The Ultimate Wedding Cake Roundup: 100 Showstopping Sweets

With so many wedding cake options available, where do you even start? It's totally normal to feel overwhelmed, which is why we've done the work and rounded up the most beautiful, stunning cakes in existence. You'll find something for every taste, from supertraditional to ultramodern and everything in between. It's so hard to pick a favorite, but hopefully you'll find the look for you among the sweet inspiration. Get clicking, and start swooning!

— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia

Pasha Belman Photography

There's something so sweet about this simple but beautiful cake — the ruffles and flowers make a perfectly classic combo.


Don't the floral embellishments of this darling cake remind you of a textile? Not your grandma's curtains, though — with its vibrant colors, this is ultrachic.

Kristyn Hogan

This is the perfect example of how you can take a plain tiered cake and turn it into a dessert with flair. Here, the extra details — the stand, the candles, the flowers — make it stand out, but it could just as easily look great without them.

Sam Shorey
Cara Denison

We can't get over how whimsical and stunning this simple cake is with the help of colorful pompoms.

JAC Photography

We love how succulents instantly take this simple, two-layer cake from straightforward to fabulous.

Glen Durrel

Tradition meets style when it comes to this pretty purple and white cake.

Blue Vinyl Creative

With lavender peeking out from the top, this charming white cake has all the potential to steal the show.

Luke Liable

It doesn't take much (just some periwinkle flowers on a standard design) to get us in full cake-crush mode.

Rachel Peters Photography

Can we all agree this is one phenomenal cake? All the marvelous layers of different shades of pink are having us do double takes.

Marcella Treybig Photography

If you plan on having a homemade cake, then allow its simplicity to stand out against a bright strand of twinkly lights.

Bonnallie Brodeur Photographes

Top a buttercream-covered cake with pretty flowers, and voilà! Just like that, you've got yourself a fuss-free, beautiful dessert.

Kate Ignatowski

Pairing citrus-colored piping against this peach-and-white cake is pretty genius (and ultrafeminine), if you ask us.

Caroline Tran

You can never go wrong when pink meets gold, and this stunning cake is one perfect example of that.

Austin Gros

What better way to leave a lasting impression than with bright cascading daisies on a cake?

Bonnallie Brodeur Photographes

Although there's more than one cake on this dessert table, our eyes are on the bright blue bow-wrapped stunner in the middle. A delicate pearl edge and fun banner are all it takes to make this one swoon-worthy cake

Hibben Photography

A soft texture on the base layer of this cake and the multitoned flowers are the perfect amount of detail to make this a beautiful dessert without going over the top.

M and E Photo Studio

This wedding party ditched the traditional cake toppers for quirky toy dinosaurs and rustic frosting detail.

The Youngrens

Six tiers are just enough to capture all the gorgeous details of this cake — the color stands out for good reason, and the lace-like icing is a delicate, classic touch.

Tony Gambino Photography

How sweet is this one-tiered cake topped with roses? It's almost too pretty to eat (emphasis on almost) and leaves room to serve other treats like cupcakes and cake pops.

Sarah Bradshaw Photography

An easy recipe for an elegant cake that's hard to forget? A pearl-like pattern that's topped off with a simple initial.

KT Merry Photography

Just a hint of bead-like texture, lace, and leaves makes this one divine dessert.

Valerie and Company Photographers

The details here are slight — piping, tiny snowflakes on all tiers, and two top snowflakes — making this cake effortlessly unique.

Melissa Gidney Photography

This beauty is practically blooming with pink petals and flecks of gold detail that are both timeless and tasteful.

Lane Dittoe

This simple two-tiered cake is given an edgy touch with carefully placed chocolate petals — stunning!

Al Gawlik Photography

One-tiered cakes shouldn't be ruled out for your big day — this wedding proves that a classic cake can make an impact with a unique stand.

This Modern Romance

This light lavender cake with oversize cascading roses is so gorgeous, it'll make a statement all on its own.

