20+ Black Wedding Cakes That Add Goth-Inspired Flair to a Special Affair

Cakes are definitely having a moment. Whether they’re masquerading as prickly cacti or dripping with sweet decadence, turning dessert into art is en vogue—not to mention delicious. The same goes for wedding cakes. Although we’ve seen some spectacular geodes and galaxy-inspired creations, dark wedding cakes are arguably the most stunning of all. Channeling your inner goth, these multi-tiered creations feature black icing and fondant that adds a dramatic flair to the special affair.

Black is often seen as an unusual color choice for weddings, but as daring brides have proved, it’s a welcome break from convention. Here, the dark icing acts as a backdrop for creative bakers to add eye-catching accents like cascades of flowers, hand-painted gold, and geometric patterning.

While infusing the dessert with an accent color is popular, some of our favorite cakes fully embrace the black-on-black look. To add visual variety, pastry chefs stack textures and finishes. Tortik Annushka, for example, has created multi-tiered cakes where every layer uses a different decorating technique. This could look busy and unfocused, but it instead appears elegant and modern thanks to the single color.

Getting hungry yet? Check out over 20 more unique wedding cakes below!

Having a black wedding cake might be an unconventional dessert, but the results are stunning—and delicious.

Black Wedding Cake

Dana Herbert of Desserts by Dana (Photo: Herman Photo)

Black Wedding Cake

Cake: Sweet Fix (Photo: Caroline Lima-Benusa)

Dark Wedding Cake

The Confetti Cakery (Photo: Darina Stoda)

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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