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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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We rounded up a stunning collection of enchanted forest themed wedding cakes to help you find out the one that best represents you and your theme!

Modern two tier in spring crocus and gold foil wedding cake by Cakes 2 Cupcakes.

Modern two tier in spring crocus and gold foil wedding cake by Cakes 2 Cupcakes.

Woodland receptions are “in” this year and to help you make the best decision, here’s a stunning roundup of enchanted forest themed wedding cakes! Take your pick of summer, spring, fall or winter woodland cakes or choose some forest themed wedding cakes for your indoor reception!

Let’s Talk About Enchanted Forest Themed Wedding Cakes

A wedding cake is the grand centerpiece of most wedding receptions and  woodland weddings are no exception to the rule. If you decided to get married in the forest, in a secret garden or have a forest themed reception, these amazing cake designs will help you choose yours.

How are enchanted forest themed wedding cakes different from others? They evoke emotions of a fairytale woodland with their designs. They may incorporate branches, flowers, ferns, autumn berries, butterflies and forest creatures, ivy, vines and woodland foliage. Which ones to choose? It depends on the time of the year. So, let’s take a look at the enchanted forest cakes for summer, spring, winter and fall!

Enchanted Forest Themed Wedding Cakes for Summer

Everything about your wedding is inspired by nature. Keep it colorful — enchanted forest themed wedding cakes may be embellished with flowers, summery ferns, vines, or fruits. You can glam them up with delicate touches of edible gold foil. Or you can watercolor a tier or two. Check out these incredible enchanted forest themed wedding cakes, a perfect fit for a summer woodland wedding.

Love the contrast of the moody color palette against the white wedding cake! Photo: Jonnie and Garrett.

Love the contrast of the moody color palette against the white wedding cake! Photo: Jonnie and Garrett.

Bright pink cake for an intimate wedding ceremony. Photo: Samantha Dapper and Mary Costa Photography.

Bright pink cake for an intimate wedding ceremony. Photo: Samantha Dapper and Mary Costa Photography.

Traditional three tiered wedding cake with fresh flowers in magenta and plum that spells summer in the forest.

Traditional three tiered wedding cake with fresh flowers in magenta and plum that spells summer in the forest.

Delicate Spring Cake Decorating for a Forest Theme

For a Spring enchanted forest wedding these delicate confections range from soft pastel colors to vibrant hues. Romantic brides may add sugar butterflies to their woodland wedding cake, gum-paste buds or flowers. After all, it’s the season where everything blooms, let the spring bloom on your cake.

Go with fresh and fruity flavor combinations like a blackberry lavender cake or a delicious raspberry vanilla filled drip cake. Or forget the enchanted forest themed wedding cakes altogether and delight your guests with small lemon lava cakes with mint leaves and strawberries.

Drip cakes will steal the show. Elegant enchanted forest themed wedding cakes with floral and greenery toppers.

Drip cakes will steal the show. Elegant enchanted forest themed wedding cakes with floral and greenery toppers.

Decadent mini lemon lava cakes with a molten lava gooey center.

Decadent mini lemon lava cakes with a molten lava gooey center.

Delicate buttercream flowers on a springtime cake!

Delicate buttercream flowers on a springtime cake!




Jaw-Dropping Enchanted Forest Cakes for the Fall

There’s a kind of spell that autumn casts on a forest. A certain peace and tranquility that is reflected on these enchanted forest themed wedding cakes. An abundance of half-naked or half-dressed, buttercream and drip cakes, metallics and detailed piping and decorative elements like oak leaves, woodgrain, and woodland foliage.

Deep moody colors surround half naked enchanted forest themed wedding cakes.

Deep moody colors surround half naked enchanted forest themed wedding cakes.

Autumn enchanted forest drip wedding cake with figs, pears, pomegranates and posies for an intimate outdoor ceremony in Maine. Cake by Erin Gardner. Photo: Henry + Mac Photography.

Autumn enchanted forest drip wedding cake with figs, pears, pomegranates and posies for an intimate outdoor ceremony in Maine. Cake by Erin Gardner. Photo: Henry + Mac Photography.

Some enchanted forest themed wedding cakes may even go “naked,” decorated only with colorful autumn berries. This is just a tiered cake without any icing and you can see the filling in between those delicious layers.

