Planning a bachelorette party comes with a few key details to check off the to-do list. Of course, you’ll need a fantastic location, along with activities planned for the event. You may also be searching for the perfect bachelorette party favors or even matching t-shirts. But even with all of those specifics, be sure not to forget the cake!
Meet the Expert
Danetra Richardson is the owner of Swank Desserts, a specialty dessert shop located in Summerville, South Carolina.
While there’s plenty of options for, well, not as elegant of cake choices, all bachelorette party cakes don’t need to be tacky. A bachelorette party can still certainly be the time and place for a beautiful cake. And at the end of the day, it’s all about finding something that the bride-to-be will love.
What to Know About Serving Size
According to Richardson, a six-inch cake will provide 8-10 servings, while a ring-style cake can accommodate 15 portions, offering a fun themed option.
“For bachelorette parties, I either recommend a six-inch cake or a ring cake, depending on the desired aesthetic,” says Danetra Richardson, owner of Swank Desserts. “The six-inch cakes are perfect for smaller bachelorette parties.”
How to Decorate
When it comes to decorating a bachelorette party cake, it truly is all about fitting the party’s theme or aesthetic. Certainly, plenty of hues of pink and white come into play, but it’s also fun to switch up the traditional palette with hints of gold and green.
“We always recommend adding color as well as gold details and fresh florals to really make the design pop,” says Richardson. “Macarons are also fun garnishes for cakes and a great way to add height and a touch of elegance.”
Adding a custom cake topper can elevate the look of a cake, or even setting up a full and beautiful dessert display is another great option. Read on for 18 festive cake ideas for every style bachelorette party.
Make a Statement
Ditching the traditional cake altogether is totally an option, and this might just be the perfect substitute. Celebrate a bachelorette by putting a ring on the table! With layers of buttercream, topped with fruits, macarons, candies, and fresh flowers, this is almost too pretty to eat.
Balance With Beautiful Blooms
We know, it’s hard not to think of too much pink when it comes to a bachelorette, but this cake pulls it off flawlessly. Subtle pink hues are incorporated into the buttercream of this single-tiered cake, pairing so well with the beautiful blooms on top. Certainly, one bright pink flower makes a statement, but the more subdued hues around it bring together this look in the most beautiful way.
Create a Spread
It’s a bachelorette party—why not go all out! If you’re hosting a brunch, a brilliantly adorned table may be the perfect fit. Pair a beautifully decked out cake with donuts for the sweetest look.
Celebrate the Destination
Jetting off for the weekend with your BFFs? Let your cake be a part of the celebration too! We can’t get enough of this tropical look, pairing a small cake with a big statement bouquet.
Add Beautiful Florals
If you’re celebrating with a garden-style soirée, there’s no shame in going all out with the flowers. And there’s certainly no shame in adding plenty to the cake to match! We love the way the watercolor texture on this two-tiered cake pairs with the petals of these beautiful blooms.
Make a Macaron Tower
If nobody is a fan of cake, don’t force it. There’s plenty of other options for celebratory sweets. Consider creating a beautiful tower of macarons. Opt for a neutral dessert color, paired with charming buds to create a display.
While bachelorette parties are a ton of fun, what it still boils down to is celebrating the bride-to-be’s love for their partner. Keep the cake simple and use white buttercream as the perfect canvas to send a message with a sweet topper.
Want more inspiration? Check out engagement party cakes below.