Wedding Planning

10 Layer Cakes for Your Wedding Cake Buffet or Bridal Shower

10 Layer Cakes for Your Wedding Cake Buffet or Bridal Shower

These 10 enticing layer cakes are great for a dessert table at your reception or to serve at a bridal shower.


Banoffee Cake

Banoffee pie is a British dessert that mixes banana, toffee, and cream. Use this cake in your wedding cake buffet for a unique alternative to more classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla buttercream.


Cookies & Cream

If your favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream, then you need this cake in your life. A decadently rich dessert topped with a chocolate ganache frosting, it’s also beautiful to look at.


Lemon & Rosemary

Simple and summery, this lemon cake is flavored with rosemary for a light, refreshing dessert. Good for weddings or bridal showers in the dead of summer (when you don’t want anything too rich), this cake is also quite easy to prepare.


Raspberry Buttercream

When fresh berries are in season, it would be a shame not to use them in your wedding day desserts. This raspberry buttercream cake would be beautiful at a pink bridal shower or at a vintage wedding.


Chocolate with Earl Grey Buttercream & Salted Caramel

Got foodie friends? Then they will love all of the subtle flavors in this wondrous confection. It’s a chocolate cake with an Earl Grey tea-infused buttercream icing, and then covered in a salted caramel sauce.


Peaches & Cream

You don’t have to be a Georgia bride to appreciate a sweet peach. This peaches and cream cake is timely for summer, but you can also use frozen peaches if your wedding doesn’t coincide with the season. Serve with something light and sparkling.


Red Velvet with Creme Fraiche Frosting

Red velvet cakes were insanely popular a few years ago, and it’s easy to see why. A cocoa cake in a brilliant shade of red, it lends something both pretty and unusual to your dessert table. This option with a creme fraiche frosting (which will be slightly less sweet than the usual cream cheese icing that accompanies red velvet) is frosted slightly naked, with the pretty red hue peeking through.


Buttermilk with Rhubarb Buttercream

For a farm wedding, a wedding cake buffet filled with simply decorated layer cakes is a perfect statement for the theme. We love this basic buttermilk cake with a rhubarb buttercream to complete a farm-to-table meal.


Mocha & Salted Caramel

Hosting a bridesmaid luncheon and need something to wow your friends? This mocha and salted caramel cake is a total indulgence and goes really well with a strong cup of coffee.


Pecan with Rum Frosting

Not the best at decorating cakes? You really can’t mess up this easy pecan cake with rum frosting. Serve it at a bridal shower for a simple sweet to end the afternoon.