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These modern and unique wedding cake designs can rock any reception and leave your guests in awe! Check them out!

Original and unique wedding cake designs.

Original and unique wedding cake designs.

On the hunt for the ultimate pick of the chicest and most unique wedding cake designs? Look no further. These cringe-worthy cakes will have you dripping with thirst in no time at all.

Next year’s trends are already here. And they are all about boho and vintage meets industrial, or a mix of romantic geometry or mind-blowing and impressive confections. Of course, we had to keep it a hundred and gather the ones that we considered to be the best of the best for Uber-chic couples.

Finding the best wedding cake flavors is not an easy task. This article will guide you through how to pick the perfect cake flavor for your wedding!

Unique Wedding Cake Designs that are Fire

Nothing makes a bigger statement at a reception that a unique wedding cake design. This is usually the result of its shape and decor. But lately, color has been creeping up these sweet confections making them all the more cringe-worthy. Forego the traditional white wedding cake for a swoon-worthy and unique wedding cake design in living color and stripes.



If you are anything like us, this tall one tier concrete cake will steal your heart. It boasts an industrial vibe meets bohemian rustic aesthetic. Perfect for outdoors or indoors, it fits most wedding themes and venues.

If you are anything like us, this tall one tier concrete cake will steal your heart. It boasts an industrial vibe merged with bohemian rusticity. Photo: Because Life Photography.

Wedding cake design with an industrial boho vibe. Photo: Because Life Photography.

Modern metallic rainbow inspired gold foil modern wedding cake art with oh so tempting macarons by Julian Angel, a Colombian wedding cake confectioner and artist at heart.

Rainbow-inspired gold foil modern wedding cake art with macarons by Julian Angel.

Modern wedding cake art with macarons by Julian Angel.

We are swept away by these unique wedding cake designs. Especially by the 3D floral details, watercolors and piping on this cake. Totally TD, am I right?

We are swept away with these unique wedding cake designs. Especially the details on this cake.

Swoon-worthy and unique wedding cake designs.



Ferns are replacing eucalyptus branches for cakes this year and this geometrical boho creation is no exception. Fresh florals, a few dried sprigs and fern arrangement decorate this modern and elegant single tier black cake.

Ferns are replacing eucalyptus branches over cakes this year and this geometrical boho confection is no exception. Malibu, California.

Geometrical boho confection. Malibu, California.

Fall inspired Uber-tall single tiered purple wedding cakes are all the rage this year. Surrounded with figs and berries and topped with fresh seasonal flowers and light greenery.

Fall inspired Uber-tall single tiered purple wedding cake surrounded with figs and berries, topped with fresh seasonal flowers and light greenery.

Color wedding cakes are totally on trend this year.

Did anybody say destination wedding? Fresh, colorful and unique single tiered wedding cake with pear slices embellished with gold.

Single-tiered wedding cake with colorful pear slices. Did anybody say destination wedding? By cookmaking.

Unique wedding cake designs for destination weddings. By cookmaking.

Romantic and Unique Wedding Cake Designs

Couples that prefer a sweeter and more romantic touch are also in luck this upcoming wedding season. These cake design techniques can be leveraged for a lovey-dovey confection. Colors like living coral, pastel pinks, fuchsias can be paired with fresh flowers for a more boho vibe or pearls for a vintage aesthetic. Keep in mind that a little texture and decor goes a long way to make your wedding cake unique.

Hand painted cake art over a unique five-tiered wedding cake.

Hand painted cake art over a unique five-tiered wedding cake.

Curious about the groom’s cake tradition?

Perfection in living coral. Ultra smooth edges and edible art in the form of roses and leaves. Romantic glam to the max!

Modern vintage fall wedding cake design ideas. Perfection in living coral. Ultra smooth edges, edible art in the form of roses and leaves.

Modern vintage fall wedding cake design ideas.

Uber-Chic White Wedding Cake Designs

If your goto choice is an elegant white wedding cake, you can still be onpoint. Get inspired by these stunning white wedding cake designs that will impress your guests like none other. These confections are a must-see!

You can keep the white, but order a true masterpiece for your wedding cake! By victoria made.

You can keep the white, but order a true masterpiece for your wedding cake! By victoria made.

Unique wedding cake designs are trending for the upcoming wedding season so dare to go all out with an unparalleled masterpiece like this one.

Hands down unique, this bauble chocolate wedding cake for the couple that wants to make a classy statement at their reception. By M&S.

Hands down unique, this bauble chocolate wedding cake for the couple that wants to make a classy statement at their reception. By M&S.

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Destination weddings call for smaller confections yet none the less impressive. Check out these cake ideas for intimate destination weddings that are fire!

Say yes to the awe-inspiring drip cakes!

Say yes to the awe-inspiring drip cakes!

