Coastal-Inspired Wedding Cakes

coastal wedding cake with lace by De La Rosa Cupcakes, Inbal Dror gown image by Feather & Stone Photography

Crashing waves, ocean spray and sea air – coastal weddings are the location of choice this year for the bride looking for a beautiful, nature inspired wedding venue this year. And we’ve put together a collection of some of the most beautiful ocean inspired wedding cakes this week to inspire you.

De La Rosa Cakes & Cupcakes take coastal couture to the max with their magnifient distressed lace, pale blue and silver leaf wedding cake featured above (image by Katie Grant Photography), the perfect wedding cake to go with this sensational Inbal Dror gown pictured at a beautiful coastal location (image by Feather & Stone Photography).

Stormy seas were the inspiration for The White Cakery in their towering coastal confection below meshing pale blues and muted grey tones in soft waves to perfection (image by Krista Fox Photography) with a dramatically beautiful Elizabeth MacKenzie lace gown to the right (photographed by Luna de Mare Photography).

coastal wedding cake by The White Cakery, Krista Fox Photography left, Elizabeth McKenzie gown Luna de Mare Photography

Softly embossed texturing, ocean spray ruffles, seashells and simple beading make this Nine Cakes creation (below left) a study in coastal cake art beauty (image by Judy Pak Photography). On the right, a blue watercolour wash and soft wafer paper florals create a subtle coastal vibe in this contemporary wedding cake design by Hey There Cupcake (via Style Me Pretty.)

coastal wedding cakes by Nine Cakes, Judy Pak Photography left,  Hey There Cupcake via Style Me Pretty right

Watercolour effects in muted tones of periwinkle blue, soft grey and seafoam greens bring a natural, organic feel to these two coastal-inspired wedding cakes by JuJu’s Organic Delights (below left, Adam Ward Photography) and via Knead to Bake (below right, Brett Heidebrecht Photography based on a design by Maggie Austin).

coastal wedding cakes by JuJu's Organic Delights, Adam Ward Photography left, Knead to Bake, Brett Heidebrecht Photography right

Blue/gold crustaceans, oyster shells and tiny pearls set in gold toned lace make a superbly imaginative and unique coastal wedding cake below by true original, Maggie Austin.

coastal wedding cake with oysters and pearls by Maggie Austin

A simple spray of samphire/saltwort and blue-grey succulents brings instant ocean beauty to this soft styled floral wedding cake below for a pretty beach wedding (image by Joielala Photographie via Style Me Pretty).

coastal wedding cake for beach wedding image by Joielala Photographie via Style Me Pretty

Pale blue-grey, sumptuous florals and a hint of distressed silver leaf come together to create a simply stunning coastal wedding cake below by Laugh Love Cakes (image by Brittany Mahood Photography).

coastal wedding cake for beach wedding by Laugh Love Cakes, Brittany Mahmood Photography

Another of Laugh Love Cakes coastal inspired wedding cakes features below showing that you don’t have to forego stylish florals for seashells for a beautiful coastal-inspired wedding cake design (image right, by Brittany Mahood Photography) with fabulous beach-boho style gowns below right (image by Love Note Photography).

coastal wedding cake by Laugh Love Cakes, Brittany Mahood Photography left, image right by Love Note Photography

The softest of watercolour blue with just a touch of flecked gold leaf is all that is needed to bring oceanside beauty to this exquisitely styled wedding cake display (below left, image by¬†Compass Rose Photography via 100 Layer Cake). A silver hued “mermaid” gown with boho styling makes for exquisite coastal wedding couture from Houghton Bride (image by Ishani Gowri Photography).

coastal wedding cake Compass Rose Photography, image right Ishani Gowri Photography, Houghton Bride gown

For mesmerizing impact, these navy blue watercoloured designs by Stevi Auble of Hey There Cupcake hit all the right notes, particularly for a winter beach wedding with gold leaf adding luxury and warmth and soft wafer paper florals offering contrast against the deeper tones.

coastal wedding cakes for beach wedding by Hey There Cupcake

Limpet pool blue and the glow of gold leaf bring a touch of magic to this, another of Hey There Cupcakes coastal wedding cake designs below with torn wafer paper creating a soft ocean wave effect on the bottom tier, complimented on the left by a soft grey-toned gown and botantical boutquet (image left by Tamara Gruner Photography via Wedding Sparrow).

coastal wedding cake by Hey There Cupcake left, image rightTamara Gruner Photography via Wedding Sparrow

Exquisitely crafted coral overlaid on seafoam green fondant and topped with a superb distressed effect over-sized peony makes a superbly stylish beach-inspired wedding cakes by T Bakes (below left) with another seafoam green beauty in gentle watercolours paired with a blush floral accent on the right by The Layered Bakeshop (Jeremy and Kristin Photography).

beach wedding cakes by T Bakes left, Layered Bakeshop (Jeremy and Kristin Photography) right

More aqua/seafoam green designs feature below styled with rustic braided burlap/hessian trim (below left) in a design from Sweet P Cakes & Cookies, with seashells and fondant waves bringing ocean-side inspiration to the pretty design (below right) by The Cake Whisperer.

seafoam green wedding cakes for beach wedding by Sweet P Cakes & Cookies left, The Cake Whisperer right

Artfully arranged coral sprays set against multi-toned watercoloured tiers creates a simple but dramatic ode to the ocean in this pretty coastal wedding cake design below by Sweet On You Designer Cups & Cakes (image by White Willow Photography).

coastal wedding cake with coral for beach wedding by Sweet On You Designer Cups & Cakes, White Willow Photography

De La Rosa craft an imaginative coral brooch/cluster on this pretty blue ribboned wedding cake (below left, image by Katie Grant Photography), with a contemporary style wedding cake in grey-blue and white softened with botanical styling below right by Fleur de Lisa (image by Coco Tran Photography via Style Me Pretty).

coastal wedding cakes by De La Rosa Cupcakes, Katie Grant Photography left, cake by Fleur de Lisa, Coco Tran Photography via Style Me Pretty

The high drama of crashing ocean waves and sea spray has been magnificently recreated in sugar art by the design geniuses at Rosebud Cakes below left, with a contrasting study in simplicity below right by A Cake Life, Hawaii with softly coloured tiers.

seashore wedding cake by Rosebud Cakes left, right by A Cake Life, Hawaii via Pacific Weddings

Just Because Cakes bring a touch of whimsy to their beautifully crafted seaside cake design below left – perfectly styled for a relaxed, laid-back beachside wedding. (Coastal wedding image right by Cory Weber Photography via Wedding Sparrow).

seaside wedding cake by Just Because Cakes left, image right Cory Weber Photography via Wedding Sparrow


For more on creating distressed lace effects, antiqued finishes and using washes to colour cakes, see Faye Cahill’s online class with Craftsy: Layered Embellishments.

Also, don’t miss Kristen Erich’s beach wedding cake class in her Capture The Moment: Three Unforgetable Cakes class online.

Learn to create the awe-inspiring geode wedding cake below centre – perfect for a coastal themed wedding – with Rachel Teufel on Craftsy. In her Naturally Elegant Cakes classes Rachel also teaches a rustic woodland inspired wedding cake adorned with reindeer antlers, as well as a beautiful seasonal winter wreath cake in while and silver. Find out more here: Naturally Elegant Designs.

woodland wedding cake with antlers tutorial with Rachel Teufel

You’ll also find a class on how to create this luxury white chocolate wrap cake in a coastal theme with Paul Bradford on Craftsy.
white chocolate wrap wedding cake tutorial by Paul Bradford on Craftsy

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