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Top 5 Beach Wedding Cake Ideas

Are you looking for beach-theme wedding cake ideas? Well, I have a fabulous line-up just for you from Susanna of Kiss Weddings. And, the timing of this post is just perfect since I've just returned from our yearly vacation to the beach and my mind is still on the wonderful sounds of the ocean waves and walking barefoot in the sand :)


When planning a beach themed wedding your options for cakes, beach wedding colors, decor, and themes are truly endless. Whether you prefer contemporary, traditional, or even whimsical – the most important thing is that you pick a look that you love - and then you make it your own.

1. The Simple Look Cakes

Trying to keep it super simple so that you can save? If so, simple sugar toppings or a simple (but unique) wedding cake topper on a homemade cake will do the trick.

The first is a simple homemade cake. But it looks so pretty and whimsical. We love it! The ocean makes the PERFECT backdrop for this fun little ensemble – don’t you think? The second beach wedding cake just uses a few delicate flowers creating a simple and sweet look.

2. The Seashell and Starfish Cakes

Everyone loves starfish! With this super cute starfish wedding cake topper you can’t go wrong. Another element that we just love about this cake – if you look closely at the bottom you will see there is faux sand and the bride and groom’s names are written in it. How cute is that?

In the second starfish cake you see how you can implement any flower you love into your beach theme and it still works! With the white on white look of the cake and the starfish it creates a very elegant look as well.

3. Tropical Flowers

There are so many beautiful tropical wedding flowers available that you may be tempted to go with these as your flower selection even if you aren’t planning a beach wedding. And this cake below featuring these beautiful green tropical flowers is to die for. Love it!

If you are considering a tropical wedding cake and are looking for a tropical wedding cake topper you CANNOT go wrong with using fresh flowers. 

4. Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Since beach weddings are usually more casual they make the perfect fit with one another. Just imagine your guest sitting beach-side nibbling on one of these adorable and yummy creations. Does it really get any better than that?

5. The "Muskoka" or Adirondack Chair

Don’t feel like you have to go with the traditional bride and groom "mini-me’s" when deciding on the topper and design of your cake? Think outside the box and find other elements that represent your theme - like these super cool Muskoka Chairs. Here in Canada nothing says lazy summer days like these chairs. Add in a few seashells and it’s automatically a little more tropical.

Just because you are having a beach themed wedding does not mean you can’t have a sensational cake that still fits within your theme. Whether you desire something fresh and fun or something all-together fancy – if you love it, go with it!