Intimate weddings can be simple, lavish or anywhere in between but what they never miss is a cake to celebrate the happy occasion! So, when we were asked to provide some sweet inspiration to couples organizing intimate destination weddings next year, we readily agreed!

Destination weddings are generally an intimate affair with smaller cakes but a big presence! Check out our round up of cake ideas for intimate destination weddings that are seriously lit!

Drip Wedding Cake Ideas for Intimate Destination Weddings

These opulent-looking cakes make your mouth water the minute you take a look at them. With their chic and relaxed aesthetic they will add a level of temptation to your destination wedding dessert table. Starring an icing, glaze, or other topping that looks like it has been poured over the top of the cake so it drips down the sides like paint, this type of cake is both unforgettable and jaw-dropping. Go for a tall single tier or a stunning two-tier drip cake with specks of edible gold leaf.



Top them with a few natural flowers or some macarons that match the color of the sea behind you for a pop of color and joy. Or place assorted one-tiered mini drip cakes on every table—and then encourage guests to get up and mingle as they try each one.

Keep up with the latest cake trends! Pinterest-worthy geode drip cake.

Keep up with the latest cake trends! Pinterest-worthy geode drip cake.

Welcome Color into your Special Day

Color is trending and ultra fitting for intimate destination weddings! Simple or elaborate and filled with details, ombres or confetti they will become the focal point of your special day. After you, of course! Get inspired by these colorful cake ideas for intimate destination weddings!

Are you able to take your eyes off this cake? Nobody will. A masterpiece of a confection.

Are you able to take your eyes off this cake? Nobody will. A masterpiece of a confection.

Cake ideas for intimate destination weddings.

Cake ideas for intimate destination weddings.



Single Tiered Geode Cakes Perfect for Intimate Affairs

Geodes are super trendy right now and for a good reason – they’re simply stunning! They tend to be on the expensive side, but given its smaller size, it may be a luxury you can afford. This beautiful cake design looks simple, but is anything but. Replicating the look for alluring geode rocks, these cakes can feature any color scheme and will definitely make your intimate gathering so much more luxurious. And you can make it as elaborate or simple as you’d like, which is why it’s a great cake option for when you want something different and unique, but still picture-worthy for your wedding album.

These single serving blue geode confections will impress your guests.

These single serving blue geode confections will impress your guests.

Isn't this single tier cake fire? Artisan Cake Company.

Isn’t this single tier cake fire? Artisan Cake Company.

Metallic Wedding Cake Ideas for Intimate Weddings: Yassss, Gold!

If you love all things luxury, you’ll love having a metallic cake at your wedding! These gorgeous cakes feature metallic exteriors in golds, silvers, rose golds and more metallic colors. Tons of blue thistle flowers will bring rich color contrast to a gold metallic confection. They are a bit glitzy, but they’ll look amazing in your insta-feed!

More cake ideas for intimate destination weddings! Two-tiered white cake with gold leaf details by starlettadesigns.

More cake ideas for intimate destination weddings! Two-tiered white cake with gold leaf details by starlettadesigns.

Hand Painted 3D Watercolor Florals

Make your wedding cake look like a delicate piece of art that should be in a museum with hand painted 3D watercolor florals. They feature details that are delicately beautiful and will stand out against the deep blue skies of a seaside venue.

Hand painted floral cake with monogram by Juniper Cakery.

Hand painted floral cake with monogram by Juniper Cakery.

Ruffled ombre cake ideas for intimate destination weddings.

Ruffled ombre cake ideas for intimate destination weddings.

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Classic Cake Ideas for Intimate Destination Weddings

There’s nothing wrong with sticking with the classics. After all, a simple white wedding cake can stand out amidst a tropical background or a majestic mountain.

Single tiered buttercream wedding cake topped with thistles and blue macarons.

Single tiered buttercream wedding cake topped with thistles and blue macarons.

The last of our cake ideas for intimate destination weddings are single-serving wedding cakes for each guest. If you’re looking for something tiny and nontraditional, try mini cakes with your favorite quote on them. You are certain to impress your guests! Want to check out some wedding food ideas?

 

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Curious about the groom’s cake tradition? Let’s find out what a groom’s cake is, how and when it is served. And we couldn’t leave out, who pays for it?

Traditionally, a liquor-infused fruit cake was quite popular for a groom’s cake. Let's keep the tradition alive!

Traditionally, a liquor-infused fruit cake was quite popular for a groom’s cake. Let’s keep the tradition alive!

Many weddings don’t even have a groom’s cake, but it’s an age-old tradition that’s actually quite special. Let’s talk about this sweet confection and get inspired by quite a few original ideas!

So, What is a Groom’s Cake?

The groom’s cake is wedding tradition that originated (yes, you guessed it) in Victorian England! Just like the traditional wedding cake, it started out as a fruit cake. Later on, this trend arrived to the United States where it became more of a Southern wedding tradition.

