Summer is officially underway and while you're busy infusing the colors of the season into every inch of your wedding décor, there's one place you're likely overlooking: the wedding cake! White cakes will always have their place at a wedding, but if you're already embracing color and summer styles throughout your ceremony and reception, why stop before dessert?
And we're not talking about desserts covered in sugar sand or with backyard BBQ motifs — rather, we mean colorful confections bursting bright colors, laid-back decorations, and in-season blooms. Sure, we slipped in a few ocean-blue wedding cakes, but you won't find a single wave, beach umbrella, or sugar fish here. Instead, we found fresh designs that remind you of the long days of summer without sacrificing the elevated style we know is present throughout the rest of your big day.
When choosing our favorite cakes for the season, we looked for tiered desserts that featured poppy hues, in-season flowers, or those with decorations reminiscent of the warm weather. While we certainly love these cakes for June to August nuptials, we'll let fall, winter, and spring brides in on a little secret too — most of these treats can be easily adapted to suit your own wedding season by altering the saturation of colors or swapping out adornments for something more reminiscent of your wedding month.
If you're ready to find the perfect wedding-day dessert for summer (and beyond!) than look no further! Click through to see 23 wedding cakes we love for the season.
A three-tiered ombré white-and-pink wedding cake topped with blush dahlias and roses, created by T Bakes.
Photo: Branco Prata