You’ve got it all figured out—the perfect wedding dress, the best venue, the prettiest flowers, even the place cards you’ll be using on your big day. But sometimes, the last thing you think about when planning your wedding is what kind of wedding cake you want. The choices can be overwhelming, to say the least. Sure, you could go for a classic white buttercream, maybe with some fresh florals. But what if you don't consider yourself a traditional bride? What if you don't want something that's so completely classic? In that case, these colorful wedding cakes will be right up your alley.
While you could forgo the cake altogether and serve a different kind of dessert—pies perhaps?—if you consider yourself both an untraditional bride and you still want a cake, an easy way to modernize the white, tiered, tried-and-true dessert is to make a simple switch. Just add color. Nonwhite wedding cakes can bring a ton of personality and fun to your reception. Plus, they look ahh-maze-ing in wedding photos.
Colorful wedding cakes can come in the form of something bold (we love a deep charcoal—not for the faint of heart) or something more subtle (a pretty pastel). Chocoholic brides can opt for a chocolate buttercream or fondant. And you can even incorporate a nonwhite pattern (such as a pretty and modern marbled base) into your post-wedding dessert for an unexpected use of hues.
A delicious advantage of colorful wedding cakes? These anything but vanilla, big-day desserts allow for you and your baker to create a confection that's truly you. After all, you're already injecting your and your fiancé(e)'s personalities into so many aspects of your big day, so why not your cake as well? If summer is your favorite season or you're throwing a destination wedding, choose a tropical hue for your colorful wedding cake to match your style and wedding theme. If you consider yourself to bear modern sensibilities, an edgy black wedding cake will fit your personal style to a tee. See? There's a nonwhite wedding cake out there for every bride.
A pop of color has never tasted so sweet. Here are some of our favorite examples of colorful wedding cakes.
Let Your Inner Rainbow Show
For a sweet surprise, you can keep the colors muted on the outside of your wedding cake, but go bold and bright inside. After tying the knot, brides Chelsey and Alyssa cut into their wedding cake, revealing a rainbow of hues.