Whether you’re planning a boho-chic wedding or a glamorous reception, choosing a geode cake allows you to pull off an out-of-the-box look. “The best part about rock candy is that it comes in almost every color—even clear,” says Katie Frederick, owner of Maeflour Cakes. “Geode cakes can come in complementary colors to any wedding or event and can be a showstopper to any dessert table.”
What is a Geode Cake?
A geode cake is a cake designed to look like a geode or a crystallized rock structure. Geode cakes are typically crafted with rock candy and can be made to accommodate any size and color preferences.
Geode cakes can be made with either buttercream or fondant, depending on the cake artist, as they utilize intricate artistry to pull off the unique look. “Cake artists will utilize edible sugar rock candy to mimic the look of the gorgeous caverns and will sometimes add edible paint or glitter to achieve the sheen,” says Frederick.
Meet the Expert
Katie Frederick is the owner of Maeflour Cakes, a custom cake shop in Phoenix, Arizona.
Geode cakes can also be dressed up with edible metallic gold or silver or include marbling or hand-painted details to bring in the colors of the geode. “As they are a centerpiece of their own, they don’t necessarily need added florals or cake toppers and can be a feature all by itself,” Frederick adds.
Think a geode cake might be the perfect fit for your big day? Read on to see 16 editor-approved geode wedding cake ideas.
Add Subtle Pops of Colors
Geode cakes don’t always have to have the look of being dug into the cake. A crystallized rock structure can be created on the exterior to switch things up and to offer an artful pop of color.
Make a Statement
This cake is truly a work of art. A black fondant canvas, along with the center green geode, makes for such a moody look.
Embrace a Natural Look
While a geode cake can certainly make a statement on its own, adding a few additional elements can make the design especially unique. Case in point: This metallic confection is paired with ornamental grasses for a boho-meets-glam look.
Not all geode cakes need to make a big, bold statement. Subtle touches can be just as pretty. This cake pairs an artful bottom-tier design with a simple cake topper for a lovely look.
With dark and light green paired with plenty of gold, this color palette is absolutely stunning for a wedding in any season. We love the way a touch of marbling adds a modern vibe to the overall design.
Add a Textured Edge
Make a moody statement with deep hues for a late fall or early winter wedding. This cake features a gorgeous geode look, paired with a textured edge to seamlessly bring it all together.
Go for Gold
All that glitters is gold is definitely the right way to describe this stunning cake. This simple single-tiered cake is dressed up with gold detailing to make the perfect statement.
Look to the Stars
Depending on the design, creating a geode cake without rock candy is still possible, and this cake pulls it off flawlessly. Utilizing a fondant base, with handpainted marbling and gold leaf detailing, this confection is ready for an elegant party.
Take a Muted Approach
Talk about a dreamy! This two-tiered confection incorporates two very life-like geodes, all decked out in icy white and silver with a touch of gold.
Mix Multiple Colors
We can’t get enough of this color palette, featuring a light gray paired with a dreamy pink. But it’s the gold leaf detailing that really brings this look together.
Incorporate Plenty of Shimmer
Adding plenty of shine is the perfect way to take a geode cake from looking rustic to refined. This two-tiered stunner brings together a subtle geode design complete with silver leaf detailing that creates a shimmer effect.
Create a Celestial Look
Geode cakes offer the perfect design to go all out on color, and this cake certainly doesn’t hold back. The marbling and artistry on this sweet—done in a palette of purple, blue, black, and gold—makes it feel as if it's from outer space.
Balance Bright and Moody
This cake truly makes a statement with an intricate design. Multiple colors are incorporated to create a life-like geode look, paired with beautiful gold detailing extended across the entire cake.
Keep It Simple
It can be easy to go overboard with the geode cake look, but there’s no shame in keeping it simple. This single-tier confection features rock candy detailing to bring the geode vibe to the top of the cake.
Doesn’t this just look perfect for a winter wedding? We can picture this dreamy cake on a dessert table, bringing turquoise, white, and gold into a beautiful, bold design.
Make It Marble
Hello, winter wedding! This cake is an absolute dream for a cold-weather wedding decked out in marble detailing with a stunning silver geode in the middle to make a statement. We love the way additional sweets were added to create a coordinated look.
Check out these black wedding cakes for more modern inspiration.