The Best Winter Wedding Cakes Filled With Frosty Wonderland Vibes

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Elegant blue winter wedding cake idea for frosty wonderland event
Photos, from left to right: Terri Baskin Photography, Rodeo & Co Photography, JuMi Story,Cakes, from left to right: Buttercream Bakeshop, Woodstock Inn & Resort, Just Cakes
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
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Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Senior Editor, Weddings
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Dec 19, 2023

What's the scoop with winter wedding cakes? Well, now that you've nailed down your dream wedding date, it's time to start deciding on seasonally inspired wedding details to fill your nuptials with. From winter wedding flowers to color palettes fit for the colder weather, keeping the time of year in mind is a great way to ensure your wedding day is beautiful and filled with accents that look at home in your venue. Selecting a winter wedding cake is another such detail that will help bring home the seasonality you wish to weave into the cold-weather celebration.

We've rounded up our favorite winter wedding cakes, including some Christmas wedding cakes, to inspire your own sweet design. Peruse the winter wonderland wedding cake options below and save your top picks to share with the cake baker you hire for your wedding day. Pro Tip: You can research and book a talented wedding baker for your winter wedding on The Knot Vendor Marketplace.

1. Elegant Winter Wedding Cake With Emerald and Gold Accents

Excuse me while I drop my jaw up off the floor. This winter wedding cake, with a floating illusion, is absolutely iconic.

2. Modern All-White Winter Wedding Cake Idea

This minimalist winter wedding cake is proof that you can make a bold statement without any color. The dramatic texture on every tier of this cake is absolutely eye-catching. Plus, the baby's breath base adds even more visual intrigue to the look.

3. Whimsical Winter Wedding Cake With Floating Tiers

Floating cake tiers? Yep, you heard that right—floating tiers! This artistic winter wedding cake had a support hidden behind flowers that made the top two tiers appear to hover above the rest of the wedding cake. This is a creative design you and your guests won't soon forget.

4. Elegant White Winter Wedding Cake Inspired by Art

This couple tied the knot on New Year's Day at a museum in Washington, DC. And the best part? Their winter wedding cake looked like a piece of art that deserved to be honored in a museum.

5. Winter Wedding Cake

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, you can have one with this Christmas wedding cake's lovely sugar pearls.

6. Whimsical Winter Wedding Cake Idea

Where do we even begin with this wedding cake? From the textured purple icing to curved wafer-paper decorations, the entire wedding cake is an absolute masterpiece.

7. Simple, Beautiful Winter Wedding Cake Idea

elegant winter wedding cake with roses
Photo: Pat Furey x LongBrook Photography,
Cake: Curbside Confections

Sometimes the best bet is to go back to the basics. This classic winter wedding cake featured textured icing and fresh roses.

8. Glam Winter Wedding Cake on Swing

Who needs a wedding cake table when you can have a cake on a swing? This glam wedding cake, decorated in winter wonderland-worthy silver, was creatively suspended in the air instead of sitting on a table at the wedding reception.

9. Glam Black-and-White Winter Wedding Cake

While a black-and-white color palette works any time of year, adding a pop of gold is a great way to make the palette fit with a winter aesthetic. Imagine cutting into this glam winter wedding cake during a New Year's Eve wedding—talk about wow factor.

10. Marble-Inspired Blue Winter Wedding Cake

There's something so regal about marble-inspired details. If you're tying the knot at a historic estate, consider a stone-like bake to complement the surrounding architecture. Meanwhile, an acrylic cake topper is a great way to modernize a marble-like cake.

11. All-White Staircase Winter Wedding Cake Idea

A great way to ensure that your cake is a memorable showstopper is to stack it in an out-of-the-box way. This all-white winter wedding cake had a romantic staircase-like appearance.

12. Ski-Inspired Winter Wedding Cake

This couple celebrated their love of skiing not only by tying the knot at a ski resort but also by having their cake decorated to resemble a ski slope. In addition to icing that resembled snow-capped peaks, the cake also was also topped with wire figurines that appeared to be downhill skiing.

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13. Amaryllis-Topped Chocolate Christmas Wedding Cake

Adding flowers to a wedding cake is always a good idea—it is both trendy and timeless. While some blooms are harder to procure during cooler months, amaryllis is a great statement bloom that's naturally in-season during winter. We love how this decadent chocolate cake was topped with a lush red amaryllis bloom.

14. White-and-Gold Art Deco Winter Wedding Cake

Maybe it's the prevalence of metallics, but there's something that feels so naturally wintery about Art Deco details. A New Year's Eve Great Gatsby wedding wouldn't be complete without this towering bake.

15. Winter-Themed Wedding Cake With Cascade of Burgundy Blooms

If you've always imagined a tiered wedding cake covered in fresh flowers, make sure to connect with your wedding florist early on to discuss what varieties of flowers would look good, and be available, at the time of your wedding. Vibrant jewel-tone blooms brought a whimsical winter wonderland feel to this dessert.

16. Modern All-White Cube Wedding Cake Idea

Contemporary couples looking for elegant winter wedding cakes, this idea is for you. Instead of traditional round tiers, this minimal white dessert was comprised of three cube-shaped tiers stacked atop each other.

17. Rustic Winter Wedding Cake With Dried Leaves and Fresh Fruit

While a summer cake might look great topped in fresh citrus, pomegranate is the way to good for a winter or Christmas wedding cake. The luscious fruit is a staple during cooler months of the year and its bright appearance will turn heads as a cake accent.

