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The best quirky wedding cakes

From a twist on traditional to alternative works of art, these unusual wedding cakes are sure to wow your guests.

One of our favourite wedmin tasks is choosing a wedding cake. From attending tastings to looking at designs, selecting the perfect bake can be pretty sweet.


Your cake will have a symbolic place in your wedding, cutting the cake is traditionally the first task you undertake as a married couple, which is why it’s a much-photographed event. For super-traditional couples, the top tier of the cake is saved for your first child’s christening or your first wedding anniversary, making it a key part of future celebrations too.

In more recent times, cake makers have become increasingly creative, making a cake a treat for the eyes as much as the taste buds. In fact, wedding cakes can be so stunning they’re often the centrepiece of the wedding reception, with plenty of personal touches often incorporated.

If you’re looking for an attention-grabbing cake with bags of personality for your wedding reception, then you’re in the right place. We’ve spent hours exploring the wonderful world of cake design and have hand-picked the very best quirky wedding cake designs out there.

Whether it’s a designer creation or a supermarket bake, each cake is totally unique and just a little out of the ordinary. From blooming marvellous floral fancies to contemporary cakes that resemble pieces of fine art, there’s something to suit every taste here.

With almost limitless flavour choices and bespoke options offered, your cake is also guaranteed to taste as good as looks. Gone are the days of tiers of dry icing and fruit cake, these days every tier can be a different delicious flavour baked to your taste.

Before you choose a flavour, take a look at this mouth-watering selection of decadent and delicious quirky wedding cakes.

Waitrose Cake

We love this pastel hued, tiered cake with plenty of ruffles! Tallulah cake, Waitrose, £499


Geometric designs are going nowhere and we love this modern take on the traditional white, tiered cake. Sugared Saffron, £POA

Spooned Wedding Cake

We love this totally unique smudge cake! Spooned, £POA

Marks and Spencer Heart Cake

With a red heart running all the way through the sponge, this is a truly romantic cake. Serene Heart Sponge Cake, Marks and Spencer, £199

Shimmer Marks and Spencer Cake

Chocolate obsessed? Us too! Which is why we love this chocolate shimmer cake. Shimmering hoop cake, Marks and Spencer, £249

Abigail Bloom cake

Marble effect, gold and orchid embellishment make this a contemporary cake that stands out. Nicolette, Abigail Bloom, £POA

Rosalind Miller Cake

For a show-stopping centrepiece for your reception, look no further than this stunning creation. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosalind Miller, £4,040

Rosalind Miller Rainbow Cake

Who says you can’t have a black wedding cake? We love this dark and delicious beauty. Rainbow Embroidered Wedding Cake, Rosalind Miller, £POA

Cakes by Yevnig

You can never have too many florals at your reception! Antonia-Sophie, Unique Cakes by Yevnig, £POA

The Frostery Cake

Rich and luxurious looking, this is a fantastic winter wedding choice. Green and Gold, The Frostery, from £1200

The Frostery Cake

We love the combination of the stag and floral details, this makes a perfect country wedding cake. Golden Stag, The Frostery, from £950