20 Tall, Skinny Wedding Cakes That Will Bring Your Dessert Table to New Heights
If you're in the process of designing your wedding cake, you're most likely thinking of ways to make it stand out in your reception space. Although there so many different ways to do this (think gilded accents, hand-painted decorations, and vibrant floral displays), we think there's one foolproof cake design trend that will ensure all eyes are on your big-day dessert: a stack of tall and skinny tiers. While we think these types of confections are statement-making all on their own, lengthy, slender layers also cater to a wide range of decoration options—meaning you can make your treat as subtle or as over the top as you'd like.
Sure, today's wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes, but there is something so dramatic about the following tall and skinny treats. To get a sense of how eye-catching these confections can be, just look to this five-tier marbled masterpiece from Lilac Cake Boutique. The pros broke up three same-sized cylindrical tiers with two white, barely-there micro sections. Gold wire halos were added for even more volume. Want your tall dessert to feel a little more subtle? Bookmark the all-white options ahead.
Whether you decide to make your big-day treat feel extravagant for your glamorous event by decking it out in gold foil or desire an elevated floral-covered confection for your garden celebration, a tall and skinny wedding cake will fit right onto your dessert table, whatever your theme. To help you choose whether to go all out in the decoration department or let your dessert's dramatic tiers do the talking, we've rounded up some of our favorite examples from real events.
Your cake's height and width will make it a stand-out—even if it's all-white, like this MonAnnie Cakes creation. For an extra dose of color, ask your baker to create a lifelike display of sugar flowers.
Not only can you experiment with the height of your cake's tiers, but you can also play around with their shape. A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes created this skinny dessert using cube-shaped sections.
If you're looking for an over-the-top cake for your royal-inspired big day, look no further than this towering Elizabeth's Cake Emporium design. Its seven tiers, realistic sugar flowers, and gilded accents make it perfect for any regal dessert table.
Finishing off your skinny confection with a gorgeous floral arrangement on the bottom tier? You'll need to prevent the cake from feeling bottom heavy. Make like Midori Bakery and balance it out with other sweet details (think blush-hued fondant and delicate floral appliqués) up top.
Don't be afraid to add extra height to your big-day dessert with geometric add-ons. The white décor on this Malarkey Cakes treat gave it a little more dimension.
Showcase your confection's verticality by making like Sweet Heather Anne and painting on a vine that trails from the top to the bottom tier.
Painted floral vines aren't the only way to play up the height of your cake—a string of sugar flowers has the same effect. A vine of white posies crawled up the side of this dessert by Honey Crumb Cake Studio.
Emerald and Gold
Achieve height in unexpected ways, like with a non-edible tier. A shimmering gold vine supported the top half of this Shelby Elizabeth Cakes confection, which looked as if it were floating.
Balance out a floral bottom tier with a single rose topper, like M Cakes Sweets did here on this narrow confection.