The 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes

These works of art are good enough to eat

Updated 02/28/18

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There are few things we appreciate more than a decadent wedding cake—both in taste and style. Dessert trends come and go, but nothing takes the place of a delicious cake that satisfies more than one of your senses. That said, we’ve rounded up 50 gorgeous cakes that promise to do just that.

Our favorite kind of wedding cake is the kind that makes a statement by adding to your wedding decor. For bohemian brides, we’re loving delicate flower wreaths, organically placed leafy vines, or anything with an earthy feel. If your style is more contemporary, a sleek, smooth finish and geometric details, such as a repeated tile pattern, hexagonal tiers, or triangular adornments, will always do the trick. If you’re more of a classic bride, traditional white isn’t your only option; hand-painted florals, watercolors, and subtle ruffles all evoke a timeless touch. And no matter the cake style, gilded accents and metallic foil always add a hint of glam and a dash of chic, while greenery, whether a topper of eucalyptus, cascading foliage, or wreath of ferns, brings organic beauty.

If your reception is outdoors, take inspiration from your surroundings. A festoon of fresh blooms is a natural way to infuse some garden whimsy, fondant oyster shells and watercolor blues bring in some coastal charm, and semi-naked cakes take cues from the naturalistic elegance of the woods. The seasons can also serve as a solid source of inspiration: Light pastel flowers are a standard for some springtime flair, fresh greenery or citrus serves up some summertime whimsy, rich, moody hues are ideal for an autumn affair, and icy blue and white details mirror the coolness of a winter wedding.

No matter your taste (literally and figuratively), we’ve got a cake for every wedding style. Which one is your favorite?

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Wonderful Watercolor

Photo by Lucy Davenport Photography

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Dark Florals

Photo by Stewart Uy Photography

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Textured Details

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Gold Accents

Photo by Taralynn Lawton Photography

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Sugar Flowers

Jen Huang Photography

Cake by Nine Cakes

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A Metallic Layer

Sotiria McDonald Photography

Cake by Cake Ink

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Fresh Leaves

Cari Courtright Photography

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Metallic Florals

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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A Macramé Detail

Photo by Ashley Ludaescher Photography

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Fresh Fruit Toppings

Mademoiselle Fiona Photography

Cake by Lael Cakes

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Sweet Florals

Jen Huang Photography

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Colorful Sugar Flowers

Photo by Ashlee Brooke Photography

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A Blue Base

Photo by Judy Park Studios

Cake by Nine Cakes

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A Semi-Naked Cake

Sotiria McDonald Photography

Cake by Cake Ink

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Brushed Metallics

Photo by Nickol Cady

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A Statement White Cake

Photo by Lauren Volo

Cake by Lael Cakes

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Autumnal Accents

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Textured Buttercream

Photo by D'Arcy Benincosa

Cake by A White Cake

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A Mini Cake

Courtesy of Julián Ángel

Cake by Julián Ángel

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Gold-Accented Blooms

Sotiria McDonald Photography

Cake by Cake Ink

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A Natural Finish

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Tonal Blooms

Photo by Lauren Volo

Cake by Lael Cakes

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An Illustrated Print

Courtesy of Golden Poppy Events

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Textured Layers

Photo by Blair Heagerty

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A Fern Finish

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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An Abundance of Roses

Photo by Lauren Volo

Cake by Lael Cakes

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A Touch of Color

Photo by Tayler Enerle Photography

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Subtle Ombré

Photo by Judy Pak

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Fruitful Flavor

Photo by Heather Payne

Cake by Lael Cakes

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Top of the Line

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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An Organic Wreath

Photo by Katrina Jayne

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Pops of Orange

Photo by The Ganeys

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A Pretty Pair

Photo by Chris Isham

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Lovely Lemons

Photo by Judy Park Studios

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Bed of Roses

Rebecca Yale Photography

Cake by Magnolia Bakery

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Cascading Florals

Photo by Chris Isham

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Unexpected Geometrics

Photo by Jen Huang

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Ombré All Over

Courtesy of Tortik Annuchka

Cake by Tortik Annuchka

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A True Classic

Courtesy of Nine Cakes

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Tower of Roses

Photo by Matthew Cly

Cake by Lael Cakes

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An Anemone Attraction

Photo by Judy Park Studios

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Tone-on-Tone

D'Arcy Benincosa

Cake by Pippa Cakery

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A Special Spectrum

Photo by Judy Park Studios

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Marble Marvel

Photo by Blair Heagerty

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Blue Brushstrokes

Photo by Chris Isham

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A Pearl Shell

Photo Courtesy of Vendor

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Yellow Delight

Photo by Judy Park Studios

Cake by Nine Cakes

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Golden-Age Beauty

Courtesy of Tortik Annuchka

Cake by Tortik Annuchka

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Stroke of Genius

Heather Waraksa

Cake by Nine Cakes

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