Whether you’re getting married around Halloween and want to get into the spirit of the holiday, or you love to be spooky all year round, incorporating Gothic motifs like skulls into your wedding day is a great way to celebrate Halloween, your nuptials, and your spooky self.
Skull cakes look as scary as they do delicious! (A combination you rarely hear about when it comes to food). But where do you start?
And how do you incorporate skull wedding cakes into your wedding theme and decor? Look no further than this article because we have the answers!
Til Death Do Us Part is a popular refrain found on skull wedding cakes. How can cake designers resist making such a cute, perfect pun? We love the detail on this one, and the beautiful cream, black and lilac color scheme.
Put a fun, macabre spin on the classic bride and groom wedding toppers! We love the trail of gold and purple roses from the creepy couple, not to mention the Day of The Dead inspired skulls at the bottom of the cake.
A drip effect and a skull wedding cake seems like the perfect combination! It just adds to the cool creepiness.
This wedding cake not only incorporates skulls but the iconic Frankenstein and his bride! We love the triptych mirror, the gnarled tree stands holding up the bottom tier, and the Frankenstein inspired skulls.
There is so much detail with this ultra-gothic cake inspired by the king of goths himself: Edgar Allan Poe!
For a slightly more playful cake, why not go for this chalkboard skull wedding cake?
Everything about this cake is so kooky and charming – from the black flowers, to the bright green buds that provide a pop of color, to the white, playful piping on the black icing that gives it a chalkboard effect. Inspired!
If you’re a little reluctant to incorporate colors like black, purple, red and orange into your wedding cake then this is the perfect compromise!
So there you have it! 27 ideas for a spookily beautiful skull wedding cake!
Whether you want to go all-out with a pitch black cake complete with skulls, or add softer, romantic details such as flowers, there are many skull wedding cake ideas out there for you to take inspiration from.
This article is only the start!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Most Popular Wedding Cake Flavor?
Vanilla is the most popular wedding cake flavor, as many bakers report it to be their most requested flavor. This is because vanilla is a versatile flavor and is a great blank canvas for many frostings and fillings.
What Are Other Gothic Wedding Cake Ideas?
Like the idea of a gothic wedding cake, but want to avoid skulls? Let’s take a look at some other ways to incorporate your goth self into your wedding cake.
Black wedding cakes: This is the most obvious choice for a gothic wedding cake, and it can easily look super stylish and sleek.
Details such as traditional shapes, simple designs, sugar flowers and other delicate touches help make black wedding cakes look modern rather than tacky.
White wedding cakes: Think you have to go dark to get a gothic wedding cake? Think again! With the right details, design, and textures you can have a white wedding cake that is also totally gothic.
Adding flowers with a pop of gothic colors can take a white wedding cake to a whole new darkly romantic level.
Red wedding cakes: Red is probably the second most gothic color after red. Just like black cakes, to avoid a tacky red wedding cake go for a traditional design and then add some gothic details.
For example, a simple red velvet cake with black frosting would be a great place to start! Add some sugar flowers and other simple decorations for a touch of gothic style.
Purple wedding cakes: Yet another popular color for gothic wedding cakes, purple has long been associated with wealth and royalty, perfect for an extravagant wedding!
It’s also an amazing way to add color to a gothic wedding without going over-the-top.
Gothic wedding cake toppers: If a totally gothic cake is not for you, then why not go for a gothic topping instead? This gives your cake a gothic flair without going full hog.