With gorgeous weather and stunning blooms, summer is definitely the most popular season to get married. And while you're busy infusing the colors of the season into every inch of your wedding decor, there may be one place you're overlooking: your wedding cake. Of course, white wedding cakes will always have their place, but if you're already embracing color and summer styles throughout your ceremony and reception, why stop when it comes to your dessert?
When choosing our favorite wedding cake ideas for summer weddings, we looked for tiered desserts that featured poppy hues and confectionary decorations reminiscent of warm weather. Ahead, you'll find plenty of gorgeous wedding cakes with flowers and confections topped with citrus, berries, gorgeous greenery, and even a pair of adorable flamingos.
While we certainly love these cakes for June to August ceremonies, we'll let fall, winter, and spring couples 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.
Ahead, we're spotlighting 33 summer wedding cakes that celebrate the summer season and command attention.
Delectable in Duo-Chrome
You can't go wrong with shades of white and green at a summer wedding—especially when they're adorning a delicious wedding cake. This one-tiered, semi-naked beauty with drip frosting is super on-trend.
All About Berries
A berries-and-cream combo just screams summer. Serve this delicious matrimony of flavors in a fresh and light cake, and your guests will be coming back for seconds.
Sunshine and Lemons
Don't be afraid to go bold and saturated with the hues you choose. With bright yellow and orange frosting that reminds us of sunshine, plus a cascade of citrus, this just might be the ultimate summer wedding cake.
Pink and Coral Posies
Who says a small cake can't pack a punch? These pink and coral blooms give this single-tiered wedding cake with semi-naked frosting a delightful pop of color that's perfect for the summer season.
A Refreshing Palette
Like a cool drink of water on a hot summer's day, this refreshing color palette is very much appreciated. Fresh, pale green hues among garnishes of fluffy white blooms and sweet chamomile flowers dish out heaps of pastoral charm on this single-tiered creation.
Nothing says summertime like cute flamingos, right? This one-tiered cake topped with florals and a pair of shimmery flamingos is so fun for summer.
A Watercolor Motif
Watercolor cakes are so on-trend this season. Instead of simply adorning your wedding cake with flowers, see if your baker can hand-paint a watercolor floral motif directly onto your confection as well.
With marigolds in season for summer, what better way to add a splash of color? We love the idea of pairing bright citrus and florals for a simple, colorful look.
A Mediterranean Medley
In addition to the adorable topper, we love the Mediterranean vibe of this little cake. The summery combo of sprigs of olive leaves and fresh-cut citrus is right on par for the season.
Wild Pampas Grass
Pampas grass has been finding its way into wedding decor, bouquets, and now even wedding cakes. We love the simple addition on this stunning tiered cake.
Aloha, gorgeous! We love the tropical-inspired florals and greenery on this four-tiered, textured white wedding cake.
Pretty in Pink Roses
How pretty is the waterfall of pink roses cascading down this nearly naked cake? Consider choosing one stunning flower and using it for the entire cake to make a statement.
The large, lush magnolias adorning this summer wedding cake are giving us all the fragrance envy. We can only imagine the decadent combo of fresh-baked aromas with their heady scent.
We love the simplicity of this gorgeous tiered naked cake, all decked out in blooms. The pastel flowers with greenery just scream summer garden party.
A Fruit and Cheese Cake
Not into sweets, or looking for a creative cocktail hour snack idea? A cheese cake (not to be confused with cheesecake) decorated with summer fruits and herbs will be the perfect savory treat.
Get inspired by the flora and fauna of the desert for your summer wedding cake. The bright fuchsia and splash of orange on this semi-naked cake add such fun detail.
Pink Icing and Matching Florals
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. Now that's a lip-smacking flavor profile!
True to Something Blue
Looking to add a subtle pop of color to your dessert table? Opt for a watercolor look with pastel hues paired with contrasting greenery and stunning blooms.
A simple, single-tiered white cake gets a verve of violet thanks to some floral garnishes of Muscari and blue poppy anemones. This cake design is especially gorgeous for a seaside setting.
Lusciously Large Blooms
Who says you can't go bold with pastel florals? Opt for larger blooms and have them cascade down a textured cake for a gorgeous look.
Bright Pink and Purple Posies
Pink, red, and purple blooms look stunning against this white cake with textured frosting. This bright, glamorous design would look right at home at both a classic, ballroom reception or a garden-inspired outdoor bash.
We love the fresh, simple look of this tiered cake. Pair tier-framing greenery with sorbet-hued blooms for a gorgeous summer sweet.
Sprigs of Cascading Greenery
You don't need to go overboard with florals to bring some summer inspiration to your wedding cake. This effortless confection proves that adding a few sprigs of greenery is all it takes to make a statement.
A Chocolate Confection
Who says you can't have a chocolate cake for summer? This naked-style chocolate cake is decked out in florals for a gorgeous summer vibe.
With so much abundance throughout the summer, from blooming florals and fresh fruits, it would be a shame not to incorporate them into your cake design. We love the mixture of bright florals, succulent figs, and juicy grapes on this tiered cake.
The violets sprinkled on this summer wedding cake give it a straight-from-the-garden feel. Don't be afraid to add simple florals in a multitude of colors to make your color palette pop.
If you're not crazy about flowers, you can always decorate your summer wedding cake with leafy greens and succulents for a unique look. This cake is perfect for a wedding set in a desert.
Looking to do something a little different? Opt for a simple, one-tier cake and incorporate juicy summer berries plus sprigs of lavender to bring the season into the mix.
Sweet and classic, this white wedding cake boasts beautiful, lush white flowers and greenery. Tiny pops of pink flowers add a touch of color to a neutral canvas.
Decorated with a dusting of metallic color, this wedding cake is surrounded by powdery pink garden roses and is even displayed on an outdoor swing. What could be more summery than that?
Colorful Pressed Flowers
Nothing screams summer like an array of bright colors. This gorgeous three-tiered cake with layers of red velvet, Funfetti, and cream cheese frosting is the perfect canvas for pressed flowers alongside fresh blooms.
For an understated look, go sweet and simple with your summer wedding cake. This pure white cake with a pastel floral icing design is beautifully dainty.
Bold and Whimsical
Take inspiration from this couple and go totally over-the-top with your summer wedding cake. An array of colorful fondant flowers meets rose gold leaf motifs, plus a watercolor icing design. Best of all, the cake featured rainbow layers inside to represent the two brides!