32 Pastel Wedding Cakes You Have to See

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Photo: Jose Villa

Perfect for a spring wedding—or really, any wedding—these soft-colored cakes are almost too pretty to eat.

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Sally Pinera

While white may be traditional, playful pastel wedding cakes can totally steal the show with their baby-soft hues, intricate designs, and amazing flavors. Whether inspired by spring, a dreamy destination, or simply your favorite colors, a pastel dessert will be a hit with your guests any time of year and at locations near and far. Consider them proof that more color (albeit subdued) is always a good idea—anything else would pale in comparison.

If you feel like these confections are too pretty to cut into, rest assured: the inside of your treat can be made to look just as pretty as the outside. Just imagine slicing open a pretty cake adorned with blush-colored roses only to discover matching layers filled with a bright buttercream, or a butter yellow fondant-covered number with lemon pound cake inside. You might even find inspiration for the design of the outside based on the flavors you choose within.

And though the colors might be muted, they'll certainly pack a punch when used for sugar flowers, fresh blooms, patterned fondant, painted buttercream, and the myriad methods employed by cake masters in the sweet treats that follow. Whether it's a petite and modern or massive and over-the-top, a pastel wedding cake can be equal parts charming and impactful. Need proof? Just look at this MCakes Sweets treat, which was hand-crafted with a bevy of lifelike sugar flowers in shades of pastel pink, blue, yellow, and peach. The design's details felt just like the actual florals used in the décor and bouquets. The cake's white background made for a great canvas to showcase the combination of soft colors was totally fresh but still forever timeless.

Ahead, more of the most beautiful pastel cakes you've ever seen.

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Out of This World

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Next to Me Studios

For this cake, Stevi Auble of Hey There, Cupcake! drew inspiration from elements of space—like the milky way, galaxies, stars, and the moon—and lightened them up for a change of pace from the normal midnight blue background. Hand-painted brush strokes overlaid with gold and white splattered paints and edible gold leaf stars in varying sizes make this one look light as air.

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Oceanside Dreams

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SDK Photo & Design

We're all for this water-inspired confection by Vanilla Bake Shop for a beachside celebration. The light blue and teal details look just like the edge of an ocean.

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All the Fixings

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Raya Carlisle Photography

Who says your cake has to be more than one tier? Scootabaker made this double-height, semi-naked cake to the extreme with soft pink icing and rosy macarons on top. The chocolate drizzle, pipped frosting accents, and gold leaf accents only made it more fun.

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An Awesome Ombré

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La Vie Photography

Dress up a nearly-naked cake with ombré icing. Jackson Cake Company's white-to-pink gradient was finished off with roses and tulips in the same pastel palette.

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Pastel Flowers

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Courtesy of Maggie Austin Cake

Use color in an architectural way by adding a tower of sugar roses and leaves like Maggie Austin Cake did atop this simple white cake.

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Something (Light) Blue

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Taralynn Lawton

This Kaycakes dessert may employ a timeless method of textured buttercream application, but the pale blue hue adds a fresh feel.

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In The Round

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Mary Costa Photography

Sweet + Saucy's pale peach cake was topped with a cascade of matching rounds for a modern, ruffled look.

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Layers Upon Layers

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Ashley Sawtelle

Technically, this cake (by Megan Joy Cakes) wasn't just four layers—it was dozens, thanks to tiny strips of fondant painted in soft greens, light blues, and pale peach that overlapped one another.

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Taking Shape

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Emily Wren

We can't decide what we love more about this treat by Cake Life Bake Shop: the shift from light blues to light greens or the way that each of the hexagonal appliques are hand-painted. It's a work of art.

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Pretty in Pastel Pink

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Josh and Dana Fernandez

Buttercup Bakery drew inspiration from this couple's garden setting and enrobed their four-tier confection in smooth buttercream, a bottom tier with ruffled fondant accents, and pink and ivory sugar flowers in various stages of bloom crawling up to the top.

