10 Stunning Untraditional Wedding Cakes We Highly Recommend

Your wedding cake will be a central part of your wedding day. Cutting the cake is just as important a task as the first dance.

Untraditional Wedding Cakes

As you and your new husband or wife cut into your Wedding Cake, all eyes will be on you. So you want to make sure that your Wedding Cake is something impressive. 

Traditional wedding cakes are made up of multiple tiers and are a real showstopper. But if you want to make your Wedding day special to you, you might opt for something a little different.

Thankfully, there are lots of different options out there that can make your Wedding Cake unique and special. 

In this guide, we’re taking a look at 10 of the most untraditional yet beautiful wedding cakes out there. We’re certain that the cakes in this guide will give you all the inspiration that you need to choose the perfect Cake for your special day. 

Read on to find out more!

1. Innovative Cheesecake Wedding Cake

The first untraditional Wedding cake that we would recommend is this innovative Cheesecake Wedding Cake. Everybody loves Cheesecake, and this wedding cake will really kill two birds with one stone.

Often, when it comes to wedding cakes, guests will avoid eating their slices because they are full after eating their dessert. But this wedding cake will help to avoid that.

Instead of serving your guests Cheesecake for dessert followed by wedding cake, this wedding cake allows you to serve both at once. 

Perfect for Cheesecake lovers and for anyone who wants to avoid waste, this is definitely an untraditional cake to consider!

2. Cake Pop Wedding Cake

Another great option if you want to avoid waste is this cake pop wedding cake design. This design is perfect for anyone who isn’t bothered about cutting the cake and instead wants to serve a wedding cake that their guests will enjoy.

Cutting the cake is a somewhat outdated trend, and if you are going for an untraditional Wedding vibe, you probably won’t be too bothered by this tradition (Also check out Amazing Alternative Wedding Ideas). So skip all the bother and opt for this wedding cake design instead.

No matter whether you are having a summer or winter wedding, this design really is perfect. So it is definitely one to consider!

3. Doughnut Lover Wedding Cake

If cake pops aren’t your style, then you might prefer this Doughnut Lover Wedding Cake design. In recent years, doughnuts have become synonymous with weddings. So why not replace your traditional wedding cake with a Doughnut design instead?

While cutting the cake is traditional, more and more people are moving away from this. With the increased focus on hygiene post-covid, individually designed cakes are a lot more attractive than cakes you have to slice for lots of brides and grooms.

This design is perfect because it allows you and your new husband/wife to cut the cake, without actually having to serve any of that cake. So no matter whether, or not, you want to cut the cake, this is a great design to consider.

4. Fruit Topped Tray Bake Wedding Cake

Tray bake designs are becoming increasingly popular, and when you look at designs such as this one, it is easy to see why. These cakes aren’t showstoppers in the same way as multi-tiered cakes, but they do taste delicious and that is what makes them so great. 

When you have a large wedding party to serve, a tray bake really does make sense. This style of wedding cake will easily allow you to serve lots of people at once, and that is what makes it so brilliant. 

We specifically love this fruit-topped tray bake simply because it looks so delicious. If you love fruit, you’ll love this wedding cake!

5. Black and White Wedding Cake

So far all the untraditional Wedding Cakes that we have looked at have moved pretty far away from the traditional Tiered Wedding Cake. But this design sticks to the traditional look while also being very untraditional. 

When it comes to weddings, there is a huge focus on everything being pristine, perfect, and White. That is why this black and white design completely contrasts everything that you typically associate with weddings (Also check out Amazing Black Weddings).

For anyone who loves black and white, this wedding cake is pretty much perfect. So if you want a Tiered cake that is a little less traditional, be sure to check it out. 

6. Multicolored Tiered Wedding Cake

Completely contrasting the design that we just looked at, another great untraditional Wedding cake to consider is this Multi Colored Tiered Wedding Cake.

If you are having a spring or summer wedding, then it is common to want to add a sprinkle of color to your wedding day. This wedding cake does so much more than just that. This doesn’t just sprinkle your wedding with color, it smothers it with it.

If you have a bright and bubbly personality and want a colorful wedding cake to match the vibes of your big day, this is the wedding cake for you!

7. Strawberry Lover Wedding Cake

For any Brides or Grooms who have a bit of a sweet tooth, this wedding cake really is perfect. Just imagine this wedding cake as a showstopper on your summer wedding table, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it will look great! 

If you adore strawberries, then this cake is pretty much made for you. It is every strawberry lover’s dream, and there really isn’t any reason not to like it.

This cake looks delicious, tastes delicious, and it is guaranteed to impress. All while being a very untraditional Wedding cake. 

No matter whether you are getting married in summer or spring, this cake is made for the season. So we would definitely recommend giving this wedding cake a taste!

8. Red and Gold Tiered Wedding Cake 

Another beautiful yet untraditional wedding cake is this red and gold tiered wedding cake. This cake is a real showstopper that is guaranteed to impress, but it is a far sight away from the traditional wedding cake.

Red definitely isn’t a color that many associate with weddings, but we’re sure you’ll agree that this cake really is something to marvel at. It looks equal parts fancy and delicious, and it also looks somewhat like a wedding cake. 

So if you’re searching for a wedding cake that will add the finishing touch to your untraditional Wedding, this is definitely one to consider.

9. Half Chocolate Wedding Cake

Can’t choose between a chocolate wedding cake and a vanilla wedding cake? No problem, simply choose this untraditional design!

This wedding cake really is the best of both worlds and it looks like it would taste utterly delicious. It is guaranteed to impress your wedding guests and is the perfect balance of tradition and untraditional.

If you want to move away from the traditional white 3-tier Cake, but don’t want to go too wild, this is the wedding cake we would choose!

10. Macaron Obsessed Wedding Cake

Finally, if you love macarons as much as we do, we would recommend checking out this macaron wedding cake.

As we have seen in this guide, a lot of untraditional Wedding Cakes are cakes that come in single servings rather than as one whole cake. This macaron design is perfect for that. 

Despite looking nothing like a wedding cake, this design somehow still manages to look like a wedding cake. So it is the perfect untraditional design to check out!


In short, there are lots of incredible untraditional Wedding Cakes out there that you can use as inspiration for your special day.

No matter whether you want a wedding cake that puts a slight spin on the traditional 3-tier Cake, or a Wedding cake that is something totally different, we’ve got you covered. 

In this guide, we have taken a look at 10 of the best Untraditional Wedding Cakes that you can use as inspiration for your special day. We hope you have found this information helpful. 

Thank you for reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes a Wedding Cake Different From a Regular Cake?

Traditionally, the main thing that made a Wedding cake different from a regular wedding cake was the fact that Wedding cakes had 3 tiers. However, nowadays, a lot of cakes are designed to have 3 tiers.

So generally, the only thing that makes a Wedding cake different from a regular wedding cake is the purpose of the cake. Wedding cakes are designed to be enjoyed on a wedding cake, but other than that they are pretty much the same as a regular cake.

Do You Need Cake For Everyone at a Wedding?

Budgeting for wedding cakes can be pretty difficult. It is hard to know if all your wedding guests will eat their slice of wedding cake, and at the cost of a wedding cake, you likely don’t want to spend money if the cake is going to be wasted.

That being said, you generally should budget for around 90% of your wedding party opting to eat wedding cake. This should avoid disappointment and ensure that everyone who wants a slice of cake gets a slice of cake.

Cody Olivier
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