19 Unusual Wedding Cakes We Think You'll Love

Make a statement at your reception and treat guests to a beautifully unusual wedding cake!

Choosing the wedding cake can be such an exciting part of planning your wedding - why not seize the opportunity and pick one that will wow your guests as well as fill their tummies! Whether you want to go artsy fartsy and choose one with 1920s art deco glamour or just want something visually stunning to look at, we’ve suggested a few unusual wedding cake ideas to give you some cake-spiration!

Art Deco

If your wedding has got a 1920s twist, then accentuate the theme with a stylish art deco wedding cake! We love this Great Gatsby style cake from London Cakes, a creation that any flapper girl would be proud of! If you need more inspiration for a theme like this, then check out our 50 ideas for a vintage wedding.

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.

Feathers add instant glam to almost anything, as demonstrated by this four tiered cake from Not on the High Street! The black feather detail is a unique wedding cake topper and adds wow factor to an otherwise simple cake.


This tree themed cake from Iced Images Cakes could almost be mistaken for an actual pile of logs! This adorably unusual wedding cake would suit a rustic themed wedding and is so romantic with the initials of the couple carved into it.

We also love this log cake from Robert and Tammera's real wedding! The cake was made by the bride’s talented mum and photographed beautifully by Tux & Tales Photography. To see more rustic wedding inspiration, check out our galleries.

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 The World’s Most Amazing Wedding Cakes.

Literature Themed

Alice in Wonderland is a whimsical theme for wedding cakes and is a great excuse to go all out with the design! You could choose to go vintage with elements from the classic Disney film or original book, or go dark a la Tim Burton’s take on the classic story.
We love this slanted Disney version from London Cakes which has lots of lovely little hand crafted features to look at. It would almost be a shame to eat it – well, almost…

Here’s another gorgeous Alice in Wonderland cake – this one 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!


This beautiful blush pink floral cake is a true work of art! 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!

This stunning floral wedding cake from Sweet as Sugar is like a painting in dessert form! The pretty combination of pink and light blue works beautifully and the additional 3-D decoration really sets it off.

Another creation from Sweet as Sugar, this Hawaii style cake would look perfect at a seaside wedding! The waves are hand painted on and the gorgeous flower detail brings the cake to life.

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! 

Art Nouveau

Wow, the detail on this stained glass window cake is amazing! With nods to the beautiful art nouveau period, this three tiered cake from Daisy Molly and Me would be a great talking point for the guests.

Tattoo Themed

If you and your partner are planning a vintage wedding and hate the idea of tradition, this tattoo style wedding cake from Not on the High Street is perfect! Tattooing is an art form in itself, and this is represented in the cake’s romantic hand painted design. Perfect if you want a tattoo with your partner, without going through the pain of the real thing!

We love this tattoo style cake that has an edgy twist! 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!

Music Themed

This song sheet cake would make a sophisticated and refined centrepiece at your reception! Decorated with fresh strawberries, this music themed wedding cake from The Vanilla Pod Bakery is a must for musical couples. To make it really personal, you could request for the music sheets to include your favourite song!


A vintage wedding theme would be complimented beautifully by a statement wedding cake. Provide your guests with something that’s more than just a dessert and give them something visually dazzling that they will admire!
This pink and white cake from the Pink Frosting Cake Company ticks all the boxes and has four very pretty layers! We especially love the bottom layer that is covered in hand made pink flower petals. Serve up at your vintage celebration, especially if you've chosen a pink colour scheme for the decor.

If you want a cake that’s dressed up to the nines then you’ll love this four tiered cake from Unique Cakes by Yevnig! The craftsmanship and detail is stunning and we especially love the gold birdcage style top tier that’s set off with mini flowers.

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!

If you’ve chosen an unusual cake, you’ll need to pick out a beautiful wedding cake stand to proudly show off the work of art! If you’re still searching for the perfect one and are meeting suppliers, then don’t forget to take our questions to ask your wedding cake maker.

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Cake Magazine: 19 Unusual Wedding Cakes We Think You'll Love
19 Unusual Wedding Cakes We Think You'll Love
Make a statement at your reception and treat guests to a beautifully unusual wedding cake!
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