Lace is synonymous with romance, so it's no wonder so many brides gravitate toward lace gowns for their wedding day. But white lace is for so much more than your walk down the aisle—the delicate, feminine fabric can inspire everything from your invitation pattern to, of course, your wedding cake. From intricately piped royal-icing designs and hand-painted lace to you'll-swear-they're-real lace stencils, there is a myriad of ways to translate lace onto your wedding dessert.
Because of the intricate detail and craftsmanship that goes into a lace-decorated cake, you can also rest assured that no two lace wedding cakes will look the same—you're guaranteed to get a unique show-stopping treat that is all your own for your big day. We love the fresh take on floral that A. Elizabeth Cakes took with its watercolor washed wedding cake, while Francesca Neves Cupcake's whimsical mint and coral pink tiers wrapped with a lace sugar veil have us dreaming of a springtime celebration. Prefer something ultra classic and feminine? You'll fall in love with Yum Dessert Décor's structured confection of all-white tiers, which are livened up with an ever-so-slight peek of beige and differing designs of lace.
If you're like us and have become totally enamored with the trend of lace wedding cakes, then prepare to be amazed by these striking confections. Click through to see 18 of the prettiest lace wedding cakes we've found—and just try not to swoon.
Wondering about the cake featured above? Truffle Cake & Pastry covered these wedding cake tiers of varying heights with taupe-colored fondant and decorated them with floral lace appliques and a trio of red charm peonies fashioned from sugar.
A. Elizabeth Cakes' fresh take on floral-patterned lace features an abstract watercolor wash on the tiers with the flower petals outlined in gold royal icing.
This bold confection by Amy Beck Cake Design proves that a black cake can be beautiful. The lace pattern was created using "brush embroidery"—a technique where a paintbrush is stroked through royal icing to mimic stitched embroidery.
Vintage Battenberg lace was the inspiration for this intricate confection, created by Bobbette & Belle.
This chic wedding cake by City View Bakehouse features tiers covered in ivory fondant; the lace pattern was created by using a cake stencil with added piping and pearls.
This elegant confection by Erica O'Brien Cake Design embodies "traditional with a twist"—the lace pattern and piped monogram are classic cake embellishments while the blush-pink-and-gold color palette is fresh and unexpected.
Don't be afraid of color when it comes to your cake. Hues like mint and coral pink look pretty (and still appetizing!) when translated onto your wedding dessert. This design by Francesca Neves Cupcake features pink sugar tulips and roses and a lace sugar veil wrapped around the mint-green tiers.
For your "something blue," why not opt for a pale-blue wedding cake? This elegant confection by Gateaux Inc features a classic lace pattern piped over pale-turquoise tiers.
How pretty is this cake by Intricate Icings, with its ruffled bottom tier, asymmetrical lace appliques, and fresh blooms on top?
Each of the six tiers of this wedding confection by Italy-based L'Arte Della Torta di Melanie Secciani is covered with a different, intricately detailed lace pattern.
To create this romantic floral-lace effect, Swedish cake designer Lina Veber Cake created dozens of tiny, delicate sugar blossoms and arranged them along a winding trail over both tiers.
The beautifully sculpted fondant blooms on this cake by Perfect Endings were designed to resemble the bride's lace Monique Lhuillier gown.
This sweet and simple cake by Sofelle Cake Artistry was also inspired by the bride's wedding dress, with its brushed embroidery lace details and delicate string of sugar pearls.
Gold-edged lace appliques add another layer of dimension to this design by Steel Penny Cakes. Pink and coral sugar peonies, blue hydrangeas, and green berries are the perfect finishing touch.
Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal's buttercream confection sported a pattern inspired by the couple's lace table linens.
This simple-yet-stunning design by Zoe Clark Cakes incorporates a ruched pattern debossed into the tiers, piped lace, and a sculptural wafer-paper flower.
Instead of white or ivory, choose bright colors like purple and coral pink for a more modern look, like this design by Charm City Cakes. Delicate lace blooms are hand-cut from fondant and placed over dusty-purple tiers.