Traditional white wedding cakes are classic and beautiful, but what if they don’t match your personal aesthetic? Whatever the case may be, black wedding cakes are unique and romantically moody. We’re sharing several dark wedding cake ideas that will make your non-traditional wedding dessert really stand out.
1. Create Contrast with Flowers
Nothing makes black wedding cakes pop more than light colored, confectionary flowers. Your red or pink roses will be vibrant and your lily whites will glow against the backdrop of dark icing. Realistic edible flowers can be made from icing, fondant, or even candied.
This is one of our dark wedding cake ideas that should be on your “must do” list when planning for black wedding cakes. Of course, it doesn’t have to be flowers. Add pearls or succulents to your dark wedding cake! The point is to create contrast with your decorative sweets.
2. Textures and Gradients
Just because you’re into black wedding cakes, doesn’t mean that the entire cake has to be black. Not only do contrasting colors make the sleek design really shine, but they also can paint a picture with handcrafted, edible art and decorative cake toppers.
In the cake above, the lovely red gradient really compliments the giant rose in the midsection. The top piece of the cake is covered with black candies that give the top tier a textured feel. The vinyl smooth appeal of black wedding cakes is amazing, but it looks even cooler when broken up tastefully. Adding textures and gradients will make your dark wedding cake the focal point of your reception.
3. It Doesn’t Have to be Black or White
This blog post is for dark wedding cake ideas, but that doesn’t only mean black. The cake in this image has no black on it at all. Yet, it’s not the traditional white either. Similar in color and texture to those caramel candies you get on Halloween and contrasted with lovely flowers, it has its own unique look.
However, with a little texture, it could look like a large forest tree for a boho wedding. Various neutral colors like brown or tan match perfectly with a natural aesthetic. You could also add seasonal flowers or succulents (real or edible) for a fall or spring wedding. When not confined by traditional colors, your options become limitless.
4. Shape Shifting
Who says wedding cakes have to all look the same? Since you’ve broken out of the confines of the traditional white color, why not experiment with the shape of your cake? When looking at dark wedding cake ideas, consider something unique that expresses your personal style.
Rather than the popular tiered-style wedding cakes, your cake can be shaped like a black heart or use black donut holes to make a giant, bulbous tower of love. The cake above takes on the appearance of a curved vine of ripe blueberries or black pearls. The bubbly shape of black wedding cakes like this one will provide some mouth-watering curiosity for your guests.
5. For the Minimalist
Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be big and busy. We’ve seen some beautiful wedding ideas for minimalist brides. There’s nothing wrong with having a small cake for just the husband and wife with very little in the way of bells and whistles. The important thing is that you pick out the cake that expresses your unique style and personality.
A lot of times, when choosing to do a small, personal cake, couples will still provide desserts to their guests in the way of candy bars, cupcakes, or even dark donuts.
If you are thinking about black wedding ideas, black wedding cakes and black gowns will give you an endless supply of inspiration and customization for that unique wedding you’re envisioning. When thinking outside the box for your wedding gown, make sure you book an appointment with The Wedding Shoppe to ensure that your vision is fully achieved. While you’re there, have a champagne toast with your best friends and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!