Stylish Black Wedding Cakes: 31 Ideas + FAQs

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Black wedding cakes are unconventional, bold, nontraditional, and daring. We guess your nana almost fell out of her chair when you suggested it. But they are so stunning and perfect for a dramatic or simple wedding theme. Besides, they are classic and decadent additions to your gothic, princess-themed, rustic, and fairytale dreams. So if you are ready to choose your gigantic dessert, see our black wedding cake ideas.

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Elegant Black Cake

A black wedding cake is everything and elegant. So here we are talking about elegant black cake ideas that will wow your guests while expressing individuality. Consider making your cake a romantic chalkboard using simple black icing and white patterns.

You could also run around the cake with gold-leafed vines and floral arrangements. Use amaranths, berries, figs, and grapes. You could also opt for a matte finish to create a chic look or some gloss for a modern, refined look. Remember that preppy striped ribbons also make great additions, whereas rough icing with pictures is perfect for a woodland wedding.

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Black Cakes with Flowers

Black wedding cakes with flowers are stunning and timeless. They add a touch of elegance to your big day. They can come in many forms, such as fresh blooms, candied flowers, or intricate petals painted with buttercream or fondant. For a dramatic look, add three-dimensional details like ruffled fondant or buttercream artistry. Also, you can match your simple black wedding cakes with orchids or a variety of flowers and fruits.

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Black And White Cake

Patterns are stunning designs that work with black wedding cakes. So for a stylish black and white wedding cake, go for bold, edgy ideas like rock watercolor, ombre, and brushstrokes. Top off your black cake with white blooms, silvery glitter, and greenery for an ethereal look.

You can also work with a black buttercream cake sprinkled with white drip, blackberries, shards, and sugar on top. The gradients are also beautiful, especially in black and white, finishing up this creation with lush blooms, white anemones, and greenery.

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Black and Gold Cake Ideas

Black wedding cakes are synonymous with elegance and mystery. For a black and gold wedding cake, royalty is added to the mix. Make your cake with black chocolate ganache rather than fondant, then paint with gold detailing for a modern mix.

If a minimalist dessert appeals to you, opt for a three-tiered black cake with sleek smooth corners. Finish this look with a single gold stem. Gold and black marble cake is another dramatic choice for stylish couples. Accentuate this look with a few blooms and greenery.

Black and Red Wedding Cake

A black and red wedding cake is equally bold and mysterious. It is also romantic and stable, which every couple needs for their big day. Go with a three-dimensional black ruffled fondant that looks like fabric draped across the cake tiers. Complement with red basrelief flowers to add romance without being too mushy.

Your baker can also take edible black ink to a red icing background and print flowers against the fondant background for an enchanted look. But if you want a fairytale-inspired look, decorate your black cake with berries, red roses, and golden scrollwork motifs.

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Simple Wedding Cake In Black

Simple black cakes are perfect for any wedding theme as they are a balance between contemporary and traditional. Consider simple wedding black cakes with geometric appliques and hexagons for your tires. You can also add a tropical twist to your frosted cake baked with black icing, using bright and colorful tropical leaves at the bottom tier.

Do carefully handcrafted hellebores, peonies, and roses against the cake’s black fondant for more subtlety. You can also decorate with simple floral appliques. Damasks on black cakes are gradually stealing the show, especially when done in gold. Finish with a satin ribbon at the base of each layer.

Modern Black Cake Ideas

Modern wedding cakes could use a classic design of lifelike sugars and petals on a black fondant backdrop. You, the baker, can even get more creative by incorporating whimsical paintings of cascading flowers down the front tiers. Throw in slime peonies and flower petals for dimension.

The idea of intergalactic cake designs appeals and they are best in black. Light up your black cake with fairy lights, which wouldn’t pop up on white cakes. Have you ever heard of a naked black cake?  Well, we love the all-black naked cake with black gel food coloring. Accent with some flowers or foliage. Or opt for a marble-styled cake with added gold leaf and subtle speck for a metallic touch.

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Glamorous Cake Ideas

Glamorous black and gold wedding cakes make a luxury statement on your special day. Create a show-stopping black cake by adding metallic accents or intricate designs. You can also get creative and adorn your cake with edible pearls or edible gold leaves. For a bold and unique look, consider elegant black wedding cakes with black fondant and textured details. Also, be sure to add the perfect finish to match your wedding theme.

Black Cakes In Rustic Style

For rustic wedding cakes, you can keep it simple or get detailed. But you must accessorize with earth tones and natural accents. Match a black wedding cake with bronze and gold details. Add some figs, berries, and other natural elements for a fall wedding.

You can also stack your tiered cakes with ornamental grasses or opt for cascading floral blooms and greenery. For a contrasting design, make a statement with a one-tiered cake matched with white and gold leaves. Sequins are not left out as you can create a one-of-a-kind piece by patterning edible sequins on your tiers.

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Wonderful Black Cake Ideas

Wonderful black cakes incorporate stunning colors and accents for a creative edge. Think black and gold wedding cake with naked raspberries for a rustic wedding. You can also opt for a classic black-tiered cake with pink peonies as decoration.

How about a cupid bow cake with cascading tassels running down to make a pure epitome of romance? If you are having a beach wedding, use black as your base and decorate with chic white and powder blue. Gold-striped and polka-dot cakes are magnificent too. And if you want a mix of colors, use black on metallic gold, pale pink, and white sugar flowers.

We’ve put together a list of stylish black wedding cake ideas. From simple to dramatic, rustic to modern, tiers and sheet cakes, there is something for you. Look through this post for inspiration on black cake ideas. And have your guests pleasantly surprised by your creative genius.

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