40+ Wedding Cake & Dessert Table Ideas – Strikingly Good

40+ Wedding Cake & Dessert Table Ideas – Strikingly Good

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.

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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


2. Screening

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


3. Minimal

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


7. Wardrobe

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


9. Suitcases

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


15. Swing

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


Dietary Requirements

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:

Rockie Road
Crispy Cakes
Cake Pops

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


17. Staircase

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


18. Crafty

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 


19. Hoop

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


21. Doughnuts

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


22. Understated

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


23. Barrels

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


24. Macaroons

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


25. Stands

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


26. Cookies

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


28. Sweets

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.


39. Wallpaper

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


41. Macrame

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.


Further Reading

Cheese Wedding Cake Ideas
Wedding Cake Alternatives
Two-Tier Wedding Cake Designs

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