23 Unusual Wedding Cakes That Will Become Your New Obsession

Make a statement at your reception with a totally original wedding cake!


Choosing a wedding cake is an exciting part of the wedding planning process. Remember the cake can be a real focal point, so if you want to make an impact, consider going for something totally different. Whether you’re looking for an elaborate cake full of detail or something unique but simple, we have found the very best unusual wedding cakes on offer

If you are looking for something different without compromising on the glamour, opt for a dazzling geode wedding cake.

This cake from Carrie’s Cake features luxurious gold leaf detail and stunning pink and grey-blue sugar crystals, which are created to look like semi-precious stones.

Carrie's Cakes Geode Wedding Cake

This amazing wedding cake from Enchanting Cakes is a striking mix of white and gold. The cake has its own hidden ballroom, complete with flooring and an ornate chandelier. Position this cake under a real chandelier for an impressive look!

Enchanting Cakes White and Gold Wedding Cake

We are obsessed with marble at hitched – especially this cake from Jelly Cake. The grey marble looks incredible combined with metallic edging. Don’t feel like you have to stick to a uniform stule - mix up the tiers!

marble wedding cake

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For something totally whimsical, consider a cake by the fabulous Choccywoccydoodah. The attention to detail on the tower of flowers is truly amazing, complete with butterflies. 

Choccywoccydoodah wedding cake

We love Lemon Tree Cakes' take on the super fashionable marble wedding cake. This bold design is perfect for couples wanting to inject some colour into their day. 

Lemon Tree Cakes Marble Cake

Indulge the inner child in you with the ‘Horn of Unicorn' from Angnes De Sucre. This magical cake is bursting with sweets, donuts, popcorn and ice cream cones in the prettiest pastel shades. 

Horn of the Unicorn Wedding Cake

Another option for candy-loving brides and grooms is this beautiful single tier delight from Katharine Sabbath, adorned with brightly coloured sweets and hot pink, drip icing – perfect! 

Katharine Sabbath Candy Cake

Another way of incorporating some colour into your wedding cake is to go for a stained glass window finish, like this cake from The Mischief Maker. The rich reds and greens go beautifully with this style cake.

The Mischief Maker Stain Glass Cake

‘The Pavilion’ is less of a cake and more of a work of art. Choccywoccydoodah have created an amazing sculpture cake, complete with pillars, a domed roof and a fabulous unicorn. This is definitely a cake that is so spectacular you won’t want to cut into it! 

The Pavillion Wedding Cake

If a traditional white cake is your worst nightmare you may like this gothic wedding cake from Immaculate Confections. The cake is covered in black icing and fresh flowers save it from looking too dark!

Immaculate Confections Gothic Wedding Cake

You don’t have to go for something really elaborate to achieve an unusual look. This single tier cake is decorated in pretty coloured pearls, with an amazing glitter-dipper feather trim. You can find this at the Little Bear Cakery.

Little Bear Cakery Wedding Cake

This interesting cake combines cool grey marble with red geode decorations and a striking red sphere decoration. Skinner’s Delight are a Kent based company offering a range of beautiful cakes. 

Skinner's Delight Marble Wedding Cake

Another single tier wedding cake, which combines bold colours, with a rough butter cream finish and fun decorations for a gorgeous wedding cake for stylish couples. 

Ginger and Cacao Cake

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If you're planning a 1920s' style wedding, you're going to need a cake that fits into your theme. A 1920s fashionista wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a head adorned with feathers, so why not apply this trend to your wedding cake! This peacock delight from London cakes gives a feathered nod to the art deco period.

Art Deco themed artsy wedding cake with a peacock feather design

For a rustic wedding at a woodland wedding venue, a log cake would work perfectly. This cake from Iced Images Cake is decorated in natural foliage and the carved initials are a lovely, romantic touch. 

Nature themed artsy wedding cake with a rustic log design

This amazing woodland cake from Sweet as Sugar looks like it’s been taken straight out of the pages of a colourful children’s book - look at those cute toadstools! This enchanting cake is featured in our article about the world’s most amazing wedding cakes.

Woodland themed artsy wedding cake from Sweet as Sugar

This gorgeous Alice in Wonderland cakee is inspired by the Lewis Carroll novel and is made by the Little Cherry Cake Company. It features beautiful illustrations from the book around the lower tier and luxurious gold details, there’s even an exquisite tea cup cake topper!

Alice in Wonderland themed artsy wedding cake from Little Cherry Cake Company

We adore this pretty, blush flower cake. Decorated with hand crafted (and edible) hydrangeas, this unusual wedding cake from Not on the High Street is a four tiered dream that you won’t want to cut into!

Floral themed artsy cake from Delovely Cakes, perfect if you're planning a wedding with a blush pink colour scheme

This incredible floral creation from Sweet Hollywood is a staggering seven tiers tall! Also featured in the world’s most amazing wedding cakes, it rises proudly from a bed of beautiful flowers and is finished off with a bouquet topper. An arty masterpiece that you can eat! 

Seven tier artsy floral wedding cake from Sweet Hollywood

If you and your partner are tattoo lovers, you'll love this wedding cake from Not on the High Street is perfect! This cake offers a cool take on traditional romance. 

Tattoo themed artsy wedding cake from Not on the High Street

The artsy wedding cake is from Black Cherry Cake Company, the gothic sister of Little Cherry, and features the coolest design. We love the sugar skull Mr and Mrs cake toppers!

This tattoo themed artsy wedding cake from Black Cherry Cake Company is perfect for couples planning a quirky wedding

This fanatastic cake from The Vanilla Pod Bakery is definitely one for the music-lovers. It features real sheet music so to make it really personal, you could request the music from your first dance song. 

This musical themed artsy wedding cake from The Vanilla Pod Bakery is perfect for a sophisticated wedding

Another vintage beauty, this time from Fabulously Floral Cakes. The gold icing that frames the cake adds a very antique look. Look closer and you’ll see just how detailed the gold frame is. For tips on what to surround the cake with, check out our delicious sweet buffet ideas!

Vintage themed artsy wedding cake from Fabulously Floral Cakes

Once you've picked your cake, you’ll need to find a beautiful wedding cake stand to display it on! If you’re still searching for a cake and in the process of contacting suppliers, don’t forget to take our questions to ask your wedding cake maker.


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