30 White Wedding Cake Designs That Will Leave You Wanting One

Looking for a wedding cake that will stand out from all the rest? Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs!

Three tiered white wedding cake. A classic of all classics. Elegance & style.

Three tiered white wedding cake. A classic of all classics. Elegance & style.

Not only is a white wedding cake the most traditional of cakes, it fits all wedding styles: traditional, romantics, vintage, modern, or whimsical and it’s a color your guests will want to eat. White is synonymous with purity, it’s undoubtedly one of wedding’s main stars, and that stardom extends to the wedding cake.

The wedding cake: Superstitions and Beliefs

Did you know that in medieval times, people would throw wedding cakes made of wheat at the bride as a symbol of good luck? Here are a few more beliefs and superstitions surrounding the wedding cake.

  • The bride who bakes her own cake is asking for trouble.
  • A taste of the cake before the wedding means loss of the husband’s love.
  • A piece of cake kept after the big day ensures the husband’s fidelity.
  • The newlyweds must cut the first slice together.
  • If you are single, sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under the pillow will have you dream of your future love.
  • And every guest must eat a small piece to ensure that the happy couple are blessed with children.

The original white “icing” for wedding cakes, a mix of egg whites and sugar, was called “bliss”. The whiter the icing, the wealthiest the family as sugar in those times was imported and therefore expensive. Later on, with the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, the white cake started to symbolize purity and virginal attributes.

Piped icing patterns that echo the embroidery of the bride’s dress. Calligraphy by Jennifer.

Piped icing patterns that echo the embroidery of the bride’s dress. Calligraphy by Jennifer.

 

 

The most impressive white wedding cake designs

The most elaborate white wedding cake designs play with shapes and truly wow guests. An increasingly popular trend is the castle shaped wedding cake that will turn your big day into a fairytale. From the simplest cake with two or three tiers perfectly smooth with a few embellishments to the most elaborate with geometric shapes or original designs, these impressive white wedding cake designs will definitely leave you wanting one.

Beach wedding cake. These one-of-a-kind cakes will no doubt inspire your guests.

These one-of-a-kind cakes will no doubt inspire your guests.

 

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Three sparkling white round tiers form an achromatic tower then decked out in pintucks encircling the bottom layer forming a V on the top layer. A strand of pearls outlines the pintucks marking the start of an intricate lace at the very top. Created by Pastry Palace, Las Vegas.

Three sparkling white round tiers form an achromatic tower then decked out in pintucks encircling the bottom layer forming a V on the top layer. A strand of pearls outlines the pintucks marking the start of an intricate lace at the very top. Created by Pastry Palace, Las Vegas.

The stunning simplicity of the white wedding cake.

The stunning simplicity of the white wedding cake.

Simple and elegant white wedding cake designs

If you want something simple yet elegant, you cannot go wrong with a round white cake with flowers. These are just a few suggestions to help you choose your gorgeous white wedding cake design. White wedding cakes are an ideal choice for those looking for an elegant and traditional wedding. White cakes do not necessarily have to be plain looking as we can play with its shape and decorations to make them look stunning. A white cake is the best canvas to match with any other color. We invite you to discover the elegance and simplicity of the most beautiful white wedding cakes.

A traditional white wedding cake with a gorgeous flowery design.

A traditional white wedding cake with a gorgeous flowery design.

A white cake with pearls, crystals and jewelry is a perfect fit for a glam wedding. Created by De La Creme Creative Studio.

A white cake with pearls, crystals and jewelry is a perfect fit for a glam wedding. Created by De La Creme Creative Studio.

 

 

A creative and refreshing a Maggie Austin white wedding cake design.

A creative and refreshing a Maggie Austin white wedding cake design.

Artsy white wedding cake designs

Master pastry chefs create original white and uniquely decorated cakes. In the artsy category, we find a range of different cake styles including creative, romantic, textured, modern, and Wedgwood-inspired designs; designs based on the seasons, film, flowers, pottery, and textiles; and designs that are perfect for white wedding cake lovers. A white cake can be decorated with sugar, cocoa paste or the traditional fondant. Among the most classic cakes are those with butterflies, romantic and simple style, icing, draped and frilled and often embellished with sugar-paste flowers, or with more traditional floral decorations. The white cake icing lends itself to embroidered details with pearls, diamonds or abstract textures, reminiscent of the pleats, ruffles and lace of the wedding dress. Add crystals, cream or meringue to decorate your cake in the most original way.

