The traditional white wedding cake will never go out of style, but brides-to-be searching for a glam twist on the classic confection will love the latest big-day dessert trend: metallic wedding cakes! In varying shades of gold, silver, and bronze, these shiny yet elegant cakes will earn even the most traditional bride's seal of approval.
Like any wedding trend, couples can adapt to the glimmering touch in countless ways. Dive in headfirst with a totally modern, silver cake or add metallic piped details for a subtle hint of the glam style. And though this lustrous look is made for the modern girl, romantic brides will adore dainty gold touches or preppy copper stripes, too.
We especially love the contrast of ultra-contemporary gold or silver tiers paired with classic ruffled accents—the mix of old and new is perfect for a couple that favors tradition and trend. Plus, the metal-inspired colors complement nearly any shade, from an unexpected turquoise-and-gold pairing to a cool white-and-silver combo.
Bonus: Your groom will appreciate the look too—especially the more masculine color options like a chocolate confection with foil-like designs—since these fresh hues bring an exciting element to your wedding décor.
Still not sold on a luxe, metallic wedding cake? We found 29 examples that we're sure will change your mind. Click through to see our favorite metallic wedding cakes!
A three-tiered wedding cake with silver ikat design, from Sweet and Saucy Shop.
A four-tiered wedding cake with shimmering bronze details, from City View Bakehouse.
A four-tiered wedding cake with two gold tiers and draped flower details, from Earth and Sugar.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with delicate gold piped details and sugar flowers, from The Sugar Suite.
A two-tiered wedding cake with a silver bottom layer and antique silver accents, from The Cake Hag.
A two-tiered white-and-gold wedding cake with a gold striped accent, from Sugarbelle Cakes.
A three-tiered white and gold wedding cake with greenery accents, from The Sugar Suite.
A two-tiered wedding cake with gold sequin details and a fresh flower topper, from Sweet and Saucy Shop.
A four-tiered blue, white, and gold wedding cake with watercolor and metallic layers, from Hey There, Cupcake.
A single-tier gold-stripped wedding cake with fresh flower topper, from Hey There, Cupcake.
A single-tier green wedding cake with delicate gold striped accents, from The Sugar Suite.
A two-tiered wedding cake with bronze stripes, from Ideas in Icing.
A four-tiered white wedding cake with dripping gold sequin details and a fresh flower topper, from Bobbette & Belle.
A one-tier naked chocolate cake with metallic gold fruit topper, from the Racquet Club of Chicago.
A three-tiered wedding cake with silver details.
A three-tiered gold-foil wedding cake.
A three-tiered, square and round wedding cake with geometric gold stripes, from Cakes by Gina.
A four-tiered wedding cake with gold-leaf and ruffle accents, from Ivory & Rose Cake Company.
A four-tiered white wedding cake with scattered gold foil details, from Earth and Sugar.
A four-tiered pink-and-gold wedding cake, from Sweet and Saucy Shop.
A two-tiered wedding cake with shimmering gold and silver stripes and a black polka dot top, from Naturally Delicious.
A four-tiered wedding cake with gold stripes and Roman numeral details, from Hey There, Cupcake.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with gold accents, from Sweet on Cake.
A two-tiered white wedding cake with gold details and flower accents, from Hey There, Cupcake.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with gold ring details and black feathers, from Cake Coquette.
A four-tiered gold-frosted wedding cake with fresh flower details.
A three-tiered white wedding cake with bronze stripes and a ruffled middle tier, from The Sugar Suite.