Of course, nobody would say no to a chocolate ganache cake topped with berries, amiright?

Tree bark Belgium chocolate drip cake with blueberries and currants for a winter woodland wedding.

Tree bark Belgium chocolate drip cake with blueberries and currants for a winter woodland wedding.

The addition of metallics to this forest cake makes all the difference. Absolutely mesmerized by the bottom tier that bears some elaborate work with oak leaves and roses.

The addition of metallics to this forest cake makes all the difference. Absolutely mesmerized by the bottom tier that bears some elaborate work with oak leaves and roses.

Amazing Winter Forest Themed Cake Ideas

Mountains, snow, forest creatures, birch trees and all things winter…they all relate to a winter woodland wedding, and there are some gorgeous cakes to go with that! From drip cakes decorated with moody-colored flowers to cakes that look like tree bark with the couple’s initials carved on the icing, there is something for all winter-loving couples. You can even set your cake on top of a piece of wood to add to the rustic feel.

Winter enchanted forest themed wedding cakes. Photo: Alicia King Photography.

Winter enchanted forest themed wedding cakes. Photo: Alicia King Photography.

Enter the buttercream. This mixture of butter and powdered sugar holds its shape during the cold winter months. Peppermint and double-chocolate, spiced pear, brown butter spice with cream cheese & maple buttercream were some of the favorite winter enchanted forest themed wedding cakes last year. What flavors will you choose this year?

Winter cakes like this hazelnut and brandy forest wedding cake.

Winter cakes like this hazelnut and brandy forest wedding cake.

Winter sets the tone with this berry red drip enchanted forest themed wedding cake. Photo: B. Matthews Creative.

Winter sets the tone with this berry red drip enchanted forest themed wedding cake. Photo: B. Matthews Creative.

Simple Nature Cakes that Remind us of the Forest

If you are hosting a woodland-inspired wedding indoors, you can still boast one of these magnificent enchanted forest themed wedding cakes. Always pick one of more of these elements for your forest-themed cake: branches, flowers, butterflies, birds and other forest creatures, ivy, vines, woodland ferns and foliage, succulents, sprigs, berries, woodgrain, tree bark, textured effects, toadstools, and oak leaves. We are sure we have left some behind, but you get the idea.

Get inspired by these buttercream, royal icing and fondant beauties that span through every single season and bring the forest into your wedding reception.

Enchanted forest themed wedding cakes for the spring-time. Photo: Hillmountaintown on Flickr.

Enchanted forest themed wedding cakes for the spring-time. Photo: Hillmountaintown on Flickr.

Pink, red tomato and ultraviolet pops of color on this naked woodland wedding cake by Adele Kloppers.

Pink, red tomato and ultraviolet pops of color on this naked woodland wedding cake by Adele Kloppers.

Now that we have our cake, why not get some inspiration with these woodland enchanted forest wedding ideas?

Metallic wedding cakes, the sensation of 2018 weddings, can be a great fit for your woodland wedding no matter what season.

Metallic wedding cakes, the sensation of 2018 weddings, can be a great fit for your woodland wedding no matter what season.

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Adore the glamor of yesteryear? Go retro with romantic and floral vintage wedding cakes. This is a great idea if you are rocking the pearls or lace on your dress on your wedding day.

A twist on the classic wedding cake, just two tiers! Monogrammed vintage wedding cakes by Whipped Bakeshop.

A twist on the classic wedding cake, just two tiers! Monogrammed vintage wedding cakes by Whipped Bakeshop.

Vintage wedding cakes can easily turn into the center of attention at a reception. Hand-painted, romantic, adorned with lace, or with brocade details that evoke old memories from our grand-parent’s times.

Let’s delve into the world of vintage cakes loaded with fondant, buttercream, pearls, sugar roses and antique decor.

What Makes a Wedding Cake Vintage Inspired?

There are thousand of different ways to achieve the timeless vintage look for your cake. The classic elegance of pearls is often found in the details of the vintage cake. Actual lace can be placed on the cakes or even piped lace. You can mimic your wedding dress’ lace design, add a cascade of fresh flowers or sugar flowers in pink, lilac, green or beige. If you are using bird cages on your decor, crown your vintage wedding cake with a cage filled with baby’s breath.

