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Gold Wedding Cakes: 28 Deliciously Dazzling Designs

Discover the most incredible gold wedding cake designs in our round up of the most elegant wedding day bakes around! Add some glamour to your day with a gold wedding cake

purple and gold wedding cake with glamorous large hand painted flowers

Introducing: gold wedding cakes! In recent times rustic wedding cakes have been really popular but we are seeing a shift in the latest wedding trends, with wedding cakes taking on a more glamorous and luxurious feel. We have seen this with sparkly geode wedding cakes, perfect pearl wedding cakes and even wedding cakes with marble icing.

Couples are making a style statement with gold wedding cakes, making the sweet treat a real focal point at their wedding reception. If you are looking for something different to the traditional all white or something a little more contemporary than a naked wedding cake, consider upping the glamour with a gold wedding cake. 

28 Glamorous Gold Wedding Cakes

From the subtle hints of gold leaf decoration, to the full out gold finish, this article has something for everyone. We have found the very best on offer, and we've even included a DIY tutorial showing you how to add gold leaf to a wedding cake so crafty couples can add some sparkle to their wedding cake as well!

1. Gold and White Wedding Cake With Elegant Detail - Pretty Amazing Cakes

white and gold fairytale wedding cake with five tiers and gold icing

The company name says it all: Pretty Amazing Cakes. This dreamy, exquisite wedding cake is pretty amazing! The fairy tale design has been finished with ornate, detailed gold accents and gorgeous fresh flowers. It’s been constructed in a really unique way - we love the fact that each tier is a different size and shape.

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2. Hand Painted Gold and Purple Wedding Cake - Peboryon

purple and gold wedding cake with glamorous gold spacers and hand painted large flowers

The craftsmanship that has gone into creating this mouth-watering gold wedding cake is incredible. The exquisite floral wedding cake has been hand painted directly onto the cake and we just adore the glamorous gold spacers. What a gorgeous, elegant addition to your dessert table!

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3. Elegant Navy and Gold Wedding Cake - Amazing Grace Cakes

navy and gold wedding cake with five tiers

This gold and navy wedding cake is the ultimate show stopper. The gorgeous accents of gold detail on each tier are so beautifully done - the craftsmanship on a wedding cake like this is just magnificent. Pairing such rich colours with burgundy and pink florals only adds to the elegance of this design. We’re officially in love, and we imagine you are too!

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4. Grey and Gold Winter Wedding Cake - Claire Owen Cakes

gold and grey winter wedding cake with meringue

Gold wedding cakes don't need to be completely covered in the metallic shade. If you want gold to be a prominent colour, but not across the entire cake, why not opt for something like this? Blocking the gold colour on one tier is a unique take on the winter wedding cake and we’re totally here for it!

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5. Gold and Turquoise Wedding Cake With Peacock Decoration - Peboryon

turquoise and gold wedding cake with peacock and cascading feathers

Show-stopping wedding cakes don’t come more dramatic than this turquoise and gold design. The cascading peacock feathers are divine - you can’t keep your eyes off them! We also love the nod to Christmas that the gold baubles at the base add, and the starry decorations are a pretty touch too.

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READ MORE: The Most Magical Christmas Wedding Favours

6. Four Tier Modern Gold and White Wedding Cake - Cake Buds

modern geometric gold and white wedding cake

Another cake design with just one gold tier is this modern and unique design by Cake Buds. We love the geometric shape of the base tier and the floral decoration is so unique - what a way to catch your  guests’ attention!

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7. Striped Gold Wedding Cake With Pink and White Flowers - Amazing Grace Cakes

white and pale pink wdding cake with striped gold top tier

Metallic gold stripes add the perfect accent of shimmer to any chic wedding cake. The colour palette here is absolutely delightful and the perfect choice for summer wedding celebrations. Pastel wedding cakes and metallic shades are always a great combination!

