You've booked the perfect venue, sent out your save the dates, and now it's time for the next step—diving into your cake design. Couples have been choosing to add gold accents to their confections in a variety of ways, bringing a stunning metallic finish to their cakes no matter their wedding style.
There are so many ways that cake designers can achieve a bronzed look for a wedding cake, and it’s all up to the style the couple wants. "There are endless choices and tons of fabulous options for couples who want to incorporate gold into their wedding cakes," says Moriah Tulier, owner of Wildflower Cakes. "You can go big with whole tiers painted or even something small and delicate like a gold foiled monogram. From hints of metallic splatter, gold bas-relief, shimmery fondant edges, Art Deco details, and sequins, cake artists can paint almost any detail big or small golden with the right tools."
Meet the Expert
Moriah Tulier is the owner and founder of Wildflower Cakes, a Denver-based cake studio.
From flakes of gold foil to pouring melted gold chocolate for a drip effect, there’s a cake with gold accents out there for any venue. To inspire your cake design planning, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorites. Read on for 20 pretty wedding cakes with gorgeous gold details we love.
Pretty in Pink and Gold
The hand-painted gold flecks contrasted with the subtle blush pink on this cake is such a gorgeous look. Ashley Cakes paired gold detailing with cascading white florals in this design to make a cake perfect for a spring or summer wedding.
A Two-Toned Statement
We love the idea of making a bold, gold statement with a two-tiered cake! And the contrast of one bright, white layer on top of one gold layer is stunning. This gorgeous cake from Layers was topped with a sprig of Viburnum berries for a simple touch to complete the look.
A Simple Gold Monogram
Incorporating gold into your wedding cake’s décor doesn't always need to make a big splash. Sweet, simple details can elevate a white cake in the most beautiful way. This five-tier cake from Sugar Cloud Baking Company made a bold statement with its height, paired with a unique crocodile embossing and a subtle hand-painted gold monogram.
Shimmer With Gold Florals
Pairing shimmery gold with subtle pops of silver and pink can make such an elegant statement. This cake from Tessa Pinner incorporated hand-painted sugar leaves and buds to create a stunning showpiece.
Go for Gilded Foil Flecks
Just a touch of gilded elegance can transform the look of a cake. This cake from The Cake & I featured semi-rustic edges with a bit of flaked gold, paired with dried flowers for a gorgeous boho vibe.
Get Creative With Sequins
Who says gold needs to always be paired with white? This cake from Sweet Heather Anne was a true work out art, pulling inspiration from a sequin sculpture at the Shinola Hotel (the couple’s venue). The design incorporated edible sequins delicately laid on buttercream to create the design, adding stunning pops of gold sequins and beading.
Opt For a Bold Pattern
What a way to add a statement piece to a wedding! This flavor combo and design from Bottega Louie is what Art Deco dreams are made of. This real wedding cake featured black, gold, and grey triangles in its design, with square layers of chocolate cake and blackberry filling.
Hand-Painted Elegant Edges
What a way to pull together multiple details in one design! This gorgeous five-tier cake from Lulu Cake Boutique utilized a torn fondant edge, hand-painted with edible gold, to make a statement. Paired with cascading sugar roses, ranunculus flowers, and gold-painted leaves, this cake was classic with a touch of elegance.
Brushed With Gold
The gold brushed look is such a gorgeous way to incorporate gold in a subtle, sweet way. This four-tiered cake from Sugar Cloud Baking Company incorporated white fondant with painted brushed gold and stunning florals to bring the look together.
Marbled and Gilded
This cake from Belmonde Villa San Michele paired a marbled fondant design with large flecks of edible gold foil for a stunning design. It just screams modern elegance.
Golden Leaves and Florals
This cake from Sweet Heather Anne incorporated gold into a floral design in the best way possible. The golden leaves paired with white sugar flowers with golden accents made for such an elegant statement.
A Gold Centerpiece
Who says gold detailing needs to be symmetrical? There’s something so gorgeous and rustic about random gold leafing. This cake from Rick’s Bakery incorporated semi-naked layers, accented by a golden statement layer in the middle for a pretty gold look.
Go for Green and Gold
Pair simple gold foiled layers with a bold statement layer. This cake from Migalha Doce paired rustic gold detailing and plenty of texture with hand-painted watercoloring and stunning florals to complete the look.