These playful pastel cakes stole the show with their baby-soft hues, intricate designs, and amazing flavors. Although inspired by springtime, the colorful desserts would be a hit any time of year. Consider them proof that more color is always a good idea—anything else would simply pale in comparison.
Macaron-Covered Pastel Wedding Cake
A majestic design turns a bit coquettish when it's festooned with macarons—the quintessential French treats—and dressed up in flirty pink. Homemade marshmallows cut into rounds echo the shape of the raspberry macarons, as does the pattern on the fondant, which was embossed with a rubber stamp. Gold papers under the marshmallows mirror the ribbon at the base of the custom wooden cake stand. At the top, a single macaroon rests in a miniature compote.
Striped Pastel Wedding Cake
Here, we put the notion of icing on ice, relying instead on unadorned pastel layers for graphic appeal. Coconut pound cake, tinted with gel-paste food coloring, serves as the foundation, while white fondant and passion-fruit curd rests on top (the curd is also between each layer). Sorbets in mango, passion fruit, lychee nut, and coconut are paired with strawberry sugar wafers that mimic the look of the cakes.
Box Pastel Wedding Cake
The fondant-covered box "lids" are the actual cake here, and the bottoms, also wrapped in fondant, are cake risers. The whole package is tied together with a taffeta ribbon, while each tier is edged with gold luster dust and matching royal-icing dots. The surrounding gumdrops, mint "lentils," sugar wafers, dragees, and pillow mints are treats you might find inside these packages, were they not made of cake.
Blue Pastel Wedding Cake
Flecks of vanilla bean in buttercream icing give this cake the appearance of one of the most enchanting harbingers of spring: a delicate robin's egg. The cloudlike creamy zigzag flourishes were piped with a large petal tip. The white dragees, joined with royal icing and tied with thin gold cord, along with the blue ones ringing the base of the cake stand, echo the scalloped edge and the picot trim of the ribbon.
Pastel Wedding Cake with Pretty Pleats
These edible pleats recall the crinolines beneath a cream puff of a wedding dress. White wafer papers, cut with scallop scissors and folded, were painted with gold luster dust and petal dust in pinks and greens. They were then piped with white royal icing and attached to the mint-green fondant-covered tiers with more royal icing. The fluted pastry cups, filled with pillow mints, complete the pleated theme.
Vanilla and Mocha Pastel Wedding Cake
Inticing Creations made this two-tiered Tahitian vanilla and mocha buttercream pink cake.
Pink Pastel Cake Pops
Strawberry cake pops placed in metal tubs were perfectly on-palette at this pink-and-blue-themed wedding.
Rainbow Pastel Cupcakes
Pastel-frosted cupcakes from Bartley and Sage took the place of a traditional cake at this wedding.
Vegan Pastel Wedding Cake
This bride and groom cut into a mini vegan strawberry-lemon cake frosted with light pink buttercream from Back to Eden Bakery.
Yellow Pastel Wedding Cake
This circus drum-inspired cake was covered with a yellow fondant, piped with beaded swags and trims, and topped off with a hugging bear cake topper. Twin lilac macaron cakes adorned the dessert table as well.
Pastel Polka-Dotted Wedding Cake
How cute are the light blue polka dots on this lemon-scented and buttercream-frosted cake by A Simple Cake?
White Velvet Pastel Wedding Cake
Small Spoonful decorated this small white velvet cake with macerated strawberries, vanilla bean buttercream, and light pink strawberry buttercream.
Pastel Pink Wedding Cake
The bride's lovely lace gown inspired Classic Cakes and Confections to create this petite pink cake with pretty frosted details.
Watercolor-Inspired Pastel Wedding Cake
Sweet Cheeks Baking Company made this vanilla citrus cake with lemon curd and raspberry preserve filling. After a layer of lemon buttercream frosting, the confection was covered with white fondant and splashes of pastel for a watercolor look.
Mint-Green Pastel Wedding Cake
Shannie Cakes was the genius behind this three-tiered cake with white fondant on the top and bottom tiers and a mint-green buttercream frosting on the middle tier.
Modern Pastel Wedding Cake
This golden-almond cake from New Renaissance Cakes was covered with a light yellow fondant. The intricate white designs and uniquely-shaped tiers gave the cake a modern edge.
Mint-Chocolate Pastel Wedding Cake
Buttercup Bakery created this small mint-chocolate cake covered in pale blue frosting.
Purple Pumpkin Pastel Wedding Cake
We're loving the way the golden leaf details and fresh flowers popped against the purple cream cheese frosting on this lovely four-tiered pumpkin cake from One Sweet Slice.
Trio of Pastel Wedding Cakes
A trio of cakes from Flour Cake and Pastry was served at this Chicago wedding—each with its own unique flavor: lemon with sour cherry filling, chocolate with hazelnut ganache, chocolate with apricot ganache, red velvet with sweet cream filling, and banana with butterscotch ganache.
Pink Hummingbird Pastel Wedding Cake
Filled with cream cheese and salted caramel and topped with buttercream icing, this pink hummingbird cake by Details Cake Design featured a handmade Old Bugatti car cake topper with clay figurines of the bride and groom.
Lace-Inspired Pastel Wedding Cake
Sylvia Weinstock drew inspiration from the bride's lace after-party jumpsuit to design this gorgeous four-tiered cake. Each tier had its own flavor, including chocolate cake with cannoli cream and almond cake with blood orange and key lime buttercream.
Winter Lilac Wedding Cake
Lilac may say "spring," but the pinecones gave this dulce de leche cake with salted caramel filling, made in house at the Deer Valley Resort, a fittingly wintery feel.
Elegant Pastel Blue Wedding Cake
Rose's Cakes designed this glamorous four-tiered dark chocolate cake covered in pale blue fondant and decorated with pretty white designs.
Blue Pastel Wedding Cake
Inside this three-tiered creation from Sugar was vanilla-bean cake with strawberry filling and chocolate stout beer cake with peanut butter mousse filling. Pale blue buttercream enrobed the confection, complete with gold accents and fresh flowers.
Pastel Pink Ombré Cake
Pink Rock-Candy Cake
This hexagon-shaped chocolate cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop was frosted in buttercream and covered in crushed rock candy, with paper gems adorning the top.