10 Elevated Mountain Wedding Cakes

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Choosing a wedding cake can seem like one of the less detailed parts of wedding planning. Maybe you even consider it just another check on that to do list. But your wedding cake can be so more than just a dessert. With a bit of thought and creativity, it can actually be a design feature too! But where to start with inspiration? Well, if you’re planning a Colorado destination wedding, what better place than the venue? It’s fun to have a cake that reflects the destination’s aesthetic, whether that’s through nature-inspired details or the mountains themselves. As a Colorado wedding planner, I’ve seen some beautiful and creative mountain wedding cakes over the years. So here are ten of my favorites!

Fondant Mountains

One of the most elegant ways to turn a classic wedding cake into a piece of mountain wedding art is to have your designer add mountain detailing to the fondant. This isn’t obvious from far away, so it makes a lovely surprise as you get close. You could also decorate the rest of the cake with local wildflowers, berries, leaves or grasses. Or, as one of our Bella couples did, with tiny fondant trees, for the full ski run look!


Cake by Timber Ridge | Photo by Autumn Cutaia


Cake by Sugar | Photo by Sarah Roshan


Cake by D’Ellisious Cake Studio | Photo by Sarah Roshan


Cake by Four Seasons Vail | Photo by James Michael Lang

Wooden Detailing

Wood is one of the classic textures for a rustic mountain wedding cake. Since we’re surrounded by beautiful trees, there’s lots to inspire! From a single wood-textured layer to full tree trunk-style cakes, it’s a sweet detail for a Colorado wedding celebration.


Cake by Mountain Flour | Photo by Chris McLaughlin Photography


Cake by Sugar | Photo by Paul Morse

Knit Patterns

For a cozy wintery detail, add a knitted texture to one of the layers of your cake, like this couple did.


Cake by Mountain Flour | Photo by Jo Julia Photography

Forest Friends

If you don’t want to have a mountain wedding cake, you can still include a fun rustic touch in the topper! This Bella couple chose a sweet moose pair to top an otherwise classic cake, bringing in a fun national park touch.


Cake by Ritz-Carlton | Photo by Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

Will your wedding cake be inspired by your wedding destination?

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