The holidays are prime time for engagements, but many couples choose to host their weddings during this time of year as well. From December ceremonies to lavish New Year’s Eve receptions, the winter months provide an endless amount of design and décor inspiration – especially when it comes to the wedding cake. These ten holiday wedding cakes are perfect for celebrating the season, demonstrating how December décor can include much more than a red and green color palette.

Sugar Plum Fairies

Winter is such a magical time of year, and incorporating whimsical figures into your wedding cake – think sugar plum fairy-inspired ballerinas or fairies – is a fun and unique way to create a show-stopper for the dessert table.


All-white wedding cakes are a classic choice any time of year, but adding intricate details like snowflake-shaped piping and sugar work makes a monochromatic cake an elegant option. Consider an all-white cakescape gleaming with edible pearl dust, shining metallic touches, or an over-the-top tiered masterpiece with pulled sugar and baby roses.

Winter Blue

Take a cue from Mother Nature’s own winter wonderland with a blue holiday wedding cake that mimics a blue, post-snowfall sky. We love the stunning baby blue work of art from Fine Cakes by Zehra, which is decorated with delicate white details for a vintage yet regal effect. For a smaller wedding cake that offers just as big an impact, the Cake Opera designed an incredible confection with wintry details like snowflakes, edible glitter, woody branches, and reindeer silhouettes.

Silver Belles

Add a bit of drama to your wedding reception with an oversized cake in a mix of silver, white, and colored accents.

Deep Crimson

Of course, red will always be a beautiful choice for a holiday wedding cake. Rather than using the color all over, however, try using it minimally for a chic and updated look.

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