20 Gold Wedding Cakes With Gorgeous Details

Go for the gold!

Tiered wedding cake with sugar flowers and gold leaves

 K.R. Moreno

You've booked the perfect venue, sent out your save the dates, and now it's time for the next step—diving into your cake design. Couples have been choosing to add gold accents to their confections in a variety of ways, bringing a stunning metallic finish to their cakes no matter their wedding style.

There are so many ways that cake designers can achieve a bronzed look for a wedding cake, and it’s all up to the style the couple wants. "There are endless choices and tons of fabulous options for couples who want to incorporate gold into their wedding cakes," says Moriah Tulier, owner of Wildflower Cakes. "You can go big with whole tiers painted or even something small and delicate like a gold foiled monogram. From hints of metallic splatter, gold bas-relief, shimmery fondant edges, Art Deco details, and sequins, cake artists can paint almost any detail big or small golden with the right tools." 

Meet the Expert

Moriah Tulier is the owner and founder of Wildflower Cakes, a Denver-based cake studio.

From flakes of gold foil to pouring melted gold chocolate for a drip effect, there’s a cake with gold accents out there for any venue. To inspire your cake design planning, we’ve pulled together a few of our favorites. Read on for 20 pretty wedding cakes with gorgeous gold details we love. 

01 of 20

Pretty in Pink and Gold

Tiered wedding cake with blush pink and gold details
Ashley Cakes

The hand-painted gold flecks contrasted with the subtle blush pink on this cake is such a gorgeous look. Ashley Cakes paired gold detailing with cascading white florals in this design to make a cake perfect for a spring or summer wedding. 

02 of 20

Go for Gold Drip

Wedding cake with rose gold drip
Natalie Watson Photography 

Incorporating rose gold into a palette paired with light pinks, red, and greenery is simply stunning, and this cake pulls off that look flawlessly. This two-tiered cake from Magpies Bakery incorporated buttercream icing and a gold drip on the second tier for a gorgeous modern look. 

03 of 20

A Two-Toned Statement

Two tiered wedding cake with gold paint
 Valerie Darling

We love the idea of making a bold, gold statement with a two-tiered cake! And the contrast of one bright, white layer on top of one gold layer is stunning. This gorgeous cake from Layers was topped with a sprig of Viburnum berries for a simple touch to complete the look.

04 of 20

A Simple Gold Monogram

White tiered wedding cake with simple gold detailing
 Ryan Ray Photography

Incorporating gold into your wedding cake’s décor doesn't always need to make a big splash. Sweet, simple details can elevate a white cake in the most beautiful way. This five-tier cake from Sugar Cloud Baking Company made a bold statement with its height, paired with a unique crocodile embossing and a subtle hand-painted gold monogram.

05 of 20

Shimmer With Gold Florals

Wedding cake with gold florals
 KT Merry

Pairing shimmery gold with subtle pops of silver and pink can make such an elegant statement. This cake from Tessa Pinner incorporated hand-painted sugar leaves and buds to create a stunning showpiece.

06 of 20

A Western Look

Hand painted western design wedding cake
 Aaron Delesie

A golden hue doesn’t have to be just for the main cake, and it doesn’t always have to shine. This groom’s cake from Megan Joy Cakes incorporated hints of golden brown painted on the fondant to match the same Ralph Lauren print the couple featured on their invitation suite.  

07 of 20

A Golden Geode

Golden geode cake with gold leaf
 Ivy Road Photography

Geode cakes have certainly been having their moment to shine, and this gold detailed cake is the perfect example of why. With hand-painted fondant and a golden leaf as décor, this cake from The Cake That Ate Paris beamed with rustic, metallic elegance. 

08 of 20

Go for Gilded Foil Flecks

Wedding cake with gold foil and twigs
 Kate Drennan

Just a touch of gilded elegance can transform the look of a cake. This cake from The Cake & I featured semi-rustic edges with a bit of flaked gold, paired with dried flowers for a gorgeous boho vibe. 

