding Cake

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

11. This Ornate Cake with a Glitter Cherry On Top

cake by Sweet LionHeart

12. This Trendy + Edgy Pink Wedding Cake

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

13. This Simple White Cake with a Sea of Fresh Flowers

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

14. This Three-tiered Color Swatch Cake

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

15. This Still Life Cake with Sugar Flowers

cake by Natasja Sadi at Cake Atelier Amsterdam from this round up of 15 Small Wedding Cakes That Are Perfect for a Micro Wedding!

If your sweet tooth isn’t yet satisfied, peek at the 17 best wedding cakes from last year! Otherwise, just browse our gallery of all desserts featured on GWS.

Check out more of our fave wedding inspiration for 2021 + 2022 couples!