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Pretty Posies

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Ashley Sawtelle

We can't get enough of the soft flowers Megan Joy Cakes painted on this petite pink cake. The pink icing inside was a sweet detail, too.

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Just Peachy

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Mailys Fortune & Gregory Batardon

Do you want to go pastel but aren't ready to fully take the plunge? Consider coloring just the middle tier of your cake, like this one by BASKiT. And a mix of peach and white edible blooms will bring it all together.

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Icy Blue

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Katie Lopez Photography

Go simple but bold by coating your cake in icy blue buttercream in an organic pattern, just like Earth + Sugar did here.

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Golden Accents

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Caroline Tran Photography

Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections went for the gold—literally!—by brushing gold luster dust on to this pale blue, buttercream-covered cake.

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Lively Lavender

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Courtesy of De La Crème Creative Studio

A watercolor-style splatter courtesy of De La Crème Creative Studio made this pastel cake modern.

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All Abloom

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Jose Villa

Just a few artfully—and organically—placed flowers can pack a pastel punch on an otherwise white cake. The pale purple clematis and soft pink roses and lisianthus on this Maggie Austin Cake are delicate and bold at the same time.

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Artistic License

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Krista Mason Photography

Who says a wedding cake has to be symmetrical? This fun cake by Scootabaker prove that's definitely not the case. The blush pink and pale sage green buttercream reminds us of an artists' palette, and the pastel pink macarons bring a classic, French refinement.

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A Regal Wreath

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Jenna Joseph Photography

Take a cue from your favorite bloom, the season, or even a state's official flower in a, well, stately manner. Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. created a petite wreath of soft green leaves that truly highlighted a few hand-crafted, edible dogwoods.

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Mellow Yellow

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Judy Pak

Betsy Thorleifson of Nine Cakes is no stranger to color and used sunny shades of pastel yellow to make this cake feel like liquid sunshine.

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Garden Style

Anna Shackleford

Jonathan Caleb Cake used realistic sugar flowers—insect nibbles and all—to decorate this cake, which was served at a flower-filled, garden wedding.

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A Touch of Aqua

Blush Wedding Photography

The centerpiece on this couple's dessert table was an aqua-tinged ombré buttercream cake by The Cake & The Giraffe.

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Pretty in Pink

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Elizabeth Messina Photography

Millennial pink is a thing, and we're happy it is, because this cake by Valerie Confections, is just too cute.

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Marble Accents

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Kate Headley

Consider embracing just one color in your palette. This wedding merged soft pink and pale blue, but Buttercream Bakeshop stuck with the latter for the cake, which had a solid middle layer and a marbled bottom tier.

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KT Merry

Flowers were a huge part of this couple's big day, and their big cake was no exception. The Biltmore Estate dramatically studded this cake with fresh blooms in pastel pink, blue, lavender, and peach.

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Strokes of Genius

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Sarah Libby

Pastel pink-hued candy melts looked like brushstrokes on this Amy Cakes confection.

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Small Masterpieces

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Shauna Veasey

Beautifully Baked by Bonne hand-painted individual cakes for each guest that doubled as dessert and place cards. Whether you stay small or go big, this watercolor style is going to have an impact.

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A Pastel Blue Beauty

Elizabeth Messina Photography

A Touch of Magic's French blue cake embraced this wedding's signature color, with hand-painted flowers adding a dose of romance.

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Pink Rock-Candy Cake

Belathée Photography

This hexagon-shaped chocolate cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop was frosted in buttercream and covered in crushed rock candy, with paper gems adorning the top.

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Pink Wedding Cake

Amber Gress

Filled with cream cheese and salted caramel and topped with buttercream icing, this pink hummingbird cake by Details Cake Design featured a handmade Old Bugatti car cake topper with clay figurines of the bride and groom.

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Watercolor-Inspired Pastel Wedding Cake


Sweet Cheeks Baking Company made this vanilla citrus cake with lemon curd and raspberry preserve filling. After a layer of lemon buttercream frosting, the confection was covered with white fondant and splashes of pastel for a watercolor look.

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