Is there anything more recognizable and symbolic at a wedding than a classic pure white tiered wedding cake? Born out of an ancient Roman tradition of breaking bread over a couple’s head and sharing among the guests for good fortune, wedding cakes have evolved a long way from their simple beginnings. In Medieval England, it became popular for cakes to be tiered higher and higher as a game for the couple to try to reach over the top to kiss without knocking it over. In the 18th century when sugar was still difficult to obtain, having a completely iced cake was a sign of wealth and opulence at a wedding, and the signature white colour symbolizes the bride’s purity.
Today, in a world of endless colour and design at our fingertips, there is still something so very perfect about a traditional white tiered wedding cake. That doesn’t mean yours has to be old-fashioned, though! On the contrary – we’ve rounded up some absolutely stunning contemporary white bridal cakes for you to feast your eyes on. You’re sure to love these crisp, clean styles with perfectly-placed ribbons and flowers to compliment the look of your wedding theme.
Modern white wedding cake with orchids design in different shapes. Photo by Emily Susan Photography via theknot.com/content/simple-wedding-cake-ideas
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Cake by Exquisite Desserts
Photo by Aaron Watson Photography
Photo by Whiskers & Willow Photography
A single tier white cake in the buttercream and finish it off with a statement topper. Photo by Michelle Lange Photography
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Alternate designs between tiers, like a simple Swiss dot pattern mixed in with clean horizontal lines. A few blooms will give the cake a very romantic aesthetic. Photo by Ashleigh Seawell Photography
Photo Jose Villa Photography
Photo by Allison Kuhn Photography
A white sugar flower cascaded down on the contemporary white wedding cake. Photo via theknot
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