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Yes, black wedding cakes do exist. And, if that is your preference, we have 5 options that alt-brides will love.
There are many options available for your wedding cake choice. From classic confections featuring flowers or piping to a more non-traditional choice such as a show-stopping geometric wedding cake, there is a great deal of advice for choosing a wedding cake available so that you should have no problem finding a creative and tantalyzing wedding cake.
And as you do select that wedding cake, you need to keep in mind how many wedding guests you will have to serve, so that you can safely answer the question “how many slices will this cake make?” To answer that question, you only need to consult our handy cake servings guide as well as our handy infographic guides that tell you how many wedding guests you can serve for different cake shapes and sizes.
Perhaps your style and tastes are a bit unconventional. More of the alt-bride type whose edgier style would be demonstrated for example by wedding hairstyles such as the Katniss Everdeen wedding updo or the high fashion bridal faux hawk. So, if you are more inclined to make such a bold statement with your choice for a wedding cake, here are 5 stunning black wedding cakes, from Brides:
Sure, a jet-black wedding cake is probably not what every bride dreams about when she imagines her wedding day. But then again, the weddings world is full of beautifully chic details in deep, inky black, from the still-going-strong chalkboard trend to Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 bridal fashion show, where she sent gorgeous wedding gowns down the runway—most of them jet black. So, why not a black wedding cake?
If you’re unconvinced, check out these five unique wedding cakes that embrace the dark shade. While they may not be the easiest to eat (better to peel off the layer of dyed-black fondant before taking a bite), these wedding cakes are for the bride who’s looking to make a seriously bold and unexpected statement with herdessert.
Black & White Stripes: This playful cake would look right at home in a Kate Spade ad. The black-and-white stripes combined with the floral print look fresh and modern.
Photo: via Grace Ormonde
Sleek and Square: The choice of an extra-large middle tier is a surprising touch, while gray accents — the simple ribbon wrap and leaf detail — add just a hint of bling.
Photo: via Cake Central
Single-Tier with Pink Flowers: If you’re serving several single-tier cakes at your reception, ask your bakerto include a bold black confection in the mix. The bright-pink sugar flowers and doily accents balance out the deep, saturated fondant base.
Photo: Wicked Little Cake Company
Sugar-Flower Cascade: The tiers of this dark and moody confection by the Wicked Little Cake Companyare covered in matte-black fondant and then decorated with a lush cascade of handmade and hand-dusted gumpaste parrot tulips and anemones.
Photo: Charm City Cakes
Black Sugar Flowers: The bottom tier of this wedding cake by Charm City Cakes is covered with hundreds of deep, dark sugar flowers to create a ton of texture and dimension. The soft lavender top tiers are the perfect complement, as is the single sugar anenome topper.