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 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.
Monstera Leaves and Berries
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.
Palm Springs Garden Party
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.
All-Over Monstera Pattern
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.
Modern & Minimal Monstera
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.