Trend Alert: 7 Elegant Hexagonal Wedding Cakes

This geometric look is the perfect combination of modern and elegant

Updated 09/15/17

Looking for a subtle way to make your wedding cake stand out? Instead of round- or square-shaped tiers, opt for the hexagon. The six-sided shape is sleek, modern, and full of interesting angles for visual appeal; at the same time, hexagonal tiers have a wonderful elegance and stateliness.

You could choose all-hexagonal tiers and stack them on top of each other; or, you could mix-and-match hexagon, round, and square-shaped tiers to create a unique combination. Whatever you decide, since the hexagon shape has such a striking appearance, you'll want to keep the adornment clean and simple—the shape itself brings a lot to the dessert table even without any embellishments.

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Paneled Wedding Cake

Lora Grady

This chic, two-tier confection is covered in elegant marbled fondant; the edges of both tiers are piped in gold icing to emphasize the hexagon shape. Cake design by Baked Seattle.

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All-White Hexagon Cake

Photo by Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography

For a clean, crisp look, white is always right. Ask your baker to create two hexagon-shaped tiers, with the top one slightly taller than the base tier for added visual interest. Top off the confection with a cluster of fresh anemones, astilbe, and garden roses.

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Marble Cake

This sleek and elegant wedding cake resembles a gorgeous slab of Carrera marble. Cake design by Le Petit Sweet.

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Honeycomb Cake

For a fresh take on a hexagon cake, this confection features a subtle honeycomb pattern pressed into the fondant tiers. A gilded (and edible!) bee, along with gumpaste magnolia blooms, are the perfect amount of embellishment. Cake design by Erin Bakes.

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Extra-Tall Hexagon Tier

Bright and vibrant sugar flowers and succulents give this crisp-white wedding cake a shot of color, while the textured fondant tiers will have guests leaning in for a closer look. Add more height by creating an extra-tall tier, like the hexagon-shaped one in this cake design by De La Crème Studio.

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Ocean Inspired

Perfect for a wedding by the water, this three-tier cake features a mosaic pattern of hexagon-shaped discs painted in ocean-inspired hues. Cake by Cake Life Bake Shop.

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Hexagon Sugar Jewels

Photo by Sarah Street

If your wedding aesthetic skews modern and minimal, we love this clean and elegant two-tier confection. The marbled bottom tier is subtle and chic, while the hexagon-shaped sugar jewels add a unique, geometric twist to the design. Cake by Whipped Up by Mimi.

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