We’ve come a long way since the days of a three-tiered, white iced wedding cake with a funny little figurine on top.
In fact, the trend today is to make your cake as unique as possible.
The various kinds of cakes that have become available in the past few years range from the wild and wacky to the downright pieces of artwork!
A “Game of Thrones” cake was recently created in Dubai, selling for a whopping $27,000. Although it wasn’t made for a wedding, it’s not actually that far from the truth.
Read on to find out 10 unusual wedding cakes that are popular today.
Ten Weird and Wonderful Cakes
From Victorian times, a white iced wedding cake has been a well-known tradition. It has been passed through each generation to us today.
Many of us desire something a little less conventional. Check out these unusual wedding cakes that are a bit quirky and go against the grain.
1. Botanical Treat
From decorating with fruit and flowers to greenery and succulents, using naturally grown products are the in thing right now.
Some couples who opt for a rustic theme have flowers and leaves cascading down their cake. They match it all up with their wedding flower bouquets and headdresses for a harmonious running theme.
Boho brides may choose fruit to dress their wedding cake. From winter berries to satsumas, a fruity topping can add vibrancy to a wedding cake.
Others that are going for a more contemporary feel use modern-looking plants like cactuses and succulents. This gives off a totally fresh vibe.
Yes, plants are not just for the garden!
2. Rock Cakes
Cakes that are inspired by the finds of geologists are also trending right now. Who would have thought the various elements found in rocks would make a cool wedding cake theme?
Marble, shiny metals, and sugar crystals can be an attractive feature of a wedding cake. Not only will it look totally unique, it will also glisten in the lights reflecting from the dancefloor.
That’s something your guests won’t quickly forget.
Another similar modern look is the geometric style cake. Cake designers use squares, hexagons, and triangles to create both a chic and elegant look at the same time.
3. Naked Cake
Forget the traditionally iced cakes, naked wedding cakes are trending right now. Especially for those going for a country, rustic style wedding theme.
Again, flowers and fruits are generally used to decorate, giving some bright contrasts in color.
Big stars like Angelina Jolie have gone for the frosting-less cake for a simple yet elegant look.
4. Two Faced Cakes
For many years, wedding decisions all seemed to be made by the bride.
Recently though, grooms have stepped up and tried to incorporate some of their ideas. Sometimes not so favorably met.
Guys tend to like a more whimsical theme, maybe using their favorite comic book superhero or their best-loved sport.
A double-sided cake is an awesome alternative. It’s a win-win situation!
You can be really adventurous with this one. From Batman to lego, to Minions, to Pokemon, the options are endless!
5. Forget the Cake, Make a Tower
Cakes that are not cakes are also popular right now.
Instead of a traditional tiered cake, many are creating a tower made from cupcakes, macaroons, cake-pops, donuts or even Oreos!
One great idea for an “Afternoon Tea” vintage style wedding is having a tower of scones. A cake stand filled with scones, jam and cream is something that would look lovely for an outdoor summer wedding.
6. Match Your Dress With Your Cake
Lace, ruffles, bows, and jewelry are all being cleverly incorporated into wedding cakes.
If your going for a classic, romantic style wedding, but don’t want your cake to look too conventional and almost boring, then a cake decorated in this way might appeal to you.
7. Dazzling Colors
Maybe you hate the idea of a “classic” wedding.
A brightly colored cake is the way to go. Rainbow cakes are trending right now. Some may seem traditional on the outside, but once sliced open, reveal a rainbow treat inside.
Maybe a rainbow is a bit too over the top for you? Then opt for a less gaudy option and have an ombre style cake.
But just because your getting married doesn’t mean you have to be all grown up and mature does it?
Sweet, brightly colored treats covering your wedding cake will make it a delight to both the children attending the wedding and all the “big kids” too!
8. Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes
Another one of these unusual wedding cakes is a hand-painted version. They can be a beautiful, detailed addition to your wedding.
The cake artist can paint almost anything you wish to decorate your cake.
Some choose to personalize their cake by having their names painted or their love story somehow depicted through an illustration.
9. A Savory Option
In the 16th and 17th-century wedding cakes weren’t sweet, they were generally a savory, meat-filled pie.
That trend has come back!
Stacks of stylish cheese, sushi, pies and even pizza are a great alternative to those couples who don’t have a sweet tooth.
A totally random choice is a Delhi cake which is made from cured meats topped with olives, berries, and salad!
Now that has to be one of the weirdest, unusual wedding cakes I’ve ever heard of!
10. A Mind Blowing Video Projection Cake
We’ve moved on into the digital age now.
A cake that is more than just a cake, its a central focal point to your wedding. Each planned projection can be designed especially for the couple.
You can really go wild with this one, anything you’re interested in, from your romantic love story to your passions in life, all can be projected onto this unique wedding cake.
And they can also taste pretty good too!
Unusual Wedding Cakes
So if you’re getting married soon, how do you feel about the cake?
Will you stick to traditional or will you give your guests an experience they’ll never forget!
Let us create that wedding cake for you.
Contact us to let us know your ideas and inspiration. We’ll do our best to make your wedding a dream come true.