Have you thought about your wedding cake knife? We know, it might not seem like something high on the list of your wedding planning but actually by picking a lovely cake knife you’re creating even more wedding photo opportunities and investing in a wedding keepsake which you could then pass down through the generations.
If you had no idea what a cake knife could be, other than sharp and pointy, we’ve rounded up some amazing ones to inspire you. Whether you’ve got a quirky single tiered wedding cake, a traditional tiered cake or a wedding cake of cheese, you’re bound to find the perfect wedding cake knife.
The Cutlery Commission
Traditionalists will love the beautiful silverware from The Cutlery Commission at Not on the High Street. They sell a range of gorgeous hand stamped cutlery, and their classic cake knives, which you can personalise with a message of your choosing, will be something you’ll treasure forever. These cake knives would also make an amazing engagement gift idea.
This cake knife is timeless – it has a vintage style handle and the message would work for your wedding, for birthdays, christenings, and you could pass it down through the generations. We love it!
This customisable cake knife comes with a choice of handles – a plain style or a more ornate handle. It can be customised by adding a heart to your special date, and can come in a gift box too.
If you need something a little sharper to cut the cake with, this personalised cake knife is ideal. It’s great for a firm based cake, like a cheesecake, and you can choose from a variety of handles before adding your own heartfelt message.
Luxury homeware and lifestyle brand Amara is definitely worth considering if you’re looking to splash out on a high end cake knife to go with your luxury wedding cake. It’s ideal for couples who love designer names and have a big wedding budget and expensive taste.
We’re lusting over this gold Versace wedding cake slice – it would be the perfect accompaniment to a metallic wedding cake.
If you have the dream Vera Wang wedding dress, why not get the cake knife set to match? It comes with a cake slice and matching knife – dishing up cake has never been so stylish.
Couples who love lots of bold details and adore the finer things in life will love this ornate cake slice from Christofle Jardin D’Eden. It’ll look amazing in photographs next to your cake.
This Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson stainless steel cake slice is perfect if you’re looking for a beautiful cake knife with a reasonable price point (just £12!). The pretty vintage style design will look amazing at afternoon tea for years to come.
You can find lots of gorgeous gift ideas and homeware on the Oliver Bonas website, but we especially love this copper handled cake knife – it’d perfectly match your rose gold engagement ring, which is reason enough to have it.
This gorgeous silver plated cake knife has a simple style, but we love the tiny hearts on the handle. It’s beautifully presented in a wrapped box – choose between hearts or flowers and add a touching message to the tag.
Fans of sparkle will love this glitzy cake knife set from Diamond Affair which includes Swarovski crystals in the handles. You can also get them engraved to add a personalised twist. We’ve quite tempted by the matching champagne flutes too…
La De Da! Living
How beautiful is the detailing on this vintage wedding cake knife from La De Da! Living, which can be personalised with your own message. It’s a total one-off which makes it even more special, and comes with a ribbon and mini heart charm.
The Sweet Hostess
If you fancy something more contemporary, we are obsessed with these bright and fun acrylic cake knife set from the Sweet Hostess – it comes in pink, lavender, blue or glittery pink. Go for glittery pink.
If vintage isn’t for you but colourful acrylic leaves you cold, what about this sleek cake knife from Marbletree? It comes with a choice of hardwearing handles – slate, marble or oak – and can be engraved on both sides if you want. This would be ideal for a wedding cake made from cheese – why not check out the matching slate cheese board too?
You may be familiar with David's Bridal as a place to buy your bridalwear - but what about other wedding day essentials? The American David's Bridal site stocks a gorgeous range of wedding cake knives and knife sets, and they ship to the UK too.
This clear handled set from Darice at David's Bridal looks as though it has luxurious crystal handles - none of your guests ever need to know it's faux crystal. It's the perfect choice for achieving a luxe look on a budget.
Are you the kind of person to wear your heart on your sleeve? What about on your wedding cake knife? We love the beautiful heart detailed handles on this cake knife set from Ivy Lane Design at David's Bridal.
This ornate cake knife set from David's Bridal has a cute 'just married' motif, and comes with two matching forks so you can have your cake and eat it in style too...
Technically this is actually a fish slice, but really, when it’s this pretty does it matter? You can use it for your cake and that’s what counts. The ornate detailing and bone handles will look amazing at a vintage style wedding – they date back to 1900c. The matching fork is ideal for eating the cake with. Find it on FlyingSquirrelNest's Etsy shop.
This cake slice, also from FlyingSquirrelNest on Etsy, is one of a kind and dates back to 1797. It is already an heirloom so look after it and pass it down through the generations.
We love the mother of pearl handles on this cake slice set, also from FlyingSquirrelNest, which dates to circa 1900. Traditional couples will adore them.
Another Etsy find, this time from MikesRevivals – this cake knife set features glitzy handles and a beautiful cotton drawstring bag to present them in, which is personalised with the couple’s name and wedding date, making it an ideal wedding gift for the newlyweds.
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, what about this cake knife set on Etsy with twine wrapped handles with a lace trim? It would look amazing at a woodland wedding venue. You can also have it personalised with an engraving - from Pearlypantscrafts.
Once you’ve picked out the perfect wedding cake knife for your cake, take a look at our edit of the best wedding cake stands to suit all styles – you’ll have the best dressed cake you’ve ever seen!