Marble is one of the hottest wedding trends for 2017. We’ve seen it on the catwalk, interior design, homewear and jewellery, so it was only a matter of time before it caught on at weddings and we love the idea of incorporating it into the wedding cake.
A marble finish is achieved by kneading together different shades of fondant for an amazing smooth finish. In total contrast to the more rustic naked cakes, marble screams luxury and glamour. Take inspiration from these marble designs, but be warned - they look so good you won’t want to eat them!
This design pairs a modern marble finish with a traditional four-tiered wedding cake. The single flower is a nice touch, but you could add a cake topper or fresh flowers to give it some more detail. All of Suggared Saffron cakes are baked to order in a range of delicious flavours, including salted caramel and raspberry & white chocolate.
This show-stopping cake combines two of the most decadent trends; marble and geode cakes. The beautiful edible crystals cascade down all three tiers, making it look as though the cake is full of precious turquoise stones. It’s no surprise this cake has been a big hit, baker Racheal Morris explains “The overwhelming response to the cake has been beyond my wildest expectations.”
Traditionally, marble is super luxurious but that doesn’t mean it won’t work if you’re going for more of an understated theme. This cake from Baked Seattle is a perfect example of a simple but effective marble design. The marble finish works perfectly on this hexagonal, two-tiered cake and the gold edging finishes it off perfectly.
If you like the idea of marble but are nervous about going for the full effect, this design from Happyhills Cakes is a great compromise. The hexagons give a hint of marble, but the white icing keeps it light and traditional. All cakes are made individually so you can customise the shape and colour to suit your style.
Marble cakes tend to come in darker shades which may be off-putting to colour-loving couples, but this bold design from Lemon Tree Cakes will add a burst of colour to your day. The multi-coloured marble design stands out perfectly on this white cake stand and is a bright alternative to some of the more traditional cakes. Artist, Pam hand-makes her creations, ensuring that it truly complements your day. If you're looking for more ways of adding some colour to your nuptials, check out our colourful ideas!
Many people shy away from marble as it has the potential to look quite harsh, but this pink cake from the Humming Bird Bakery is the perfect example of how marble can still be super pretty. You can select the number of tiers and the size of each one depending on the size of your guest list. Humming Bird offer a selection of sponge flavours, including chocolate, lemon raspberry and their famous red velvet.
We love the mixture of colours on this arty cake especially the touches of gold, whilst the ivy decorations perfectly pick up the green tones. Based just outside of Manchester, The Frostery offers a bespoke service meaning you can select colours to match your theme and make the most of extra touches like their amazing marble effect cookies!
Keep it bright and bold by teaming marble with fresh flowers like this bespoke design from Emily’s Mixing Bowl. Based in Eastbourne, Emily will make you the perfect cake to fit your theme; she also offers catering including wedding barbecues, afternoon tea and buffets!
This stunning design combines two of our favourite cake trends - marble and silver leaf. Made by award-winning baker for Harrods, Rosalind Miller, all cakes are made to order. As a preferred supplier to London Hotels including The Ritz, The Savoy and Claridges, Rosalind Miller is one of the most well-respected cake designers in London.
We absolutely love metallic wedding cakes, but marble and metallic together are a match made in cake heaven and we are obsessed with this cake from Cobi & Coco. This super feminine design has a subtle hint of marble in the centre tier with gold leaf designs on the others. The mismatched tiers and pretty flowers look so beautiful, we’re not sure you will want to cut it!
This super stylish design is perfect for couples wanting to add sophistication and elegance to their wedding day. The rich marble tier is complimented perfectly by the simple plain top tier and how about those beautiful fresh flowers? Follow Melbourne cake designer, Alice Broadway on Instagram and prepare to swoon over her stunning designs.
We’re pretty sure that after seeing these fabulous cakes you will be totally sold on the idea of a marble cake but if you're looking for something even more different, have a look at our unusual wedding cakes.