Sure, a jet-black wedding cake is probably not what every bride dreams about when she imagines her wedding day. But then again, the weddings world is full of beautifully chic details in deep, inky black, from the still-going-strong chalkboard trend to Vera Wang's Fall 2012 bridal fashion show, where she sent gorgeous wedding gowns down the runway—most of them jet black. So, why not a black wedding cake?
If you're unconvinced, check out these five unique wedding cakes that embrace the dark shade. While they may not be the easiest to eat (better to peel off the layer of dyed-black fondant before taking a bite), these wedding cakes are for the bride who's looking to make a seriously bold and unexpected statement with her dessert.
Black & White Stripes: This playful cake would look right at home in a Kate Spade ad. The black-and-white stripes combined with the floral print look fresh and modern.
Photo: via Grace Ormonde
Sleek and Square: The choice of an extra-large middle tier is a surprising touch, while gray accents — the simple ribbon wrap and leaf detail — add just a hint of bling.
Photo: via [Cake Central](http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2909847/flower-cake/)
Single-Tier with Pink Flowers: If you're serving several single-tier cakes at your reception, ask your baker to include a bold black confection in the mix. The bright-pink sugar flowers and doily accents balance out the deep, saturated fondant base.
Photo: [Wicked Little Cake Company](http://www.wickedlittlecakecompany.ca/)
Sugar-Flower Cascade: The tiers of this dark and moody confection by the Wicked Little Cake Company are covered in matte-black fondant and then decorated with a lush cascade of handmade and hand-dusted gumpaste parrot tulips and anemones.
Photo: [Charm City Cakes](http://www.charmcitycakes.com/)
Black Sugar Flowers: The bottom tier of this wedding cake by Charm City Cakes is covered with hundreds of deep, dark sugar flowers to create a ton of texture and dimension. The soft lavender top tiers are the perfect complement, as is the single sugar anenome topper.