32 Wedding Cakes We Love for Summer Weddings

Summer is full of color, so skip the plain white wedding cake in favor of something more festive!

Updated 05/31/19

Photo by Mike Larson

Summer is officially underway and while you're busy infusing the colors of the season into every inch of your wedding decor, there's one place you're likely overlooking: the wedding cake! That's why we put together these 32 wedding cake ideas we love for summer weddings. Sure, white wedding cakes will always have their place at a wedding, but if you're already embracing color and summer styles throughout your ceremony and reception, why stop before dessert?

Summer is full of color, so skip the white cake in favor of something more festive! This collection of summer wedding cakes is full of colorful confections bursting with bright hues, laid-back decorations, and in-season blooms. But you won't find any desserts covered in sugar sand or cheesy nautical decorations here. Instead, we found fresh summer wedding cake designs that remind you of the long days of summer without sacrificing the elevated style we know is present throughout the rest of your big day.

When choosing our favorite wedding cake ideas for summer weddings, we looked for tiered desserts that featured poppy hues and confectionary decorations reminiscent of the warm weather. Here, you'll find plenty of gorgeous wedding cakes with flowers and confections topped with berries, citrus, and even a pair of adorable flamingoes. While we certainly love these cakes for June to August nuptials, we'll let fall, winter, and spring brides in on a little secret too: most of these treats can be easily adapted to suit your own wedding season by altering the saturation of colors or swapping out adornments for something more reminiscent of your wedding month.

If you're ready to find the perfect wedding cake for your summer wedding, than look no further! Dig in to the 32 summer wedding cake ideas below!

small naked cake topped with flowers

Photo by Anna Roussos; Cake by Pavlov’s Lab; Planning by White Ribbon Boutique Events; Florals by Red Box Days

You can't go wrong with shades of white and green at a summer wedding—especially when they're adorning a yummy wedding cake!

Naked Cake

Photo by Larissa Cleveland

Berries and cream just taste like summer! Serve them in a fresh and light cake, and your guests will be coming back for seconds.

Tropical lemon wedding cake

Photo by A Heart String; Cake by Nine Cakes

With a bright yellow hue that reminds us of sunshine and a cascade of citrus, this just might be the ultimate summer wedding cake.

wedding cake

Photo by Annie McElwain

These pink and coral blooms give this single-tiered wedding cake a delightful pop of color.

simple wedding cake

Photo by Mike Larson

With peach ranunculuses and vines of greenery, this summer wedding cake looks fresh and effortlessly pretty.

Photo by A Heart String

With an ocean-blue hue and a pair of pink flamingo cake toppers, this wedding cake is perfect for a destination wedding.

Photo by Christa Donald

Why have one wedding cake when you can have three? Each of the confections at Anna Speckhart's reception was topped with a bundle of garden-fresh blooms.

floral and painted wedding cake

Photo by Mademoiselle Fiona

Instead of simply topping your wedding cake with flowers, see if your baker can hand-paint a watercolor floral motif directly onto your confection.

cutting wedding cake

Photo by Towards the Moon

Summer is all about color, so we love the red-to-pink ombré on this couple's wedding cake.

Wedding Cake

Photo by Jenn Byrne

The summery combo of sprigs of olive leaves and fresh-cut citrus is right on par for the season.

Wedding cake

Photo by Birds of a Feather Photography

Pampas grass has been finding its way into wedding decor, bouquets, and now even wedding cakes!

Wedding Cake

Photo by Mallory Dawn Photography

Aloha, gorgeous! We love the tropical-inspired greenery and florals on this four-tiered white wedding cake.

naked wedding cake

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography

How pretty is this waterfall of pink roses cascading down this nearly naked cake?!

Naked wedding cake

Photo by Michelle Boyd

The large, lush magnolias adorning this summer wedding cake are giving us garden party vibes.

Brie Cake

Photo by Rachel Red Photography

Not into sweets? Serve a literal cheese cake after dinner, decorated with summer fruits and greenery.

wedding cake

Photo by Tida Svy

The bright poppy pink on this summer wedding cake is such a fun detail!

Wedding Cake

Photo by Katie Dessin Photography

You don't have to limit the vibrant colors to just your floral cake toppers. Try a pretty-in-pink frosting like this lemon and Marionberry wedding cake.

Naked wedding cake

Photo by Forged in the North

With a chocolate base and richly hued blooms, this confection offers a moodier spin on the typical summer wedding cake.

Wedding cake

Photo by Les Amis Photo

With red and blue berries and white icing, this sweet treat is perfect for July nuptials.

One-Tier Cake with Flowers

Photo by The Goodness

A simple, single-tiered white cake gets a dose of sunshine thanks to some vibrantly hued blooms.

wedding cake

Photo by Paul Johnson

This ultra-feminine, glamorous design would look right at home at both a classic, ballroom reception or a garden-inspired outdoor bash.

Wedding cake

Photo by Brklyn View Photography

You don't need to go overboard with florals to bring some summer inspiration to your wedding cake. This effortless confection proves that a few sprigs of greenery is all it takes.

Bride and groom cutting cake

Photo by Zibetti Photo and Film

This naked wedding cake is kept soft and pretty with just a few pink flowers.

wedding cake with fruit/strawberries

Photo by Echoes and Wild Hearts

When it comes to summer weddings, you can count on fresh berries being a never-fail dessert addition.

wedding cake

Photo by Forged in the North

We love the wild look of the white flowers and greenery decorating this single-tiered wedding cake.


Photo by Corbin Gurkin

The violets sprinkled on this summer wedding cake give it a straight-from-the-garden feel.

succulent wedding cake

Photo by Amy Caroline Photography

If you're not crazy about flowers, you can always decorate your summer wedding cake with leafy greens and succulents.

Cake Cutting

Photo by Aaron Delesie

This traditional Italian wedding cake is topped with powered sugar and hundreds of strawberries. Yum!

Wedding cake

Photo by O'Malley Photographers

Sweet and classic, this white wedding cake boasts beautiful, lush flowers and greenery.

cake cutting

Photo by Anna Shackleford

Decorated with a dusting of metallic color, this wedding cake is surrounded by pretty pink blooms and is even displayed on an outdoor swing. What could be more summery than that?

white wedding cake

Photo by Chris and Ruth Photography

Olive branches delicately decorate this clean and classic wedding cake.

wedding cake

Photo by Forged in the North

This couple took inspiration from their Antigua setting when it came to their wedding cake, serving layers of vanilla and island rum cake with a golden pineapple design.

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