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Simple Black Wedding Cake Ideas

If you are looking for ideas for some elegant black wedding cakes, you have come to the right place. 

Black weddings have been on the rise lately, and I believe 2022 is the year people will truly start embracing unconventional wedding traditions. 

There is no rule that wedding cakes have to be white.

You can have any colour wedding cake you desire from a simple black cake with flowers, black and red wedding cakes or a black wedding cake with red roses. 

The possibilities are endless.

Let’s just say that black wedding cakes are just as elegant as white cakes. 

Black wedding cakes will work perfectly with that theme if you have a modern-styled or rustic wedding

Halloween, gothic or fall weddings are also perfect for those looking to have a black wedding cake.

Black cakes will be epic if you plan on having a New Year’s Day wedding. 

But don’t let wedding themes restrict you from having the wedding cake of your dreams. 

Just go to Instagram and look up the black wedding cake hashtag; you will be surprised at how many amazing black cakes you will come across. 

Whether you are looking to have a small black wedding cake or something extravagant, you will love these wedding cake designs below. 

Before you visit your cake artist, I suggest having a wedding cake budget in mind as they can run a few dollars if you are not careful. 

It will depend on:

  • The number of guests
  • Your cake design
  • Cake supplies and setup elements

A quick wedding budget checklist will help you stay on budget.

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Here are my favourite classy black cake wedding ideas

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Breathtaking Black Cakes For Unconventional Couples

I love simple black wedding cakes as they are great for any wedding theme you might have already brewed.

Whether you are going for a more contemporary feel or a more traditional wedding, dark cakes can boost the feel of your big day.

You can add a lot of dimension and excitement to your simple wedding black cakes by stacking them, adding geometric appliques or using added blooms.

We have plenty of black cake images below to help you determine a design that might work best for your big day. 

You have so many amazing choices for making these cakes unique such as adding bright and colourful tropical leaves on the bottom tier or even peonies and roses.

You can also decorate with simple floral appliques. 

I am in love with these elegant black wedding cakes with flowers look. 

Your cake artists can be creative with your wedding cake and can even incorporate eccentric paintings of cascading flowers down the side of the cake.

Add some peonies and floral petals for added dimension, and you have the most beautiful wedding cake. 

Like traditional white cakes, you can have the most modern black wedding cakes using the same designs. 

And let me say that black wedding cakes are incredibly romantic and stylish.

Best Flavours For Dark Cakes

Remember that the flavours and colours inside your cake can be anything you like.

But here are a few flavours to consider for your black wedding cake:

  • Buttercream
  • Red velvet
  • Carrot 
  • Chocolate
  • Marble
  • Toffee
  • Boston cream
  • Nutella 
  • Mocha
  • Chocolate orange
  • Peanut butter

As you can see, your cake artist can pick from these black cake recipes. 

If you plan to have a Halloween-themed wedding, you might also like these spooky cocktails and these classy Halloween-themed wedding cakes

These flavourful winter wedding signature drinks might also work for Halloween weddings. 

So give them a try. 

Here is an amazing list of Elegant black wedding cake ideas! Black wedding cakes are the new…well, black! We think the black cake trend is not only unexpectedly classy, but chic and inventive. We’ve seen some totally gorgeous iterations of the trend, and every single cake on this list made us catch our breath!