A Pinterest-Approved Trend You'll Love: Sprinkle Wedding Cakes

Updated 07/17/14

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Many couples are skipping the classic white cake in favor of less traditional wedding-day desserts like donuts, pies, and cupcakes. But if you're searching for a tiered cake with a trendy, unique twist, then you'll love this Pinterest-approved dessert trend: sprinkle wedding cakes.

Sprinkles are no longer reserved as topping for a kid's ice cream cone. While these fun confections lend themselves to whimsy-style weddings, a cake adorned with jimmies would also be perfect for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.

Plus, sprinkles are a budget-saving dessert decoration — especially when you compare it to the price of fondant! So even if you're not sold on the idea of a rainbow-colored cake, consider using single-color sprinkles (think metallics like gold or silver) for a statement-making big-day sweet that won't break the bank.

To help inspire your own sprinkle wedding cake, we found a few different options featuring tiered layers, delicate piping, and floral or bow accents that bridge the gap between classic and contemporary.

A Modern, Mostly White Option: Above, a white three-tiered cake has a modern smattering of bright-hued sprinkles. Since the design is contained it keeps the look elegant and fresh.

A Refined, Tiered Style: Alternate layers of all-sprinkle and pure white layers to break up the look. The addition of piped dots and fondant bows is reminiscent of a traditional cake.

Sprinkles and Stripes: Love an all-sprinkle confection with a sleek twist? Consider a band of thin white stripes at the base of each layer. It will differentiate your tiers while still maintaining a colorful look.

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