There's no reason to be bound to a traditional white wedding cake if it doesn't fit your wedding style and aesthetic. And one of the best ways to go bold with color is to embrace the look of a black wedding cake.
“Many black wedding cake requests come from couples having glamorous winter or New Year’s Eve weddings,” says Dalana Fleming, owner of The Cake & The Giraffe. “Others are just not into the traditional white wedding cake look.”
Meet the Expert
Dalana Fleming is the owner and baker behind The Cake & The Giraffe, a bakery in Vancouver, B.C. with a focus on custom designs and wedding cakes.
The options for black wedding cakes are vast—they can be dressed up with sequins or glitter for a glamorous celebration or they can be the perfect complement to a rustic fall soirée. “It’s a great option to match dark, romantic, moody décor and to create a bold focal point,” says Fleming.
Often, black wedding cakes are made using fondant, allowing any type of frosting to still ice the cake. Many bakers opt for fondant because of the particular style of cakes they create. Plus, more often than not, guests will usually take the fondant off of their cake slice. Others may opt to use food coloring for the icing on their cakes, but it’s important to be careful that the black color incorporated won’t stain anyone’s teeth. Either way, double-check with your baker to be sure the beautiful black color of your cake won’t carry through with every bite.
Ready to go all-in on a bold showstopper? Read on for 25 of our favorite black wedding cakes.
Make a Small Statement
You can make a statement with a black wedding cake in so many ways, but this cake proves you don’t need multiple tiers to do it. This tall one-tiered confection sits beautifully with white and gold leaf detailing for a rustic wedding.
Design With Sequins
Can you believe this design is even real?! This one-of-a-kind piece of art was inspired by a sequin structure on display at the couple’s venue and recreated using buttercream and edible sequins.
Looking for more cake inspiration? Check out more stunning designs below.