Once you’ve set the date and secured your dream venue, it’s all about the details. Wedding planning incorporates so many choices, from your wedding day look to the flowers and the reception food. Another main component? Your wedding cake.
If you’re planning a warm-weather wedding, you may be hoping for a light and bright wedding cake flavor. And while there are plenty of fun and fruity options from lemon and coconut to blood orange, there’s one fruit that simply screams late spring and summer. Enter: strawberry cake. Strawberry wedding cakes can come in a variety of forms, whether you choose to incorporate strawberry-flavored cake, a strawberry jam filling, or fresh sliced strawberries. Of course, strawberries can be used to decorate the exterior of your wedding cake as well.
Think this sweet fruit is the perfect fit for your wedding day dessert? Read on for 14 of our favorite strawberry wedding cakes.
What better way to hint at your cake flavor than to opt for a light pink hue? We love the stunning pastel buttercream paired with fresh blooms on this confection. This two-layered beauty featured a lemon cake with strawberry filling on the bottom tier and chocolate dulce de leche on the top.
There's no denying that a naked cake makes a statement at any wedding. Layers of vanilla cake and vanilla frosting create a beautiful contrast to command attention. To make this cake even better? It was dressed up for an alfresco celebration and featured plenty of fresh strawberries. Fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, roses, and a dusting of powdered sugar were added to finish the look.
What's the best dessert to serve for a late-summer wedding? For many, it's all about fresh strawberries. At first glance, you'd never know this sweet featured plenty of berries, but it sure did. With vanilla cake and a satisfying strawberry filling, it was the perfect fit. Dressed up with a light layer of buttercream frosting, along with blue delphinium, this cake was the ideal blend of simplicity and elegance—just what the couple had wanted.
Want a strawberry wedding cake without all of the, well, cake? Millefoglie is an Italian dessert made up of puff pastry, custard, and plenty of fresh berries, making it the perfect alternative. The best part? You could choose to have a strawberry-only millefoglie or opt to mix and match berries. It's all up to you.
Planning a farm-inspired wedding? This three-tiered sweet looks incredibly refreshing with layers of vanilla buttercream. To dress it up even further, each tier featured fresh fruits. Strawberries and other berries are scattered on each layer for a delightful balance of elegant-meets-whimsical.
Pretty in Pink
Nothing screams strawberry like a pretty pink hue. We love the look of tinted buttercream, especially when it hints at the wedding cake's flavor, too. Work with your baker to include strawberry in the filling as well as through a flavored, colored buttercream on the exterior for a true celebration of this favored fruit.
Don't want to decorate the exterior of your cake with strawberries? No problem! Keep things classic and elegant while still embracing the yummy flavor. This five-tiered cake certainly made a jaw-dropping statement in all-white. The confection was layered with buttercream and sliced strawberries for a fresh bite.
While this cake wasn't strawberry flavored, the addition of these darling berries certainly took it to the next level. The three-tiered semi-naked cake was garnished with a luscious caramel drizzle for a unique design. To complete the look, fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and greenery made it all the more beautiful.
Berries and Blooms
Would you believe that this cake came from a grocery store? The Berry Chantilly cake from Whole Foods is becoming such a popular choice for couples who want something simply delicious with no fuss. The vanilla cake is filled with fresh berries, including strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Once you pick it up, all you'll have to do is add a personal touch with fresh blooms to match the rest of your wedding's aesthetic.
Traditional Strawberries and Cream
The cascade of blooms on the exterior of this cake certainly commanded attention. But it got even better once the couple cut the cake. Inside, this three-tiered sweet was made up of vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. It was a nod to the couple's family tradition of serving this flavor combo at every family birthday and special occasion. How sweet!
This moody cake proves a strawberry rendition isn't only for a light and bright wedding. Consider featuring layers of tasty cake and dressing up the exterior with plenty of strawberries, along with other berries if you choose. The color palette is sure to look stunning for a late-summer or early-fall wedding.
Strawberries and Cream (Cheese)
What type of frosting is the perfect pairing for a strawberry cake? Cream cheese frosting. It brings a tangy balance to a sweet berry cake. This single-tiered cake was made by the bride's sister as the kindest gift on her wedding day. We love the look of the luscious, wispy frosting paired with beautiful pastel blooms.
Secret Strawberry Preserves
While you can't tell from the exterior, this darling cake made strawberries front and center when it came to flavor. Yellow butter cake was layered with salted caramel and a core of strawberry preserves. Talk about the most delicious flavor pairing, all dressed up in a stunning display complete with charming purple blooms.