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8. Gold and White Botanical Wedding Cake - Cheryl Bottomley Cakes

gold white and green wedding cake with fresh greenery

Complement your botanical wedding theme perfectly with this gold and white two tier wedding cake. The simple wedding cake design is sleek and sophisticated and we love the colour combination of gold, white and botanical greenery - it’s very on trend. 

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9. White and Gold Wedding Cake With Gold Love Birds - Peboryon

gold and white wedding cake with cascading gold leaves and a pair of golden birds as a cake topper

Calling all gold leaf lovers - why not take the trend even further by using actual gold leaves to adorn your wedding cake? The golden petals and flowers are the perfect, romantic décor for a cake as beautiful as this and the golden love birds add an extra layer of romance. What’s not to love?

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10. Gold Harry Potter Themed Wedding Cake - Iced Images Cakes

gold and white wedding cake with Harry Potter quotes and golden snitch cake topper

Harry Potter fans will instantly fall in love with this ‘Always’ Hogwarts-inspired wedding cake. Themed wedding cakes can sometimes lack the style and taste that a lot of couples may want on their special day. This, however, is an example of just how tasteful a Harry Potter wedding theme cake can look. Like, who wouldn’t want a golden snitch on top of their wedding cake? What a unique cake topper!

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READ MORE: Amazing TV and Film Wedding Toppers

11. Sparkly Drip Wedding Cake With Flowers - Amazing Grace Cakes

gold drip wedding cake with sparkly glitter

This gold sparkly wedding cake by Amazing Grace Cakes takes the drip wedding cake theme to a whole new level. The exaggerated drip design is bold and really stands out against the crisp white icing in the background and the warm florals are a great way to soften a bold wedding cake design.

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12. Gold and Silver Pearl Wedding Cake - Cake Design By Holly Miller

wedding cake with wonky tiers and gold and silver pearls

If one metallic isn’t enough, why not have three? Silver, gold and pearlescent ivory are a match made in heaven on this three tier pearl wedding cake. The placement of the pearls is so playful and so is the quirky placement of the tiers. Add a unique element to your wedding day with a wonderfully wonky wedding cake.

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13. All Over Gold Wedding Cake With Four  Incredible Tiers - Elizabeth's Cake Emporium

This cake from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporiums screams luxury. Standing 4-tiers tall, the gold finish and cascading roses are perfect for couples wanting to add some glamour to an autumnal or winter wedding. You could always swap the flowers to white roses to match a simple colour scheme.

14. White and Gold Wedding Cake With Gold Sequins - Zoe Clarke Cake

If you want to add some sparkle to your wedding but don’t want to go for the full gold effect this beautiful 4-tier cake from Zoe Clarke Cake is perfect. The sequins stand out perfectly against the white icing and will make a perfect focal point at the reception.

15. Gold Wedding Cake With Drip Icing and Three Tiers - Faye Cahill

We are obsessed with Sydney based cake designer Faye Cahill and this stylish design. This gold drip wedding cakes is a real showstopper - your guests will be so impressed! The white drip is a nod to the traditional wedding cake designs, whilst the fabulous pink icing adds a modern pop of colour. You could mix up the colour of the drip to match your colour scheme.

16. 1920s Wedding Cake With Gold and Black Design - Rosalind Miller

This super swanky art deco cake is from renowned London bakers Rosalind Miller. We love the combination of black, white and gold and think it would be perfect for a Gatsby-themed wedding!

Wedding Cakes With Gold Leaf

17. Watercolour and Gold Leaf Pastel Wedding Cake - Claire Owen Cakes

watercolour wedding cake in white and pastel colours with gold leaf accents

Modern and artistic, we love the combination of pastel watercolour hues with the elegant accents of gold leaf. Couples who want to add a splash of colour to their wedding without going too bold should consider opting for a stylish design like this one by Claire Owen Cakes. 

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18. Turquoise and White Ombre Wedding Cake With Gold Leaf - Cake Design by Holly Miller

turquoise and white ombre wedding cake with gold leaf

Beach wedding venues are the perfect home for an ombre wedding cake like this one by Holly Miller. The contrast of turquoise and gold makes us instantly think of the beach! Gold leaf has never looked better and we love the way it cascades down all three tiers. 

