Wedding Cakes that Reflect Your Style

Warm your guests' hearts with a confection that's a perfect fit for your celebration.
By: 
Elena Donovan Mauer

Country Time
Going a little bit country? Embellish your wedding cake with eyelet, butterflies or fruit.

Dressed in White

Dainty white eyelet, circling each tier, allows a peek at the pretty, butter-yellow frosting behind.

Designed by Collette Foley, collettefoley.com. Silver cake server with pearl accent, by Things Remembered, thingsremembered.com.

eyelet wedding cake by collette foley

All Aflutter

Colorful sugar butterflies appear to have just alighted on this woodlands-inspired cake, complete with graceful ferns, acorns and buds.

Designed by Collette Foley, collettefoley.com.

woodlands-inspired wedding cake by collette foleywoodlands-inspired wedding cake by collette foley

Dream Weaver

Clusters of darling green marzipan apples and yellow sugar roses and mums adorn square tiers, covered with pale-mocha frosting in a woven motif.

Designed by Collette Foley, collettefoley.com.

apples and roses wedding cake by collette foleyapples and roses wedding cake by collette foley

Floral Fantasy

For an outdoor wedding, a classic cake made with vivid sugar peonies, poppies, lilies and roses that cascade down all five tiers is a garden of delight all its own.

Hand-painted sage-green leaves trim the layers, adding a fresh accent.

Designed by Ron Ben-Israel, weddingcakes.com or 212-625-3369.

classic floral wedding cake by ron ben-israel

Summer Sweets
Warm weather usually means fun in the sun. Why not have some fun with your wedding cake by adding out-of-the-ordinary details?

Starry Night

For a 4th of July wedding, a festive cake with red, white and blue "fireworks" against a dark chocolate night sky makes a celebratory statement.

Sugarpaste lilies and petunias fill a patriotic sugarpaste vase and decorate the hexagonal tiers.


Designed by Cynthia Peithman for Cakeline, cakeline.com or 718-634-5063.

festive chocolate wedding cake by cynthia peithman for cakeline

Sugar Beach
Seaside nuptials call for a whimsical design inspired by ocean life.

Clam Bake

Clams, shells, starfish and even a happy crab (all sugarpaste) adorn this four-tier beauty. For textural interest, there's a beach fence and fish netting.

Scattered at the bottom: bright blue and aqua sea glass made of sugar.

clam bake wedding cake by sweet lisa's exquisite cakes

Blue Crush

Intricately designed white coral and seaweed seem to climb up the side of this sea-blue, aquatic-themed confection.

Statuesque seahorses and a crown of fondant initials add a regal look.

seashorse and coral wedding cake by sweet lisa's exquisite cakes

Take a Bow

Perfect for a tropical wedding, this clever creation—a sort of gift box meets beach bag—is wrapped with polka dots, stripes and palm trees.

A fondant bow and lime-green orchid complete the prize-package look.

Cakes designed by Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes, sweetlisas.com or 203-869-9545.

gift-box wedding cake by sweet lisa's exquisite cakes

The Big City
No need to go to great heights. Simple lines make your wedding cake charming and elegant.
 

Urban Legend
 
For a chic city soirée, this sophisticated marzipan and sugarpaste confection is the height of style.

The cake features textured white stripes and on the bottom tier a silver-trimmed sugarpaste cityscape.

The pièce de résistance, a striking skyscraper, makes the perfect cake topper.
 
Designed by Cheryl Kleinman Cakes, 718-237-2271. Flutes from Jean M, myjeanm.com. Lenox cake knife, available at Exclusively Weddings, exclusivelyweddings.com.
big-city wedding cake by cheryl kleinman cakes