Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic day of the year by many. So it’s not a surprise that some couples choose to time their wedding around this holiday. What could be sweeter than hosting your nuptials on the ultimate day of love?
If you've opted for a Valentine's Day wedding, there's certainly plenty of wedding cake options to consider. Of course, you can always go with a classic white wedding cake. Or, opt to incorporate hues of pink, red, and white along with romantic adornments (think roses, strawberries, hearts, arrows, kisses, and “XO” letters). For cake flavors, consider red velvet, white chocolate with raspberry, or decadent dark chocolate. This is definitely not an occasion to go light on flavor. After all, love is sweet.
Looking for inspiration for your own romantic wedding cake for Valentine's Day? Read on for 13 of our favorite sweet ideas.
Sweet Sugar Hearts
We can't get over the detail of this two-tiered masterpiece. Hundreds of folded sugar hearts adorn this statement cake, adding such a beautiful pop of color. And in place of a cake topper? A pair of sparkling silver hearts.
Alternating tiers of chocolate cake with mint chocolate buttercream and hummingbird cake with cream cheese filling compose this three-tiered beauty. The exterior is iced with multiple shades of pink vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream to create the beautiful watercolor finish perfect for a sweet occasion.
Strawberries and Cream
We absolutely love this charming naked cake. Two tiers are stacked with luscious layers of strawberries and cream for a simple and sweet look. Because at the end of the day, all you really need is love and a slice of cake.
This sweet confection brings together so many elements of Valentine's Day decor. Pale pink fondant, 24K gold-leaf detailing, and heart-shaped macarons put such a romantic spin on an otherwise simple single-tiered wedding cake.
Crimson Sugar Flowers
Hoping to make a statement? We can't get over this crimson-edged sugar peony cake. Can you believe each petal is handcrafted in sugar? Talk about a showstopper!
Go Bold With Red and Gold
Want your cake to really wow your guests? Dial up the glamour with edible gold-leaf detailing, deep red blooms, and gold-dipped berries. A red-lacquered stand adds a striking visual effect to complete this Valentine's Day look.
Simple and Sweet
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this four-layer chocolate cake with raspberry filling. We love the simple, smooth exterior of this single-tier cake topped with berry milk crumbs to lend a whimsical touch.
Bold Cascading Blooms
Hoping to go bold? This is one way to make a statement. Alternating layers of white and silver fondant are adorned with bold cascading blooms for an Instagram-worthy dessert.
Cupid's Arrow Cake
“The couple didn't want a traditional wedding cake. Instead, they wanted a design that reflected the love story they shared,” says Megan Norris of Hansel & Gretel Cakes. Well, mission accomplished. It doesn’t get much cuter than this watercolor cake, flecked with gold-leaf detailing and finished with a golden arrow.
Strawberry Naked Cake
Boho brides will love this naked cake, topped with pretty pink roses and strawberries. Twelve layers of vanilla cake and buttercream filling make this one sweet treat.
Pale Pink Ruffles
Hoping to keep your cake's color palette a bit more subtle? Pale pink and white will fit in perfectly. We love the ombre look of this ruffled confection, adorned with fresh blooms.
Fresh local blooms and cacti add a hint of Southwestern charm to this cute “Mr. & Mrs. Cactus Cake.” Inside? Pink velvet cake to further celebrate the big day.
Does anything scream Valentine's Day more than chocolate? Take that classic box of chocolate to the next level with this semi-naked chocolate cake decked in gold, figs, berries, and a decadent ganache drip.