Gray and Gold Abstract Wedding Cake

We're forever fans of frosting frills and flowers adorning classic cake confections — and always will be! But nothing gives us a sugar rush quite like modern wedding cakes. In the age of modern love, couples are also going contemporary with their big day desserts and we're going gaga over the resulting looks. The 21st century has never been so delicious!

Towering tiers of white fondant will probably never go out of style. The decadent dessert has prevailed through the decades — and not without good reason. (Who wouldn't want to snag a slice of Queen Elizabeth or Princess Diana's eternal bridal style, after all?) But less-than-classic confections have earned their place on the wedding dessert table and we couldn't be more excited to take a bite out of this yummy trend.

Nowadays, more and more couples are hungry for a big day treat that's more reflective of their personal, unique style. Cue contemporary cakes. These modern wedding cakes are crazy-cool and dripping with personality, thanks to geometric detailing, moody dark hues, metallic flourishes, and can't-believe-our-eyes designs.

Take the gorgeous geode wedding cake created by Intricate Icings Cake Design, for instance. Your guests will be dazzled by the glittering edible crystals of the amethyst-inspired treat. If modern minimalism is more your style, the hexagonal marble masterpiece by Frost It Cakery is your dessert dream come true. And if you're craving a modern confection but don't want to completely forgo the white wedding cake tradition, you can have your cake and eat it too! A snowy-hued cake decorated with chic (and edible!) gold foil — like the confection created by Sweets by Millie — flawlessly balances the two styles. Trust us, neither you nor your plays-by-the-rules grandma will be able to resist a second slice!

Ready to go modern, über-chic couples? Click through to see the new wedding cakes of the decade.

Photo: If it didn't look so delicious, we'd hang this abstract-style wedding cake, dripping with gold and shades of gray, in a museum! Created by Magnolia Kitchen.

Photo: Christina Schmidt


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