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15 Over-the-Top Wedding Cakes Slideshow

15 Over-the-Top Wedding Cakes Slideshow

Fashionably Chic

This dramatic embellished cake was inspired by a red gown.

Macaron Mania

This Canadian bakery, renowned for their macarons, pulled out all the stops for this this chic "cake."

Marie Antoinette

This cake was created with a Marie Antoinette-themed pastel palette in mind and is topped with a Ladurée Maison, making it the perfect French import.

Cake Dress

This life-size wedding gown cake consists of 17 tiers of sponge cake, 49 pounds of sugar paste icing, and 2 pounds of royal icing, and is 6 feet tall.

Birds of a Feather...

... stick together. Duff Goldman's Charm City Cakes embodied the "lovebirds" idea with this wedding cake.

Opposite Day

This cake was inspired by the finalizing of a divorce. The client asked for the opposite of a wedding cake: black and upside down.

The Phantom of the Opera Is There

A little dramatic, no? This golden three-tiered cake was inspired by the grand chandelier in The Phantom of the Opera.

Golden Slice

We're going to go Grecian on this one.

Love Is All Around Us

Love is literally everywhere.

Bohemian Chic

Perfect for the colorful couple, the pairing of ombre blue and gold makes this one a serious stunner.

Cheers!

This gorgeous four-tiered cake is adorned entirely in pink champagne truffles.

Indecisive?

We're pretty sure there's something you might like between these tiers.

Decadence at Its Best

The genius of Sylvia Weinstock was on display at this Austin wedding convention.

Feathery Fun

Subtle and soft, perfect for an all-white wedding.


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).


6 Retro Wedding Cakes That Cut It!

This Throwback Thursday, we're celebrating the most delicious part of weddings, the cake! For better or for worse, cake (no matter what shape, form, or flavor it comes in) will always be our first love. See how wedding cake design has changed over the decades:

The 90s: Stairway to Cake Heaven

In the 90s (my favorite decade!) wedding cakes became complex architectural masterpieces. Multiple tiers, design elements, and layers, this cake is reminiscent of Barbie's Dream House (I'd live in it!). It just wouldn't be a 90s wedding cake without a fully functioning fountain.

The 80s: Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding is arguably the most famous wedding of the 80s, and their wedding cake is no exception. One of 27(!!) cakes served at the royal reception, this was considered the "official" cake of the famous wedding. The five-ft cake featured the royal family's coat of arms and was topped with spray roses.

The 70s: Face Full of Cake

This 70s cake is very conservative in comparison to the pranks and outfits of the bride, groom, and the wedding party.

The 60s: Simple and Chic

Unlike the large, abundant layers of today's cakes, the 60s were a simpler time. The round cake featured a classic garland design.

The 50s: Extreme Icing

Now that's a cake! While cakes today have taken design to new and evermore lifelike extremes (just check out these grooms cakes for proof of that), this oversized wedding cake from the 50s features a high-level of artistic detail made with icing instead of fondant.

The 1940s: A Cake Castle

It's rare that you'll see bridesmaids included in the cake topper, and I admire this 1940s wedding couple for including their wedding couple so literally on their cake.

Show us your favorite vintage wedding cake by tweeting @theknot with #tbt (Throwback Thursday!).