22 All-White Wedding Cakes

Trust us: These classic confections are anything but boring

Updated 01/15/15

 Photo by Kathryn Frugé Photography

Wedding white will never go out of style, especially when it comes to your cake. While we love a colorful confection, there's something so stunning about the simplicity of an all-white wedding cake.

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.

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Some Sugar Flower Details

Christina Brosnan

A four-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details created by Wedding Cakes by Pamela.

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Modern Piping

Dear Wesleyann

A four-tiered white wedding cake with modern piping created by Publix.

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Ruffled Layers

Jen Huang Photography

A two-tiered white wedding cake with a ruffled layer and flower detail, created by Enjoy Cupcakes.

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Intricate Piping

Marni Pictures

A four-tiered white wedding cake with intricate piped details created by Dianna Tornow Cakes.

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All-Over Sugar Flowers

Sandra Marusic Photography

A glamorous four-tier white wedding cake with all-over sugar flower details created by Confiserie Spruengli.

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Fresh Flowers

Corinna Raznikov Photography

A three-tiered white wedding cake with piped details and fresh flowers created by Confectionery Designs.

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Braids and Ropes

Moondance Photography

A two-tiered nautical white wedding cake with braided details and roping, created by La Patisserie Chouquette.

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Pressed Florals

Kristyn Hogan

A five-tier white wedding cake with a pressed floral design created by Twisted Fig Cake Designs.

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Ivory Coconut Shavings

Jessica Simons Photography

A one-tier white wedding cake with ivory coconut shavings, created by Tara's Cakes For All Occasions.

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Oversized Flowers

Dear Wesleyann

A three-tiered white wedding cake with oversize flower detail, created by Bake My Day.

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Cascading Sugar Flowers

Alice Hu Photography

A four-tiered white wedding cake with a cascading sugar flower detail, created by Simply Sweet Cakery.

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Rough Frosting

The Burks Photography

A rustic, two-tier white wedding cake with rough frosting, created by Debi's Cake Studio.

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Bunting Cake Topper

Erica Mae Photography

A five-tier all-white wedding cake with a bunting topper created by Renaissance Cake Company.

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Piped Dot Details

Corinna Raznikov Photography

A four-tiered white wedding cake with piped dot details, created by Kennedy Confections.

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Ruffled Layers and Sugar Flower Accent

Dear Wesleyann

A four-tiered white wedding cake with ruffled layers and a sugar flower accent, created by Mary's Cakes and Pastries.

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Unadorned Classic

Peaches & Mint Photography

A classic, unadorned three-tier white wedding cake created by Lily Cupcake.

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Pearl Accents

O'Malley Photographers

A three-tiered white wedding cake with pearl accents a fresh flower topper, created by Central Market.

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Heart Cake Toppers

Laurie Wilson of Gather West Photography

A simple one-tier white wedding cake with heart toppers created by Cake Monkey Bakery.

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Sugar Flowers

Kate Hubler Photography

A three-tier white wedding cake with sugar flowers, created by Brooklyn Girl Bakery.

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Delicate Flower Details

Marni Pictures

A two-tier white wedding cake with delicate flower details created by Jim Smeal.

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Fresh Flowers and Piping

Wendy Laurel

A two-tiered white wedding cake with piping and fresh flowers.

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Sugar Flower Petals

Corinna Raznikov Photography

A three-tiered white wedding cake with sugar flower details, created by Belle Mer.

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