18. Five-Tier Winter-Themed Wedding Cake With Flowers

Although the overall design of this all-white winter wedding cake was simple, there was nothing plain or boring about it. Sometimes sticking to a monochromatic colorway, like white icing finished with fresh white blooms, is the way to go. Moreover, the great thing about a monochromatic cake is that it looks just as good at summer weddings or fall weddings as it does during the holiday season.

19. Abstract Blue-and-White Winter Wedding Cake

This three-tier masterpiece looked like it belonged in an art museum beside a Monet. Though the blue winter wedding cake was covered in icing, the application was made to resemble an abstract painting.

20. Burgundy Winter Cake With Painted Flowers and Fresh Berries

Some couples opt for fresh blooms to decorate their wedding cakes for winter, but this couple instead enlisted their cake baker to paint a floral illustration directly onto their moody burgundy cake before finishing the sweet off with fresh blackberries.

21. Rustic Winter Wedding Cake Topper With Greenery and Cinnamon Sticks

What's more wintery than evergreen and cinnamon? We can almost smell the dreamy combination. If you're having a single-tier cake that doesn't have much space for surface decoration, pay attention to your wedding cake topper and make it the star of the show.

22. Elegant Winter Wedding Cake With Wreath and Monogram

This classic three-tier winter wedding cake showcased a monogram, encircled by a vibrant green wreath. And to finish it off, each tier was bordered in silver.

23. Semi-Naked Winter Wedding Cake With Gold Fox Topper

We simply can't decide which part of this rustic winter wedding cake idea is our favorite. Fresh figs, trendy semi-naked icing and a gold fox figurine cake topper—a jaw-dropping combination of ever we saw one.

24. Winter Wedding Cake With Balloon Display Backdrop

When planning out your cake design it's important to also spend time planning your dessert table and how you want the entire display to look. By planning holistically you'll ensure that the entire sugary spread looks like a million bucks and also fits into your overall wedding theme.

25. Christmas-Inspired Winter Wedding Cake With Red Anemones

Anemones, which are in season during the winter, are a great choice to decorate your dessert. Especially for couples leaning into a Christmas-inspired green-and-red color palette, these bright crimson blooms are a must-have.

26. Elegant Winter Wedding Cake With Cosmos and Dried Leaves

Cosmos' dramatic dark coloring makes them a great bloom to use throughout your wedding, from boutonnières and bouquets to centerpieces and even your wedding cake design. This petite all-white winter wedding cake was finished off with a few cosmo blooms and just a handful of leaves.

27. Wedding Cake With Gold Leafing and Laser-Cut Cake Topper

How stunning is this wedding cake for winter? Gold leafing gave this buttercream cake, which sat atop a wood cake stand, a whimsical winter wonderland feel.

28. Rustic Winter Wedding Cake With Pinecones

Winter wedding cake with pinecones
Photo: Christy Tyler Photography
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Cake Baker: Flourish Cake Design

There are so many amazing rustic wedding wedding cakes that can inspire to-be-weds and this is one of them. Pinecones brought a cozy vibe to the three-tier cake at this rustic winter wedding.

29. Simple Two-Tier Winter Wedding Cake With Flowers

Your confection doesn't need to be dripping in icicles and snowflakes to celebrate the winter season. Take this simple two-tier wedding cake—wildflowers paid homage to the season in a beautiful, yet subtle, way.

30. White Fondant Wedding Cake With Sugar Flowers

While many desserts are finished with wedding cake toppers, it's alright to forgo a topper if the rest of your cake makes a statement on its own. White roses, made of sugar, decorated the bottom of this four-tier wedding cake. The elegant winter wedding cake, which resembled a chic wedding dress, was so stunning on it's own that a topper was unnecessary.

31. Abstract Emerald Christmas Wedding Cake

Jewel tones look good all year round, but we especially love emeralds during the holiday season. This unique Christmas wedding cake featured an agate-inspired collar around the bottom and geometric details at the top.

32. Marble-Inspired Winter Wedding Cake With Gold Leafing

Because of its dough-like texture, fondant can be manipulated and colored to look like marble. If you're planning a contemporary- or modern-themed wedding then marble is a great accent to bring in that looks beautiful at winter celebrations.

33. Two-Tier Winter Wedding Cake on Marble Cake Stand

What's not to love about this elegant winter wedding cake idea? Flowers and greenery decorated this petite confection which was displayed on a marble cake stand.

34. Dramatic Wedding Cake With Textured Decoration

All-white winter wedding cake with dramatic texture
Photo: Sposto Photography
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Cake Baker: Hey, There Cupcake!

We love when a wedding cake doubles as artistic decor, as this confection did. With a winter wedding cake like this guests won't just be talking about how tasty it was, but they'll also surely be enamored with the intricate design.

35. Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake With Fresh Figs and Greenery

Figs not only look great as a cake decoration, but they also taste great inside wedding cake as well. In addition to figs, cranberries are a great winter fruit that can be utilized in cake design.

36. Glam Burgundy-and-Gold Winter Wedding Cake Idea

winter wedding cake with purple flowers
Photo: Love and Covenant Photography
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Cake Baker: Morgan Hunter Desserts

Many times other desserts like cupcakes and macarons sit on a dessert table beside the wedding cake. However, for this dessert, the baker decided to put fresh macarons directly onto the confection.

37. Hand-Painted Christmas Wedding Cake Idea

If you're having a Christmas wedding then consider serving a red-and-green confection as this couple did. For a dessert that truly decks the halls, gingerbread is a great flavor for a holiday sweet.

38. Present-Inspired Christmas Wedding Cake Idea

All I want for Christmas is...this winter wedding cake. This wedding cake was decorated with a topper that resembled a gift bow, perfect for a Christmas wedding.

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