The soft pastel vintage colors, the opulent juxtapositions of lace and pearls, hand-painted masterpieces will add a layer of sophisticated elegance and beauty to your wedding cake.

Go fancy with playful black and white polka dots or give a nod to the lace. Incorporating jewelry – like brooches or beads and even more fashionable than lace – is what really adds that touch that sets it apart from other vintage designs. If jewelry on the vintage wedding cake is not really your thing, subtle and glossy edible pearls may be just what suits your style. A gold leaf finish over the wedding cake adds a refined elegance and takes it all the way to the Gatsby era.

Wanting to put your own stamp on a traditional style? A modern twist on a vintage cake may be just for you.

Vintage wedding cakes can also be on trend. Check out this dark chocolate brownie salted caramel floral drip cake with coconut and pistachio.

Vintage wedding cakes can also be on trend. Check out this dark chocolate brownie salted caramel floral drip cake with coconut and pistachio.

A blast from the past! Steampunk wedding cake.

A blast from the past! Steampunk wedding cake.

Rustic vintage wedding cake featuring colorful floral decorations and greenery.

Rustic vintage wedding cake featuring colorful floral decorations and greenery.

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The Amazing Vintage Wedding Cakes

These incredible vintage wedding cakes are very well suited for boho, country and even with industrial wedding themes. Besides, cakes are getting smaller, so indulging in one of these romantic creations will not blow your budget too much.

Is your wedding an all-out glitz and glam affair to be remembered? Make sure your cake stands out too! Multiple tiered vintage wedding cakes are decorated with eye-catching details, such as bright colors and even glitter (edible, of course!) Silver and gold may adorn the cake as ribbons. Expect a bold statement with a glam cake. A glamorous bride deserves a cake to match.

Contrasting roses against a superb gold foil wedding cake atop a band cake plate.

Contrasting roses against a superb gold foil wedding cake atop a band cake plate.

Such a stunning wedding deserves an insane five-tier cake.

Such a stunning wedding deserves an insane five-tier cake.




Simple elegance almost on the side of dreamy and nostalgic romance with lots of small glamorous details.

Simple elegance almost on the side of dreamy and nostalgic romance with lots of small glamorous details.

Ruffles, satin and edible roses are indicative of vintage wedding cakes. Perfect for a Paris-themed wedding.

Ruffles, satin and edible roses are indicative of vintage wedding cakes. Perfect for a Paris-themed wedding.

Simple and decorated with jewelry and an adorable "She's Her Lobster" cake topper.

Simple and decorated with jewelry and an adorable “She’s Her Lobster” cake topper.

Vintage Wedding Cakes for Traditional Couples

A traditional cake is generally round or square with multiple tiers. They’re generally covered in white fondant or cream, with sometimes some color added with fondant flowers or other small details. There are often white piped details as ribbon or beautiful lace along the edges. Wedding cakes traditionally used to be fruitcakes in the United Kingdom and America. This was due to how long they could last without needing refrigeration. If you’re having a classic white wedding, a traditional wedding cake will go perfectly. It’s very classy and would look elegant on any cake table.

Delicate vintage wedding cake in blush and blue with lace details inspired in the bride's gown by Cotton and Crumbs.

Delicate vintage wedding cake in blush and blue with lace details inspired in the bride’s gown by Cotton and Crumbs.

Intricate lace design gives an impressive look to a completely white wedding cake.

Intricate lace design gives an impressive look to a completely white wedding cake.

Roses and baby's breath featured on this naked wedding cake.

Roses and baby’s breath featured on this naked wedding cake.

If you are all about sticking to traditions, especially when it comes to grandma’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe, opt for classic vintage wedding cakes that feature a simple flavor like vanilla, buttercream frosting, and a little to no add-ons except florals.

Big flowers adorn the cake from all angles on every tier. It’s all about the details, amiright?

Heads over heels for these glam vintage wedding cakes by Bliss Pastry.

Heads over heels for these glam vintage wedding cakes by Bliss Pastry.

A modern twist on vintage wedding cakes. Gold bands, hand painted floral patterns and black and white stripes. Don't forget the flower!

A modern twist on vintage wedding cakes. Gold bands, hand painted floral patterns and black and white stripes. Don’t forget the flower!

