At one point and time, we wouldn’t have dreamed of a pretty black cake. But over the last year, gorgeously-dark black cakes have been popping up everywhere. And we are absolutely loving this look. Black is such a bold color and it creates a wonderful contrast with white, soft pastels, neons and more. So today we’re taking a look at some of our favorite black cakes. Here’s 10 Pretty Black Cakes to Love!
Petite flowers and shades of neon make this design, created by Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company, really pop! We first featured this pretty black cake last fall, so you can catch all of the detail shots HERE. (Photography by Mark Davidson.)
Stevi Auble, owner of Hey there, Cupcake!, pairs black with pink, gold and a gorgeous floral print to create this showstopping design. Ultra feminine with mixed-prints and a fabulous wafer-paper flower. (Photography by Melissa Biador.)
Erica OBrien, owner of Erica OBrien Cake Design, makes a statement with her signature oversized bow that is seriously lush and elegant. It adds depth and sophistication to a textured white cake with delicate black edges.
Inspired by Jan Pienowski illustrations and fairytales, it’s easy to see why this enchanted forest design by Rosalind Miller Cakes is one of their most-requested cakes. Intricate details in solid black create a silhouette effect that is simply striking and incredibly elegant.
Horizontal stripes in black and white sing thanks to a cluster of gorgeous sugar flowers and a bright pop of color. We just love this vibrant take on black by Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company. (Photography by Mark Davidson.)
Gold stenciling shines up against a solid black fondant in this gorgeous design by Jennifer La, owner of Little Tea Cup Bakery. Soft peach sugar roses paired with gold leaves are the finishing touch to this decadently dark design.
Pattern play that is monochromatic and full of whimsical fun! Allison Kelleher, owner of AK Cake Design, builds on her signature use of geometrical patterns to mesmerize us with this gorgeous black and white floral pattern.
Silver chevron sets the stage for this tailored black cake by Paloma Efron, owner of Coco Paloma Desserts. Blush sugar flowers add softness and charm to this perfectly petite design.
Frilly black ruffles edged with gold add a touch of drama to this spectacular design by Caroline Brisson, owner of La Fabrik À Gâteaux. Gold brushed tiers and a black sugar flower complete this pretty black cake design. (Photography by Annie Garofano)