Thinking of sprucing up your wedding cake table to make it a real focal point? Or perhaps you are on the hunt for delicious wedding dessert table ideas? You are in the right place as I round up some swoon-worthy bakes and cake decoration ideas to fill your creative juices.
Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Barn Wedding Ideas Cake: One Part Love Bakery
If you’re ready to dive in and get all the sweet treat inspiration, read on.
Wedding Cake Table Ideas
Wedding Dessert Table Ideas
Wedding Cake Table Inspiration
If you want to keep your cake table to one or multiple cakes only. And then your dessert for your wedding meal, then these are the ideas for you! From gorgeous bakes to decadent decorations, you’ll love these showstopping images.
Ideas for cake table decor:
Unique cake stands
Alternatives to traditional tables
1. Neon Sign Backdrop
Make a splash with a custom neon sign backdrop, to really highlight your cake.
Photo: Holly Collings Photography via Greek English Fusion Wedding Cake: Claire’s Sweet Temptation
Screening creates a beautiful cacoon-like feel to a wedding cake set-up.
Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas Wedding Cakes: Cake Daydreams
Chic and simple, with a white cake, a wooden table and beautiful white wedding flowers.
Photo: Francesca Francesca via Anthurium Wedding Planner: Loving Marche Wedding
4. Cake Pillars
Use pillars to make a sensational cake area.
Photo: Natalie Silvester Photography via Blue White Wedding Ideas Cake: Anna Lewis Cakes
5. Log Slices
Layered log slices are a great rustic wedding idea, teamed with seasonal blooms.
Photo: Natalia Case Photography via Frickley Lake Wedding
6. Cut Out Backdrop
For A DIY decoration idea, create cutouts from wood in your chosen shapes and add a lick of paint.
Photo: Gina Fernandes Photography via Navy Gold Wedding Ideas Cake: The Cake Spa
What if your wedding cake table, wasn’t a table, but in fact a vintage wardrobe? It’s a great option for outdoor weddings to prove cakes shelter too.
Photo: Laura Coughlan via Silver Blue Wedding Cake: Pinkface & Artlocke Design
8. Sequin Wall
Make sure your cakes sparkle and shine with a sequin wall backdrop.
Photo: Gina Fernandes Photography via 1920s Wedding Ideas Cakes: Rosehill Cake Studio
For a budget-friendly cake table, thrift old suitcases and pile them high.
Photo: Nicola Dawson Photography via Great Comp Garden Wedding Cake: Chelsea Buns Cake Design
10. Boho Beautiful
Create a boho feel to your wedding day with dreamcatchers, greenery and plenty of candles to make your cake pop.
Photo: Stephanie Dreams Photography via Woodland Wedding Inspiration Cake: Cake Daydreams
11. Antique Window
How about scouring your local scrap yard? On old window may just frame your cake beautifully.
Photo: Sarah Brookes Photography via Clear Marquee Wedding
12. Flower Arch
For a luxe feel, move your ceremony wedding arch to your cake table area at your reception.
Photo: Jane Beadnell Photography via Peach Gold Wedding Ideas Cake: Storeybook Cakes
13. Flowers Flowers Flowers
This is what you get when you go all-out floral. So so pretty and I am sure this creation smells divine too.
Photo: Captured by Katrina via Ultra Violet Wedding Ideas Cake: The Pretty Cake Company
14. Log Stump
A super tall log stump can create the most unique of cake tables.
Photo: Nessworthy Photography via Owen House Barn Wedding Cake: Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes
Have you heard of a cake swing? Doesn’t it look just darling?
Photo: Freya Raby via Ooakwood At Ryther Wedding Cakes & Desserts: Where The Ribbon Ends
If you are planning a cake table do consider those guests that may have a dietary condition or requirement. Perhaps contact them directly and see if they would want to be able to join in and if they need any special conditions in serving the cakes too.
Wedding Dessert Table Ideas
Wedding tables buckling under the weight of cakes is becoming a frequent sight at weddings. Whether they are full of rustic homemade cakes or are coordinated professional dessert tables they make epic impact.
Not only do they look super fun, and bring together your friends and family they taste fantastic too.
Ideas for dessert table treats:
15. Pretty Pastel
Choose your desserts to match your wedding colours, so that everything flows beautifully.
Photo: Darina Stoda Photography via Stubton Hall Wedding Cake: The Confetti Cakery
16. Healthy Table
Make your dessert table healthy by providing fresh fruit as well as savoury cheese for a twist.
Photo: EKR Pictures via Sustainable Wedding Ideas Cake: Red Robin Cakery
Sometimes all you need is a spectacular location for your dessert table to really make it sing.
Photo: Fox and Beau Photography via Thirty Guest Wedding Cake: T’s All Occasion Cakes
I love how relaxed this dessert table looks. With paper cut-out banner, trailing leaves, a trestle table and of course, tons of truly scrumptious goodies.
Photo: The Gibsons Photography via Autumn Village Hall Wedding Cakes: Three Sisters Bake
Hoops are a great way to make a cake look extra. Spray paint a hula hoop and add flowers for a cheap make.
Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas Cake: The Baking Fairy
20. Grazing Dessert Table
Grazing tables have been huge, but how about a sweet grazing bar?
