Super-sweet cake inspiration for your destination wedding

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We all know weddings are all about… cake. Okay, love and cake. Celebrate both with a sweet creation that reflects your destination wedding style – it’ll seriously impress your guests. Well, it’s enough to win us over!

Wedding cake ready to go? Check out some of GDW’s favourite tropical wedding style inspiration. 

  1. Chic and tropical wedding

    tropical wedding cake

    A stark white-iced cake with clean lines will look amazing topped with bold, exotic blooms (think bougainvillea, birds of paradise, hibiscus or orchids) and greenery. Summery fruits like pineapple and passionfruit also add a touch of decadence that looks super-fresh. Bonus tip? If tying the knot in the tropics, go for royal icing – buttercream icing may be delicious but it’ll melt in the heat before you’ve even left the ceremony!

  2. Sophisticated garden wedding

croquembouche wedding dessert

Embrace a little French-inspired sophistication and keep things utterly elegant with a timeless croquembouche. Totally indulgent and grand, it’s also very easy to serve – you’ve got to love that!

3. Rustic barnyard wedding

donut wedding dessert

Another easy-to-serve option, doughnut towers are perfect for those looking to break away from the cake tradition. Make it a show-stopper with gorgeous flowers and greenery that match your colour palette – blush pinks, lavender tones and dark foliage is a definite winner for a rustic barnyard feel.

4. The Classic

classic wedding cakes

Dreaming of a classic wedding that’s totally timeless? A simple tiered creation with white (or ivory) icing and floral accents will look stunning on your wedding day and every day after.

5. Winter Wonderland Wedding

winter wedding cake

If you’re wanting to create that real winter wonderland feel, let your surroundings inspire you. Adorn a tiered white-iced cake with alpine greenery, tiny pinecones and/or berries to up the enchantment. And for one last lovely touch, ask your cake artist to lightly dust it all with crystallised sugar to create a snowy effect – we love!

6. Charming countryside wedding

countryside wedding cake

Life is beautifully simple in the country – let this inspire your choice of cake! Swap the fussy ornate creation for a beloved treat like carrot and ginger, chocolate or lemon and elderflower cakes. The icing? Win over your guests with delicious buttercream – mmm, buttercream… Ask your cake artist to decorate with a ‘crumb’ or ‘dirty’ coat to give the cake a rustic look and decorate with delicate wildflowers like baby’s breath, daisies or violets.

7. Victorian Sponge for a cosy wedding

victoria sponge wedding dessert

Victoria sponges are a bit of a go-to for a reason – they’re so scrumptious! A cherished favourite for generations, this light-and-fluffy delight keeps things laid-back (hello, springtime picnic vibes!) and is even more enticing when topped with mountains of berries and a generous dusting of icing sugar.

8. Beachy wedding vibes

wedding cake inspiration

Carry those cool coastal vibes through to your reception with a rustic cake in cool tones. We love it when cake artists use a watercolour or brushwork effect to look somewhat driftwood-like – ask them to use slightly metallic paint to give it a little glamour. For the florals, go with colours like sage, sea foam, emerald, baby blue and indigo, plus mixes of white, ivory and cream – very Hamptons-esque.

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