13 Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding Cakes

Love is sweet, and so are these decadent desserts.

Small Valentine's Day cake topped with small red hearts

Photo by Steve Steinhardt

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. After all, 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 are certainly plenty of 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 because love is sweet.

Looking for inspiration for your own Valentine's Day wedding cake? We have 13 sweet ideas.

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Sweet Sugar Hearts

Valentine's Day wedding cake covered in sugar hearts

Photo by Dasha Caffrey Photography

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.

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Pretty-in-Pink Watercolor

A Valentine's Day wedding cake decorated in pink watercolor design

Photo by JoPhoto; Cake by Sugar Magnolia Cake Boutique

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 a beautiful watercolor finish, perfect for a sweet occasion.

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Strawberries and Cream

Valentine's Day strawberries and cream wedding cake with a "Love" cake topper

Photo by Love Me Do Photography

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.

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Heart-Shaped Sweets

Small Valentine's Day wedding cake topped with red heart cookies

Photo by Steve Steinhardt

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 a romantic spin on an otherwise simple single-tiered wedding cake.

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Crimson Sugar Flowers

Valentine's Day wedding cake decorated with red and white sugar flowers

Photo by Love Made Photography

Hoping to make a statement? Check out this crimson-edged sugar peony cake. Can you believe each petal is handcrafted from sugar? Talk about a showstopper!

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Red and Gold Details

Red and gold Valentine's Day wedding cake with flowers

Photo by Stephanie Rose Photography

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.

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Simple and Sweet

A minimalist white Valentine's Day wedding cake with pink flowers

Photo by Whitney Hunt

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.

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Cascading Blooms

Valentine's Day cake with bold and bright cascading blooms

Photo by Shane & Lauren Photography

Go bold with alternating layers of white and silver fondant, adorned with bold cascading blooms, for an Instagram-worthy dessert.

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Cupid's Arrow

Valentine's Day cake with gold leaf detail, pink watercolor and gold cupid's arrow

Photo by Hansel & Gretel Cakes

For couples who want to make a statement, it doesn't get much cuter than this watercolor cake, flecked with gold-leaf detailing, and finished with a gilded arrow.

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Strawberry Naked Cake

Strawberry naked Valentine's Day cake with flowers and berries

Photo by Chris Isham Photography

Boho brides will adore this naked cake, topped with pretty pink roses and strawberries. Twelve layers of vanilla cake and buttercream filling make this one sweet treat.

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Pale Pink Ruffles

Valentine's Day wedding cake with pale pink ruffles

Photo by Love Me Do Photography

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.

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Southwestern Charm


Photo by Rachel Solomon Photography

Fresh local blooms and cacti add a hint of Southwestern charm to this cute Mr. and Mrs. cactus cake. A pink velvet cake is served to further celebrate the big day.

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Chocolate Decadence

Fig chocolate drip Valentine's Day wedding cake topped with

Photo by LINDSEY ROMAN PHOTOGRAPHY; Cake by Lael Cakes

Does anything scream Valentine's Day more than chocolate? Take it to the next level with this semi-naked chocolate cake decked in gold, figs, berries, and a decadent ganache drip.

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