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simple wedding cake decorated with berries and daisies
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Sweet & Summery

Looking for your summer wedding cake? Consider your theme. For a vintage or garden wedding, you want a dessert that is light and charming. This pink frosted cake is decorated with daisies and strawberries.

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Cool Watercolors

Cool-toned color palettes can make you feel calm and relaxed on a hot summer day. This watercolor wedding cake uses shades of white, silver, purple, and sky blue to create a delicious (and refreshing) design.

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rustic naked wedding cake
Photo: Ali Paul

A Little Naked

If you are planning on an outdoor reception at your summer wedding, consider the temperature when you order your cake. Tall towers of buttercream rarely remain straight in humid heat. Consider a naked wedding cake to minimize the buttercream, and try to keep your cake in a cool, shaded area. Also, ask your baker if they think the cake ought to be secured with extra dowels.

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lemon wedding cake with illustrated lemons painted on frosting
Photo: Mike Larson

Citrus Flavors

Cake flavors like lemon and orange are a delightfully zesty treat during this season. For your citrus summer wedding cake, opt to also incorporate an illustrated design that reveals what lies beneath the frosting.

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floral cake reveals rainbow layers inside
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

Bold Rainbow

Bright, luscious color palettes go so well with summer's sunny days. This wedding cake revealed a veritable rainbow inside. Particularly suited for a modern or fiesta event, this dessert will definitely the show!

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Southwestern wedding cupcakes with cactus decorations
Photo: Amber Thrane

Small Servings

In the middle of summer guests will usually eat less than they would if your wedding was in the winter. Keep this in mind when you order your wedding cake. If you are hosting a smaller wedding, consider purchasing a petite "cutting" cake and then matching cupcakes to suit your decor. These Southwestern-inspired cupcakes are so cute that no one will miss the tradtional cake.

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wedding pie table with chalkboard sign
Photo: Cluney Photo

Fresh Fruit

Another summer wedding cake alternative is serving fruit pies. It really is the ultimate summer dessert. It holds up well in the heat and uses farm fresh berries picked in season.

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Simple Design

Do you appreciate the simplicity of relaxed summer decor? Then you will love this beautiful summer wedding cake with a barely-there ombre effect.

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State Fair Charm

When it comes to summer wedding cakes at more rustic events, you might want to check out retro layer cakes for inspiration. With nostalgic flavors like coconut, and homespun decorations these classic cakes are totally appealing.

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Eton Mess

Akin to our strawberry shortcake, an Eton Mess is a British dessert with layers of berries and rich cream sandwiched between layers of sponge cake. Just remember to take a picture before you cut into it--they're not joking about the name.