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45 Classy & Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier

These elegant wedding cakes all have something in common: they are stunningly beautiful. Whether it is a with touch of romance, glamour, simplicity or through their intricate buttercream piping, fresh florals, or elaborate cake toppers, these small and delectable works of art will definitely delight your guests. Pick your favorite!

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Choosing wedding cakes is not a simple task. When we start looking for the traditional dessert for our wedding, we discover that there is a huge variety of wedding cakes. They vary not only in number of tiers, but also in decoration and style. Selecting one is a tough decision when there are so many and they are all so beautiful! Let’s see if I can help you pick yours! 🙂

Single-Tier Elegant Wedding Cakes: The Latest Wedding Trend

If you are planning an intimate wedding, you’ll love these cakes. If you are looking for something original and for what’s hot right now, you fall in love with them. And as wedding cakes do not need to be huge to make an impression, these single-tier cakes will stand out for their simplicity and elegance.

These elegant wedding cakes are not ostentatious and therefore allow you to play with texture to turn them into magnificent wedding decor. Translating these works of art into a traditional three-tiered cake would cost you a small fortune. So, splurge and decorate away, it’s only one tier!

These cakes can fit any wedding theme: from bucolic to industrial, from vintage or boho to shabby chic. They will even fit a beach-themed wedding!

Moreover, as the dessert tables and coffee bars trend keeps on growing, wedding cakes are being left uneaten. Such a waste! A single-tier cake will look amazing and I can assure you there will be no crumbs left!

A really tall single tier half dressed elegant wedding cake with lilies.

A really tall single tier half dressed cake with lilies.

The Whimsical Elegance of The 2-Tiered Wedding Cakes

If you don’t want to bet on the traditional and have a few more guests to feed, go for the 2-tiered wedding cake.

These cakes allow for a range of geometric combinations. For example, you can have a round tier atop a square or hexagonal one, or tiers of different heights with the same or different patterns.

Pull off an elegant industrial or a rustic glam look by mixing metallics and thin layers of buttercream.

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Classic and Elegant Wedding Cakes: Three Tiers Of Flavor!

I promise that in one of my next articles, I will tell you the why wedding cakes usually have three tiers – but for now, let’s take a look at some three-tier confection masterpieces.

Are you looking for a glam look? Elevate your frosting from simple to simply elegant with shimmery silver or gold sequins. If your wedding theme is industrial, then cover one of the tiers with metallic accents. For a rustic look, go with a half-dressed or semi-frosted cake with a thin layer of American buttercream. Or cover it with edible pearls, fondant or sugar roses for a vintage look.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Four-Tiered Elegant Wedding Cakes: There’s Lavishness in Height

For a stunning and elegant wedding cake décor, let its height be the protagonist. Remember that sometimes less is more!

Choose a single color or incorporate a couple of your wedding colors on your wedding cake. Avoid mixing too many colors if you want to seriously rock an elegant wedding cake.

Elegant wedding cakes with four tiers. Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Sky High Wedding Cakes: Magnificent and Glamorous

If you’re throwing your house out of the window, then the sky’s the limit – literally! Wedding cakes can be as tall as the ceiling itself and huge weddings call for huge wedding cakes. Remember that the presentation of an elegant wedding cake is fundamental to highlight its magnificence.

If you're throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit! Lavish & elegant wedding cakes.

If you’re throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit!

As you can plainly see, there is an unending array of choices when it comes down to elegant wedding cakes. Pick the one that represents you best and enjoy!

Elegant Wedding Cakes Gallery

  • 2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus.

    2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus. Photography: photolavie
  • Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.

    Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.
  • Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.

    Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.
  • Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.

    Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.
  • Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes.

    Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes. Wedding Cakes and Celebration Cakes design North Wales.
  • Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery.

    Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery.
  • A pair of owls as a cake topper because “Owl Always Love You”

    Such a cute idea for a fall wedding cake. A pair of owls as a cake topper because "Owl Always Love You"
  • Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design.

    Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. A play with patterns, textures and geometry.
  • These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish.

    These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish. 3 perfectly smooth tiers with a touch of blue and gold.
  • White Minimalism.

    White wedding cake. Minimalism and elegance.
  • An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.

    An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.
  • Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions.

    Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions. Photography by Lucida Photography.
45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.




Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let's channel this positive energy with this gorgeous "something blue" wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let’s channel this positive energy with this gorgeous “something blue” wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

It's got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

It’s got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

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