10 Creative Ways To Decorate A White Wedding Cake

A classic white wedding cake is timeless and perfect in its simplicity, which can make it particularly tricky to decorate. Jazzing things up for a white cake can bring out different textures and shades, and make it the ideal finishing touch of your wedding. 


This is a new trend, but we are in love with how it can transform the simplest of cakes to an absolute show-stopper. Geode detail resembles a crystal rock formation and can provide an earthy, yet stunning addition to your cake. The colour options for geode detail are endless, however a white cake may suit blush or beige textured geode, as it will blend in easily.


The use of metallics is a minimalistic yet stylish approach to cake design. Brides-to-be that are after a theme of simple elegance will find that shades of gold or silver can be a perfect fit. A little can go a long way, but don’t be afraid to ask your cake designer to add a hefty amount for a more dramatic effect.

Frill Texture

Frills are a chic, yet striking way to decorate a white cake. Their main advantage is that they have the ability to add dimension and texture to a flat cake, allowing for a scrumptious build-up, and even assisting in making a statement cake out of whichever colour you desire. 

Buttercream Art

Buttercream art is the way to go if you’re after a statement cake. Bold and beautiful, buttercream art uses the white cake as an empty canvas, and allows for endless colour schemes to suit any theme. The cake’s three-dimensional nature allows it to be as abstract as you would like, and can include flowers, pearls and other toppings of your choice. 

White Flowers

An elegant addition to any design, white flowers have the potential to truly bring out a white cake. The most popular floral arrangements include orchids, roses, lilies and chrysanthemums. 

Transluscent Waves

This elegant and subtle detail is unique in its design, dimension and ability to stand out in the most graceful way possible. The tulle-like addition of translucent waves can showcase a multitude of softer shades on the background of a white cake.  Its intricacy is sure to bring a classic, artistic feel to your reception.

Sugar Lace Detail

Sugar lace details are a very minimalistic and classy means of accentuating a white cake. Often complimented with pearls and white floral designs, they’re ideal for the bride that is after something simple yet stunning.

Coloured Flowers

If a white-on-white floral arrangement doesn’t appeal to you, you can always opt for soft shades of beige, pink, yellow, etc. However, if you’re after a statement cake, don’t be afraid to go after fuschia, blue or even red floral details.

Ombré Art

The best thing about ombré art is its versatility. Depending on what you’re after, the design can range from combining the white cake’s texture with softer off-white and beige shades, to blending it in with brighter colours such as blue and pink. Either way, this artistic approach will leave your guests amazed at the originality.



Although it may seem like a daring choice, bobbles can make the perfect topper for a modern approach to cake design. The simplicity of the white cake allows for plenty of space for coloured bobbles to decorate it, whether they’re at the top, side or base of the cake. Popular picks include gold, pearl and peach.

Written by: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: @sweetbloomcakes

Posted in Cakes & Desserts, Fashion, Food by wedded wonderland

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