30 Summer Wedding Cakes That We Can't Get Enough Of

Single-tier cake with blue flowers

Photo by Adriana Rivera; Event Planning & Floral Design by Tatiana Angel of CCC Event Planning; Cake by Ivette Arosemena of Ivette’s Nutty Kitchen

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 at a wedding, 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.

If you're ready to find the perfect wedding cake for your summer nuptials, then look no further. Ahead, we're spotlighting 30 summer wedding cakes that celebrate the summer season and command attention.

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Delectable in Duo-Chrome

Small naked cake topped with flowers
Photo by Anna Roussos; Cake by Pavlov’s Lab

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

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All About Berries

Naked cake with blackberries

Photo by Larissa Cleveland

Fresh berries and cream just screams summer. Serve this delicious combination of flavors in a fresh and light cake, and your guests will be coming back for seconds.

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Sunshine and Lemons

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.

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Pink and Coral Posies

Wedding cake with pink flowers

Photo by Annie McElwain

These pink and coral blooms give this single-tiered wedding cake a delightful pop of color that's perfect for the summer season.

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A Refreshing Palette

Tiered wedding cake with greenery and florals

Photo by Adriana Rivera; Event Planning by Tatiana Angel of CCC Event Planning; Floral Design by Flowers by Totoy; Cake by The Pink Oven

Like a cool drink of water on a hot summer's day, this refreshing color palette is very much appreciated. Fresh, pale green hues amongst garnishes of fluffy white blooms and sweet chamomile flowers dish out heaps of pastoral charm on this single-tiered creation.

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Featuring Flamingos

White wedding cake with flamingos

Photo by Everence Photography; Cake by Hometown Desserts

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.

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A Watercolor Motif

Floral and painted wedding cake

Photo by Mademoiselle Fiona

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.

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Colorful Citrus

Small white wedding cake with marigold flowers

Photo by Heather Kincaid; Cake by Cake Monkey Bakery

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.

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A Mediterranean Medley

Wedding cake with greenery and oranges

Photo by Jenn Byrne

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

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Wild Pampas Grass

Tiered white 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. We love the simple addition on this stunning tiered cake.

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Tropical Greenery

White tiered wedding cake with florals

Photo by Mallory Dawn Photography

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

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Pretty in Pink Roses

Naked wedding cake with cascading pink flowers

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography

How pretty is the waterfall of pink roses cascading down this nearly naked cake? Consider choosing one stunning floral and using it for the entire cake to make a statement.

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Magnificent Magnolias

Naked wedding cake with large white flowers

Photo by Michelle Boyd

The large, lush magnolias adorning this summer wedding cake are giving us all the fragrance envy. We can only imagine the the decadent combo of fresh-baked aromas with their heady scent.

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Glorious Greenery

Naked wedding cake with white flowers and greenery

Photo by Heather Waraksa; Cake by Sugar Sugar Custom Cakes 

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.

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A Fruit and Cheese Cake

Wedding cake made out of brie cheese

Photo by Rachel Red Photography

Not into sweets? A cheese cake decorated with summer fruits and greenery will be the perfect post-dinner treat.

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Desert-Inspired Decor

Wedding cake with bright poppy

Photo by Tida Svy

The bright fuchsia and splash of orange on this summer wedding cake add such fun detail.

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Pink Icing and Matching Florals

Wedding cake with pink frosting

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. Now that's a lip-smacking flavor profile!

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True to Something Blue

Blue watercolor cake

Photo by Jessa Schifilliti; Cake by La Bonbonniere

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.

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Vivid Violets

One-Tier Cake with Flowers

Photo by Adriana Rivera; Event Planning & Floral Design by Tatiana Angel of CCC Event Planning; Cake by Ivette Arosemena of Ivette’s Nutty Kitchen

A simple, single-tiered white cake gets a verve of violets thanks to some floral garnishes of muscari and blue poppy anemones.

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Lusciusly Large Blooms

Ruffled wedding cake with large flowers

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Cake by Enjoy Cupcakes

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.

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Bright Pink and Purple Posies

Wedding cake with pink and purple flowers

Photo by Paul Johnson

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

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Flourishing Florals

White wedding cake with pink and orange flowers

Photo by Ashley Caroline; Cake by Cakes by Liz

We love the fresh, simple look of this tiered cake. Pair tier-framing vines with sorbet-hued blooms for a gorgeous summer sweet.

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Sprigs of Cascading Greenery

Wedding cake with greenery

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 adding a few sprigs of greenery is all it takes to make a statement.

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A Chocolate Confection

Chocolate naked cake with florals

Photo by Phil Chester

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.

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Summer Abundance

Cake with florals and fruit
Photo by James & Schulze; Cake by Shamane's Bakeshoppe

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.

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Fresh Picks

Wedding cake with bright flowers

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

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.

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Summer Succulents

Wedding cake topped with leaves and succulents

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 for a unique look.

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Lovely Lavender

Small pink cake with lavender

Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography; Cake by Sift Dessert Bar

Looking to do something a little different? Opt for a simple, one-tier cake but incorporate juicy summer berries and sprigs of lavender to bring the season into the mix.

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Sweet Simplicity

Simple wedding cake with white florals

Photo by O'Malley Photographers

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

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Metallic Medium

Couple cutting a tiered summer wedding cake

Photo by Anna Shackleford

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?

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