11 Vintage Cakes Almost Too Pretty To Eat

May 5, 2023
11 Vintage Cakes Almost Too Pretty To Eat

Are you are a bride-to-be looking to add some timeless elegance to your wedding day? A vintage confection could be the perfect sweet addition. These romantic cakes take inspiration from eras long past, and come complete with intricate designs and lace details that will make them a show-stopping centerpiece at any reception. Get ready for some serious wedding dessert inspo because here are 11 of our favorite vintage cakes that are almost too pretty to eat!


Those just married vibes. Heart-shaped wedding cakes are having a major moment and we hope they never go away. This gluten free chocolate cake with raspberry jam filling and vanilla buttercream frosting is simple, sweet and to the point with white on white details. See more of this city chic elopement in our Colorado Spring/Summer Magazine

Cake by Nikai’s Bakery

Photo by Paige McKenzi


Let us introduce you to the Lambeth cake. A centuries old tradition of over-piping to create overlapping scrolls, dramatic details, and feminine frills. This lovely lavender cake is topped with gorgeous glittery cherries and the couple’s cute, but “naughty” Golden Retriever stealing a bite. We can’t blame him! You can find this real-life wedding in our Utah Spring/Summer Magazine

Cake by cake by Alessandra

Photo by Kristen Law Photography


*Immediately saves to Pinterest board. Pretty in pink and classically piped to perfection this three-tiered Lambeth cake is timeless, elegant, and oh-so-trendy, no wonder we keep seeing them all over Instagram.

Cake by Cherie Mull

Photo by Shannon Elizabeth Photography


An all-white wedding cake will never go out of style. We’re feeling extra nostalgic with this traditional three-tiered design that is tastefully refined and proves what was once old is new again. As a nod to the past, consider a smaller, petite sized cake for the groom similar to the one below. Blue handwriting with gold detailing and obviously a signature blue inside is a sweet gift to your now-husband.

Cake by Alyce in Flourland

Photo by Cait Swithers Photo & Film


Holy chic. We’re all in agreement with vintage wedding cakes making a comeback when they look like this. Many couples are searching for fun ways to personalize their wedding while making it truly unique and reflective of their personalities – insert an intimate photo shoot after the reception. These newlyweds leaned into the vintage vibes and modern times with classic black cursive atop a single-tier heart-shaped white cake.

Cake by Cakes by Jen

Photo by Keeley Joy Photography


Minimalist doesn’t mean boring. A milky white cake with stunning brush strokes featuring ‘love club’ in medium style font is sure to catch everyone’s attention for all the right reasons. If you’re an unconventional couple who wants to wow with flavor, choose confetti cake with rainbow colored sprinkles baked into the batter. 

Cake by Do It All

Photo by Sammie Chan Photo


Eat your heart out with a pale pink heart-shaped cake reminiscent of love and romance. The ornate Victorian-style piping resembles a pastry from an episode of Netflix’s Bridgerton. Further those love-struck feelings with a chocolatey red velvet cake flavor layered with cream cheese frosting.

Cake by Cakes by Kenn

Photo by Baylie Ranae Photo


It’s giving retro elopement with a modern spin and we’re absolutely here for it. The powder blue base with white and pink piping is nearly too pretty to eat; nearly. Topped with maraschino cherries and ‘hitched’ in handwritten script, how can you not be obsessed?

Cake by Kelly Leigh Cakes

Photo by Caitlyn Harris Photography


Let them eat cake. With a love so passionately sweet include a darling message to your new spouse on the dessert. Trust us, when we say this will elicit the biggest smile and best photos to look back on for years to come.

Cake by Paige Gulka

Photo by Carissa Marie Photography


Pearls for the bride. The frilly obsession is real on this single tier love heart cake with layers of scarlet red, white, and pastel pink Lambeth trim. We love a pink moment and if there’s one trend we predict to see for 2023-2024 weddings, it’s pops of bubblegum pink and fuchsia.

Cake by Alyce in Flourland

Photo by Meriki Photo Co


Why have one cake when you can have three? More is more and this trio in all different shapes, sizes, and shades of colors can do no wrong. Dripping with juicy cherries and disco balls is just the cherry on top. See what we did there? Oh, and give it up for the groovy retro font. See more of this fabulous ‘90s disco-inspired garden party wedding in our Utah Spring/Summer Magazine

Cake by Confetti Cake

Photo by Brooke Johnson Photo

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