30 Romantic Wedding Cakes
By nature, weddings are already imbued with romance—you're celebrating a marriage, after all. Still, some couples want to go the extra mile to plan a wedding that not only feels romantic, but is styled romantically, too. What exactly does "romantic" mean in the context of event design? We associate the term with anything that's elegant and dreamy—think classic details in a soft color palette and an optional touch of whimsy. One of the best ways to achieve the theme is through your wedding cake. That's why we've compiled a list of some of our favorite romantic desserts.
When in doubt, gravitate toward a simple tiered confection that's decorated with blooms, like this one by The King Cake. Know that that's not your only option, however, as the following desserts will prove to you. Try accenting with other fine or formal touches, including ribbons, piping, or ruffles. Or, focus on the shades that you use—we like baby blue, light pink, pastel purple, and creamy yellow. You can also look to your celebration's specifics, from the venue to the season, for inspiration. Thematically, romantic is often blended with rustic or traditional.
Here, we present some of the best ideas for a romantic wedding cake. Whether you're fixated on florals, a towering structure, or even a delicate flavor, there's a dessert that might speak to you and your nuptials. Overall, the following options are as sweet as romance itself, which means that once guests see something like them, they're bound to fall in love at first bite.
Thin strips of fondant were arranged on this Megan Joy Cakes dessert. The textural design was accented with dreamy shades of yellow, green, and blue.
Soft silk ribbon tied the romantic look of this quilted Sugar Cloud wedding cake together.
If the goal is romantic, you can't go wrong with a "something blue" cake with a sugar-flower topper. Vanilla Bake Shop made this pastel treat.
Patterns can be romantic, too. This swirly design, crafted by baker Janice Butler, made this confection so sweet.
Is there a flower more romantic than the peony? We're obsessed with how these big white blooms complemented the blue fondant design of this WildFlour Pastry dessert.
If you're tying the knot in a lush garden venue, use that otherworldly space as the muse for your wedding cake. This ornate example featured flowers, butterflies, and greenery, and was the work of T Bakes.
This rustic Ross & Ross cake had a classic shape that was dotted with wild-looking flowers.
All a minimalist design like this one needs is a long ribbon and a clear stand to make it a total showstopper. Sablée was the talent behind it.
Embroidered elements would be just as romantic on your cake as they would be on your wedding dress. The team at Nadia & Co. further pulled from bridal fashion by accenting the treat with metallic embellishments.
The structural floral arrangements on this Savannah's Hall of Cakes dessert gave the treat more than just additional height—the romantic hues and classic wedding flowers (in sugar form) added a whole lot of romance, too.
Nestled in a bed of flowers and foliage, how could this five-tiered Cake-aholics Bakery confection not look charming?
Madison Lee's Cakes encrusted this stunning white dessert in sugar blooms. The vintage-style design perfectly expressed a romantic vibe.
Dainty floral details in shades of pink, purple, and white made this ABCD cake fit for a fairy tale.
This ombré blue cake boasted a lacy trim, as well as a pearl design.
If you've chosen a romantic color palette for your flowers, ask your cake baker to copy that design onto your cake. This etched dessert from Nine Cakes featured sugar blooms that matched the reception's real arrangements.
We love the frilly design of this Perfect Endings cake, which was definitively romantic.
This three-tiered cake from Buttercream had an elegant piped exterior, plus pink floral accents.
Simple White Cake
This couple had their monogram stenciled onto their grand Sweet and Saucy Shop cake, just like Prince William and Duchess Kate did. And if the royal wedding doesn't scream "romance," we don't know what does.
Soft peonies adorned this romantic cake from Como Maalifushi.
For a dessert that really wowed, Ellie's Bakery decorated an all-white cake with golden pearls.