Content By Bernice Lam

Photography by Pavlo Melnyk

20-January-2022

When it comes to weddings, the cake is one of the most important details. You want your cake to fit the style of your wedding, express your personality, and be undeniably delicious.

Here are 12 spectacular flavors for a wedding cake that is both unique and delectable.

Pink Champagne

You can't beat pink champagne for a cake that is traditionally romantic and celebratory. This throw-back to the 1950s is seeing a recent burst of popularity, and it's easy to understand why. The sweet taste of champagne is perfect for a wedding reception, and the pink color matches many wedding themes.

Cookies and Cream

This is a fun, playful choice that mimics a popular ice cream flavor. This cake flavor is made with chopped chocolate sandwich cookies and tastes like milk chocolate and fresh cream. Decorate the top with cookies.

Honey-Lavender

Lavender is a trendy, upscale flavor for cakes, and it also carries a beautiful aroma. Honey is an up-and-coming cake trend, especially when locally farmed honey is used. Put the two together and you have a truly wonderful cake that is perfect for a formal affair. 

Nutella

Delicious Nutella is an obsession for many people. If you and your partner share a love for this treat, consider using it in your wedding cake. Chocolate is a perfect complement to this flavor, and Nutella icing takes it to the next level.

Earl Gray

People today are drinking more tea than ever before, and bakers have realized that tea is excellent as a cake flavor. Earl Gray is a classic and beloved tea with a spice blend that makes an excellent, comforting base flavor for a cake. Pair it with dark chocolate or berries to get a more complex flavor profile, or make the tea itself the star.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

This cake is a rich, chocolate dream that works beautifully with a Mexican themed wedding. Mexican hot chocolate cake combines a deep, chocolate flavor with the hint of heat of a chili pepper. The result is a marriage of flavor that will perfectly complement your own wedding day.

Almond Crème Fraiche

This cake is a light, but also decadent, concoction that is both sophisticated and romantic. Many people chose to go with a naked cake in this flavor, adding a crème fraiche glaze to make it shine, but you could just as easily serve this as a traditionally iced cake. Garnish with almonds, fresh flowers, and citrus fruits.

S'mores

This fun cake choice works well at a low-key, outdoor wedding. A s'mores cake includes the flavors of chocolate, graham cracker, and roasted marshmallow. Some bakers will approach this cake in layers, creating a graham cracker crust and alternating layers of chocolate cake and marshmallow fluff. Other bakers may combine the flavors. Either way, the result is delicious.

Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier infused cake is an elegant option for a wedding, particularly one with a French theme. Adding liqueur flavors to a wedding cake is a grown-up trend that brings sophistication into your dessert, and Grand Marnier is an excellent choice. 

Caramel Apple

Bring the excitement of a fall carnival to your wedding reception with a cake in a caramel apple flavor. Real apple pieces and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are used to elevate this delicious cake option. Supplement your cake with pieces of apples and a caramel sauce for dipping.

Chocolate Espresso

Coffee loving couples will find that this cake is excellent for bringing a personalized touch to their wedding. Coffee is a celebrated flavor in many desserts, and using espresso beans makes the choice elegant enough for even a formal wedding. Of course, you will want to serve gourmet coffee to your guests as well.

Elderflower

Elderflower cake has been on trend since it was used at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The royal couple had an elderflower cake with a hint of lemon, but you could have your bakery use all kinds of different flavors as complements. The key is using fresh, floral elderflower syrup.

Your choice of wedding cake is an opportunity to show off your personality and preferences, so don't let it go to waste by offering something boring. Consider the theme and style of your wedding before deciding on just the right cake, and use these 12 ideas to ignite your imagination.