There are sooo many options when it comes to wedding cakes. Like SO many. It’s a wonder how anyone comes to a decision. If you’ve already gone through this process, now’s the time for a well-deserved pat on the back. Black wedding cakes are all the trend now, which is the exact opposite of what most people think of when they hear the word “wedding cake.” This daring take on the classic white multi-tiered cake has everyone talking. Check out these great wedding cake ideas and get inspired.
Undoubtedly, black wedding cakes are dark, a little dramatic and the ideal canvas for lovely flowers. The dark background makes edible gold leaf, beautiful sugar flowers and gum paste appliqués stand out. You don't need a Halloween or New Year's Eve wedding theme to pull off a black cake— In fact, they're more practical than you might think!
Use White Sugar Flowers As Décor
Black wedding cakes look stunning when adorned with white sugar flowers and golden decorations that complement the winter wonderland theme.
Can you believe this pattern is real? This one-of-a-kind work of art, which takes its hints from folk art, is ideal for a rustic wedding.
Say “hello” to this stunning color scheme if you’re having a fall wedding. Flowers in shades of burgundy, pink, white and red pop against a matte black wedding cake, making for a stunning centerpiece.
For couples who want to make a statement without going all out black, this is the best option. The dark gloomy flowers on the top and bottom tiers of this cake go wonderfully with the painted gray and black color scheme.
Halloween Themed Cake
This dessert is for you if you’re looking for a Halloween-themed wedding cake but prefer something more subtle and classy. We love the rustic look, especially when it’s adorned with red roses and greenery.
Single Tier Cake
This single-tier wedding cake in black shows that you don’t need many layers to make a statement. This white and gold one-tiered cake would be beautiful in a fall wedding.
Get ready to amaze your guests with this gothic black wedding cake, which is guaranteed to have them in awe. Inspired by the Victorian era, this gorgeous four-tiered cake contains exquisite damask elements, intricate square patterns and delicate flowers, making it a true masterpiece that perfectly compliments the elegance and sophistication for your big day.
Gold details on a cake is a work of art and when it’s painted on a rich black wedding cake, it makes a breathtaking masterpiece that leaves an everlasting impression on your taste buds & senses.
Simple and Minimal
With just a few fresh white flowers and some greenery, you can easily dress up your small wedding cake
High Tiers With Gold Leaf
When it comes to selecting a wedding cake, there are obviously countless options. This high tier gothic inspired black wedding cake with gold leaf is a great way for couples to express their individuality and break away from the traditional fruit cakes and white icing.
Black and White
The striking elegance and unforgettable flavor of a black and white wedding cake will have your guests swooning. This color combination exudes sophistication and luxury and is perfect for a grand black-tie winter wedding.
With its rich flora and rustic charm, this fondant wedding cake captures the lovely atmosphere of a forest wedding. Enjoy the rich tastes of this cake as you bask in the enchanted ambience of your nature inspired wedding.
Make your wedding cake feel like an extension of the theme by incorporating your color palette. Guests will be mesmerized by the metallic geodes on your black wedding cake, which will be the center of attention at the reception.
Dramatic Black Tulle
Enjoy the dark beauty of this black tulle wedding cake with gloomy flowers at your fantasy wedding. The combination of the feminine tulle and the dramatic blooms produces a look that is both surprising and unique. Make this stunning confection the focal point of your wedding celebration by telling the tale of how you met and fell in love.
Boho Black Cake
A black cake may have a gloomy appearance, but its vibe is often laid-back and even little bohemian. Three-tiers of matte black fondant are stacked with decorative wildflowers to create a stunning bold design.
Piped Rosettes Wedding Cake
Piping rosettes onto a wedding cake is a time-honored tradition. Decorate a stunning black wedding cake with dozens of rosettes to give this traditional confection an unexpected twist. Your guests will never forget the wonderful time they had at your wedding because of the delicious dessert they enjoyed.
Add some rustic elegance to your wedding cake by decorating it with bright florals that really stand out against the dark base. This red and black wedding cake has a lovely, country feel to it thanks to the vibrant flowers.
Black Buttercream Cake
This black buttercream cake with a fruity topping is the essence of elegant simplicity, and it would make a stunning centerpiece at any fall wedding.
Wooden Inspired Black Cake
The idea behind the black wood-inspired wedding cake is to take inspiration from the outdoors. They are a perfect choice for rustic wedding themes, which are never complete without mason jars, birchwood, woodland berries and a barn reception.
Want to give your wedding cake that extra special touch? Cake with hand-painted flowers is a great idea! Your baker can add a creative and memorable touch by printing an image of actual flowers onto the cake using edible ink.
Common FAQs On Black Wedding Cake Ideas
Is it OK to have a black wedding cake?
Surely, there’s no reason to go with a classic white wedding cake if it doesn’t suit your wedding’s theme and style. A black wedding cake is one of the best ways to make a statement with color.
Can I incorporate other colors in a black cake for wedding?
Absolutely! Black is a neutral color that works well with many other colors. Bright flowers, pastel hues or metallic gold or silver accents are also popular choices. You can pick a color palette that best complements your wedding theme and your individual taste.
In which country is black cake traditional at weddings?
Black cake is a traditional wedding dessert in various Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
What is most popular black wedding cake?
Some popular black wedding cake designs include those with metallic gold or silver decorations, fresh flowers, intricate piping or lace designs, and dramatic geometric patterns. The final decision on choice of black wedding cake design will depend on the couple’s personal taste, wedding theme and budget.
These dark cakes are sure to make an impression, and they’re a great way to show off your individuality. Your wedding cake will make a lasting impression on your guests, whether it’s black with gold leaf or brightly colored with flower printed. So go ahead and dare to be different – We hope our black wedding cake ideas have inspired you to take a bold step and make a unique statement on your big day.