12 Summer Wedding Cakes

In these last few bittersweet weeks of summer, we are reflecting on another successful wedding season. The past few months have marked the height of the 2022 wedding boom, which is expected to see some 2.5 million ceremonies by the end of December—the highest record since 1984.

To properly send off another round of warm weather ceremonies, we think it’s only fitting to start with something sweet. The following wedding cakes perfectly reflect the wonder of the season, whether through their bright and bold accents or the delectable summer flavors baked within.

This two-tiered cake takes cues from the surrounding gardens at Sleepy Ridge. Peach and evergreen floral details are painted in an abstract-like fashion, delivering a fine art aesthetic to the dessert. You can see more from this whimsical inspiration shoot featured on our blog here!

At their traditional Catholic Italian wedding at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, the couple chose to keep their wedding cake simple and chic. Rockwell Catering made the dessert with a fresh lemon poppyseed flavor—a summertime staple

Blue Sky’s serene mountain backdrop and local fauna inspired this elegant summer cake. Pops of wheatgrass and honeycomb-like blooms bring a piece of alpine flair to the couple’s cake. Inside, two layers of creme brûlée and one peanut butter chocolate pay homage to their love of Reese’s chocolate. This cake was originally featured in an online Real Wedding feature, see more here!

Who says your summer wedding can’t be a little bit moody? Marble details and fanciful sugar flowers make a surprising pair on this dual-tier cake.

Photo by Heather Nan. Cake by Flour & Flourish.

Mini sugar flowers in a soft robin’s egg blue gave this white cake a touch of elegance. The youthful cake carried an English-garden appeal that perfectly matched the summer ceremony taking place at the 122-year-old Salt Lake Country Club. See more from the inspiration shoot here!

Straying from tradition, this square two-tier cake is as striking as it is sophisticated. Delicate sugar petals offer visual interest, while the simple white color pair with any wedding scheme. One tier of the cake was flavored like the iconic Samoa Girl Scout cookie, and the other was a decadent crème brûlée.

Photo by Kaci Baum. Cake by Sharle McLarney.

Fresh pink garden roses and green foliage add a pop of summer color to this ivory cake.

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Photo by Pepper Nix. Cake by Cake by Alessandra.

For a summertime wedding at La Caille, the couple chose a palette of blush, pink and sage and cream. Their sweeping cake followed suit, featuring delicate blooms and textured detail. To appease her admitted sweet tooth, the bride also included a brownie bar with an assortment of tasty toppings. You can find more details from this wedding featured in our 2022 issue here!

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Photo by Michael Cozzens. Cake by Flour & Flourish.

Jewel tones and blue hues make the perfect pair, as displayed by this masculine yet sweet wedding cake.

Bold peach hues and arched elements found in this unique cake reflect the unique components of the urban venue. As an expert wedding planner Michelle Cousins shares “Colors, shapes and patterns can breathe life into your events.”

Lush blueberries, blackberries and fresh figs adorned this nature-inspired cake. The couple prioritized environmentally-friendly ingredients and materials throughout their wedding, so even the cakestand and details were reusable or biodegradable.

summer wedding cakes
Photo by Pepper Nix. Cake by Cake. by Alessandra.

With Highland gardens’ lush greenhouses as a backdrop, the couple went for a theme best described as a traditional riff on boho. Their cake featured a dreamy color palette of mauve, ivory and sage green with hints of gold scattered across the tiers. The cake’s coconut flavor was a refreshing reminder of summertime in paradise.

Find more summertime wedding inspiration here!

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Avrey is the Associate Editor for Utah Bride & Groom Magazine, and the Digital Editor for our affiliate magazine Utah Style & Design. She enjoys documenting unique love stories, offering fashion inspiration and indulging her affinity for alliteration.