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16 Wedding Cake Knife Sets That Are Great No Matter How You Slice It

These sweet utensils double as keepsakes.
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
by Emily Platt
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
Emily Platt
Editor, E-Commerce
  • Emily is a writer and editor who specializes in shopping content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Emily wrote for Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Emily has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College
Updated Nov 23, 2020
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Your cake is the exclamation point of your reception—it's the sweet finale of your wedding day. But before you cut the first slice, check with your baker for any special instructions. Sure, you may have done the honors on plenty of birthday cakes and apple pies, but this confection could come with its own rulebook. (You don't want to erroneously misplace your knife and cause the tower to collapse.) If no instructions are given, cut from the bottom tier, using a wedding cake knife (not the server) for a crisp, clean slice. You'll want to do all this in style, of course, so we've rounded up some of our favorite wedding cake knife and server sets you can buy right now.

1. Black Wedding Cake Knife Set

Black wedding cake knife and server

These minimalist black utensils suit a modern wedding. Customize the wedding cake knife and server set with a special etched message.

The Knot Wedding Shop Onyx black modern cake serving set with Open Format Etching, $66, TheKnotShop.com 

2. Iridescent Wedding Cake Knife Set

Mother-of-pearl wedding cake knife and server

Mother-of-pearl accents make this wedding cake knife and server so beautifully unique.

Anthropologie Verona 2-piece cake serving set, $48, Nordstrom.com 

3. Heart Wedding Cake Knife Set


Heart wedding cake knife and server

Throwing an ultra-romantic affair? Try this heart-adorned wedding cake knife with a matching server.

Lenox True Love 2-piece dessert set, $25, Amazon.com 

4. Personalized Wedding Cake Knife Set

Modern wedding cake knife and server set

We're obsessed with this mixed-media wedding cake knife set, which has metal blades, wooden handles and custom acrylic tags. The latter are personalized with your initials and wedding date then tied on using either faux greenery or gold ribbon—how chic.

Red Heart Creations gold cake knife set, $32, Etsy.com

5. Floral Wedding Cake Knife Set

Calla lily wedding cake knife and server

Consider this wedding cake knife and server for a flower-focused fête. Bonus: You can get the sophisticated set with lily-inspired handles engraved.

The Knot Wedding Shop Calla Lily cake serving set, $40, TheKnotShop.com 

6. Glitter Wedding Cake Knife Set

Sparkle wedding cake knife and server set

Maybe you're after glamour and whimsy. If that's the case, we love this glitzy wedding cake knife set.

Kate Spade New York Simply Sparkling gold cake knife and cake server dessert set, $60, Amazon.com 

7. Vintage Wedding Cake Knife Set

Vintage wedding cake knife and server

Love all things vintage? Order this classic wedding cake knife which comes with a coordinating server.

David's Bridal vintage-inspired silver cake knife and server, $55, DavidsBridal.com 

8. Wooden Wedding Pie Knife Set

Wooden wedding pie knife and server

Not serving cake? Not a problem. Here's a rustic utensil set meant for serving yummy pie.

Red Road Woodworks pie server set in Cherry, $25, Amazon.com 

9. Branch Wedding Cake Knife Set

Branch wedding cake knife and server set

This wedding cake knife set is all sorts of elegant, courtesy of the gold branch-inspired handles.

Kasia Wisniewski Gilded Branch cake serving set, $88, Anthropologie.com  

10. Painted Wedding Cake Knife Set

Rose gold wedding cake knife and server

Can you tell we love fancy utensil handles? This wedding cake knife and server are hand-painted with rose gold designs and can be personalized with engraving too.

Dasha Wedding wedding cake server and knife in Rose Gold, from $26, Etsy.com  

11. Quote Wedding Cake Knife Set

Better together wedding cake knife and server

Go ahead and get a little mushy with a cute wedding cake knife quote. One half of this set says "better" in a raised cursive font; the other says "together."

The Knot Wedding Shop gold wedding cake knife & server in Better Together, $50, TheKnotShop.com 

12. Rainbow Wedding Cake Knife Set

Rainbow wedding cake knife and server

Why not serve your wedding cake with utensils as colorful as you are? This iridescent set is a little slice of heaven.

Thirstystone 2-piece rainbow iridescent cake knife and server, $49, Macys.com 

13. Gold Wedding Cake Knife Set

Gold wedding cake knife and server set

Of course, you can't go wrong with a simple metallic wedding cake knife and server.

Fashioncraft gold cake knife set, $28, BHLDN.com 

14. Rustic Wedding Cake Knife Set

Rustic wedding cake knife and server

Calling all couples with a rustic or beach theme. These personalized utensils are creatively crafted from driftwood.

EcoStream wedding cake set, $24, Etsy.com  

15. Patterned Wedding Cake Knife Set

Patterned wedding cake knife and server

Looking for a wedding cake knife set you can pass along to future generations? This silver pair is definitely heirloom-worthy.

Juliska Berry and Thread 2-piece cake serving set, $78, Nordstrom.com  

16. Lace Wedding Cake Knife Set

Lace wedding cake knife and server

Primp up your dessert space with some pretty lace—or at least a lace pattern. This white wedding cake knife and server are gorgeously embossed.

The Knot Wedding Shop porcelain cake serving set with embossed lace details, $60, TheKnotShop.com

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