There are plenty of reasons why summer weddings tend to be the most popular. From beautiful weather, abundant fresh produce, and, of course, the incredible floral choices, summer is truly a dream come true for outdoor events.
With summer also comes the option to add plenty of color to your wedding palette. We’re talking bold oranges, sunny yellows, and uplifting green hues that really pack a punch. And while those colors can definitely be incorporated in plenty of ways, from your reception décor to your bouquet and bridesmaid dresses, it’s also the perfect opportunity to really embrace adding fruit into the mix to make a splash. Not only will this addition embellish your cake in the most beautiful, colorful way, it also adds a touch of creativity, thinking outside the box of the typical floral or fondant adornments.
Think a cake decked out in fruit will definitely bring the fun to your big day? Read on for 22 of our favorite fruity wedding cakes.
Opt for Plenty of Orange
Planning your celebration for the dead of summer? Nothing's more refreshing than tart citrus! Choose a simple white cake decked out in bright, bold orange slices with a hint of desert-inspired greenery to top it all off.
Keep It Fresh With Berries
Summer means it's officially berry season, and that's worth celebrating. Choose a simple tiered naked cake but take it to the next level with plenty of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Create a Display With Coconuts
Coconut lover? Now's the time to embrace it. We love the look of this two-tiered confection, complete with real coconuts and greenery for a unique look.
Liven Things Up With Lemon
Is there anything more luscious than lemon curd? Embrace the sweet flavor of this citrus fruit at your upcoming summer wedding. This confection features three tiers of cake, paired with a lemon curd drip and plenty of fresh lemons and blooms to tie it all together.
Pair Greenery With a Touch of Citrus
The couple who displayed this cake at their wedding met on Bumble, so it was only natural a pop of yellow made an appearance! Greenery and a few blooms are certainly center stage, but the addition of orange slices takes this cake's design to the next level.
Feature Figs and Florals
While we often associate figs with fall and early winter, they're actually in season in summer as well! This three-tiered confection with different hues for each level is as dreamy as can be. Decking it out with plenty of fresh figs makes it all the more beautiful to display at an outdoor wedding.
Pair Orange Slices and Roses
No matter the season, citrus can make a beautiful statement. Pairing orange slices with a few colorful blooms sets this confection up as the perfect display for a summer-inspired soirée.
Create a Beautiful Blood Orange Design
The golden, pink hue of blood oranges is nothing short of stunning, and it makes for the ideal inspiration for a wedding cake. We can't get over the beautiful hue of this awe-inspiring cake.
Make It Sweet With Candied Lemon Slices
The combination of lemons and blueberries is totally classic for summer. Adding sprigs of greenery makes this two-tiered confection totally outdoor party-ready.
Create an Abundant Display
Summer is all about embracing abundant, fresh produce, and this cake pulls that off flawlessly. With Rainier cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more, this confection truly shows off all there is to celebrate about summer.
Opt for Pretty in Peach
Want everything at your wedding to be as pretty as a peach? Don't forget your cake! Deck out a textured cake with plenty of peaches and sprigs of greenery for a fresh look.
Choose Chocolate and Fruit
Think you can't pair chocolate and fruit? Think again! This three-tiered semi-naked chocolate confection pulls it off perfectly with a dreamy caramel drip and plenty of fresh fruit dotted on each tier.
Commission a Piece of Art
Don't want fresh fruit sitting out too long while your cake is on display? Embrace the concept and commission a hand-painted cake instead. We love the beautiful citrus painting on this confection, paired with a bit of fresh fruit to complete the cake table design.
Look to Lemons
There's no shame in going bright and bold with your wedding cake. This cake sat on display for an industrial-meets-jungle wedding. With color-washed buttercream and a full cascade of lemons, it certainly made a splash.
Mix It Up With Millefoglie
Want something a little different than a traditional tiered wedding cake? This treat made up of layers of puff pastry with pastry cream may be low profile, but it can still command attention. Plus, it's the perfect way to embrace plenty of fresh berries.
Pair Orchids With Citrus
Bringing roses and orchids into a wedding design may be typical, but pairing them with citrus on a textured cake? Talk about an unexpected touch!
Make a Colorful Splash
Embrace a beautiful, colorful palette and bring it into your cake design as well. We love this barely-naked cake topped with clusters of florals and juicy grapefruits.
Create a Berry-Covered Masterpiece
While summer is all about embracing fresh berries, they can also pair with so many other elements to make a cake truly beautiful. Add a touch of greenery, gold fleck detailing, and even macarons to make the most stunning display!
Make a Single-Tiered Statement
Planning an outdoor party? We love the way this single-tiered textured cake is taken from simple to extraordinary with the addition of sprawling berries and greenery for a natural, foraged look.
Embrace a Bright Palette
Want to set up an entire dessert table? Opt for a bright color palette and allow fresh fruit to drive it home. This vivid pink and sunny yellow palette truly adds a splash of fun.
Combine Caramel and Fresh Berries
Decking out a cake in fruit doesn't have to always mean you're keeping it simple. This three-tiered stunner truly makes a statement with a luscious caramel drip, plenty of berries, and a few blooms to pull it all together.
Tie in Tangerines
Want to stick to a traditional, white wedding cake with just a hint of fruity fun? This confection remains classic with the perfect touch of color from pixie tangerines.