Theilen Photo

A wedding cake like this romantic, gilded version is sure to make the entire room sparkle — and who doesn't want that on their wedding day?

Mon Petit Studio

We love how uniquely shaped tiers make such a striking cake.

Jasmine Star

Between the fun colors and funky patterns, this cake is ready to party.

Carrie Richards Photography

A cake that uses fondant for a pop of color — how cute!

Mekina Saylor Weddings

At its core, this cake is pretty simple (three round tiers), but we love how this textured frosting design adds instant pizzazz.

onelove photography

For a modern twist on a pastel palette, this cake utilizes food coloring to create a watercolor effect.

Makayla Jade Photography

Love the idea of a traditional cake but don't want all the fuss that comes with it? Then you'll want to take note of this sleek version — with just a few beaded details and flower accents, it's both clean and sophisticated.

mi & mo photography

This whimsical cake topper is a masterpiece unlike any we've seen.

Cassie Jones Photography

"Divine" doesn't even begin to describe this sweet fruit-covered naked cake.

Krista Turner Photography

Does it get any more striking than this? Dripping chocolate and tuxedo-decorated strawberries are the two ingredients it takes to get the look of this stunning cake.

Shane Snider

The great thing about this gold-detailed cake is that it reflects another time period but is still totally appropriate for a modern-day wedding.

Andi Hatch Photography

The first two words that come to mind when seeing this cake: graceful and timeless.

Annabella Charles
The Flour Garden Bakery

When people compare your cake to porcelain china, you know that it's all kinds of pretty.

Bartlett Pair Photography

The silver fondant and hexagonal tiers make this cake anything but staid.

Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective

Count this as the most elegant confetti we've ever seen. The fun details on this four-layered, blush-colored wedding cake are pretty exceptional.

Rachael Osborn Photography

Hearts and pearl piping — does it get any girlier than that? We love the sweet touch this cake adds to the reception.

Marie Labbancz Photography

It's got pearls, it's got a bow, it's got a lace-like pattern, and it's got flowers — yet this cake still manages to be sweet and romantic in the simplest way.

Joshua Albanese Photography

Black ribbon and a few bright flowers pop against the white frosting on this modern stunner.

Gabriel Ryan Photographers

The soft colors and design of this dreamy cake look like a mix between balloons and flower petals.

Kate MacPherson

This is one simple and charming cake if we ever saw one, with a floral design that takes center stage.


Let's just say that this cake without fondant or frosting is less than traditional (but surely fun!).

Melissa Mercado Photography

Reds, pinks, and whites aren't just for Valentine's Day. All three colors come together beautifully to make this one charming cake.

Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance

This is one occasion where there's no such thing as too much pomp and circumstance. The lace! The gold! The oranges! It's all fit for a royal wedding, if you ask us.

Hailley Howard Photography

Basic cakes are anything but boring when they are decorated with lovely succulents like these.

Hailley Howard Photography

A few touches of complementary colors really make this one simple, special cake.

Betsy Wall Photography

Modern meets mod in a playful orange cake.

Kristen Weaver Photography

This romantic cake is practically dripping in elegance with its delicate details.

Amy And Stewart

Painted wedding cakes are inherently special, and we think this particular one with its bird and floral design is just fabulous.

The Photography of Haley Sheffield

This industrial chic wedding used sugar buttons to create a bold design for a fun overhead effect.

Cassie Jones Photography

Sure, sports are an unexpected theme for a cake, but add a scalloped cake plate, and it's as feminine as it gets.

Birds of a Feather

At only two layers high, this pretty, white, floral-covered cake makes a big impact.

Diana Marie Photography

It's all about the sweet details when it comes to this purple, memorable cake, from the heart to the buttons and everything in between.

Brooke Images

This romantic, vintage cake features minimalist detail and is absolutely stunning. The dusty roses are all the embellishment it needs.

The Bird and the Bear Photography & Films

We adore the pop of color that the bright toppers bring to this otherwise simple cake.

