Our love of Gatsby Glamour knows no bounds! We’re head over heels for art deco weddings and when you combine Gatsby style with wedding cake, we just can’t resist.
The best art deco wedding cakes are real showstoppers. They’re big, bold and absolutely unmissable. We love designs that include a whole range of design details and styling cues from the 1920s and combine them to create a cake with real wow factor. The art deco era was full of exuberance so these wedding cakes should never just have plain white icing!
Of course, however amazing your wedding cake looks, it needs to be delicious too. Mix up flavours in the various layers and don’t forget to taste before you order.
1. Mix the shapes of the cake layers – sit square cakes on top of round tiers.
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2. Include lots of deco-inspired shapes - fans are particularly popular.
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3. Decorate cakes with feathers.
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4. Fringed icing looks amazing and looks like a tasseled, flapper-style dress.
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5. Art deco wedding cakes with gold accents are so luxurious.
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6. Green and white is a classic colour combination for art deco weddings.
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7. If you’re feeling bold, bring some black into your wedding cake design.
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8. The art deco era loved jewellery so why not use some to accessorise your wedding cake?
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9. Add an iced monogram to your cake in an art deco inspired font.
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10. If you’d like to soften the look of your cake, a few oversized flowers can work wonders.
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11. To bring a modern touch to your art deco wedding, opt for a cake that combines on-trend watercolours with art deco styling.
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12. Super extravagant details add a touch of Gatsby glamour to a plain cake.
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13. A hand-painted wedding cake inspired by 1920s art will be a true masterpiece.
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14. Pale pinks and light greens give a truly feminine art deco flair to your cake.
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15. For maximum impact, add in more tiers – four or five if you’re feeling brave.
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16. Add an art deco cake topper to a plain cake for a hint of the 1920s.
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17. Bring art deco up to date with geometric and detailed patterns.
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18. Mirror the embellishments on your dress with jewels on your wedding cake.
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19. Peacock tones and feathers always evoke Gatsby glamour.
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20. Pretty pastels can also work well – combine them with golden touches.
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21. Combine different shapes and angles on your art deco wedding cake.
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22. Use a different colour on each tier of your wedding cake for an impressive effect.
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23. A monochrome design is always effortlessly chic.
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24. Take inspiration from art deco artists and add stylized characters to your wedding cake.
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25. Sit your wedding cake on a glamorous cake stand – use a shape that mirrors the bottom tier.
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26. Add lots of art deco props to your wedding table.
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27. Commission a cake topper with your new married name in a 1920s font.
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28. For something different, hexagonal layers work wonderfully.
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