Photo: Whipped Bake Shop
Who said the bride gets to have all the fun cake tasting? If you're throwing her bridal shower, consider matching your shower cake game to her wedding cake dreams. No matter the size of the party — which dictates the tiers on your cake — there's a design for every bride! From watercolor frosting to larger-than-life floral decorations, your bridal shower guests will leave talking about nothing other than dessert.
Watercolor and Gold
Watercolor frosting? Check. Gold embellishment? Check. Double the dessert? Check. This cake (above) is for the bride up on the latest in cake trends. And she'll be even more delighted by the bonus French macaroon garnishes!
Photo: Bottega Louie
A beautiful white cake can easily sway the bride's sweet tooth, but topping it with a larger-than-life flower can make a cake that much more persuasive. The detail in the layer upon layer of petals allows for some creativity, whether it be an ombré color bomb or multihued petals.
Covered in Love
Instead of sprinkles or confetti dots, decorate the bridal shower cake with what this celebration is really about — love! With pretty candy hearts in a variety of colors, you'll have a dessert that really says something about the bride-of-honor.
Photo: Sweet Grace Cake Designs
There's a lot that can make a cake pop, but nothing can do it better than 3D sculpting. Adding lots of playfulness — and great texture — to your dessert, it's going to be hard to slice in! Go for a lovebirds design, or match your shower's theme with a teapot and cup for an afternoon tea, a ring box for an engagement celebration, or all-cake-and-sugar bouquet.
Photo: There Should Always Be Cake
A larger bridal shower deserves an equally large cake. If your bride is having a rustic wedding, or just loves a bit of country charm, a barely-frosted cake will fit the bill. Take it up a notch with real flowers in her wedding colors.
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If your bride has a real sweet tooth, consider throwing a candy-themed shower. But don't forget to include candy on the cake! Load your tiers up with lollipop tops, sprinkles, and crushed suckers for a real sugar rush. Don't forget icing in candy-coated colors too.
Photo: The Baked Equation
Sometimes, simple is better. Choose a two-tiered cake in her favorite flavor and add all the charm you need with a soft color (match her wedding colors if you can) or a crowd-pleasing yellow in the spring. Decorate with a small bouquet of sugar flowers to really hit that sweet spot.
Photo: Pink Cake Box
Black and White Stripes
Not everything bridal has to be pink, white, or blue. A black and white stripe cake manages to feel modern and fashionable, while still appealing to the feminine crowd at a bridal shower. With a flower on the side, this bold cake is perfect for the modern bride.
Photo: Elysia Smith of Steel Penny Cakes
Not all frosting is alike. There's a reason textured cakes, in beautifully frosted patterns like ruffles and stripes, are all the rage. They're not only perfectly sweet for a bridal shower, they're also pieces of art your guests won't be able to stop staring at! And in the right colors, this cake can be her something blue, too.
Photo: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
A classic buttercream is always a safe choice for any party. But while rosette-style frosting makes this cake bridal-appropriate, the subtle ombré pattern makes it youthful and fun. Serve this cake this cake at a shower for a classic bride, who likes a twist.