Lace is one of the biggest and most enduring wedding trends, renowned for the timeless look it creates. This iconic vintage fabric isn’t just confined to dresses, as many wedding cake designers now create timeless lace wedding cakes. If you need some inspiration, here’s our round-up of the top 17 classic wedding cakes with lace that are almost too amazing to eat.
If you want to match your cake to your gown, take a look at our bridalwear pages to browse a range of lace wedding dresses.
17 Lace Wedding Cakes That Are *Almost* Too Pretty to Eat
1. Lace Wedding Cake with Roses - Leading Lady Cakes
This three tier white cake from Leading Lady Cakes is the definition of elegance. Subtle silver lace details encourage guests to take a closer look, while baby pink sugar roses and tulle are the perfect delicate finishing touches.
2. Draped Lace Cake - Aurora’s Kitchen
Fancy twinning with your cake? Check out this bridal pearl and lace cake from Aurora's Kitchen. Every detail, from the pearl bases to the veil-like icing draped over the four tiers to the floral lace detailing, is designed to look like classic wedding attire, meaning that you and your cake can both be the stars of the show. Discover more pearl wedding cakes here.
3. Black Lace Wedding Cake - Aurora's Kitchen
If you’d prefer to embrace your dark side, take a look at this gorgeously gothic creation from the darker minds in Aurora’s Kitchen. The combination of black with lace and flowers gives the cake a deliciously sinful feel perfect for a gothic wedding. Love the idea of a dark wedding cake? Our edit of the best chocolate wedding cakes might be for you.
4. Pink Lace Cake - Couture Cakes
Everything’s coming up roses with Couture Cake’s three tier beauty. This cake combines gorgeous light pink and white with an intricate lace pattern and roses to create an dreamy feminine feel - all that's left is to pair this with an elegant wedding cake stand.
5. Simple Lace Wedding Cake - Cake-tastic Worcestershire
Keep things classic with this elegant three tier fondant and lace cake from Cake-tastic Worcestershire. It’s all about the details here - make sure to get a closer look at the doily-like lace and intricate sugar roses to get a real sense of the wow factor.
6. Vintage Style Lace Wedding Cake - Sugarbird Cupcakes
A muted ivory cake is the ideal way to bring a sense of calm and grandeur to your reception. This three tier cake from Sugarbird Cupcakes combines this with lace, pearls and sugar flowers to add luxury onto luxury - the ideal pairing with an ivory wedding dress.
7. Contemporary Lace Wedding Cake - Cobi & Coco
If you're tying the knot at a glamorous wedding venue, you need a show-stopping cake for the occasion. We love the contemporary take on a lace wedding cake on offer from Cobi & Coco - the minimalistic, 3D detailing is the perfect take on the trend if you want something a bit unusual.
8. Rustic Lace Cake - Lucie Loves to Bake
Lucie Loves To Bake takes lace wedding cakes to the next level, combining real lace with burlap on the bottom of both tiers. Bunting and ribbons add a quirky countryside feel perfect for a rustic celebration. See more gorgeous rustic ideas for a woodland inspired wedding here.
9. Colourful Wedding Cake with Lace - Cakeaways
Feeling fancy? The combination of rich emerald tones and gold details mean that this Cakeaways creation is dripping in luxury, not to mention the lace detailing on each of the four tiers. Why not send out colourful wedding invitations too to give your guests a hint of what's to come?
10. Navy Wedding Cake with Lace Flowers - Cakeaways
If you fancy something completely unique, look no further. Not only does this Cakeaways cake feature the luxurious combination of navy and gold, it also has a beautiful cascading display of lace flowers across its three tiers.
11. Classic Lace Wedding Cake - The Little Sugar Rose
Wedding cakes and lace; name a more iconic duo. This power combination creates a sense of romance and timelessness that never grows old - just check out this gorgeous creation from The Little Sugar Rose.
12. Silver & Lace Wedding Cake - The Snowdrop Cake Company
Look at that sheen on this beautiful silver and lace wedding cake from The Snowdrop Cake Company! If you can't resist a metallic sheen, you're going to adore our edit of the best rose gold wedding cakes too.
13. Lace & Flowers Wedding Cake - Sweet Alchemy
This creation from the inimitable Sweet Alchemy is the lace cake of dreams. The combination of white, blush pink and wine sugar roses create a cool feel ideal for a winter wedding, while the lace bottom tier is the perfect elegant finisher.
14. Wedding Cake with Lace Cascade - Lisa Adams Cakes
If you want a wedding cake with lace that's going to make a glamorous statement, you need to check out this incredible creation by Lisa Adams Cakes. Look at that intricate lace cascade! You *almost* don't want to cut into this wedding cake...
15. Gold Wedding Cake - My Vintage Cakes
This art deco-esque vintage lace wedding cake is the sort of decoration that wouldn’t look out of place in The Great Gatsby, making it the perfect addition to your vintage themed wedding. Check out My Vintage Cakes for more timeless designs and inspiration, or see more gold wedding cakes here!
16. Small Lace Wedding Cake - Nicky's Buttercup Bakery
Small wedding cakes can still make a big impact - just look at this stunning two-tiered example from Nicky's Buttercup Bakery! The icing script of the newlywed's name is a super unusual but striking touch.
17. Lace Cake with a Pink Trim - Icing Elegance
Pink and lace is a classic combo - just look at this shining example from Icing Elegance! It's got a lace inspired floral pattern and a lace trim, all perfectly finished off with a pink ribbon and pink sugar roses. Your guests will be queuing round the block to nab a slice of this.
How to Create Lacework on a Wedding Cake
If you fancy having a go at creating your own edible lace for wedding cakes, there are a number of different ways to go about it. Cake decorating novices are best suited to using applique lace, individual pieces which are cast from a mould and attached to the iced cake.
Using applique lace isn't only simpler; it's also more photogenic. It has the advantage of being heavier and looking more defined against the icing, making it really shine in your photos.
Cake experts might want to try their hand at lace piping, either using hand piping or using a floral cutter to emboss your icing before piping over the pattern. Add some ribbons and sugar flower and you have yourself a masterpiece!
If you're giving guests a slice of cake to take home, take a look at our roundup of cake slice boxes to make sure it's carried back on style.