Serve These Summery Wedding Cakes at Your Tropical Nuptials

These islandy confections tote some serious aloha vibes

Tropical wedding cake

Photo by Chris J. Evans

Looking for the perfect tropical-themed wedding cake for your summer wedding? Tropical leaves are a current fashion and décor trend—the patterns are showing up on everything from wallpaper and bedding to art prints for your wall. The bold, bright greens instantly read “tropical” and can translate perfectly into a wedding, especially if you’re hosting a summer or destination celebration.

Case in point: the monstera leaf. Also called a split-leaf philodendron, this large, shapely leaf is a great addition to your wedding décor. Place one or two monstera leaves in a tall glass vase and display them on reception tables, or affix several leaves to a wall to serve as a modern ceremony or photo booth backdrop. You can also work them into your cake design—have your baker decorate the tiers with monstera leaves fashioned from sugar or paint the tiers with a repeating tropical-leaf pattern.

Need some inspiration? These seven tropical wedding cakes featuring monstera leaves will have you craving some serious aloha vibes and are perfect for your summertime celebration.

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Painted Monstera Leaves

Summer Wedding Cake Painted with Monstera Leaves

Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop

This wedding cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop features hand-painted monstera leaves combined with intricate stitching details on the bottom tier (reminiscent of Moroccan leather poufs, don’t you think?). The combination is fresh, exotic, and unexpected.

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Monstera Leaves and Berries

Summer Wedding Cake with Monstera Leaves and Berries

Photo by Zosia Zacharia Photography; Cake by Cakes by Kristhanthi

Inspired by a tropical print, this cake design by Krishanthi Armitt features hand-painted palm and monstera leaves on the bottom tiers. A collar of monsteras surrounds the base of the top tier and is accented with a cluster of bright berries, all intricately sculpted from sugar.

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Palm Springs Garden Party

Colorful Wedding Cake with Flowers and Monstera Leaves

Photo by Charla Storey Photography; Cake by Layered Bake Shop

This bright, tropical-inspired cake by Layered Bake Shop is perfect for a wedding celebration in Palm Springs. The square-shaped tiers are fresh and modern, while the hand-painted monstera leaves and palm fronds add a chic tropical touch. Top everything off with an asymmetrical cascade of fresh flowers in a punchy palette—this one includes poppies, peonies, pink ginger, and kumquats.

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All-Over Monstera Pattern

Square Tiered Wedding Cake with Monstera Leaves

Photo by Christopher Testani; Cake by Erica OBrien

This modern take on a tropical wedding cake by Erica OBrien makes us want to book a one-way ticket to Oahu. The pale peach fondant-covered tiers are decorated with a repeating monstera-leaf pattern.

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Modern and Minimal Monstera

Black Wedding Cake with Monstera Leaves

Photo by D’arcy Benicosa; Cake by Pippa Cakery

Craving a simpler, more minimalist look? This confection by Pippa Cakery features tiers covered in creamy, slate grey icing and fresh thistles; a fresh monstera leaf is wrapped around the base tier to add a shot of color to the overall design.

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Hawaiian Punch

Bright Patterned Wedding Cake with Monstera Leaves

Photo by Acqua Photo; Cake by Hey There Cupcake

This blue and pink creation by Hey There Cupcake has a retro Hawaiian vibe, with its mix-and-match patterns; the cake is embellished with fresh tropical blossoms like pincushion protea and a pair of monstera leaves sculpted from gum paste.

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Monstera Leaf and Floral Cascade

Monstera Leaf and Floral Cascade Wedding Cake

Photo by Outlive Creative

Decorate an all-white fondant-covered cake with a pretty cascade of sugar blooms and greenery—here, see the combination of monstera leaves in varying shades of green, mixed with white plumeria blossoms and navy colored berries.

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