Jessica Zais Photography
Stage Right Etc.
Sweet on You Cakes
Melissa Craven
Melissa Dacre

Typical ruffle cakes get an upgrade with fun colors and an appliqué-like pattern.

Simply Rosie

This two-layered ruffle and floral cake is effortless and elegant all at once; consider it a great option for beach weddings and beyond.

Melissa Kelsey Photography

Just a hint of texture and edible embellishment make this one whimsical dessert.

Swanky Fine Art Weddings

One cake ditched the standard cake topper for a tiny flower-filled teacup.

Sugar Ruffles

This cake, full of flowers, frills, and delicate details, has all the makings of a traditional cake — except it's all pink and was modeled after a Chanel dress.

Love Me Do Photography

Simple with a playful twist, this wedding cake isn't afraid to be unique and a bit edgy.

Katie Pritchard
Carly Rae Weddings

Although tiny, this cake pops with contemporary detail and a funky stand.

Bayly & Moore

For the couple that loves chocolate, this two-layered, rustic-style cake is all about the bare minimum, and we mean that in a good way.

Jeff Loves Jessica

The bold pattern of this fun cake is made even sweeter topped with pixel-like hearts.

Tony Gambino

Classy and clean: that's how we'd describe this wedding cake that's also elegant without being extravagant.

Birds of a Feather

Gold succulents (yes, you read that right) top off this amazing and unique wedding cake.

Caroline Tran

The cascading flowers, purple accents, and four tiers of pretty make this one showstopping cake.

Alixann Loosle Photography

Pastel colors automatically make a cake feel girlie; top that with hand-painted details, and you've got one charming dessert.

From the Hip Photo

By arranging one large chrysanthemum on a sea of white frosting, this cake reinvents the notion of flower-filled cake.

SMS Photography

The sparkly gold details on this cake are so unexpected and fun — what else could you ask of your wedding-day dessert?

Studio222 Photography

Even supersimple cakes can bring on the fun factor. Just look at this quirky husband-and-wife topper adorning a white-and-yellow cake.

Natalie Barrett Photography

The shape of this cake is as unpretentious as it gets, but the gold color adds a striking touch.

Sergey Green Photography

You may not see a lot of cakes displayed with such a stunning backdrop, but this one's tiered shape and beaded texture is familiar in the best way possible.

Aaron Shintaku

An all-white cake is given a graphic touch with a chevron base and metallic circles.

Yes Dear Studio

A tiny green cake is topped off with humorous robot wedding toppers.


Never before have the words "pink" and "pretty" rung so true.

Steve DePino

Ombré gray tiers modernize this cake's polka-dot detail.

Kristin Vining Photography

The whimsical black trim, the pink peonies, the personalized initials — so much about this cake screams "romantic."

From the Hip Photo

This classic tiered cake looks like it was hand-embroidered with a floral and leaf pattern, and we love that the topper adds a fun, quirky touch.

Feather and Stone Photography

Count this cake sprinkled with edible flowers as one of the prettiest we've ever seen.

Erin Johnson Photograph

It's not just the outside of this cake that stands out for being different from a classic layered wedding dessert — just look at how many yummy layers there are.


Maybe it's the purple and pink roses or elaborate design, but there's something so whimsical and lovely about this cake.

Dana Laymon Photography

From the florals to the white frosting, everything about this cake is timeless.

Nancy Ray Photography

Breathe life into an uncomplicated white cake with bursts of color via bright flowers. It's an easy but oh-so-stylish way to upgrade your celebration.

Rachel Robertson Photography

The details on this classic wedding cake are both soft and intricate at the same time — the delicate piping and smooth fondant look almost too sweet to eat.

Greybird Galleries LLC

One easy way to make your cake feel supergirlie and sweet? Soft, textured frosting and a beautiful flower on top!

Géraldine Lentzy-Vilmain

This traditional French cake may not be typical, but its flower detail makes it unbelievably romantic.

Regina Richards Photography

The leaf texture of the frosting on this is so subtly mirrored via the cake plate, you might not notice it at first — but once you do, you realize what a sweet touch it adds.