It doesn't get more classic than a tiered white wedding cake. The traditional confection is wholly symbolic of weddings and will never go out of style. The only hard part about choosing a white wedding cake is deciding how you should embellish it to make it unique to you and your partner. Luckily, we found some pretty cool ways to decorate a white wedding cake to suit your wedding style and aesthetic.
If you want to make a white wedding cake more suited to your bohemian wedding, draping simple greenery along the tiers will add a relaxed and organic vibe to the dessert. Want to make a white wedding cake a little more modern? Try including geometric elements, like square tiers or a 3D-printed cake topper. If your wedding aesthetic is soft and romantic, then try adding fresh, full blooms in blush and pink hues to your wedding-day dessert. All these options are almost too pretty to eat!
Browse all 10 ways to decorate a white wedding cake, below. Plus, get some top tips from expert bakers on how to get the look.
This story originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Brides, on sale beginning April 30.
Draw Inspiration from Your Wedding Dress
For a treat that's equal parts elegant and understated, Bree Meldrum of The Cake That Ate Paris took inspiration from her own wedding dress, with its hand-sewn pearls and crystal beads. “This was covered in edible sugar pearls and crystals for a wow factor that wasn’t over the top.”
Mix Modern and Romantic Details
“I used gold geometric elements for a modern feel,” says Toronto-based creator Bernadette Caleon-Escutin of Matamiese Cakes. “If you want to soften it up, add cream and blush-toned fresh flowers as accents that deliver a little romance.”
Add Pressed (Edible!) Flowers
To achieve this bohemian rhapsody, Loria Stern of Lori Food and Cakes used edible pressed flowers—an easy way to add a unique spin to buttercream tiers. You can do it to your cake, too, with handpicked pressed blooms from the caterer’s organic garden in Montecito, California ($40 for 20).