8 Wedding Cakes That Prove White Doesn't Have to Be Boring

From trendy marble designs to timeless pearls, our favorite ways to dress up an all-white cake.

In past years, couples have veered away from traditional white cakes in favor of colorful designs and intricate patterns. So, when we asked out favorite local bakers what style they wish would make a comeback, we were surprised to find that, almost unanimously, they missed the timeless elegance of white cakes. Of course, just because the frosting is vanilla, doesn’t mean the cake has to be. We love how chic and exciting these white cakes are.

photo credit: Lisa Rochelle

1. Pearls are big right now on everything from décor to dresses. We like the ultra-feminine aesthetic they add to cakes, like this one draped with lace and ruffles. 

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Sweet Grace Cake Designs, White Plains; 917.533.7425


photo credit: Maxine Stein

2. Embrace a rustic feel at with this nature-inspired design made to look like birch bark.

Maxine’s Catering & Bittersweet Bakers, Accord

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3. Looking to showcase current trends in white? Go modern with this a marble motif.

Lulu Cake Boutique, Scarsdale; 914.722.8300


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photo credit: Jacklyn Greenberg of JAG Studios

4. Delicate quilting and an oversized flower add drama to an otherwise simple white cake.

Ana Parzych Cakes, Greenwich; 203.439.7979


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5. Tiers decked out in floral applique would be perfect for a garden wedding.  

Lulu Cake Boutique, Scarsdale; 914.722.8300


photo credit: Magnolia Bakery

6. For an all-buttercream cake, try adding interest with rosettes and hand-piped details.

Magnolia Bakery, Central Valley; 855.622.5379


photo credit: Jacklyn Greenberg of JAG Studios

7. Pearls and just a little lace are a subtle way to add texture to a traditional cake.  

Ana Parzych Cakes, Greenwich; 203.439.7979


photo credit: jason wyche

8. Create a softer geometric design with a textured-buttercream pattern.

Lulu Cake Boutique, Scarsdale; 914.722.8300


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