09 of 20

Brushed Gold and Bold Florals

Brushed gold wedding cake with bold florals
 Heather Waraksa

Add gold and make it pop! We can’t get enough of this look, pairing bronzy gold-painted layers with bold red florals and soft pinks. This five-tier cake from Nine Cakes incorporated gold into a color palette in such a gorgeous way. 

10 of 20

Get Creative With Sequins

Black wedding cake with sequin art design
 Kate Headley

Who says gold needs to always be paired with white? This cake from Sweet Heather Anne was a true work out art, pulling inspiration from a sequin sculpture at the Shinola Hotel (the couple’s venue). The design incorporated edible sequins delicately laid on buttercream to create the design, adding stunning pops of gold sequins and beading. 

11 of 20

Opt For a Bold Pattern

Black, white, and gold geometric wedding cake
 Sposto Photography

What a way to add a statement piece to a wedding! This flavor combo and design from Bottega Louie is what Art Deco dreams are made of. This real wedding cake featured black, gold, and grey triangles in its design, with square layers of chocolate cake and blackberry filling.

12 of 20

Speckle it With Gold

Tiered wedding cake with gold speckling
 Lexxi Smith Photography

This three-tiered stunner from Lux Sucre Desserts is such a gorgeous option for a fall wedding, but the concept can be incorporated during any season. A semi-naked cake brought out the hues of the cake itself, while splattered gold enhanced the rustic vibe. 

13 of 20

Hand-Painted Elegant Edges

Elegant wedding cake with gold details
 Roey Yohai Studios

What a way to pull together multiple details in one design! This gorgeous five-tier cake from Lulu Cake Boutique utilized a torn fondant edge, hand-painted with edible gold, to make a statement. Paired with cascading sugar roses, ranunculus flowers, and gold-painted leaves, this cake was classic with a touch of elegance. 

14 of 20

Brushed With Gold

Brushed gold wedding cake with pink flowers
Anna Shackleford

The gold brushed look is such a gorgeous way to incorporate gold in a subtle, sweet way. This four-tiered cake from Sugar Cloud Baking Company incorporated white fondant with painted brushed gold and stunning florals to bring the look together. 

15 of 20

Marbled and Gilded

Marbled wedding cake with gold foil
 Lisa Poggi

This cake from Belmonde Villa San Michele paired a marbled fondant design with large flecks of edible gold foil for a stunning design. It just screams modern elegance.

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Golden Leaves and Florals

Tiered wedding cake with gold flowers and leaves
K.R. Moreno

This cake from Sweet Heather Anne incorporated gold into a floral design in the best way possible. The golden leaves paired with white sugar flowers with golden accents made for such an elegant statement. 

17 of 20

A Simple Pop of Gold

Hanging wedding cakes with gold detailing
Tryn Photo 

A simple splash of gold is sometimes all you need to make a statement! We love the random pops of gold that were incorporated in this incredible hanging display from Hey There, Cupcake

18 of 20

A Gold Centerpiece

Tiered wedding cake with gold accents
Heather Payne Photography 

Who says gold detailing needs to be symmetrical? There’s something so gorgeous and rustic about random gold leafing. This cake from Rick’s Bakery incorporated semi-naked layers, accented by a golden statement layer in the middle for a pretty gold look. 

19 of 20

Go for Green and Gold

Wedding cake with gold foil and a bold bottom layer
Photo by Hugo Coelho Fotografia; Planning by Muza Weddings

Pair simple gold foiled layers with a bold statement layer. This cake from Migalha Doce paired rustic gold detailing and plenty of texture with hand-painted watercoloring and stunning florals to complete the look.

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A Touch of the Tropics

White wedding cake with handpainted gold band
Photo by Rachel Havel; Planning by Bluebird Productions

Utilizing a subtle palm leaf print paired with a pop of gold, this cake brought a touch of the tropics. Wildflower Cakes utilized mismatched tier heights and hand-brushed gold bands around the cake’s edges for a metallic finish. 

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