It’s showcased right next to the wedding cake and is usually cut later and placed into take-home boxes for the guests to enjoy later on. Originally, the groom was supposed to decorate his own cake but now it just reflects his interests and personality, as well as his favorite cake flavor.

Who Pays for this Cake?

It is customary for the groom’s parents to cover this wedding expense. Some grooms pay for it themselves and sometimes, it’s the bride the one that decides to surprise his hubby-to-be with a confection she knows he will love.



When is the Groom’s Cake Served?

This cake was intended to be shared with the groomsmen – just like the bride’s cake is for the bridesmaids. Nowadays is either served at the rehearsal dinner or after the wedding cake.

Another interesting age-old tradition is that the groom’s cake was never served. It was boxed and given to your single female guests to take home. Supposedly, if they slept with it under their pillow, they would dream about their future husband. Crazy, right! I doubt anybody is doing this now, but hey, whatever works…

Celebrate the biker in him. The groom's cake tradition.

Celebrate the biker in him.

For the outdoorsy groom, one of the most creative cakes i have ever seen.

For the outdoorsy groom, one of the most creative cakes i have ever seen.

Basically, you can cut it whenever you want. So, have the caterer slice up and serve to your guests at the rehearsal dinner or after the wedding cake. Or you can keep tradition and send your guests home with a boxed up slice!

How Many People Does a Groom’s Cake Serve?

It all depends on its intended use. If it’s meant to be shared with the groomsmen or served at the rehearsal, a slice per person will be enough. If you plan on having it after the wedding cake, think half a slice per guest. People will be pretty full by then.

Scrumptious and original groom's cake by Dustin Meyer Photography.

Scrumptious and original groom’s cake by Dustin Meyer Photography.

There's no obligation to have a groom's cake at a wedding. He can choose a few confections for the reception's dessert table. Like these raspberry chocolate mini cakes. Photo: Gerald Goh.

There’s no obligation to have a groom’s cake at a wedding. He can choose a few confections for the reception’s dessert table. Like these raspberry chocolate mini cakes. Photo: Gerald Goh.

Gotham City, Dr. Who and all of his fav characters into one original groom's cake by Chrissie Boon.

Gotham City, Dr. Who and all of his fav characters into one original groom’s cake by Chrissie Boon.



More on the Groom’s Cake Tradition

“A wedding without cake would be a wedding without protocol, a rite without confirmation.” William Woys Weaver, University of Pennsylvania.

Traditionally, a liquor-infused fruit cake was quite popular for a groom’s cake, but now it’s usually whatever flavor the groom loves. Think anything from decadent chocolate to a stack of strawberry crepes (yum!) and everything in between.

As a Southern tradition, the cake’s theme could be a replica of his alma maters’ sports arena, a golf course or an homage to his favorite geekiest hobby. But if you are worried that his cake won’t look too good sitting next to your wedding cake, you can always showcase it at the dessert table!

Lego groom's cake.

Lego groom’s cake.

Fancy a lemon mascarpone crepe cake for the groom?

Fancy a lemon mascarpone crepe cake for the groom?

I think the groomsmen will love to partake of this cake, don't you agree?

I think the groomsmen will love to partake of this cake, don’t you agree?

Cool Groom’s Cake Ideas

A groom’s cake should reflect his passions and personality. He can literally pick anything he likes. From sports team colors to car racing to a barrel of his preferred drink and even a decadent drip cake covered with his favorite candy. This one is all about him, so let him get as creative as he wants.

For the car aficionado a '68 Camaro will do.

For the car aficionado a ’68 Camaro will do.

Get a decadent fudge ice cream brownie cake and enjoy, or send your guests home with a boxed slice. Cake by alsothecrumbsplease.

Get a decadent fudge ice cream brownie cake and enjoy, or send your guests home with a boxed slice. Cake by alsothecrumbsplease.

You can even merge your wedding cake with the groom's and share in your nerdy sides.

You can even merge your wedding cake with the groom’s and share in your nerdy sides.

The legendary Wookiee warrior in piped chocolate ganache to help him restore freedom to the galaxy.

The legendary Wookiee warrior in piped chocolate ganache to help him restore freedom to the galaxy.

Yes, it's a cake! With mini marshmallows for coals. How creative can a groom's cake be? Confection by cupadeecakes.

Yes, it’s a cake! With mini marshmallows for coals. How creative can a groom’s cake be? Confection by cupadeecakes.

A sweet gravity cake for your husband to be. Go Skittles!

A sweet gravity cake for your husband to be. Go Skittles!

Why not give the groom his own cake so that he can share in the spotlight too?

Why not give the groom his own cake so that he can share in the spotlight too?

Don’t forget to ask your baker if ordering both the wedding and the groom’s cake gets you a courtesy discount. Want to check out some wedding food ideas or see more groom-related inspo?

 

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