Need some inspiration for your destination wedding cake? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a ton of designs for you to get inspired. After all, wedding cake is one of the sweetest traditions you can add to your celebration (quite literally) so you don’t want to skip out on this fun step of the wedding planning.
But fair warning:
You may get halfway through this post and decide it’s time to go out for a little dessert. I mean, how could you not be craving something sugary and sweet after seeing dozens of wedding cakes? But don’t run off just yet. Let’s stay focused.
We’ll get started with a few recommendations for wedding cake vendors in Punta Cana. Then we’ll talk about prices and how to save money on dessert for your wedding day. Next, I’ll go into some must-have accessories that you’ll want to bring with you to cut the cake. And finally, I’ll give you some inspiration with some beautiful wedding cake designs. (And yes, these are all real wedding cakes from real weddings in Punta Cana.)
Whether you’re planning a tropical, beachside wedding or an elegant ballroom reception, we’ve got plenty of cake designs to fit every style. So feel free to choose one of these designs for your own wedding day or let them inspire you to create your own unique design. Either way, you’ll be enjoying a sweet treat with your new hubby on your wedding day before you know it!
Not a fan of wedding cake? Don’t worry! I’ve got plenty of other dessert options, too. Scroll through to see some tasty alternatives to wedding cake that will leave you and your guests just as satisfied.
Wedding Cake Vendors in Punta Cana
Usually, the easiest way to book your wedding cake vendor is directly through your wedding venue. They’ll give you a recommendation and all you need to do is choose a design and the flavors. Then, they’ll arrange the drop-off so your cake arrives at the perfect time.
It’s hot and humid in Punta Cana so you don’t want your wedding cake sitting out all day long, losing its beautiful shape and design.
If you’d rather book your own vendor, it’ll just take a little extra planning and coordination.
Here are our top picks:
They both provide stunning designs and delicious flavors so you can’t go wrong with either one.
How Much Does a Wedding Cake Cost?
The average wedding cake for a destination wedding cake costs around $500, with couples spending closer to $350 for smaller weddings, and $1000+ for bigger weddings with longer guest lists.
Most cake vendors in Punta Cana will charge per person so keep that in mind when setting your budget.
On a Tight Budget?
Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. You’ve been dreaming about this day for as long as you can remember, and you want it to be absolutely perfect. But your budget doesn’t quite match up with all the plans floating in your head… You want to save money on your destination wedding, but that’s easier said than done.
The good news is, you’ll already be saving money by having a destination wedding! (Check out Costs of a Destination Wedding here.)
Another great way to save money? Get cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. You can save hundreds of dollars! And who doesn’t love cupcakes?!
Bonus tip: If you and your fiance want to cut the cake, order a mini cake just for the two of you. You can slice it together during the reception, and we’ll take some photos to document the moment. You can even smash it in each other’s faces if that’s your style.
Want to Go All Out?
Why not have an entire dessert table for your wedding night? Tiramisu, churros, cheesecake, cookies, brownies. What is your sweet tooth craving?
How about a s’mores bar or an ice cream sundae station? You can have a wedding cake alongside your favorite desserts so everyone can find something they like. Or skip the wedding cake altogether.
Your options are endless so don’t be afraid to have some fun!
Or how about a donut wall instead?
See? It happened already. I got off track talking about all the other tasty desserts you can put out on your wedding day. It’s just so much fun! And wow, do they look delicious! But let’s get back to talking about wedding cake. Here are a few things you really can’t forget.
Don’t Forget These Wedding Cake Accessories
Do you know when you have that nagging feeling that you’re missing something important? Or that you’ve left something behind?
The cake topper seems to be one of those items that often gets forgotten. Luckily, it’s something simple so it’s not the end of the world if you forget to stick it in your bag. But the cake does look so much more special with that little extra flare!
Other items that brides tend to forget:
- A cake knife & serving set
- Pens for the guest book
- A nice hanger for the wedding dress
- Paper to write your vows down on
You can get creative and personalize a cake topper with your initials, your new shared last name, or something sweet that only relates to you. There are tons of cute ideas!
Cutting the Cake
The tradition of cutting the cake originated in the Victorian era when the bride was responsible for cutting her cake and passing out the pieces to her guests. It was a symbol of fertility. But as the wedding guest lists grew, the groom was recruited to help with the cake-cutting ceremony.
Now, the happy newlyweds cut the cake together, symbolizing their promise to support each other throughout their marriage – and also reflecting their first responsibility as a married couple.
Typically, once the cake is cut, the couple feeds each other the first slice in a sweet, romantic way – or they smash it into each other’s faces. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with it and enjoy yourselves. Be your authentic selves and let your personalities shine through.
If you’re adamantly against having cake smashed in your face, you’ll probably want to tell your fiancé before the wedding to avoid any problems on the wedding day.
