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:
- Red velvet
- Boston cream
- 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.
35 Modern Black Cake Ideas
We created this list of amazingly stylish black wedding cake ideas to get your creativity flowing and to show you just how beautiful black cakes can be.
You will find anything from simple to spectacular, chic to classic black wedding cake designs on the list below.
We urge you to go through this post for all your inspiration for black wedding cake ideas and choose at least three black cake designs to share with your cake artist.
I am completely swooning over these black cake images below.
Photo Credit: Cake Whisperer
Cake Credit: ninecake
Photo Credit: Cupcakes and Counting Weddings
Photo credit: Avalon Cakes
Photo via: Emilie May
Design by Miss Ladybird Cakes. Image by Georgia Verrells
Cake Design By @flourandflourish
Credit: Image angelabloemsaat Flowers Raketendistels, Cake Taartenvanjansen via Instagram
Beautiful cake by bttrcrmbakeshop
Cake by Nutmeg Cake Design and photo by Danfredo.
Cake Design By @kadibakes
Credit: Tortik Annushka
Via: Festival Brides
Via: Boho Weddings / Photographer: Sarah Brabbin /Cake artist: Booootiful Cakes
Via: Cedarwood Weddings / Photography Teale Photography.
Via: Elegant Wedding
Credit: Alice Broadway
For Goodness Cakes, Photography ~ The Willetts | Wedding Photography via 100 Layer Cake
Cake by @twolittlecatsbakery
Credit: Jasmine Rae Cakes
Cake Credit: Buttercream Bakeshop
Credit: Sweetlake Cakes
Cake Credit: @layeredcakeartistry
Credit: Tortik Annushka
Via: Nearly Newlywed
Via: Pretty Little Vintage / Photography: Kimberly Schuldt Photography
Via: Rock My Wedding / Photography Emma-Jane Photography
Cake Credit: Rachelle’s
There you have it, a list of amazing black wedding cake inspirations!
For black wedding cakes, you can keep it as simple as you like or get detailed and eccentric.
Just speak with your cake artist and create a design that works best.
You can accessorize black cakes with earth tones and natural accents or add a little bronze and gold detail.
For a beautiful fall or winter wedding, you can add some figs, berries, and other natural elements.
For more fall wedding ideas, I suggest using black fondant and matching it with burgundy, dark pink, and red flowers.
Complete the look with hints of gold leaves at the edges.
The possibilities are endless.
Opt for cascading floral blooms or greenery if you want to get fancy.
If you want to make your black cake design unique, you can make a statement with a one-tiered wedding cake complete with a black flower or an accent colour of your theme.
More people opt to have a black flower cake as it is sometimes cheaper.
For a contrasting design, make a statement with a one-tiered cake matched with burgundy and gold leaves.
As you have seen today, most of these elegant black wedding cake designs can work for any type of wedding theme you might have.
Use your wedding planner printable to note which simple black cake design stuck out the most for you, including what black wedding cake flavours you want to try out.
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