The 25 Best Wedding Cakes

Photo: Belathée Photography

These wedding cakes are almost too beautiful to eat—almost.

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Belathée Photography

We combed through every single real wedding we ran this year and handpicked the prettiest and most delicious wedding cakes from some of our favorite bakers. From classic flower-decorated designs to trendy naked cakes, there's something here to inspire every couple. The wedding cakes are almost too beautiful to eat–we said almost!

Paper gems topped a hexagon-shaped chocolate cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop that was frosted in vanilla buttercream and covered in crushed rock candy.

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Two-Tier Wedding Cake

Leo Patrone

Maggie Austin Cake created this two-tier cake ringed with sugar flowers and blackberries for a rooftop wedding in Washington D.C.

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Fresh Flower Wedding Cake

NBarrett Photography

Fresh flowers surrounded this petite wedding cake by Cake Walk Bake Shop, which was topped with a pair of felted figurines made by Facci Designs—a squirrel in a baseball cap for the groom and an owl in a veil holding a bouquet for the bride.

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Vintage Wedding Cake

Rachel Thurston Photography

Park City Cakes & Confections decorated this chocolate cake with foliage and the bride's grandparent's vintage topper, which her siblings also used on their own wedding days.

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Rustic Wedding Cake

Carrie Patterson Photography

A huckleberry cake with buttercream frosting from Persephone Bakery nodded to this wedding's rustic décor. Greenery hugged each tier, adding an earthy touch.

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Winter Wedding Cake

Whitney Neal Photography

Fresh flowers decorated the four-tiered vanilla cake created by Sweet Surrender at this vintage wedding in Kentucky.

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Fall Wedding Cake

Katie Stoops Photography

Sweet Fix hand-painted a brightly colored diamond motif onto the fondant covering this pumpkin spice cake with a cinnamon-brown-sugar buttercream frosting.

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Fresh Flower Wedding Cake

Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Joyce Dye of Just Desserts decorated this chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting with an off-center grouping of flowers.

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Cheerful Wedding Cake

Gideon Photo

Hey There, Cupcake! designed this four-tier wedding cake with sugared fondant and wafer paper flowers.

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Fox Wedding Cake

Heather Waraksa

A Simple Cake created a lemon-scented cake with a tri-berry compote and vanilla buttercream frosting for this Brooklyn wedding. The cake featured blue ombré dots with bride-and-groom fox cake toppers from Bunny With a Toolbelt to fit with the wedding's theme.

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Small Wedding Cake

Meg Smith Photography

At this outdoor wedding on Martha's Vineyard, the bride and groom served a coconut cake by the Scottish Bakehouse with vanilla frosting and lemon curd. It was adorned with strawflowers and wild vetch.

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Colorful Wedding Cake

Joe Goger

This Texan wedding's three-tiered cake, by Brenham Olde Towne Bakery, was finished off with a wood topper by The Paper Walrus. Leaves were pressed into the sides of the cake, while fresh blooms were placed in between the tiers.

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Vintage Wedding Cake

Keira Lemonis Photography

The cake at this fall wedding in New York was topped with the same figurines used at the bride's grandparents' wedding more than 60 years prior. Inside were layers of black walnut cake with bourbon maple cream cheese frosting by The Farmer's Wife.

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Small Naked Cake

Leila Brewster Photography

The couple at this Brooklyn wedding served a simple buckwheat cake with pickled blueberry and lemon cream by Reynard at Wythe Hotel. A handful of ranunculus dressed up the single-tiered cake.

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Fern Wedding Cake

Leo Patrone Photography

This simple three-tiered vanilla bean-, lemon-, and mocha-flavored cake was a creation brought to life by the Pago restaurant pastry chef at this Utah wedding. A combination of blooming rose vines and ferns decorated the cake.

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Momofuku Milk Bar Wedding Cake


The new Mr. and Mrs. cut into this four-tier wedding cake from Momofuku Milk Bar at this California wedding. They kept the strawberry lemon-flavored top tier for their first anniversary.

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Pink Wedding Cake

Nancy Ray Photography

A Swiss dot pattern decorated the five-tier cake, made by Cakes by Chloe, which alternated between lavender-lemon and vanilla cake (paired with caramel buttercream).

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Mint and Gold Wedding Cake

Ashley Sawtelle

The three-tier cake at this rustic ranch wedding, made by Sugar, offered two different combinations: vanilla bean cake with strawberry filling, and chocolate stout beer cake with peanut butter mousse filling. It was decorated with gold accents and fresh flowers.

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Colorful Wedding Cake

Olivia Leigh Photographie

In keeping with the geometric theme of this wedding, the cake (by Amy Beck Cake Design) boasted hexagons on the top and crisscrossed lines at the base. The four-tier cake had four different flavors: red velvet, passion fruit with passion fruit filling, chocolate ganache with strawberry and vanilla filling, and lemon cake with raspberry filling.

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Sophia Amoruso's Wedding Cake

Elizabeth Messina Photography

For the Nasty Gal founder's wedding, Sheila Mae adorned a rose-water-scented cake with Bosc pears, mission figs, and black grapes dusted with edible gold.

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Something Blue Wedding Cake

Corbin Gurkin

The dark chocolate cake was covered in pale blue fondant by Rose's Cakes for this destination wedding in Italy.

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Rustic Wedding Cake

Elizabeth Messina Photography

Perfect Endings bakery gave the frosting of this genoise cake a wooden faux-bois finish at this rustic wedding in California.

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Classic Wedding Cake

Mademoiselle Fiona

Betsy Thorleifson from Nine Cakes worked with a New York couple to create the five-tiered cake featuring layers of dark chocolate cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting, and vanilla cake with lavender buttercream and fresh strawberries. To tie the cake in with the décor, some of the wedding's flowers were created in sugar form.

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Tropical Naked Cake

Erica Chan

The passionfruit-soaked white cake, made by Celebrations Maui, at this Hawaii wedding was adorned with island blooms and a custom topper.

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Geometric Wedding Cake

Delbarr Moradi Photography

The Whole Cake decorated this toasted almond cake with fondant hexagons that echoed the wedding's ceremony marker.

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