The wedding cake

White wedding cake: design ideas and combinations with other colors

A lim­ou­sine, an airy del­i­cate dress of a hap­py bride, a strict exquis­ite suit of the groom, a chic bou­quet are tra­di­tion­al attrib­ut­es of any wed­ding. How­ev­er, it is the wed­ding cake — this mas­ter­piece of con­fec­tionery art — that will bring a spe­cial hol­i­day atmos­phere at the wed­ding ban­quet, empha­size the ele­gance of the taste of the new­ly­weds and will cer­tain­ly please the guests.


Your fan­tasies should be real­ized by a pro­fes­sion­al con­fec­tion­er with good taste and devel­oped intu­ition. He will pass all your ideas through the prism of his knowl­edge and cre­ate such a work of con­fec­tionery art that will sur­prise all the guests of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. A snow-white solemn cake at a wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny looks gen­tle and lux­u­ri­ous. There are many vari­a­tions of white cakes with a sym­bol of fideli­ty — white swans or beau­ti­ful snow-white cas­tles.

The cer­e­mo­ny of cut­ting such a cake must be thought out to the small­est detail — this is nec­es­sary so that it remains unfor­get­table in the mem­o­ry of the new­ly­weds and their guests.

Varieties of decor

White col­or in a duet with gold is one of the most win-win options! This com­bi­na­tion is styl­ish and lux­u­ri­ous. The sweet addi­tion of the wed­ding with gold pat­terns, cham­pagne bub­bles, the thin fig­ure of the bride in a snow-white dress — all this is the per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of the fur­ther suc­cess­ful life of the new­ly­weds.

Gold or sil­ver open­work paint­ings on a cake dec­o­rat­ed in the Baroque style will look chic. The applied gold pat­terns will take the new­ly­weds with their guests to the era of ladies with crino­lines and will remind you of the gal­lant gen­tle­men of those times. A wed­ding cake will look chic if you com­bine sweet icing with intri­cate­ly shaped frills.

To reflect a spicy note, the tiers can be fin­ished in soft blue and sil­ver tones. The snow-white cake is dec­o­rat­ed with pale lilac rib­bons, bright green bows, mul­ti-col­ored rhine­stones and spec­tac­u­lar Swarovs­ki stones. White cream tiers will look spec­tac­u­lar if they are dec­o­rat­ed with shiny mas­tic rib­bons. Con­trast­ing dec­o­ra­tion with berries will empha­size the solem­ni­ty of the cel­e­brat­ed event.

A pro­fes­sion­al con­fec­tion­er will always be able to sur­prise your guests with his skill and cre­ate a true work of art, pro­vid­ing for a mod­ern graf­fi­ti style.

A shade of ivory or del­i­cate cream will give a spe­cial depth and sophis­ti­ca­tion to the snow-white col­or. A pro­fes­sion­al con­fec­tion­er in such a culi­nary prod­uct will be able to repeat the lace orna­ment of the bride’s wed­ding dress. This option will add a spe­cial charm to the wed­ding event!

See also
Why do women want to get married?

What shades harmonize with?

Black and red col­ors on the back­ground of a snow-white base in their com­bi­na­tion gives a sym­bol of the inten­si­ty of pas­sions that rage in the quiv­er­ing hearts of the new­ly­weds.


Black col­or should be added to the com­po­si­tion very care­ful­ly, at the slight­est mis­take you will get an aggres­sive and unaes­thet­ic look. The design of a snow-white con­fec­tionery prod­uct with a black art­sy thin mesh or ele­gant lace will make it refined and ele­gant. The idea of ​​encrust­ing a white cake with a scat­ter­ing of black “pearls” will add sophis­ti­ca­tion and show guests the val­ue of the feel­ings of the new­ly­weds. Recent­ly, unex­pect­ed vari­a­tions of sophis­ti­cat­ed dark tones have come into fash­ion. Such design solu­tions allow you to com­bine con­trast­ing bright col­ors with dark and snow-white col­ors.


A cake in white and red design will look solemn and unfor­get­table. A snow-white cake, dec­o­rat­ed with a large red flower, will look very cute with a clear­ing of flow­ers in del­i­cate pas­tel col­ors. A chic effect will bring a cake in the shape of a ship with scar­let sails into the wed­ding atmos­phere — such a culi­nary mas­ter­piece will remind you of the dreams of the dreamy Assol.

The com­bi­na­tion of bright red with pale turquoise and gold looks very beau­ti­ful. The cake can be ordered com­plete­ly in red, dec­o­rat­ed with a white orna­ment. A snow-white cake with bright scar­let details will look espe­cial­ly solemn, and decor with real straw­ber­ries will win the hearts of every­one around. Addi­tions of red col­or can be dif­fer­ent: from bright rib­bons, flow­ers to all kinds of beads. You can try to por­tray the game of dif­fer­ent shades by mak­ing tiers of dif­fer­ent col­ors from pink to bur­gundy. Liquor-red cher­ry tones look amaz­ing and rich, which will dec­o­rate the white back­ground of a sweet del­i­ca­cy.

If you pre­fer and love the style of min­i­mal­ism, then you can’t over­load such an exquis­ite con­fec­tionery with dec­o­ra­tion, it’s enough to dec­o­rate with sprin­kles and del­i­cate scar­let berries or an ele­gant sug­ar bow.


