You are here

Our Top Wedding Cake Ideas for 2019

Published 15th April 2019 in ALL Categories, Cakes

Rustic wedding cake with pink florals by Sweetcakes Co.

Cake by Sweetcakes Co. (above)

Whether you're planning on having a simple wedding cake or a more elaborate masterpiece, the variety and choices available to you are endless. This sweet work of art does more than just provide dessert though, it also decorates your space and communicates your unique wedding style to your guests.

With so many choices, we wouldn't blame you for getting a little overloaded, so here are our top wedding cake styles that we love...hope they provide some inspo to you.

Rustic Wedding Cakes

Rustic wedding cakes top the list of the most sought after wedding cakes for 2019. The rustic buttercream semi-naked cake with fresh florals (above image) by Sweetcakes Co, has a romantic, country feel with a touch of glamour added by the addition of gold flecks and the gold wedding cake topper. We love this rustic wedding cake for it's simple, understated beauty.

The addition of striking florals in the image below, gives a luxuriant, country feel to this gorgeous cake...

Rustic wedding cake with striking deep red florals.
Deep reds + marsala blooms offset the semi-naked rustic style of this romantic wedding cake.
Cake created by: Petal + Peach


The beauty of semi-naked, buttercream cakes is in their versatility. The addition of flowers, fruits or delicious drips can transform a rustic style semi-naked cake to suit your individual wedding style and colours perfectly. These beautiful cakes draw on inspiration from the natural world and can be as earthy or elaborate as desired.

Rustic Wedding cake with crisp greens and seasonal fruits.
Crisp greens + seasonal fruits for a rainforest inspired wedding. We love how the exposed cake underneath the buttercream adds to the 'wooded' look.
Cake created by: Petal + Peach


Rustic semi-naked wedding cake with native florals.
We adore this three tiered semi-naked native cake – Inspired by the growing trend of native florals on a semi-naked buttercream backdrop. A touch of elegance is added with gold leaf embellishment and a contrasting caramel drip.
Cake created by: Simply Divine Occasions


Rustic buttercream wedding cake with succulents.
This two tiered beauty was inspired by succulents and garden surrounding. It's outstanding features include a textured buttercream base inspired by the textures and divots of a rock face, plus a natural semi-naked finish with neutral tone succulent and filler florals.
Cake created by: Simply Divine Occasions


Rustic wedding cake with fruits, nuts and greenery.
This irresistible cake is rustic and elegant at the same time. The fruits, nuts and greenery are delicate in their placement and add the perfect dash of colour to contrast the rich 'wooded' look achieved through the chocolate base. And the top tier, with the beautiful smell of the chocolate that covers it does not let you forget its presence...if you love chocolate, this one is perfect!
Cake created by: Magnolia Cake Boutique

Metallic Wedding Cakes

If you're looking for a bit of glamour in your wedding cake, metallic wedding cakes may appeal to you. You can add in a little or a lot, depending on your style of wedding.

Wedding cake with silver beads for a metallic effect.
The silver beads on this classic two tier, fondant covered wedding cake adds a touch of glamour without going overboard. Match these beads to the embellishments on your wedding gown and the floral colour to your wedding colours and you have a simple, yet glamorous wedding cake to complement your style.
Cake created by: Cakes by Judy C


Metallic gold lustre wedding cake with flowers.
This soft and romantic dimmed gold lustre wedding cake is another stunning way to combine metallics on a larger scale.
Cake created by: Petal + Peach


Metallic wedding cake with painted on gold, gold macaroons and flowers.
This painted on gold technique is an effective and creative use of metallics – teamed with decadent gold macaroons and flowers it takes on a very elegant, rustic feel.
Cake by: Sweetcakes Co


Metallic wedding cake with gold leaf detail and white roses.
Sometimes a dash of gold leaf can lift a cake and make it truly wedding worthy. This lovely cookies and cream mudcake filled with cookies and cream ganache is adorned with 24 carat edible gold leafing and fragrant Ice Breaker Roses – who wouldn't feel special eating such a cake!
Cake by: Petal + Peach

Ruffle and Rosette Wedding Cakes

Delicate frills, rosettes and ruffles give wedding cakes a gorgeous, feminine finish. Whether white on white or in beautiful ivory or popular blush hues, ruffles soften and add a touch of elegance.

Rosette and ruffle 4 tiered wedding cake.
This gorgeous rosette ruffles wedding cake is a 4 tiered masterpiece, combining different textures to make a classy wedding cake – perfect for this wedding held at Versace Hotel.
Cake created by: Sweet Art Creations Cakes
Photo by: Daniel Suarez Photography


There are so many styles of wedding cake designs to share, so we've included a few more of our favourites including a boho inspired design, a totally edgy black wedding cake, a marbled effect wedding cake, hand painted and vintage inspired wedding cake...if it's inspo you want, this should do it...

Boho Wedding Cake

Boho wedding cake with succulents - inspired by macrame arbour.
The inspiration for this Desert Boho wedding cake was taken from a macrame arbour used for this wedding. Delicate strings of sugar were pulled to recreate the macrame in cake form - Boho brides, how could you not love this style! It is different to the usual semi naked cake, but perfectly fits the theme.
Cake created by: Sweet Society Co.

Black Wedding Cake

Tall Black wedding cake with florals.
A three tier double barrel cake, covered in fondant and textured using an embossing mat and shine spray. Decorated using over the top flowers to complement the colour palette of the event. This wedding was at Brisbane’s Black Bear lodge which is a live music bar featuring edgy decor such as exposed brick and dark timber. To create an effortless edgy feel to the cake, inspiration was taken from aged, textured leather. Brisbane florist, Wallflower was then enlisted to provide over the top flowers and add femininity to the cake.
Cake created by: Hansel & Gretel Cakes
Photo by: Juddric Photography

Marbled Effect Wedding Cake

Marbled effect wedding cake with florals.
This beautitul cake has the right balance between the romantic and the modern. We love the soft colours and the texture of the fondant giving it a marbled effect.
Cake created by: Magnolia Cake Boutique

Hand Painted Wedding Cake

Colourful Hand painted wedding cake with florals.
This amazing cake is a modern, cheerful and daring cake, however it doesn't leave out the romanticism that a wedding cake should have. This hand painted fondant cake with fresh flowers is so original. If you are yearning for a cake with a difference, this cake is perfect for a modern wedding.
Cake by: Magnolia Cake Boutique

Vintage Wedding Cake

Vintage wedding cake with cupcake tiers.
If your style is more vintage inspired, this cake will transport you to a bygone era...
Cake by: Cakes by Judy C

Want to see more cakes? Get more inspo by visiting each of the cake designer's profile links in this article, or visit our cake wedding directory. Our advice is to look at cake decorator's work, then choose someone who listens to your ideas and will work with you to create the cake you've imagined for your special day.

Share the love...


Add new comment

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

You might also like...

Beautiful variety of rings worn by bride.

Our Favourite Unique and Classic Wedding Ring Styles

15 Jul 2021

Wedding ring inspiration for both the bride and groom.

5 Minutes With: Your Speech Creator

25 Jun 2021

There's no need to let the thought of your wedding speech fill you with dread...

Annette Richards Celebrant laughing with happy Bride and Groom at their wedding ceremony.

5 Minutes With: Annette Richards Celebrant

8 Jun 2021

This Brisbane Celebrant loves her work, the couples and the stories she has the privilege of telling...

Pink Pocket Invitation by Hand Made By Jules

Beautiful Designs from 10 Leading Wedding Stationery Designers

26 May 2021

Create excitement for your guests when they receive your wedding invitation in the mail!