17 Gorgeous Celebrity Wedding Cakes for Your Inspiration
What do celebrity wedding cakes look like? When you can hire the best bakers in the world, some are exactly as you’d expect — tall, gravity-defying confections with intricate icing and cascading flowers. But many celebrities opt to keep it simple with understated naked cakes or subtle edible decorations.
Below, we’re serving up a sweet feast for the eyes. You’ll find wedding cakes baked for royalty, famed couples of the past, and today’s Hollywood glitterati. Let’s take a close look at the layers, flavors, frostings, and fondants!
Stunning Celebrity Wedding Cakes for Your Inspiration!
1. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
The 2018 wedding weekend of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in India drew global attention for the multiple wedding ensembles, the fireworks, and the 75-foot bridal veil. With six tiers and a lit chandelier inside, the pair’s wedding cake managed to match the luxury of the celebration. The massive white and gold cake resembled a castle with decorative columns, arches, balconies, and flowers.
2. Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir
The rapper and entrepreneur had a lavish all-white wedding accented with diamonds and crystals (the bride carried diamond bouquet instead of traditional flowers). The towering wedding cake (white, of course!) stood about ten feet tall and cost a reported $75,000. About 8,000 sugar flowers covered the four-tier cake, and each layer featured a different flavor, including red velvet, banana nut, Jamaican rum, and carrot, according to People.
3. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Not surprisingly, the quirky couple enjoyed a beautiful, somewhat offbeat confection — a naked, three-tier carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and wild botanicals bursting out between the tiers. Teigen and Legend married on the terrace of a villa overlooking Lake Como in Italy in September 2013. About five years after their wedding, Teigen posted a picture of the beautiful and delicious-looking cake, writing: “I miss you, giant cake.”
4. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
Every detail of Paltrow’s wedding to Brad Falchuk on Long Island in 2018 was Goop-worthy — including the mini wedding cakes. The couple served individual frosted cakes to guests, giving them the choice of carrot cake or vanilla and chocolate.
5. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
For their December 23, 2018 wedding in their Nashville, Tennessee home, the singer and actor kept it casual. They invited a few family members and friends to share the celebration, and they cut into a simple double-tiered wedding cake with textured white frosting. Some of the festivities took place in the kitchen, with the cake sitting on an overturned painted-wood crate for a rustic feel. Pretty roses and greenery add a touch of color to the understated cake.
6. Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
The sophisticated couple chose a striking Art Deco cake for their September 2014 wedding in Venice, Italy. The actor and human rights lawyer wed at the luxurious Aman Canal Grande hotel in an intimate ceremony and reception. The four-tier chocolate cake showcased arrows and angular lines in gold leaf on a classic white cake, and an architectural fanned design on the top layer.
7. Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
The pair are no longer married (Cuoco has remarried), but the cake from their 2013 wedding made a lasting impression. The tiered white cake hung upside down from the ceiling under a chandelier. Cuoco had to bend her knees to cut a piece, and her new husband smashed the cake in her face — in retrospect, perhaps a bad sign.
8. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
About 30 million Americans watched Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle on the broadcast of their nuptials at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Though the public didn’t have access to the reception, the official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a picture of the wedding cake. Traditionally, royal wedding cakes are fruitcakes, but Harry and Meghan opted for a lemon elderflower cake with simple white buttercream frosting. The four-layer cake was deconstructed on a tiered gilded serving dish and adorned with flowers to match the spring season.
9. Nat King Cole and Maria Cole
Nat King Cole crooned many of the songs in constant rotation at weddings today for the walk down the aisle, the first dance, and the cutting of the cake. One wonders what was playing as the newlywed Coles cut their classic five-tier white wedding cake during their Easter Sunday wedding in 1948. The cake featured white frosted flowers and intricate piping, as well as an ornate cake topper.
10. Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The wedding cake of these Dancing With the Stars dancers looked inspired by the glittery ensembles worn on the popular competition show. The four-layer cake showcased decorative white flowers winding down from the top to the base, thousands of edible pearls, and shimmering white fondant. The pastry was a perfect ten out of ten.
11. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Tom Daley is an Olympic diving medalist from the UK. Dustin Lance Black is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and gay rights activist from the US. For their 2017, Daley surprised Black with a five-tier wedding cake in red, white, and blue — honoring the flags of both their countries. The lively cake featured red and blue stars, sprinkles, and drips on a white frosting backdrop. The topper was a Union Jack “T” for Tom and a Stars and Stripes “L” for Lance.
12. Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger
Oswalt and Salenger had the kids in their life decorate their wedding cake. They ordered an elegant three-tier wedding cake with textured white frosting, along with candies and flowers in many shades of pink. On the day of the wedding, Oswalt’s daughter and Salenger’s nieces added the sweets and flowers to the cake, complete with the initials of the happy couple.
13. Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese
The actor and producer were married at home on June 8, 2018 and threw a black-tie reception at One World Observatory the following day. With the lights of New York City as their backdrop, the couple cut into their stunning cornflower blue wedding cake with a ribbon of gold at the base of each layer. Colorful, life-like edible sugar paste flowers adorned the elegant five-layer cake.
14. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian
The outsized star cut into a simple three-tiered cake with a bright rainbow of piped icing on top during his low-key wedding. Johnson married singer and music producer Hashian on August 18, 2019, in Hawaii with their daughters, Jasmine Lia and Tiana Gia, and a small group of family and friends on hand for the celebration. Johnson and Hashian’s staff managed every part of the wedding, from the flowers to the menu to the cake, to ensure it was private and paparazzi-free.
15. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Though the actors were married in 2015, their exquisite confection still shows up on memorable celebrity wedding cake rundowns. And it’s easy to see why! The lavish five-tier cake flaunted a chic quilted design and a garden’s bounty of gorgeous white flowers.
16. Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
For their castle wedding in Ireland, the Beckham’s served an unusual cake, with tiers held aloft by stacked apples and edible greenery covering each layer. Apparently, the cake topper was a nude sculpture of the happy pair. Even still, the cake couldn’t steal the show from the real-life Posh and David, who cut the cake with a sword wearing matching purple ensembles.
17. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
Married in 2001 in Oslo, Norway, the couple cut into a stunning seven-tier rectangular wedding cake surrounded by a circle of guests. Decorated with intricate dragons inspired by a Viking ship in an Oslo museum, the towering white chocolate cake was a gift created by Norwegian cake makers for the occasion.