Photo: Katherine Ashdown Photography via Holkham Hall Wedding Dessert Table: Dust With Coca
Doughnut wedding cakes are really popular. This dessert table combines not only a main doughnut cake but a doughnut wall and trays to make a really fun display.
Photo: Nicole Miro Photography LLC via Wisconsin Micro Wedding Doughnuts: Cranky Al’s
This dessert table is really paired back, with rustic furniture, fabric and flowers simply added to make sure the pudding is star of the show.
Photo: Oxi Photography via Hamswell House Wedding Cake & Sweet Treats: Cake Box
Construct a table using wooden barrels and a shelf, then add chic desserts for a beautiful contrast.
Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Winter Wonderland Barn Wedding Cake: One Part Love Bakery
Macaron towers, brownies, chocolate-dipped strawberries and cake pops look incredible on this dressing table.
Photo: Katherine Ashdown Photography via Barnston Lodge Wedding Dessert Table: Sophies Bakes Cakes
Cake stands are often used, but how about stands for desserts to help them be seen by guests?
Photo: Victoria Baker Weddings via Intimate Garden Wedding Cakes: Juniper Cakery
Cookies are always a hit and a wall is a great way to display them.
Photo: The Light Painters via Hazel Gap Barn Wedding Cookie Wall: Ruby Lou’s Cake Company
27. Pretty Pink
Pretty pink is used in this dessert set-up, with treats that match the blooms. Add a gorgeous table cloth, petals and candles for the finishing touch.
Photo: Sugarbird Photography via Cherry Blossom Wedding Ideas Cake: Where The Ribbon Ends
Combine your wedding sweet table with your cake for an alternative dessert option.
Photo: Sarah Jayne Photography via Eco Friendly Wedding Inspiration Cake: Wakey Cakey
29. Buffet Style
Ask your caterer to serve dessert on your chosen table for guests to help themselves buffet style.
Photo: Nicola Dawson Photography via Great Comp Garden Wedding Dessert: Touchays Event Caterers
30. Individual Portions
Add individual portions of pud complete to your table, with spoons so that guests can tuck in easily.
Photo: AW Wedding Photography via Tiki Wedding Dessert: Rhubarb and Cream Catering
31. Pies & Jars
Sweet pies, tarts and puddings in jars look stunning on a dessert table.
Photo: Debs Alexander via Boconnoc Wedding Cake: Edible Essence
32. Community Effort
Many couples ask their guests to bring along a homemade bake, which brings together guests and makes them feel like a part of the day.
Photo: Struve Photography via Floral Village Hall Wedding Cake: Three Sisters Bake
33. Brownies & Cupcakes
Brownies and wedding cupcakes have to be dessert table staples for a reason. Right?
Photo: Brightwing Photography via Barn Wedding Shropshire Caterers: Rustic Roast Kitchen
34. Bake Off
Since the popularity of The Great British Bake Off many weddings are hosting their own cake contests. The couple judge the homemade efforts of their guests and award rosettes or prizes to their favourites. Great entertainment and an icebreaker.
Be sure to create some pretty labels for your cakes. Add the name of the person that baked the cake and the flavour or ingredients used. It looks cute and ensures no cake wastage.
Photo: Jess Soper Photography via Red Brick Barn Wedding
35. Budget Friendly
Having guests bring along cakes saves on your budget. Skip dessert on your wedding menu or chose one cake which has been made for you as your main wedding cake. Serve tea and pretty china to turn your scrumptious cakes into an afternoon tea treat.
Photo: Sally T Photography via Bright Wedding Cake: Boo to a Goose
36. Log Stump
This old tree stump makes the perfect spot to balance pudding.
Photo: Noel Deasington via Colourful Weekend Party Wedding
37. Cupcakes & Cake Pops
Create a cohesive design between your wedding cake, cake pops and cupcakes.
Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Romantic Soft Pretty Pastel Wedding Cake: The Pretty Sugar Cake Company
38. In the Cupboard
Put dessert in a cupboard or in drawers for a quirky style.
Photo: Tara Statton Photography via Bohemian Luxe Coastal Wedding Ideas Cake: Edible Essence Couture Cake Co.
Pick a beautiful wallpaper and use it as a backdrop to dessert.
Photo: Sarah Vivienne Photography via Floral Tipi Wedding Ideas Cake: Belmont House Cakery
40. Decadent Display
Doesn’t this table look magnificent? In fact its almost too good to eat!
If you don’t want to leave your cakes to chance. Or you are worried about baking the week before your wedding then hire someone fabulous to make your cakes. You can choose your designs, have the cakes coordinated and chose the flavours. Many cake bakers are now offering cake and dessert table options to couples.
Photo: Helen Cawte Photography via Modern Simple Colourful Garden Wedding Dessert: Kalm Caterers
Think about adding macrame to your dessert table for a soft and romantic feel.
Photo: Jo Bradbury via Botanical Macrame Glass House Wedding Ideas Cakes: Where The Ribbon Ends
That’s a wrap! All the wedding cake and dessert table ideas you’ll ever need to make a real statement. Tasty and pretty! Yes.
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