Vintage Wedding Cakes to Delight your Eyes and your Tastebuds

Grab a fork and spoon because you’re going to want to eat these cakes already. Seriously, all the way to the last bite! Lace vintage wedding cakes are some of the most striking details you can add to your nuptials. These confections are romantic, elegant and can give a beautiful touch of vintage charm to your wedding day.

Creativity, classic color and traditionally styled detail is key to vintage wedding cakes. They will transport you and your guests into a world of charm, elegance and romanticism. Now, take a look at these 45 classy & elegant wedding cakes, graceful inspiration tier by tier.

This five-tiered cake stood six feet tall and had over 4,000 Swarovski crystals!

This five-tiered cake stood six feet tall and had over 4,000 Swarovski crystals!

If you are decorating your own cake, here is a simple way to create some fab quilted effects.

If you are decorating your own cake, here is a simple way to create some fab quilted effects.

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The latest wedding cake trends brim with creativity. We rounded up our favorites and most unique cake trends to surprise your guests with style.

Stunning drip wedding cake with macaroons and figs by Cordy's Cakes. Are you drooling yet?

Stunning drip wedding cake with macaroons and figs by Cordy’s Cakes. Are you drooling yet?

Only a few years ago, we were talking about metallic, hand painted and half-naked wedding cakes. Well, cakes have come a long way since then and they are getting more appealing, more artsy while looking even more amazing.

There’s a return to the natural look with the drip-effect cakes and the geode and marbled cakes. Another trend that separates these cakes from the ones from past years is the size. We used to see more of the classic three tiered cakes but as the guest list size shrinks, so do the cakes. Be it single or two-tiers, these cakes are true masterpieces.

Check out the latest wedding cake trends. Time to pick your cake!

Latest Wedding Cake Trends this Year: The Drip-Effect Cake

Chocolate ganache has taken over this year’s wedding cakes. Wherever you turn there’s a photo of a tempting drip cake. Drip-effect cakes are made by drizzling a glaze or ganache over the top of the cake so that it trickles over the edge and the drops fall alongside the sponge cake. By the way, ganache is a delicious mixture of melted cream and chocolate. Obviously, the drip cake looks beautiful and will make your mouth water.

The latest rage is decorating these cakes with macaroons, fruits, flowers, candy, and even ice cream cones!

Modern drip wedding cake trends. Stunning and perfect for an intimate wedding or a very daring bride covered with flowers and macarons.

Modern drip wedding cake trends. Stunning and perfect for an intimate wedding or a very daring bride covered with flowers and macarons.

Simple and luxurious gold leaf and white chocolate drip-effect cake.

Simple and luxurious gold leaf and white chocolate drip-effect cake.

Two of the latest wedding cake trends: Metallic pink drip cake with a cactus topper for an intimate Boho wedding.

Two of the latest wedding cake trends: Metallic pink drip cake with a cactus topper for an intimate Boho wedding.

Wedding Cake Statement Color of the Year: Blue

If there’s a color that makes a bold statement, that is blue. More specifically, navy blue. Mix it up with white, gold or silver to adapt it to any wedding theme. Let your cake be the something blue at the wedding!

Blue marble and gold metallic cake by The Wedding Cake Boutique. Simply stunning.

Blue marble and gold metallic cake by The Wedding Cake Boutique.




If you don't dare to go full blue, how about a raspberry filled gold and white cake with a gorgeous blue flower? Lael Cakes.

If you don’t dare to go full blue, how about a raspberry filled gold and white cake with a gorgeous blue flower? Lael Cakes.

Romantic and Floral Wedding Cakes with Lots of Texture

Elegant and beautiful rosettes and lace made of sugar add texture and dimension to the cake this year. Cover the whole cake with these sugar-made roses or balance a textured layer with a different (but very trendy) cake decorating technique. These romantic and floral wedding cake trend will fit any wedding theme.

Another one of the latest wedding cake trends are rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Delicate white on white wedding cake with textured white petals, and yes, they are edible!

Another one of the latest wedding cake trends are rosettes, sugar flowers and dragees. Delicate white on white wedding cake with textured white petals, and yes, they are edible!

Marbled Wedding Cakes: Hooray for Stones and Geodes!

