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8 Beautiful & Ornate Wedding Cakes with Designs

See wedding confections with detailed and intricate designs and patterns.

In modern times, brides and grooms have gotten far more creative with their cake orders. Today’s cakes include multiple colors, grand tiers, and a variety of different flavors sure to satisfy the palate of even the pickiest wedding guest.

Cakes & Desserts
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Photo: Donna Von Bruening Photographer

Nothing tastes sweeter than wedding cake – what better way to celebrate your newlywed status than with a delicious treat? In the days of old, wedding cakes were incredibly simple, sporting the same white hue at every event. In modern times, brides and grooms have gotten far more creative with their cake orders. Today’s cakes include multiple colors, grand tiers, and a variety of different flavors sure to satisfy the palate of even the pickiest wedding guest. What’s more: the cake tasting is probably one of the most fun aspects of planning!

On the subject of interesting confections, some couples get stuck trying to determine what kind of sweet treat they’d like to offer. Oftentimes, a pair will try and coordinate their cake design to their décor and color scheme, which typically turns out beautifully. If you’re having trouble landing on a motif for your reception cake, there are plenty of concepts out there to draw inspiration from.

See photos of gorgeous cakes below from some of our real weddings and styled shoots to get ideas, and be sure to click on each photo to see more from each event.

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Design

Photo by Delaney Dobson Photography

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Consulting by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Photo by Paige Jones; Consulting by Bluebell Events; Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Photo by Alucinarte Films

Photo by KingenSmith; Consulting by Hope Weis Consulting

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Photo by Jenny Quicksall Photography

See interesting ways to display your reception desserts, watch a video depicting 100 years of wedding cake trends, and discover playful dessert towers to incorporate into your celebration.

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