The com­bi­na­tion of white and blue col­ors allows you to play with the imag­i­na­tion of your guests. The blue col­or has in its arse­nal many shades that are asso­ci­at­ed in spring with a blue trans­par­ent sky, in sum­mer with the sea that beck­ons to itself dur­ing the hol­i­days, in win­ter with frost on the trees on a frosty day, and in autumn with beau­ti­ful rain­drops that reflect every­thing sur­round­ing shades of for­est motifs.

See also
wedding dress code and other nuances

It is pos­si­ble to dec­o­rate such a cake with a com­bi­na­tion of styl­ish flow­ers, a small bow or flow­ing shiny rib­bons to match the con­fec­tionery. Vio­lets made of mas­tic look cute and gen­tle; such a mas­ter­piece will bring guests clos­er to the Vic­to­ri­an style. It is very appro­pri­ate to com­ple­ment the over­all com­po­si­tion with small pan­cakes of non-con­trast­ing tones, which are tied togeth­er with small light rib­bons.

With put­ty, you can depict a cas­cade of col­or changes from pale blue to dark blue, such a com­po­si­tion will allow you to com­bine the col­ors of the sky on a sun­ny sum­mer day and on a beau­ti­ful dark night with its gold­en con­stel­la­tions.

The snow-white cake looks ele­gant with blue flower arrange­ments scat­tered over the con­fec­tionery prod­uct, such del­i­cate clear­ings start from the top and cas­cade down, dis­trib­uted even­ly over each tier. The com­bi­na­tion of blue chrysan­the­mums on a white back­ground gives a chic gloss, bows with blue shiny beads cre­ate the effect of pre­cious stones.

You can make an avant-garde deci­sion and order a cake that has the shape of a gift box, tied with blue mas­tic rib­bons and a snow-white huge sug­ar bow. A white cake can be dec­o­rat­ed with an open­work paint­ing of thin blue or light blue lace, in this way you will get the embod­i­ment of ten­der­ness, ele­gance and sophis­ti­ca­tion. The basis of the cake can be not only white, but also oth­er very del­i­cate, refined pas­tel col­ors. You can dec­o­rate with mul­ti-col­ored beads, chic pearls made from mas­tic. The names or ini­tials of the bride and groom are laid out with sil­ver or gold beads.


One of the most beau­ti­ful com­bi­na­tions is white and pink col­ors, such an embod­i­ment in a con­fec­tionery prod­uct reflects all the ten­der­ness of a young bride. Com­bi­na­tions of a white base and del­i­cate pink ros­es tra­di­tion­al­ly dec­o­rat­ed the wed­dings of our moth­ers in Sovi­et times.

Gold and silver

The epit­o­me of roy­al solem­ni­ty is a white and gold wed­ding cake. It is inim­itable both on a gold and on a snow-white basis. The pres­ence of sil­ver and gold dec­o­ra­tions on cakes is very rel­e­vant, these col­ors have been con­sid­ered a sym­bol of lux­u­ri­ous life and wealth for all cen­turies. Paints of sil­ver and gold are added to the details of jew­el­ry, such as beads, lace, ros­es.

See also
Rustic wedding


You can play with col­or as you like! You can exper­i­ment with col­ors and embody dif­fer­ent col­or schemes, adding del­i­cate blue, laven­der, beige, peach and aqua­ma­rine shades to the sur­face of a snow-white cake, images with ros­es, bows and all kinds of geo­met­ric shapes and orna­ments. You can use these col­ors as a back­ground on which a white orna­ment and pat­tern is applied.

If you are attract­ed by bright and rich col­ors, then exper­i­ment. Con­trast­ing col­ors can be embod­ied in cake dec­o­ra­tions made from mas­tic in the form of flow­ers, berries, fruits. Such a con­trast should be in every­thing, not an excep­tion here is the bride’s bou­quet or the dec­o­ra­tion of the ban­quet hall, so all col­ors should be com­bined in the gen­er­al back­ground of the solemn cer­e­mo­ny.

At the same time, there should not be many bright accents, because over­sat­u­ra­tion tires the eyes of guests.

A spe­cial work of art is a white and pur­ple cake, con­sist­ing of a white base framed with a pur­ple rib­bon cre­at­ed from fon­dant.

The yel­low and white sun­ny ver­sion of the wed­ding cake is asso­ci­at­ed with vital­i­ty and wealth. For Chi­na, yel­low col­ors sym­bol­ize pros­per­i­ty, and a Russ­ian folk omen says that a cer­e­mo­ny held in sun­ny hues con­tributes to a secure life togeth­er. Amber shades brought to the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny will cre­ate a won­der­ful atmos­phere of hap­pi­ness for the new­ly­weds.

The wed­ding trend of our time is a new col­or direc­tion called the ombre effect, which forms a smooth tran­si­tion from light to deep dark. Wed­ding cakes with a com­bi­na­tion of white and green are main­ly ordered:

  • in spring, when nature wakes up and you want renew­al;
  • in sum­mer, when the green sur­round­ings are pleas­ing to the eye.

Green col­or has many shades from very dark to very del­i­cate mint tone. Bright green col­or sym­bol­izes the rebirth and flour­ish­ing of love rela­tion­ships. Calm mut­ed tones speak of the har­mo­ny of feel­ings and the suc­cess of the new­ly­weds. Most often, plants are depict­ed in green on a white back­ground, inter­weav­ing of del­i­cate lace, geom­e­try. If there is a desire to give the culi­nary prod­uct the feel­ing of a sun­ny sum­mer day with its nat­ur­al green palette, then yel­low is added to the green col­or.

How to dec­o­rate a white wed­ding cake, see the fol­low­ing video.