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, then look no further! Dig into the 32 summer wedding cake ideas below!
You can't go wrong with shades of white and green at a summer wedding—especially when they're adorning a yummy wedding cake!
Berries and cream just taste like summer! Serve them in a fresh and light cake, and your guests will be coming back for seconds.
With a bright yellow hue that reminds us of sunshine and a cascade of citrus, this just might be the ultimate summer wedding cake.
These pink and coral blooms give this single-tiered wedding cake a delightful pop of color.
With peach ranunculuses and vines of greenery, this summer wedding cake looks fresh and effortlessly pretty.
With an ocean-blue hue and a pair of pink flamingo cake toppers, this wedding cake is perfect for a destination wedding.
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.
Instead of simply topping your wedding cake with flowers, see if your baker can hand-paint a watercolor floral motif directly onto your confection.
Summer is all about color, so we love the red-to-pink ombré on this couple's wedding cake.
The summery combo of sprigs of olive leaves and fresh-cut citrus is right on par for the season.
Pampas grass has been finding its way into wedding decor, bouquets, and now even wedding cakes!
Aloha, gorgeous! We love the tropical-inspired greenery and florals on this four-tiered white wedding cake.
How pretty is this waterfall of pink roses cascading down this nearly naked cake?!
The large, lush magnolias adorning this summer wedding cake are giving us garden party vibes.
Not into sweets? Serve a literal cheesecake after dinner, decorated with summer fruits and greenery.
The bright poppy pink on this summer wedding cake is such a fun detail!
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.
With a chocolate base and richly hued blooms, this confection offers a moodier spin on the typical summer wedding cake.
With red and blue berries and white icing, this sweet treat is perfect for July nuptials.
A simple, single-tiered white cake gets a dose of sunshine thanks to some vibrantly hued blooms.
This ultra-feminine, glamorous design would look right at home at both a classic, ballroom reception or a garden-inspired outdoor bash.
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 are all it takes.
This naked wedding cake is kept soft and pretty with just a few pink flowers.
When it comes to summer weddings, you can count on fresh berries being a never-fail dessert addition.
We love the wild look of the white flowers and greenery decorating this single-tiered wedding cake.
The violets sprinkled on this summer wedding cake give it a straight-from-the-garden feel.
If you're not crazy about flowers, you can always decorate your summer wedding cake with leafy greens and succulents.
This traditional Italian wedding cake is topped with powdered sugar and hundreds of strawberries. Yum!
Sweet and classic, this white wedding cake boasts beautiful, lush flowers and greenery.
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?
Olive branches delicately decorate this clean and classic wedding cake.
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.