7 Christmas Wedding Cake Ideas to Consider for a Festive Day

One of the best parts about a reception is the wedding cake. Not only are they lovely, but they’re yummy and often one of the last things on the wedding agenda. Add in the holidays, and these festive desserts are especially fun! We’ve got lots of Christmas wedding cake ideas to help you with this impressive sweet.

Christmas Wedding Cake Ideas

Christmas Wedding Cake Ideas

We are partial to wedding cakes of just about any kind. For a wedding around the holiday or Christmas season, we love seeing cakes that have a unique or seasonal twist.

Christmas wedding cakes offer a ton of opportunities to do something festive and a way to personalize your cake. From greenery to full-blown snowflakes and holly, here are some inspirational Christmas wedding cake ideas.

Holiday Wedding Cake Design Ideas

Whatever day your wedding falls on, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is the cake design. You can choose to go all out on the holiday theme or have a subtle wintery cake that isn’t too focused on the holidays.

1. Add color to your festive cake.

If you want to embody the spirit of the season without going too crazy, consider using colors to add your festive touch. While reds and greens might be popular Christmas colors, you can also use soft icy blues and oranges for a fun holiday cake design.

Christmas Cake with Colorful Elements

2. Put added touches on your dessert.

Outside of the colors, another way you can add a touch of holiday to your cake is with the decorations. This could be things like holly leaves or small garland pieces on the cake.

You could also consider physical ornaments or snowflakes placed on it. Add some fun features of winter and Christmas, such as pinecones or winter berries, for the same effect.

Christmas Bundt Cake with Greenery and Berries

3. Go all-white with your Christmas cake design.

Crave a subtle and elegant lean on the “White Christmas” theme? Have your cake completely white with holiday flavors inside.

The cake itself will appear minimalist and not overly holiday themed. However, the inside will hold all the holiday flavors you desire with a simple look and texture.

Cookies on Wedding Cake

Festive Wedding Cake Flavor Ideas

If you’re already planning on having a winter wedding, you want your wedding cake to bring those winter flavors and feelings. Here are some interesting flavor ideas that can help combine the Christmas season and winter flavors for a fantastic Christmas wedding cake idea.

4. Stay safe with traditional cake flavors.

  • Salted Caramel (or a caramel drip)
  • Red Velvet
  • Chocolate
  • Spiced Apple
  • Chocolate Hazelnut

Christmas Wedding Cake

5. Incorporate unique wedding cake flavors.

  • Gingerbread
  • White Chocolate
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon Cream
  • Eggnog Creme
  • Cranberry Orange

Gingerbread Cake

All of these flavors can serve as a hint of holiday flavor in the icing or as a cake flavor on its own! You could even combine flavors for an interesting and unique cake experience.

6. Consider using edible decor on your event cake.

Lastly, when it comes to your cake, you want to make sure that you aren’t putting too many fresh elements. After all, things such as tree branches and flowers on your cake are difficult to eat.

Consider adding fresh winter berries, gingerbread, or even dripping caramel for an edible yet festive piece of cake decor.

Holiday Cake with Sugared Berries

Alternatives to Christmas Wedding Cake

When it comes to cake alternatives or a dessert table, there are a ton of options. You don’t have to involve a traditional wedding cake or cupcakes. Create a seasonal spread with Christmas cookies, fruit cake, or a fun take on Christmas pudding for your seasonal wedding touches.

Christmas Wedding Cake Alternative Cookies

Save our Christmas wedding cake ideas!

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate the holidays into your special day, a cake is the best place to start! There are so many options for a Christmas wedding cake that is both subtle and lovely for your special day.

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