Recent events may have forced us to reconsider planning for large, grand events like weddings. But if you’re a bride-to-be this 2020, there’s no reason your wedding has to be any less of a "big" day. Although the guest list may be smaller, intimate celebrations give you license to be even more creative—allowing you to transform your wedding into an affair that feels more personal to you and your loved one.
This means making more heartfelt choices for when you tie the knot: From the theme, to your dress, and even your wedding cake! After all, it isn’t a party without cake, whether it’s a party of 200 or 20. Say "I do" to these simple yet stylish wedding cakes that will add a dose of sweetness to your special day.
1. Korean-Style Minimalist Cake
Nothing else exudes a "2020 wedding" like these Korean-style minimalist cakes. One of the most current cake trends, this look enjoyed a boost in popularity during the quarantine earlier this year—and it’s not difficult to see why. Ever the masters of cuteness, Korean-style cakes allow for more unique self-expression while nailing the aesthetics—from witty quips to adorable characters.
Stylish minimalists will love this chic "Just Married" cake that says it all—in navy doodle calligraphy against textured, white buttercream.
Sum up your special day with the perfect word—then adorn it with tiny blooms all around. This wedding cake is a beautifully pared down cake for garden-themed weddings.
Here’s another way to say "I love you" on your wedding day! Here's a fun take on tradition featuring adorable cake toppers beside the letters ILY. Cute!
Do you share a special song with your SO? We absolutely love this wedding cake that's a perfect example of adding a personal touch to your special day! This cake features a Spotify code that leads to Dashboard Confessional’s Stolen—just scan and play.
2. Naked Cake
If je ne sais quoi were a cake, this would be it. Simple and rustic, the naked cake has quickly risen to become one of the most-requested wedding cake styles. The naked wedding cake is a hit among chill, fuss-free brides, usually decorated with fresh, hand-picked flowers or fruit. Effortlessly stylish, these cakes will find a place in the most laid-back and relaxed affairs, like a charming backyard wedding or a romantic garden theme.
This two-tier naked cake with peach blooms is a sophisticated choice for a tight-knit wedding, for the bride who loves romance and effortless elegance.
Why get one cake when you can have two? This adorable pair of mini-cakes is another interesting option, opening up all the possibilities on how to style your dessert table! Surround with hand-picked leaves for a festive garden spread.
3. Ombre Cake
We love how chic an ombre wedding cake is. Ombre cakes serve a lot of aesthetic without going overboard, with so many possibilities for gorgeous color palettes. Choose a palette that speaks to you and your loved one’s personal style!
Now, here'sa wedding cake that’s fit for Instagram! We love the tonal theme of this cake in gorgeous rose gold, the peach blooms beautifully matching the sparkly macarons.
We love the dusky, midnight hues of this nocturnal-inspired wedding cake in elegant shades of gray. The 24k gold leaf pieces are also a refined touch!
4. Floral Cake
When it comes to wedding cakes, floral-themed cakes will never go out of style. Through the years, bakers have only gone more creative in incorporating these blooms. Whether they’re fresh, pressed, hand-painted or frosted, flowers will always make timeless and romantic embellishments on your wedding day!
Here’s another cake trend you should get on! Filled with sweetness and charm, this palette knife-painted cake showcases a lot of artistic flair with a dainty and elegant theme.
If there’s a cake that looks too good to eat, this would be it. Pristinely and flawlessly frosted, the neat white base serves as the perfect canvas to these hand-painted flowers that look like they’re coming to life. A memorably elegant choice for a heartfelt wedding!
5. Vintage Cake
Also known as the Lambeth cake, the once-lost art of intricate piping is making a comeback in today’s breathtaking creations. Lavish and elegant, this cake is perfect for brides with an affinity for vintage themes.
Detailed scrolls, lattices and garlands may have once been associated with towering cakes for the grandest affairs, but they add a precious touch once added to modest tiers. This two-tier Korean-inspired cake has a dainty appeal!
There’s something so regal and timeless about an all-white wedding cake, and one adorned in intricate piping is not something you see very often these days. This three-tier cake will add a classic touch to your close-knit celebration.
6. Cake Tower
Give in to your sweet tooth and let your guests have cake and more with these unique cake towers!
Simple and elegant, this Rosette cake is a fitting creation for intimate weddings. Surrounded by matching cupcakes, it’s the centerpiece of any reception!
Nothing says "backyard reception" like this charming yet no-frills pair—a cute wedding cake adorned by a tower of doughnuts.