While we're forever fans of frosting frills and flowers adorning classic wedding cake confections, nothing gives us a sugar rush quite like sleek and refined modern wedding cakes. These new classics in confections have earned their place on the wedding dessert table, boasting crazy-cool designs and dripping with personality. From geometric detailing and moody dark hues to metallic flourishes and art-gallery-worthy designs, there are plenty of ways to make a modern wedding cake stand out on your big day.
Ready to go modern? Scroll through for some wedding cake inspiration.
If you don't want to go too modern for your wedding cake, there is a compromise. Simply add some geometric designs to a classic white confection. Triangular-cut fondant in hues of black, gray, and white crawls up this two-tiered cake.
Minimalism is an easy way to showcase modern design. This simple cake is crowned with pretty prisms.
An industrial topper, an unexpected metal tier, and gold detailing make up this trifecta of modernity.
These three square-shaped black cakes drizzled with gold look more like art installations than desserts.
Many couples aren't afraid to be bold with their color choices. A dotted and geometric design makes this cool, dark-hued cake even more modern.
Geometric accents and a wash of watercolor modernize this three-tiered confection.
This classic, two-tiered white wedding cake is given a modern twist with subtle brushstrokes of gray and charcoal hues.
Modern doesn't mean you can't show off your love of flowers. Blush-hued florals coupled with the cake's black color make this dessert just as lush and romantic as it is dark and dreamy.
A classic all-white confection can still feel contemporary thanks to unique angular detailing.
This contemporary confection features dark, ombré watercolor and a frost of metallic detailing.
Say goodbye to the traditional couple on top of the cake. This cactus wedding cake topper is so desert cool.
Some wedding cakes look too pretty to eat. Case in point: This richly marbleized fondant covers these moody, formal tiers.
This single-tiered cake featuring muted watercolors and a dripping glaze is the perfect end to contemporary seaside nuptials.
It doesn't take much to give a classic cake a modern twist. This subtle embossed texture is a trend that revamps a basic design.
Don't waste an inch of a single-tier cake. Marble-like edible artwork blooms out of this spherical sweet treat.
Simple and sweet, this one-tiered beauty combines a deep blue hue with modern metallic gold. The lush red flower adds a touch of romance and drama.
Couples can easily show off their wedding colors through their cake. Get creative—and feature a modern design—with some cake color blocking.
Linear shapes and a bit of color blocking make this square confection totally contemporary.
If you really want to shake things up with your wedding cake's shape, think about going hexagonal. This masterpiece should be all the convincing you need.
Modernity can still be clean and classic, as proven by this marble effect.
Minimalist and modern, this wedding cake will be a contemporary couple's dessert of choice.
Rose Gold Romance
This wedding cake's classic, romantic sugar flowers and modern, geometric rose gold details are perfectly balanced.
Unexpected string-like frosting detailing is the contemporary way to do a white wedding cake.
Pretty prisms top off this three-tiered marble beauty, placed on top of a simple cake stand.
A flourish of gold foil is a modern way to go glam. We love the juxtaposition of the fresh greenery at the base.
Gray and Gold
A gorgeous gray tint, a wash of gold color, and lush white blooms are both romantic and marvelously modern.
What goes better with a rose-gold wedding cake than actual roses?
Pink geode-inspired detailing balances the minimalism and glamour of this modern big-day dessert.
We're loving the linear, metallic design on this white wedding cake.
Swirls of marbleized gray hues modernize this sweet wedding treat.