When organising your wedding cake, it’s probably the first time in your life you’ve had to think so much about what the thing you’re going to stuff your face with actually looks like. While you know the inside has to be delicious, the style of cake you choose for your wedding day is key – as often the cake sits in a pretty prominent position throughout your reception. Yep, looks matter.
To toss up the trends, take a look at the most popular wedding cake styles right here on One Fine Day while scrolling through some of the most incredible cake vendors around the country. You’re sure to find a truly scrumptious option to deliver the good on your wedding day.
1. ALL WHITE WEDDING CAKES
The paired back minimalist look is one that is becoming increasing popular for couples. It’s important to understand that all white doesn’t have to mean boring! Keep things monochrome and chic with an all white cake and pair the three tiered delicacy with neutral florals to make for a standout backdrop. *Chefs kiss*
ByGigi, Sydney NSW
ByGigi is a boutique sweet studio which designs customised cakes and desserts for special occasions – including cakes for a wedding. They handcraft their cakes individually, aiming to produce unique creations.
ByGigi seek to produce spectacular sweets that evokes emotion and creates memories through flavour and visual.
La Petite Tarte, Sydney, NSW
La Petite Tarte specialises in scrumptious, mouth-watering sweet treats for all tastes. With a passion for pastry and baking, the girls behind LPT wanted to share their creativity and love of making sweet treats with everyone.
They are continually developing new and exciting flavour combinations, and constantly adding to their extensive range. The girls are always pushing the boundaries in search for a fresh, new treat by combining traditional methods with contemporary flair.
La Petite Tarte cater to all tastes, ensuring they also offer a wide variety of gluten free and some dairy free treats.
2. TEXTURED WEDDING CAKES
Texture is an easy way to spice up a neutral toned cake for a wedding. Think ripples, swirls, delicate layers and scrumptious edging. Texture not only amps up the fun, but takes the cake to a different level of interesting. It also often means more icing, which is never a bad thing. Take a look at these elegant options for inspiration.
Roseberry Cake Creations, Sydney, NSW
Roseberry Cake Creations is an award-winning Sydney-based boutique cake studio inspired by owner Kerrie’s longtime love of food — especially of the sweet nature! — and a desire to reignite her creative streak with a little out-there thinking.
It’s all about creating unique, individually-designed cakes that exceed expectations, specialising in Vintage-inspired and unconventional wedding cakes, to deliver something truly memorable for your special day.
The Bad Baker, Sydney, NSW
Ash is the owner of The Bad Baker and is “obsessed with creating artworks you can eat. My love for art, in all forms, started when I was a little kid, somewhere between feeding my sister play dough cupcakes and trying to convince my parents that the giant crayon scribbles on their newly painted bedroom wall was a masterpiece.
My ethos is that everything I create, in my eyes, is its own piece of art.”
Textured wedding cake goodness by ByGigi
3. SIMPLE WEDDING CAKES
While you might be down for a slice of cake, you don’t want the sponge in the corner to be taking all the attention! Opt for one of these simple-yet-stylish wedding cakes to strike the perfect balance. Just remember, simple doesn’t mean boring – it means that the cake works with the aesthetic of your wedding perfectly – without stealing the show entirely.
Stacey Brewer Cakes, Sydney, NSW
There’s passion and then there’s obsession.
Stacy Brewer teeters between both when it comes to making extraordinary cakes for special events all over Sydney.
Stunning cakes for any occasion from one of Sydney’s most passionate pastry chefs.
Custom made, uniquely styled, beautiful speciality cakes for all occasions. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events or simply just because.
You name it and Stacy will create something beautiful as the highlight ta-da moment for your special event.
Miss Ladybird Cakes, Mckinnon, VIC
Miss Ladybird Cakes love to use locally sourced produce and bake everything on site from scratch in their studio production kitchen in Mckinnon. They do not believe in pre-mixes. They take pride in creating a product which has been solely made by the team, from the cake batter to the buttercream, to the jams, to the fruit essences.
More chic and simple wedding cakes by Roseberry Cake Creations
4. ARTISTIC WEDDING CAKES
Make a statement with a cake that celebrates the creativity in your couple. Think bold brush strokes and feature florals for your artistic wedding cake for something show-stopping and original. Cakes for a wedding tend to be more on the white or textured side, so don’t be afraid to stand out and let your true colours shine.
Zephyr and Bloom Cakes, Melbourne, VIC
Crafting beautiful bespoke wedding cakes, celebration cakes and dessert tables in Melbourne, Australia. Working as both a savoury and pastry Chef since 2003 across London, Perth and Melbourne, the focus of the Zephyr and Bloom team is on flavour combination and appearance using only the finest quality local ingredients to create something truly unique for every occasion. All cakes are lovingly crafted to your individual specifications providing you with a one of a kind experience that tastes every bit as good as it looks.
Passiontree Velvet, NSW, QLD and ACT
Passiontree Velvet specialises in creating decadent, bespoke birthday cakes, wedding cakes, graduation cakes, baby shower cakes and more! All their wonderful creations are handmade by our team of highly skilled pastry chefs and you can follow the action in the bakery through their Instagram!
They have locations across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sydney and Canberra.
More incredible artistic wedding cakes by Miss Ladybird Cakes
5. NAKED WEDDING CAKES
It’s the wedding cake trend that just won’t quit! Cleverly half-iced cakes were seen across Australia for 2020 weddings, and it seems that we can expect more of the same in 2021. It’s that rustic, undone look that everyone loves. Take a look at some of our favourite naked wedding cakes right here.
Communicake It Cake Toppers, Australia-wide
Personalise your party with Communicake It. These custom cake toppers are the perfect addition to any cake – especially nude cakes that may need a little something extra!
A selection of naked wedding cakes by La Petite Tarte
More naked wedding cake goodness by Stacy Brewer Cakes
BY KATIE STOW
Editor of One Fine Day