Bridal showers are a pre-wedding event where friends and family come together to celebrate a bride-to-be. This occasion often has a menu full of hors d'oeuvres, delicious bites, and yummy desserts. If you want to end the celebration with a show-stopping treat for guests to enjoy, you can also serve a bridal shower cake as a final sweet touch to the day.
When it comes to the style of cake to serve, you have plenty of beautiful options to choose from. The cake design can inspired by the wedding's theme, location, or even the bride's gown. It's also a fun opportunity to select a confection with a nod to a color, flower, or destination the bride loves.
If you're hosting a bridal shower and want to get inspiration for a sweet treat to serve on the big day, we are here to help. Read on to see 25 beautiful bridal shower cake ideas every guest will love.
Make a Masterpiece
Love flowers? Make them the star by creating adorning your cake with seasonal blooms along the tiers. We love how light and airy this design feels.
Showcase an Organic Arrangement
A floral-adorned cake is perfect for an outdoor bridal shower. We love the look when paired it is paired with a semi-naked cake. Bold sunflowers and and petite chamomile help create an organic feel to the arrangement.
This simple two-tiered cake feels modern and sculptural thanks to the addition of delicate botanicals, while a glass pedestal and creamy hue keep the look clean.
Make It Brunch
Many bridal showers are held around brunch time, so why not embrace a beloved breakfast food like waffles to create a memorable and unique cake? Serve with sides of whipped cream, syrup, and fresh berries.
Serve Up a Trifecta
Good things come in threes, like this trio of mini cakes topped with pastel and cream-colored blooms. And remember, three different cakes mean three different flavor options.
Design Your Table
Don't forget about the design of your cake table, too. Pretty floral arrangements and a pink tablecloth make sure this sweet corner is perfectly on palette.
Decorate With Beautiful Blooms
A simple white cake gets dressed up with a border of pale pink flowers and a little greenery, a trick that’s easy to replicate with blooms to match the palette of your celebration.
Adorn With Paper Flowers
You don't need real blooms on your cake, either. Florals created from wafer paper transform plain pink buttercream layers into a creative, colorful cake that is perfect for a spring celebration.
Have It Hand Painted
A hand-painted cake is a beautiful way to add personal detail to the day, whether it’s a quote that’s meaningful to the bride-to-be or a pattern inspired by a favorite designer. This cake’s illustration captured the flowers and greenery used during the celebration.
A chocolate lover’s fantasy, this chocolate cake is filled with ganache and mocha buttercream and then decorated with chocolate hazelnut truffles. A sprinkling of powdered sugar adds depth to the design, while greenery provides a pop of color.
Buttercream is a delicious cake ingredient that can create a stunning confection. We love how this two-tier design has a ruffle-like texture and is completed with beautiful florals.
Decorate Like the Dress
If the bride has already found her wedding dress, look to design details—lace patterns, beading, or bows, for example—to inspire the shower cake. This three-tiered cake was made to mimic the movement of the ruffles on one bride’s gown.
Fun and Fruity
A white four-layer cake becomes even more eye-catching with a stunning cascade of fresh fruit and flowers atop the confection.
For a fun preview of the celebration to come, add a design detail inspired by the wedding venue. This cake evokes a tropical vibe with its vivid greenery and simple white bloom.
Petite blooms placed organically about a crisp white cake can add a certain whimsical je ne sais quoi to your bridal shower confection.
Look to the Location
This cake’s abstract blue coloring, lined with gold leaf, mimicked the stained-glass windows and gold-hued panes of the converted sugar mill where the festivities took place.
Add a Sweet Touch
This little cake makes a big impression thanks to its beautiful, vintage green glass stand and abundant flowers that lend a Victorian feel.
Serve Individual Cakes
Put dessert front and center with individual cakes on guests’ place settings as they arrive. Single-serving-sized desserts are not only beautiful but also a seamless way to accommodate attendees’ specific dietary restrictions.
Top With Dried Foliage
A mix of fresh blooms and light dried foliage like pampas grass can be a perfect design for a bohemian bride's cake.
Play With Pressed Florals
We're obsessed with pressed flowers, and this cake is proof of why. Here, the ferns create a natural look when combined with vibrant petals and buds.
Make It Moody
You don't have to have a white or pastel cake at your celebration. A black cake painted with colorful blooms can definitely make a statement.
Bright and Cheery
Another fun color idea? Choose a sunny yellow cake to lighten up the mood of your bridal shower celebration. This sweet style is so chic with its painted buttercream florals.
Play With Shape
Modern brides will love this simple tiered white cake design. Detailing with a palette knife creates a unique curvy shape alongside the confection.
Worth With Watercolor
Enhance the dreamy vibes of your bridal shower with a charming watercolor-inspired cake design. You can work in the colors of your celebration's palette to the cake.
Offer Up a Variety of Flavors
Want to give your guests a taste of your favorite flavors? Serve up multiple cakes with delicious sweet blends. Make sure to add a sign to let guests know what they'll be tasting.