CAKE BREAK: Inspiring Summer Wedding Cakes

Choosing your wedding cake flavor and design has to be one of the MOST fun parts of wedding planning. When else do you have the opportunity to taste endless flavor combinations of cake (guilt-free)? And no matter what your style is whether romantic, hip, classic, mod, rustic or glam, the type of cake you decide to serve can communicate your style your guests. Whether you want something simple and classic or unexpected and bold, your wedding cake can be the perfect finishing touch to your wedding theme. For your summertime event, we suggest incorporating the signature flavors of the season to tie everything together. Citrus, berry and other fruit options are a perfect bite of summer and deliver major sunshine vibes. As far as stylish warm-weather hues go, white, sun-washed pastels and neutral confections work well. As do bright pops of color and fresh floral elements, like this cheerful, bursting with brightness cake from Martha Stewart Weddings:

Looking for something a little more understated? This white-on-white Lemon Elderflower flavored cake is absolutely stunning and well-suited to an elegant summertime affair.

You can’t go wrong with any type of tropical themed cake for a summer wedding, especially if you are having an oceanfront or poolside soiree. This pretty yet whimsical cake has loads of island personality with a Monsterra leaf, tropical floral elements, a watery blue layer, and adorable starfish toppers on a bed of “sand.”

We love the delicate, soft pastel pinks and florals in this three-layer cake. Just the right finishing touch for a romantic warm-weather garden wedding.

Nothing says summer like fresh, bright citrus fruit. We love the cascading slices of lemon, lime, grapefruit, and oranges on this simple four-tiered white cake. Oh, and that pineapple top is the cutest “floral” embelishment.

For a beachside ceremony we love the idea of this watercolor, ombre, ruffled cake topped appropriately with whitewashed coral:

If you are having a difficult time narrowing down flavors, check out these summer wedding cake ideas from Zola for some inspiration. From fresh and bright to rich and dramatic, these beautiful wedding cakes have a flavor and style for every couple. Add in seasonal fruits or nuts and delight guests with a sweet treat at the end of the night. Play with different toppings and garnishes to create a true work of art.

It’s hard to go wrong with any kind of cake, so enjoy taste testing with your fiance and create the perfect wedding cake flavor and style wise for your big day!

And, if you are not into serving a traditional cake at your wedding…

…here are some awesome summery cake alternatives you might like:

A POPSICLE cart!!!! How perfect on a hot summery day is a refreshing and fun popsicle? We suggest Artistic Pops for their yummy

all-natural, creatively flavored, handcrafted pops made in the smoky mountains:

Mississippi mud pie! Best served with ice cream, this chocolate dessert pie is perfect for a hot summer day.

Rainbow sherbet dessert! Macarons, pecans, and layers of rainbow sherbert make this cake alternative colorful and refreshing.



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