How to style your wedding cake table

You have spent lots of time choosing and designing your dream wedding cake, now it is time to think about how you are going to display it! Tiny cake tables in corners with wonky white table clothes are things of the past… lets face it this is the most expansive cake purchase you are ever likely to make so lets show it off and really make it a super centerpiece at your reception!

Say it with flowers - Once the I-dos are over you will have a beautiful bouquet and perhaps smaller posies that will need a home - think about using these on your cake table to frame your cake - it will make a lovely display and give your guests the opportunity to not only enjoy your cake but your gorgeous wedding flowers too! I loved bringing some of the fresh flowers from the brides bouquet into the cake design to really bring this display together.

hand painted burgundy and gold wedding cake

More than a table - have some fun displaying your wedding cake by using an interesting piece of furniture! You might have something suitable at home or you might find something in a local charity shop that you could upcycle and then keep as a memory of your big day! There are also lots of unique hire companies out there with lots of fab pieces of furniture just waiting for their big moment! I love the way that the tables used to display both of my cakes below really match the cakes personality!

hand painted tattoo inspired wedding cake
hand painted wedding cake in shades of blue with helebores

Not just one cake - Why have one wedding cake when you could have a whole dessert table! Dessert tables are a super fun option for couples who want to offer their guests a selection of tasty treats, perhaps as part of their dessert option! You can still have a main focal cake for that all important cake cutting shot alongside other cakes and treats in colours and designs to match! I loved creating this cake table with its focal hand painted cake and smaller rustic iced cakes with hand crafted butterflies and fresh flowers. There were also hand painted cookie pops to match the cake and french macarons in complimentary colours!

Cake table with hand painted Japanese bird print wedding cake

Something personal - There are sadly often people who cant be with us on our big day or memories of other family weddings that you would like to share with your guests. I loved how this couple really made the most of celebrating their family as part of their cake table display with framed photos all in black and white to compliment their burgundy and grey cake.

Hand painted wedding cake in burgundy and grey

And for the brave - Are you having an open air wedding? No body says you have to keep your wedding cake inside! Best check the weather first for this one though! (Seriously - cakes outdoors in the sun are not the best idea but it does look super gorgeous!!)

Ocean Inspired bridal shoot Cornish coastline Liberty Pearl Photography hand painted wedding cake in navy blue

I always enjoy seeing how couples style their cake table! If you are not sure what to do always ask your cake maker - we will have lots of ideas for you!