Wedding Cake Wednesday: Top 10 Pearl Wedding Cakes

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Cake Decorating |


Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are definitely a cake’s best friend! The simple elegance and beautiful luster are perfect for a myriad of designs. From vintage to modern, wedding cakes with pearls speak to the soul and enchant the heart. They express beauty, love, determination and strength. Since ancient times, pearls have been a symbol of unblemished perfection. In Latin, pearl literally means “unique” — as with snowflakes, no two pearls are exactly alike.

Tiered Elegant Wedding Cake with Pearls - Craftsy ProjectPhoto via Craftsy Member SugarArtBySusan

Pearl swags

Piped pearls made of royal icing add a beautiful touch to this four-tier masterpiece, the Grand Island Mansion Wedding cake, by Craftsy member SugarArtBySusan. The silver pearls add dimension to the stenciled tiers as they are placed within the design.

You might also enjoy our post on how to string fondant pearls.

 White Wedding Cake with Colorful Pearls

Photo via Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

Cascading pearls

Pearls can range in color from white to gold to silver to black. This incredible display by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca brings together the uniqueness and individuality of pearls while accenting their beauty with perfectly placed sugar magnolias.

Learn how to make lovely sugar magnolias like these in Maggie Austin’s Southern Sugar Flowers Craftsy class.

Frilled Wedding Cake with Shimmering Pearls - Craftsy Project

Photo via Maggie Austin Cake

Freshwater pearls

Maggie Austin never disappoints. With each individual handmade pearl, she excels at perfection. The pale sea foam green ombré ruffles and luster she applies to the pearls brings a natural and sophisticated look to this indelible design.

Learn to make Maggie’s signature fondant ruffles in her Craftsy class Fondant Frills.

Creative Floral Cake with Pearl DecorationPeonies and pearls cake via Craftsy Instructor Anne Heap

Spring peonies and pearls

This beautiful coral and gray bridal cake by Anne Heap, instructor of the Craftsy class Cake Topper Techniques: Figure Modeling, seems to be calling for spring and warmer weather. Sprouting gum paste peonies, this cake is beautifully accented with fondant and piped royal icing pearls.

Cake Covered with White PearlsPhoto via Craftsy instructor Maggie Austin Cake

Modern square cake with pearls

With a modern twist, these strands of fondant pearls fit perfectly in the box they have been designed for, except for those few on top that are climbing out and exploring a whole new world. This design beautifully blends the lines between cake and art.

You might also enjoy our post on how to make fondant pearls.

Tiered Cake with White Pearl DecorationPhoto via The Clever Little Cupcake Company

Pearls, roses and lace

Oh, my! Strands upon strands of champagne-colored pearls envelop the middle tier in this three-tiered beauty by The Clever Little Cupcake Company. The dozens of mini sugar roses accenting the top and bottom tiers is a perfect finishing touch to this lovely design.

Perfect the art of making sugar roses in Nicholas Lodge’s Craftsy class The Ultimate Sugar Rose.

Tiered White Cake, Colorful Pearls & Flowers

Photo via Whipped Bakeshop

Pearl chandelier

As light shimmers and reflects off the multi-colored pearls, I am reminded of a chandelier shining scattering light across a dance floor. This buttercream cake boasts both buttercream and dragée pearls. The use of dragées in cake design can be an elegant addition, adding beauty and luster to your cake.

White Tiered Wedding Cake with Blue PearlsPhoto via Maggie Austin Cake

Black pearls

The rarest of all pearls is the beautiful and mysterious black pearl. Handmade by Maggie Austin Cakes, this stunning design highlights the simplistic beauty of these rare gems.

Tiered Cake, Frilled Floral Bottom and String of PearlsPhoto via Sweet Grace Cake Designs

Pearls and roses

This three-tiered wedding cake by Sweet Grace Cake Designs elegantly displays the simple beauty of a strand of pearls as it wraps around the top tier and cascades down the cake. The fondant ruffles and rose pink sugar roses add the perfect balance for a vintage look.

Learn to make fondant pearls and to work with dragées in Marina Sousa’s Craftsy class Jeweled Wedding Cake. For piping techniques and design ideas, check out Elegant Lace Cakes with Zoe Clark or Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress with Rachael Teufel.

Do you prefer using dragées or piping your own when decorating wedding cakes with pearls?