Before you say the game-changing “I do,” there’s so much prep to do for the happiest day of your life. Picking up the most perfect white dress is one. Sending out fancy invitations to guests (and not forgetting anyone) is another. Planning the whole celebration part is third. And when the list seems never-ending, you realize there has to be a perfect wedding cake and you can’t let yet another baking fail happen.

Luckily for all the newlyweds, wedding cake artisans exist and their mad decorating skills are on a whole new level. So, Bored Panda has compiled some of the most elaborate, creative, and unique wedding cake designs that look so good they may as well hang one in a museum after the party’s over.

Get ready to upvote your faves and share some with your friend whose wedding planning has gotten way out of hand. Who knows—you may save some tears and not let cake expectations vs. reality ruin the big day, as it sometimes happens.

#1

Detail Of The Wedding Cake Made By My Dad As A Surprise For His Grand-Daughters Wedding. 100% Edible

Detail Of The Wedding Cake Made By My Dad As A Surprise For His Grand-Daughters Wedding. 100% Edible

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

That's gorgeous!!! How would anyone go about eating that?

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#2

The Perfect Wedding Cake For Dog Owners

The Perfect Wedding Cake For Dog Owners

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

AWWWWWWW look at their wittle ears

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#3

I’m Getting Married Today, And I Made Our Wedding Cake! Layers Of Pumpkin And Apple Spice Cake, Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, Fresh Fruit And Herbs, Candied Spiced Pecans And Pumpkin Seeds. It’s Only Going To Be Shared With Like Four People But I Wanted To Go All Out. Thanks For Looking!

I’m Getting Married Today, And I Made Our Wedding Cake! Layers Of Pumpkin And Apple Spice Cake, Maple Cream Cheese Frosting, Fresh Fruit And Herbs, Candied Spiced Pecans And Pumpkin Seeds. It’s Only Going To Be Shared With Like Four People But I Wanted To Go All Out. Thanks For Looking!

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

Love it more than any other on this list. This one makes my mouth water just looking at it.

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In order to find out what exactly it takes to create a gallery-worthy wedding cake, Bored Panda reached out to internationally acclaimed cake designer Maggie Austin, who has worked with illustrious clients all over the globe, from President Obama’s White House Christmas celebrations to Hollywood parties.

Maggie said that in order to make a truly unique wedding cake, one needs a unique couple. “What I love most about working with clients is that I create designs that reflect the aesthetic of their individual weddings. From the sugar flowers to the color palette to the texture of the design elements, each cake is an expression of what the couple loves.”

#4

This Very Accurate Dog Owners Wedding Cake

This Very Accurate Dog Owners Wedding Cake

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

I want this sOOOOO bad

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#5

'Embroidered' Wedding Cake

'Embroidered' Wedding Cake

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True Blue
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2 months ago

Wow that is SKILL

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#6

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Beans
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2 months ago

The jagged crystals in the middle are great

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Sometimes, Maggie said, she’s asked to incorporate details that carry special meaning just for the newlyweds. For example, “One bride asked me to include a wild boar in the design as a surprise homage to the groom's family crest!”

The cake designer said that usually, she begins working on sugar flowers and decorative elements many months in advance, and the cake decoration takes place on Friday night before a Saturday wedding. “I am putting on final touches right up until the moment that I leave the venue. I love that the sugar flowers last forever.”

Moreover, “many couples choose to display their sugar flowers under a cloche as a beautiful memento of their wedding,” Maggie told us.

#7

LEGO Wedding Cake

LEGO Wedding Cake

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

That's the cutest thing i've seen all day!!!

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#8

Amazing Detail On This Wedding Cake

Amazing Detail On This Wedding Cake

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Linus Nilsson
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2 months ago

How would anyone dare to cut into that?

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#9

Book-Lovers Wedding Cake

Book-Lovers Wedding Cake

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Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

I want this !

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Maggie also said that she prefers “loose, organic floral arrangements and soft, textile-inspired design elements.” These days, she has noticed that couples are more likely to embrace the beauty of visual movement instead of the rigid symmetry typical to more old-fashioned cake designs.

#10

Embroidered Wedding Cake

Embroidered Wedding Cake

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Patti Brock
Community Member
2 months ago

Gorgeous!

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#11

An Extremely Creative Wedding Cake

An Extremely Creative Wedding Cake

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

This is really clever. Not only beautiful, but the little ones can grab a cupcake (when ready) and run. Really lovely.

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#12

Otter Wedding Cake I Made Today. Chocolate Blackberry Flavored. With White Chocolate Otters

Otter Wedding Cake I Made Today. Chocolate Blackberry Flavored. With White Chocolate Otters

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Beans
Community Member
2 months ago

This deserves to be much higher. I cant believe the otters are edible. That's awesome!

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#13

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Beans
Community Member
2 months ago

the princess bride!

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#14

This Is A Wedding Cake I Made For Very Special Friends

This Is A Wedding Cake I Made For Very Special Friends

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Bridget Price
Community Member
2 months ago

you marry the person, you marry the dog!

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#15

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Pretty! Its so detailed

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#16

Half Batman Half Traditional Wedding Cake

Half Batman Half Traditional Wedding Cake

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

Missed opportunity to have cat women and batman as toppers.

