Whether it’s classic floral wedding cakes or glam metallic designs, there’s no shortage of big-day dessert trends. But lately, we’ve been seeing more and more of a certain style: mosaic wedding cakes. With intricate edible tiles hand-cut and fashioned in a brilliant array of colors, the detailed desserts are seriously stunning. Best of all: A mosaic cake is totally versatile. Depending on your wedding aesthetic, your baker can create a confection that looks and feels exotic and Moroccan or, for something on the opposite side of the spectrum, crisp and modern.
Here are some of our favorite takes on this wedding-cake trend.
Moroccan Wedding Cake with Blue Tiles (above): The mosaic patterns on this intricate three-tier cake by One Belle Bakery were inspired by the tilework seen in Moroccan architecture.
Photo: Courtesy of Wilton
Ikat Tiled Wedding Cake: The combination of painted ikat, textured tiles, and gilded leaves give this cake an exotic flair.
Photo: AK Cake Design
Pastel Zigzag Wedding Cake: Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design in Portland created this modern chevron cake covered in individually hand-cut and hand-painted triangles arranged to form vertical zigzags.
Photo: Life Fusion Photography
Fuchsia Tiled Wedding Cake: Another take on a Moroccan-themed cake, this confection by Jenny’s Wedding Cakes features a tiled pattern and intricate beading done in rich hues of fuchsia, purple, and gold.
Photo: Anna Williams
Marble Mosaic Cake: Pastry chef Wendy Sherwood of La Forêt created blush, gold, and silver white-chocolate tiles to mimic the look of elegant Italian marble.
Photo: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Bronze Tiled Wedding Cake: The combination of golden bronze tiles with bright turquoise flowers on this cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop is surprising yet chic.
Photo: Emily Wren Photography
Hexagon-Tiled Wedding Cake: The ocean-inspired hues and crisp, hexagon-shaped tiles make this the perfect dessert complement to a modern beach wedding. This cake was created by Philadelphia’s Cake Life Bake Shop.
Purple Mosaic Wedding Cake: This towering confection by Florida bakery Kakes by Karen will definitely command attention at any reception.