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19. Gold and Black Wedding Cake With Gold Leaf - Claire Owen Cakes

black and gold wedding cake with gold leaf

Dramatic and daring, this alternative wedding cake is so unique in its design. We love the autumnal take on a pearl wedding cake with the red and gold hues and the accents of blackberries is a lovely added extra!

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20. Two Tier White and Gold Leaf Wedding Cake - All Shapes and Slices Cake Co

white and gold leaf wedding cake with two simple white tiers

Sprinkles of gold leaf are the perfect decoration for a simple wedding cake. Sometimes less is more and in this instance, that couldn’t be more true. The simplicity of this gold leaf wedding cake is perfect inspiration for couples who want to have a go at DIY gold leaf art!

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READ MORE: 30 Ways to Decorate a Simple Wedding Cake

21. Marble and Gold Leaf Wedding Cake - Cake Carousel

marble wedding cake with two tiers and copper golden leaf design at the top

Couples looking for a modern, trendy wedding cake should consider a marble wedding cake. The accents of gold leaf add a hint of glamour to the design and we love the contrast between the marble pattern and the gold leaf texture.

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22. Three Tier Gold Wedding Cake With Asymmetric Gold Leaf - Faye Cahill

Ramp up the glamour with this super pretty gold leaf wedding cake design. It's the perfect balance between modern and traditional and will look so pretty in your wedding pictures. We also love the asymmetry of the design - so unique!

23. Gold Leaf Semi Naked Wedding Cake With Drip Icing - Faye Cahill

Drip icing, gold leaf and semi naked, why not combine three wedding cake trends with this stunning wedding cake. This naked wedding cake is ideal if you want a hint of gold whilst keeping a more traditional, simple feel.

READ MORE: Naked and Semi Naked Wedding Cakes

Gold Wedding Cake Stands

Give your gold wedding cake the stage it deserves with a beautiful gold wedding cake stand!

24. Gold and Marble Wedding Cake Stand - £40.50, Etsy

gold and marble small wedding cake stand

Gold and marble are the perfect pair on this beautiful wedding cake stand. It’s a great texture and colour combination and the perfect choice to complement your gold wedding cake!

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25. Geometric Gold Wedding Cake Stand - From £85, Etsy

geometric wedding cake stand in gold metal

Modern and stylish, this geometric wedding cake stand is versatile and will complement almost any gold wedding cake. Available in three different sizes and two shades of gold (metallic or champagne) - there’s bound to be a combination that is perfect for your special day!

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26. Gold Geometric Wedding Cake Spacers - From £61.44, Etsy

geometric wedding cake spacer

If your cake maker is delivering your gold wedding cake in separate tiers, or you want to add height and drama to your cake without paying for the extra tiers, why not opt for a glamorous gold wedding cake separator?

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27. Gold Circular Wedding Cake Stand and Arch - From £147.14, Etsy

round wedding cake stand with arch detail

Frame your delightful gold wedding cake with this amazing round gold wedding cake stand. The circular design mimics the feel of an arch and, as shown in the pictures, you can adorn the frame with florals to match your bouquet!

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28. Gold Wedding Cake Stand With Wide Base - From £82.60, Etsy

wooden gold wedding cake stand in simple design

Made from sturdy wood in a classic style, this wedding cake stand is the perfect way to accentuate a traditional rustic wedding cake. The base is wide enough that even the tallest of cakes will feel secure and safe.

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How to Apply Gold Leaf to a Wedding Cake

Whether you are making your own wedding cake, or buying a simple wedding cake to decorate yourself, this video explains several ways that gold leaf can be used as decoration. There are also some amazing ideas and top tips for decorating macaron wedding favours with gold leaf and it explains how to wrap an entire cake in gold leaf... Let the fun begin!

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If you would love one of these cakes but feel that gold won’t work with your colour scheme, see our metallic wedding cakes article for more shimmery, inspiration!