Photo: Amalie Orrange Photography
Looking to add a dash of glamour to your wedding reception? Then a metallic wedding cake is the perfect dessert for you. From gold and silver to white with bronze detailing, even the most traditional couples will appreciate these cool metallic confections.
The gilded look feels ultra-contemporary but still pairs well with classic details, which is why so many modern couples are trying the trend on their big day. Also, the dessert style is totally customizable: Dive in head first with a completely silver cake or simply add metallic piped details for a subtle touch. If you're dreaming of something more romantic for your wedding cake, consider dainty rose gold accents or preppy copper stripes for a warmer take on metallic cakes. It's also easy to tone down the shiny look — just add soft and colorful flowers. (We especially love the combo of pink blooms or bold greenery with these metallic hues, but the options are endless!)
Another bonus of selecting a metallic wedding cake for your big day dessert? It will earn your groom's seal of approval, too! Men will likely favor the more masculine styles, like a turquoise-and-gold cake or a chocolate confection with foil-inspired details.
Ready to design your own luxe, metallic wedding cake? Then check out our 29 favorite examples of the chic trend.