21 Modern Wedding Cake Designs We’re Loving Right Now

Words by Lucy Wright
April 6, 2021

What better time to chat all things cake than while we’re still basking in the haze of our Easter chocolate comas? Any excuse will do, to be honest. If you’ve ever stopped by our Insta feed you’ll know that we’re pretty partial to a wedding cake – the more modern, creative or unique, the better! And since cake is always best shared, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites from our pages and beyond. So please enjoy 21 delectable creations, from the decadently OTT to the  elegantly understated.

Layered lamington wedding cake

Layers of lamington heaven – an Aussie dream! Sydney’s Stacey Brewer Cakes sure knows how to get those taste buds going.

unique creative wedding cake trends 2021

How does this sound? Vanilla blueberry cake soaked in lemon elderflower syrup with lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream, sitting atop chocolate hazelnut cake with passionfruit curd, choc cremeux and salted caramel? Wedding cake perfection by Melbourne’s Zephyr & Bloom Cakes.

Pressed flower single tier wedding cakes

These pressed flower cakes cakes by Loria Stern are almost too pretty to eat! All flowers are edible and were hand picked from the baker’s garden.

Single tier chocolate cake with fresh flowers and berries

Simple but perfect, this single tier chocolate cake with fresh flowers and berries by Savour the Date got a ton of love over on this bridesmaid editorial. Image by We Are All Stardust.

modern minimal 3 tier wedding cake

The very definition of understated elegance, this pared back creation by Fig & Salt is utterly timeless. Styled by Wanderlust Creative, image by Lover’s Narrative.

Going ALL out with three glorious tiers, featuring gold leaf, pink drip and fresh blooms. A masterpiece of epic proportions by Canberra caker, La Ombre Creations.

Ombre cake with little candy cacti

We couldn’t resist sharing this cute ombre cake with those little candy cacti. Another gorgeous creation from Zephyr & Bloom Cakes.

black wedding cake with king protea topper

For something completely unique – jet black cake with a jet black drip and a king protea to top it off! Loving this modern design by Miss Ladybird Cakes. Image by Georgia Verrells.

This sweet and simple design by Torte by Mirjana is dressed by Wild Flos with the cutest little wax flowers and hellebores.

modern asymmetrical wedding cake

How gorgeous is this contemporary asymmetrical wedding cake? Created by Perth’s queen of sophisticated sweets, Posh Little Cakes and topped with blooms by Signature Floral Design.


Cherry buttercream cake

Buttercream heaven with all the cherries on top! An utterly decadent masterpiece by Queensland caker, Marina Machado Cakes.

terrazzo wedding cake

Seriously digging this contemporary, terrazzo inspired wedding cake by The Cake and I. Image by Ridhwaan Moolla.

semi-naked wedding cake with blush flowers

This semi-naked stunner by Cherrytree Bakehouse got a metric ton of love on the blog, as part of this autumn wedding editorial. Image by Ashleigh Haase.

Tall wedding cake with palette knife detail

How gorgeous are those palette knife details? We’re just in love with this artful creation by Baked Guds. Image by Fennel and Fern Photography.

Limoncello sponge cake with fresh flowers

This limoncello sponge cake with ricotta buttercream is ticking ALL our boxes. A totally mouth-watering sensation created by Sydney caker Stacey Brewer Cakes.

concrete cake with gold chocolate sails

With it’s clean lines, concrete finish and dramatic chocolate sales, this is one helluva show-stopper by Don’t Tell Charles.

Cactus wedding cake

Possibly the cutest wedding cake we’ve featured, this cactus toting creation by My Mama Bakes from MJ and Jimmy’s wedding is an absolute winner. Image by We Are All Stardust.

unique pink wedding cake

Pink painterly perfection by Zephyr and Bloom Cakes. This one definitely falls into the ‘too pretty to eat’ basket!

Just look at those perfect little sugar flowers, all lovingly handcrafted by The Cake That Ate Paris. So stunning! Image by Ivy Road Photography.

Fun modern wedding cake with macarons and chocolate drip

We couldn’t do a wedding cake roundup without featuring at least one hedonistic creation by Cakes by Cliff! More is definitely more for this Sydney caker.


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