Marbled cakes have been around for a while but these wedding cake trends are different. The new marble icing effect features tiers with icing in the same color family or in contrasting colors making them more realistic. They also mix gold leaf tiers. Impressive but still contemporary.

Continuing with the mix of geology and baking, Geode cake designs using rock candy will definitely surprise your guests. Rock candy takes weeks and even months to form and the results are amazing. After all, who doesn’t like shiny stuff?

Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst Geode beneath Its surface. The gold leaf decor makes it stand out even more.

Stunning cake reveals an edible Amethyst Geode beneath Its surface. The gold leaf decor makes it stand out even more.

Taking a cue from geology, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. By Cotton & Crumbs.

Taking a cue from geology, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. By Cotton & Crumbs.

A striking purple marble wedding cake with gorgeous sugar flowers. Wedding cake inspiration.

A striking purple marble wedding cake with gorgeous sugar flowers. Wedding cake inspiration.

Swoon-Worthy Modern Cakes: Tres Chic, Tres Trendy

Couples are currently requesting their bakers for confections inspired in their favorite candy. Indulge in the sweetness and uniqueness of these wedding cake trends that will have you drooling in no time.

One of the most popular cakes these days (and the one that is most appreciated by the guests) is the donut cake: a mountain of donuts that you can tastefully decorate for the occasion. And now trending, the cannoli cake!

Full-on candy explosion over this waffle drip cake for unconventional couples. Would you cut this cake or pull the candy one by one?

Full-on candy explosion over this waffle drip cake for unconventional couples. Would you cut this cake or pull the candy one by one?

A wedding cake is the grand centerpiece of most wedding receptions and should reflect your own style. Pick the one that best represents your style out of the latest wedding cake trends! Check out these 45 classy and elegant wedding cakes!

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We’ve gone on the hunt for beach wedding cakes that are absolute masterpieces. This gorgeous and delicious gallery of beach themed wedding cakes goes from the classics to the whimsical. Enjoy!

Beach wedding cake with a modern and very glam interpretation of the ocean.

Beach wedding cake with a modern and very glam interpretation of the ocean.

If your love for the sun, sea, and sand has inspired a coastal wedding then you deserve a cake to match! Beach wedding cakes tend to have colors like light blue, turquoise, and sandy, golden tones. But don’t limit yourself to the tried and true. Some amazing beach wedding cakes don shades of navy blue, pink soft hues and pure white.

Beach wedding cakes can feature as much or as little confection work as any other cake for this festive occasion. Watercolor cake painting seems to dominate the ocean scene. Make certain you refrigerate your beach wedding cakes to keep them from melting, as they are painted over fondant. (Buttercream frosting can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.)

When it comes down to the details, there are gold layers, edible flowers, elaborate piping all the way to the traditional starfish and seashells – a must for any beach wedding!

Beach Wedding Cakes in Pink Hues: I’m in Love!

Nothing says summer like these jaw-dropping beach wedding cakes in shades of pink. One look at these cakes and you’ll be tempted to just bite them off the screen.

Imagine your beach wedding (or your backyard summer wedding with a pool, if that’s what you’re planning) with this three tiered pink and orange watercolor accented round cake. Don’t you love the big flower? It’s a simple yet bold statement.

Imagine your beach wedding (or backyard summer wedding with a pool) with this three tiered pink and orange watercolor accented round cake. Love the big flower a simple yet bold statement. By Sweet Bakes.

Pink and orange watercolor accented round cake with a big flower. By Sweet Bakes.

Gold leaf touches give this cake a swanky and feminine feel, making it almost-too-pretty-to-eat. So elegantly decorated, it will knock your socks off. This masterpiece is a creation of Melissa’s Fine Pastries.

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Beach wedding cakes in soft pink hues and gold by Melissa's Fine Pastries. Photography: Catherine Guidry.

Beach wedding cakes in soft pink hues and gold by Melissa’s Fine Pastries. Photography: Catherine Guidry.

Blue, Blue, L’Amore e Blu! Beach Wedding Cakes in Blue!

Let’s take advantage of the different shades of blue to decorate our beach wedding cakes and have our wedding guests reminisce of the ocean, the waves and even the sky. After all, love is blue, certo? 😉

This cake is a work of art. Whimsical hand painted watercolor over fondant in soft blues and turquoises fully surrounded by a floating sugar sculpture made that mimics the salty sea, waves and shells. Amazing, right?

