An entirely white cake can be a nod to tradition (your parents and grandparents likely treated their wedding guests to one of these colorless confections), but it can also be created to reflect your more modern tastes by incorporating cool geometric details or unique patterns. Choosing an all-white wedding cake doesn't limit your design options, either. If you love the look of sugar flowers, delicate lace piping, or fondant details, choosing an all-white (or cream!) palette for your dessert will result in a truly refined and tasteful look. Some other ways we love to make an all-white cake pop? Swiss dot details, ruffles, or rough frosting look great when created in entirely white.
Plus, an all-white cake works for every type of wedding reception. Amp up the formality of your cake with intricate piping details, like those seen on the dessert, which is reminiscent of Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding dessert, from Dianna Tornow Cakes. Hosting a more casual celebration? Confectionery Designs' cake, accented with fresh white flowers, is simple yet beautiful. And for a seaside bash, you don't need to add cool blues for a nautical touch — La Patisserie Chouquette proves that braiding and ropes look entirely fit for oceanfront nuptials.
Click through to see 23 of our favorite colorless confections in the full slideshow!
At left: A two-tiered wedding cake with all-over ruffle details and sugar flower accents, created by Fantasy Frostings.
Some Sugar Flower Details
A four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.
A four-tiered white wedding cake with modern piping created by Publix.
A two-tiered white wedding cake with a ruffled layer and flower detail, created by Enjoy Cupcakes.
A four-tiered white wedding cake with intricate piped details created by Dianna Tornow Cakes.
All-Over Sugar Flowers
A glamorous four-tier white wedding cake with all-over sugar flower details created by Confiserie Spruengli.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with piped details and fresh flowers created by Confectionery Designs.
Braids and Ropes
A two-tiered nautical white wedding cake with braided details and roping, created by La Patisserie Chouquette.
A five-tier white wedding cake with a pressed floral design created by Twisted Fig Cake Designs.
Ivory Coconut Shavings
A one-tier white wedding cake with ivory coconut shavings, created by Tara's Cakes For All Occasions.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with oversize flower detail, created by Bake My Day.
Cascading Sugar Flowers
A four-tiered white wedding cake with a cascading sugar flower detail, created by Simply Sweet Cakery.
A rustic, two-tier white wedding cake with rough frosting, created by Debi's Cake Studio.
Bunting Cake Topper
A five-tier all-white wedding cake with a bunting topper created by Renaissance Cake Company.
Piped Dot Details
A four-tiered white wedding cake with piped dot details, created by Kennedy Confections.
Ruffled Layers and Sugar Flower Accent
A four-tiered white wedding cake with ruffled layers and a sugar flower accent, created by Mary's Cakes and Pastries.
A classic, unadorned three-tier white wedding cake created by Lily Cupcake.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with pearl accents a fresh flower topper, created by Central Market.
Heart Cake Toppers
A simple one-tier white wedding cake with heart toppers created by Cake Monkey Bakery.
A three-tier white wedding cake with sugar flowers, created by Brooklyn Girl Bakery.
Delicate Flower Details
A two-tier white wedding cake with delicate flower details created by Jim Smeal.
Sugar Flower Petals
A three-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details, created by Belle Mer.