Best of 2023: Wedding Cakes

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Get ready to indulge in these Best of 2023 wedding cakes! These featured designs not only align with the diverse themes of their weddings but also serve as delicious masterpieces that add an extra layer of sweetness to each celebration. Keep on reading as we unveil the innovative confections that wow’d us and won their way onto our top picks!

When you have a zoo-themed wedding, it only makes sense to have a cake that fits the aesthetic! Melanie and Nate’s Seattle wedding was accompanied with a forest green cake adorned with gold detailing, a tier with exposed texture, and fresh pink flowers to complete the look. It’s exotic in the best of ways! | Cake Design by Bramble and Wood | Photography by ALEXANDRA KNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

This avant-garde floating creation from this muted rainbow inspo features raw edges, textured layers, and a breathtaking array of sugar flowers. The whole look is equal parts effortlessly organic and ethereal. | Cake Design by Baker's Cottage Cakes | Photography by Meche Ausina Photography

Everything about Carlos and Paul’s Laguna Beach celebration oozed with creativity, including their ​four-tier black, green-and-white marbled fondant wedding cake! It was modern with its color block detail, with a whimsy touch of florals – showing that you really can have the best of both worlds! | Cake Design by M Cakes Sweets | Photography by HG Photography

The unconventional charm of Jill and Aubrey’s doughnut wedding cake completely won us over! The variety of flavors displayed in a intentionally imperfect tiered-tower made for a playful (and incredibly delicious) touch. Not to mention it’s a great way to cater to multiple tastes of guests! | Cake Design: Fan Fan Doughnuts | Photography: Brindamour Studios

The jungle vibes of TikTok stars Andrea and Lewis Kelly’s destination wedding in Tulum were popping on their nature-inspired cake! Three-tiers with hand-pressed flowers, the design was a true masterpiece! | Cake design by Lali Pasteles | Photography by Andre Gouin Photography

Hailey and Kimia’s California wedding planned by Love Lister Anything But Gray Events wasn’t without a dazzling confection that effortlessly blends sophistication with a whimsy charm. Citrus fruits added zest to the gold colored cake with vibrant and fresh flowers and a lego cake topper completing the decorations. | Cake Design by Nicole Bakes Cakes | Photography by Peterson Design & Photography

Hello beautiful! The palette knife flowers on this sweet design mimic a watercolor painting with the texture complimenting the base detailing and adding so much depth. | Cake Design by Flour & Batter | Photography by Him & Her Photography

This one is not just a cake; it's a regal centerpiece! The top tier features a mosaic print with flowers at the pinnacle. The other three tiers contain ornate detailing that is not only modernized, but carries hints of a celestial aesthetic too, which is pretty perfect for the modern day Romeo and Juliet story it starred in. | Cake Design by August June Desserts | Photography by Rebecca Stone Photography

Designed to add a touch of spine-chilling elegance, Kate and Gregory’s four-tiered wedding cake totally fit the eerie Halloween aesthetic they were going for. Dramatic splatters of rich red colors adorn the tiers, with red roses bringing the romance. The best blend of mysterious and yet still hauntingly beautiful, and let's their spooky personality shine. | Cake Design by Sugar & Salt | Photography by Nathan Mitchell Photography

Consider this cake the bohemian wedding cake to end all other bohemian wedding cakes! From afar the overall design looks simple, but up close you can see just how intricate and detailed it really is! The creped detailing paired with the macrame texture and pampas grass is truly show-stopping. | Cake Design by Lydia's Cakes & Confections | Photography by Camille Docena Photo

Written by Alyssa Da Silva I Cover photo by Mikhail Nilov


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