If a geometric decadent cake is what you're wanting for a wedding cake, then go no further than this stunning art deco white wedding cake.

If a geometric decadent cake is what you’re wanting for a wedding cake, then go no further than this stunning art deco white wedding cake.

Like the idea of cake for cutting and cupcakes for guests.

Like the idea of cake for cutting and cupcakes for guests.

This cake would be perfect for the playful couple that doesn't want to go full frontal blue.

This cake would be perfect for the playful couple that doesn’t want to go full frontal blue.

Very modern yet classic white cut out flower wedding cake. Created by Pamela McCaffrey.

Very modern yet classic white cut out flower wedding cake. Created by Pamela McCaffrey.

Today, there are practically no rules about wedding cakes. The possibilities are endless: gold, silver, and white iced cakes stacked and decorated to look like a pile of wedding presents; a tower of individual desserts; or a plain, moist sponge cake simply iced and decorated with fresh or sugar flowers. Check out the photo gallery below or continue with these 45 classy and elegant wedding cakes!

A gallery of white wedding cakes you cannot afford to miss

  • Four tiers of white wedding cake deliciousness showered in pearls.

    Four tiers of white wedding cake deliciousness showered in pearls.
  • A romantic drawing over a round and smooth white cake ideal for a vintage wedding.

    A romantic drawing over a round and smooth white cake ideal for a vintage wedding.
  • A silver background for the stunning cascade of white flowers marks the difference for this elegant wedding cake.

    A silver background for the stunning cascade of white flowers marks the difference for this elegant wedding cake.
  • A touch of blue on the flowers, delicate decorations in gold and a quilted pattern on the middle tier.

    A touch of blue on the flowers, delicate decorations in gold and a quilted pattern.
  • An utterly regal cake that’s ideal for Cinderella and Prince Charming.

    An utterly regal cake that’s ideal for Cinderella and Prince Charming.
  • Bride bouquet cake. Simple, elegant and original. Created by Made with Love.

    Bride bouquet cake. Simple, elegant and original.
  • What I like best are vintage wedding cakes like this adorable white naked wedding cake.

    Cakes are always the main wedding attraction no matter its style. What I like best are vintage wedding cakes like this adorable white naked wedding cake.
  • Contemporary wedding cake for something a little different. Love the piping.

    Contemporary wedding cake for something a little different. Love the piping.
  • Contemporary wedding cake surrounded with giant blush flowers by Sugar Pot.

    Contemporary wedding cake surrounded with giant blush flowers by Sugar Pot.
  • Great Gatsby inspired wedding cake.

    Great Gatsby inspired wedding cake. White wedding cake with silver sparkle on a vintage gold cake stand.
  • Ivory roses wedding cake by Leslea Matsis.

    Ivory roses wedding cake by Leslea Matsis.
  • Original boho fondant cake by Le Doici, custom cakes cupcakes & more. Tres chic!!!

    Original boho fondant cake by Le Doici, custom cakes cupcakes & more. Tres chic!!!
  • Classic white cake topped with red roses.

    The white cake with white geometric stripes, made of white on white crisscross piping, creates texture on a classic white cake topped with red roses.
  • Vintage wedding cake. Tea roses, embroidery piping and pearls.

    Vintage wedding cake.
  • Whimsical white wedding style cake.

    Whimsical white wedding style
This white wedding cake matches the color and design of the bridal gown.

This white wedding cake matches the color and design of the bridal gown.

White on white -- always elegant.

White on white — always elegant.

White wedding cake for a vintage wedding.

White wedding cake for a vintage wedding.

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Photography Credits: ModWedding, Colin Cowie Weddings, Rachelles UK, Buzzfeed, SouthBound Bride, heythere-cupcake, Cake Central

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