7 Perfect Plaid and Tartan Wedding Cakes


If you're having a winter wedding, embrace the chilly season with warm and cozy patterns of plaid. The traditional tartan colors and textures are festive and feel quintessentially winter, and also translate beautifully onto a cake. To get you inspired, check out some of our favorite plaid and tartan wedding cakes.

Tartan Ribbon (above): This elegant confection by Lovely Cakes features a plaid ribbon fashioned from fondant and sugar rosettes on the bottom tier.

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Tartan Tiers: For a more dramatic dose of plaid, Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design covered the top tiers in an edible black-watch tartan pattern and added a pair of sugar roses for softness.

Tartan Cake with Ruffles: Cake artist Maggie Austin combined her signature romantic ruffles with a bold splash of plaid to create this wintry wedding confection.

Modern Tartan: This square-shaped confection, also by Maggie Austin, features crisp tiers wrapped in plaid ribbon and accented with a sculptural cattleya orchid fashioned from sugar.

Plaid Cake with Rosettes: A reindeer-topped cake by Hey There, Cupcake features a festive plaid pattern set off with red wafer-paper rosebuds.

Tartan Cake with Antlers: This holiday-inspired confection by Nadia & Co. has a cozy, winter lodge-vibe with its bold plaid pattern and gilded details (those antlers!).

Plaid Banners: Plaid banners fashioned from fondant and edible gold buttons give this cake by Mishelle Handy a whimsical and playful feel.

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