15 Simple, Classic Wedding Cakes

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Whether you go with fondant or buttercream, square or round, there’s no denying the classic romance of a simple, tiered wedding cake. Here are some of our favorites featuring intricate detailing, fresh flowers and understated yet still classic cake architecture. These cakes are anything but basic.

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Alternating bands of gold trim with piped lace and the incredible doily/lace layer near the top? We’re swooning. Photography: Jose Villa, Cake: The Butter End Cakery

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Ornate golden details and sugar flowers keep this cake from being anything but ordinary. Photo + Cake: Cake Studio LA

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Pale pink sugar flowers and the finest braided, pearly trim create an exquisitely decadent wedding cake that’s too pretty to cut. Cake: The Couture Cakery

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Nearly monochromatic, feminine blush pink ruffles against elegant pearlized layers make this wedding cake completely sophisticated. Cake: Creme de la Creme Bali

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The faux bois texture keeps the all-white cake from becoming too plain. Add a bright pop of delicate pink orchids and this wedding cake’s a stunner. Cake:Wow Factor Cakes & Desserts

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This showstopper of a fondant wedding cake combines ruffles, quilting and little flowers on the base for dramatic impact. Cake: Fantasy Frostings

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Modern and minimal, this wedding cake still has hints of tradition with its three tier design. The pretty pearl texture on the bottom adds just the right amount of oomph. Cake: Layered Bake Shop

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Layered and lovely: mounds of pastel roses surround (and fill) this classic wedding cake. Photography: Jacqueline Dallimore, Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

A touch of ruffle adds an artistic touch to this super cute and simple wedding cake. Photography: Velvet Owl, Cake: Jacivas Bakery

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Seemingly inspired by a wedding dress, this cake uses classic touches of ruffles, beading and beautiful fresh floral details to complete it. Photography: Amy Jordan, Cake: Ruze Cake House

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Gorgeous in gold! Delicate flower petals constructed out of sugar, incredible golden spheres and a feather on top keeps this wedding cake whimsical and modern. Cake: Cake Whisperer

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Just plain pretty. Piping perfects this wedding cake and the addition of a monogram provides a personal touch. Cake: Wow Factor Cakes & Desserts

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Marble combines with copper detailing for a cake that looks nearly too beautiful to eat. The up-t0-the-minute marble trend is a gorgeous way to update a classic wedding cake style. Photography: Amy Gawlik, Cake: Love Birds Sweets 

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Gilded polka dots add a touch of sophistication to this tall, narrow wedding cake. The ranunculus flowers are a dainty addition. Cake: Hey There, Cupcake

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This elegant wedding cake is sculptural with 3D layered ruffles tumbling down the completely smoothed cake. Photography: Jessamyn Harris, Cake: The Whole Cake

Craving more cake? Here are 14 Stylish All White Cakes to inspire you with their classic, minimal designs.

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