55 Beautiful Wedding Cakes to Inspire You
There are few things we appreciate more than a decadent wedding cakeâboth in taste and style. Dessert trends come and go, but nothing takes the place of a delicious cake that satisfies more than one of your senses. Our favorite type of wedding cake is the kind that makes a statement by adding to your wedding dĂ©cor.
Pastry chef Emily Lael Aumiller personally adores the marriage of a sophisticated aesthetic with a relaxed design. "Whether the cake is naturally iced, adorned with fresh fruit, decorated with intricate sugar work or fresh, edible flowers, I strive to create a dessert that tells a story," she explains.
Meet the Expert
Emily Lael Aumiller is a pastry chef with over a decade of experience creating custom cakes with bespoke ingredients that cater to a wide variety of dietary needs. Aumiller is the owner of Brooklyn-based LÄel Cakes and author of Pure Artistry: Extraordinary Vegan and Gluten-Free Cakes.
For bohemian brides, weâre loving delicate flower wreaths, organically placed leafy vines, or anything with an earthy feel. If your style is more contemporary, a sleek, smooth finish and geometric details will always do the trick. If youâre more of a classic bride, traditional white isnât your only option; hand-painted florals, watercolors, and subtle ruffles all evoke a timeless touch. If your reception is outdoors, consider taking inspiration from your surroundings.
"It's your wedding, your cake, your day," says Aumiller. "Focus on the dream cake you'll want to devour for your celebration. Let your baker determine what designs will be the safest based on external circumstances."
With that said, weâve rounded up 55 gorgeous cakes that promise to do just that. No matter your taste (literally and figuratively), weâve got a cake for every wedding style. Which one is your favorite?