The traditional white wedding cake will never go out of style, but brides-to-be searching for a glam twist on the classic confection will love the latest big-day dessert trend: metallic wedding cakes! In varying shades of gold, silver, and bronze, these shiny yet elegant cakes will earn even the most traditional bride's seal of approval.
Like any wedding trend, couples can adapt the glimmering touch in countless ways. Dive in head first with a totally modern, silver cake or add metallic piped details for a subtle hint of the glam style. And though this lustrous look is made for the modern girl, romantic brides will adore dainty gold touches or preppy copper stripes, too.
We especially love the contrast of ultra-contemporary gold or silver tiers paired with classic ruffled accents — the mix of old and new is perfect for a couple that favors tradition and trend. Plus, the metal-inspired colors complement nearly any shade, from an unexpected turquoise-and-gold pairing to a cool white-and-silver combo.
Bonus: Your groom will appreciate the look too — especially the more masculine color options like a chocolate confection with foil-like designs — since these fresh hues bring an exciting element to your wedding décor.
Still not sold on a luxe, metallic wedding cake? We found 29 examples that we're sure will change your mind.
Click through to see our favorite metallic wedding cakes!