Wedding Cake Inspiration
When choosing a design for your beach wedding cake, you’ll want to consider your event’s aesthetic, vibe, and tone. Are you going for a bright and tropical celebration? Or are you planning a more elegant, upscale event? Maybe you’re planning something in between.
You’ll want your wedding cake to match the decor and for it to flow with the overall vibe for the wedding day.
Here are 18 wedding cake designs to get those creative juices flowing and give you a little inspiration for your own wedding day:
Tropical Wedding Cakes
If you’re embracing the beachy vibes in Punta Cana and going with a tropical wedding theme, then it only makes sense for you to have a tropical wedding cake.
You can keep it clean and simple with a white frosted cake, white flowers, and palm leaves. Or go big and bold with darker greenery and bright and vibrant flowers instead.
But it’s not just about the look…
Mix in a tropical fruit filling like pineapple, coconut, or passionfruit to really bring the Caribbean vibes to life.
Blue Wedding Cake
Want a cake that resembles the ocean? Why not get an all-blue cake for your wedding day?! Add in some tropical fruits like coconut, kiwi, and passionfruit. Or go with a fading look, showcasing the various shades of the sea.
These wedding cakes are so much fun!
Or Try Some Blue Flowers Instead
If the full blue cake is a little too strong for your taste, but you still want to bring in the bright blue hue, some blue roses over a white cake is a great alternative.
Look how fun this cake is, pairing blue accents with bright yellow sunflowers. And don’t miss the adorable doggy cake topper. Isn’t that just the cutest?
How About a Green Cake?
Here’s another fun and unique wedding cake idea. This cake has two white layers on the top and a bright green layer on the bottom. All three layers are speckled with flakes of gold and paired with some white flowers and tropical greenery.
They go all out with their cake table too, adding pineapple candle holders, gold accents, tons of flowers, and a “Better Together” LED sign as the backdrop. And don’t miss that golden cake topper.
How stunning is this?
Pink Wedding Cake
The vibrant pink and purple flowers make this look pop, but check out the actual wedding cake, as well. The details are incredible. It’s a soft, pastel pink cake with swiss dots on the top layer and flower cutouts on the bottom. Are you as impressed as I am?
All White Cake
Maybe all these colors are too much for your taste. In that case, you might want to choose an all-white cake instead.
This look is clean, elegant, and classic.
You can make the cake unique by adding a personalized cake topper or a few simple flowers that match your decor.
Here are three beautiful designs:
A Romantic Style Wedding Cake
If your wedding theme is classic and romantic, then this will be the cake for you. Here we’ve got a lightly frosted naked cake combined with dozens of delicate white and pink roses flowing over the cake and covering the entire table. Wow!
If this doesn’t blow your guests away, I don’t know what will.
The naked cake is a classic wedding trend, but displaying it on a hanging table takes it to the next level. Decorate the cake, the table, and the cables with flowers to create a full, lucious look.
I mean, how gorgeous is this suspended cake table below?
How About a Square Wedding Cake?
Here’s another fun and unique cake design. Did you even know that you could get a square wedding cake? I didn’t either. But now that I know, I’m obsessed!
I mean, how cool is this?
Or a Boho-Inspired Cake
If you’re having a boho-style wedding in Punta Cana, then you’ll want to bring in all the elements of this theme, including on the wedding cake. Pampas grass is the easiest way to do this. But you’ll also want to add in some earthy tones and accents.
Check out these looks:
Unique Wedding Cake Ideas
Well, we’ve already seen a couple of unique desserts, but…
These wedding cakes really stole the show.
First, we’ve got a half-white, half-black bride and groom-inspired cake. But check out that detailing! You might notice something.
The black side isn’t just black… It’s actually a tire! Yep, you read that right! This cake is perfect for any car lovers out there. And they made it extra unique by adding a miniature car model and tiny bride and groom figurines. Isn’t it great?
We have a wedding cake topped with a layered cookie sandwich.
This is a simple way to add a unique flare to your cake. And who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?
Finally, we have a baseball-inspired wedding cake. Yeah! The cake actually looks like a baseball! Plus, the cake topper features the bride and groom in their baseball jerseys, holding a baseball bat and a glove. How cute!
I have to admit… this post was pretty difficult to put together because all I wanted to do was go out and buy every dessert imaginable. I’m seriously craving something sweet right about now! And wedding cake is my favorite!!!
But hopefully all these wedding cakes and dessert tables have been helpful for you, and you’ve found a couple of ideas that you may want to use on your own wedding day.
Remember to stay true to yourself and let your own personality shine through. We hope you have the most amazing wedding day!
And if you need a photographer and videographer to capture all the memories, be sure to contact us here. We’d love to be there for you!