Cakes are definitely having a moment. Whether masquerading as prickly cactus or dripping with sweet decadence, it is en vogue to turn dessert into art— not to mention delicious. The same applies to cakes for the wedding. While we’ve seen some spectacular geodes and creations inspired by galaxies, dark wedding cakes are probably the most amazing of all. These multi-tiered creations channel your inner goth with black icing and fondant adding a dramatic flair to the special affair.

Black is often seen as an unusual choice of color for weddings, but it is a welcome break from convention as daring brides have proved. The dark icing here serves as a backdrop for creative bakers to add eye – catching accents such as flowers cascades, hand – painted gold, and geometric patterns.

While it is popular to infuse the dessert with an accent color, some of our favorite cakes completely embrace the black-on-black look. Pastry chefs stack textures and finishes to add visual variety. For example, Tortik Annushka has created multi-tiered cakes where each layer uses a different technique of decoration. This might look busy and unfocused, but the single color makes it look elegant and modern.

 

Unconventional Wedding
Tortik Annushka

Black Wedding Cake
Dana Herbert of Desserts by Dana (Photo: Herman Photo)

Black Wedding Cake
The Sweet Stuff

Black Wedding Cake
Cake: Sweet Fix (Photo: Caroline Lima-Benusa)

Unique Wedding Cakes
Sweet & Saucy Shop (Photo: Kurt Boomer)

Unique Wedding Cakes
Tortik Annushka

Black Wedding Cake
Laura Loukaides

Black Wedding Cake
Tortik Annushka

Dark Wedding Cake
The Confetti Cakery (Photo: Darina Stoda)

Unique Wedding Cakes
VistaBarista Coffee & BakeShop (Photo: Kit Dulay)

Dark Wedding Cakes
Photo: Elegant Wedding

Dark Wedding Cakes
Hey There, Cupcake! (Photo: Cavin Elizabeth Photography)

Dark Wedding Cakes
Jasmine Rae Cakes

Dark Wedding Cakes
Photo: Ed & Aileen Photography

Black Wedding Cake
The Sugared Saffron Cake Studio

Unique Wedding Cake Ideas
Alice Broadway

Unique Wedding Cake Ideas
Victoria Watkins-Jones

Unique Wedding Cake Ideas
Heartsweet Cakes

Unique Wedding Cake Ideas
Jasmine Rae Cakes

Unconventional Wedding
Cathy Haebe

Unique Wedding Cakes
Hey There, Cupcake!