This cake is a work of art. Whimsical hand painted watercolor over fondant in soft blues and turquoises fully surrounded by a floating sugar sculpture made that mimics the salty sea, waves and shells. Amazing, right?

Hand painted watercolor beach wedding cake.

Simplicity at its best as illustrated on this three tier watercolor beach themed wedding cake. I guess the sea inspires pastry chefs to paint!

Simplicity at its best on this three tier watercolor beach wedding cake.

Gorgeous three tier watercolor beach wedding cake.

Surround your cake with macaroons in seaside-inspired colors. Wedding photographer: London Light Photography.

Surround your cake with macaroons in seaside-inspired colors. Wedding photographer: London Light Photography.




Beach Wedding Cakes with Seashells & Castles

The romantic and relaxed setting among sand and sunshine makes a coastal wedding perfect for a destination wedding, elopement or vow renewal.

Beach wedding cakes can incorporate a tropical and classic colorful palette or stick to whites and sandy dunes. Don’t forget to decorate with a few seashells, starfish, and sand dollars. Get inspired by these classic beach wedding cakes with seashells and castles!

Five tiers of a highly detailed original beach wedding cake with seashells in pure white. Surprise your guests!

Five tiers of a highly detailed original beach wedding cake with seashells in pure white. Surprise your guests!

How to Plan a Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony

Were we inspired by the Disney castles when we were little and played in the sand? We think so. Romantic Disney castle cake with scroll piping and flowers perfect for a beach wedding.

Romantic Disney castle cake with scroll piping and flowers perfect for a beach wedding.

The shells, the starfish cake toppers and the delicate and intricate scroll piping with shiny dots have stolen our hearts. Beach themed wedding cake. Wedding photography: Amanda Suanne Photographer.

The shells, the starfish cake toppers and the delicate and intricate scroll piping with shiny dots have stolen our hearts. Beach themed wedding cake. Wedding photography: Amanda Suanne Photographer.

Winter Beach Wedding Cakes

When you think of a wedding at the beach, you immediately visualize a hot summer day, the smell of  the sea breeze, bare feet and gorgeous sunsets. What does not come to mind is a beach wedding under a cloudy sky, wind, wool jackets, blankets and dark colors. But when you do, you cannot but fall in love with them because these winter beach wedding cakes are absolutely spectacular.

Watercolors, sugary papers, edible gold-foil and delicate white peonies and eucalyptus greenery bring back memories of the ocean and the sun reflected on the sand.

Watercolors, sugary papers, edible gold-foil and delicate white peonies and eucalyptus greenery bring back memories of the ocean and the sun reflected on the sand.

Winter beach wedding cakes.

Another stunning watercolor beach wedding cake confection in marine blue, sky and white with highlights in gold foil and sweet poppies. With a cake like this, I wouldn’t mind getting married in the winter!

30 White Wedding Cake Designs That Will Leave You Wanting One

Another stunning watercolor beach wedding cake confection in marine blue, sky and white with highlights in gold foil and sweet poppies. With a cake like this, I wouldn’t mind getting married in the winter! Design by Hummingbird Bake Shop.

Winter beach wedding cake design by Hummingbird Bake Shop.

From the pastel color palette to the swirly soft textures, these wedding cakes are the perfect example of a playful winter beach wedding style.

Glamming it up for a Beach Glam Wedding Theme

Your seaside soiree isn’t complete without the sun, surf, sand and a dash of glam. You’ll love a beach wedding cake with all the sass! Show off every bit of your creativity and dazzle your guests. Here are a few creations to get your started!

Glam does not necessarily mean showering your whole cake with bling. Check out this golden oyster shell wedding cake. Stunningly beautiful.

Glam does not necessarily mean showering your whole cake with bling. Check out this golden oyster shell wedding cake. Stunningly beautiful.

Navy blue beach glam wedding cake.

Navy blue beach glam wedding cake.

No matter if you decide to paint a beautiful beach scene on your wedding cake or if you go simple and demure, we are certain that your beach wedding cakes will be out of this world!

Don’t miss out on these tips and guide for those couples planning a beach themed wedding ceremony!

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