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#17

Beautiful And Subtle Harry Potter Wedding Cake

Beautiful And Subtle Harry Potter Wedding Cake

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

How about adding 'Always"!?

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#18

My Wedding Cake: 100% Edible

My Wedding Cake: 100% Edible

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Laura Maeflower
Community Member
2 months ago

It's funny that its meant to just look like pieces of a dead tree, but we think it's beautiful! I can't judge that's what I had at my wedding lol.

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#19

Geode Wedding Cake

Geode Wedding Cake

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Grace Vukasovic
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW beautiful. Looks so realistic :0

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#20

Cable Knit Wedding Cake

Cable Knit Wedding Cake

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 months ago

Cozy, cozy cake

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#21

[homemade] Wedding Cake

[homemade] Wedding Cake

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Destiney Torres
Community Member
2 months ago

Homemade wow you might be ur own personal baker.

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#22

Literary/ Book-Themed Wedding Cake

Literary/ Book-Themed Wedding Cake

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
2 months ago

Mawwige..is wot bwings us togetha..today. Wuv, twuuuu wuv.

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#23

What Do Y’all Think About Modern Wedding Cakes? I Made This Beauty For A Modern Wedding At A Warehouse

What Do Y’all Think About Modern Wedding Cakes? I Made This Beauty For A Modern Wedding At A Warehouse

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Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one

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#24

Secret Identity Of A Wedding Cake

Secret Identity Of A Wedding Cake

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James Brooks
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2 months ago

batman is DC while the others are Marvel

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#25

Forest Themed Wedding Cake

Forest Themed Wedding Cake

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Bored Person
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow it looks so real

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#26

Wedding Cake

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

Very sweet.

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#27

Self Made Forest Wedding Cake For My Sister

Self Made Forest Wedding Cake For My Sister

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Looks absolutely yummy!

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#28

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

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Mimi
Community Member
2 months ago

When your cake is bigger and more intricate than the one the Queen of England had, you either made it or went a little over the top. Or both :) I almost hear the crunchy cracking when biting in the sugar columns.

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#29

This Was The Cake I Created For A Stunning Droomtroue Wedding End Of Last Year... With Smoke Pouring Out Of The Aladin Lamp And Lighting In The Geode Cave

This Was The Cake I Created For A Stunning Droomtroue Wedding End Of Last Year... With Smoke Pouring Out Of The Aladin Lamp And Lighting In The Geode Cave

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MermaidsAndDragons
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't forget the Beauty and the Beast rose.

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#30

Glowing In The Dark Wedding Cake

Glowing In The Dark Wedding Cake

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

So creative! How did they make it glow?

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#31

The Wedding I'm At Has The Best Cake I've Ever Seen

The Wedding I'm At Has The Best Cake I've Ever Seen

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True Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha Looks amazing

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#32

Pillow Wedding Cake

Pillow Wedding Cake

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Laila Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

i luv it!!

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#33

Disney Wedding Cake

Disney Wedding Cake

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

This baker is a master. He has another post above. Wow; just wow.

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#34

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Zara VP
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2 months ago

Finally, a cake that reflects my soul.

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#35

Original Wedding Cake

Original Wedding Cake

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Lilly Rose Poppy
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2 months ago

I wonder if the middle spins

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#36

Beautiful Wedding Cake

Beautiful Wedding Cake

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Wolfstar
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2 months ago

Change the color to red and gold (GRYFFINDOR!!!) and color me happy

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#37

Wedding Cake

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Azziza
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2 months ago

This looks more edible than a lot of the others on here. I'm so sick of fondant all over everything. Bleah. This one you can see has real frosting. Much nicer.

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#38

Wedding Cake

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Angelfinn2181
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2 months ago

This should definitely be higher!

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#39

Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Cake, 1947. Dubbed "The 10,000 Mile Wedding Cake" After Its Ingredients Were Flown In From Australia And South Africa, The Cake Measured 9 Ft In Height And Weighed 500 Lbs

Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Cake, 1947. Dubbed "The 10,000 Mile Wedding Cake" After Its Ingredients Were Flown In From Australia And South Africa, The Cake Measured 9 Ft In Height And Weighed 500 Lbs

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True Blue
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2 months ago

How would somebody cut that let alone eat it?!

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#40

Beauty And The Beast Themed Wedding Cake

Beauty And The Beast Themed Wedding Cake

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

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#41

We Are Super Proud Of Ourselves! It Was A Huge Pleasure Makes The Little Prince Cake

We Are Super Proud Of Ourselves! It Was A Huge Pleasure Makes The Little Prince Cake

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Yvette Desmarais
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2 months ago

That would make a great birthday cake as well.

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#42

May The 4th Be With You. Awesome Star Wars Cake From Lauren And Mark’s Wedding

May The 4th Be With You. Awesome Star Wars Cake From Lauren And Mark’s Wedding

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David Martin
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2 months ago

I want to believe that at the reception, the father of the bride pulled the groom aside to say "Mark...I am your father-in-law"

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#43

Wedding Cake

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Bridget Price
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2 months ago

dear future husband, take notes!

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#44

Wedding Cake With Pressed On Flowers

Wedding Cake With Pressed On Flowers

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Princess Procrastination
Community Member
2 months ago

So pretty!

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#45

This Lotr (Minas Tirith) Wedding Cake

This Lotr (Minas Tirith) Wedding Cake

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Landon DeSonne
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW

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