Rustic Wedding Cake Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Rustic weddings have grown tremendously popular in recent years, with many couples opting for a more relaxed, natural setting for their wedding. Whether you’re saying “I do” in a rustic barn, up in the mountains or even your own backyard, here are six of our favorite rustic wedding cake ideas your guests are sure to love.

stunning rustic wedding cakes your guests will love

Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake on wood round
Image courtesy of Jeremiah & Rachel Photography

You can never go wrong with chocolate. This simple design is a crowd favorite and can be easily adorned with your choice of cake toppers. You can also get creative with the cake stand such as a tree trunk or wooden tray for a more rustic wedding cake. 

Go Naked

naked wedding cake
Photo courtesy of Shannon Von Eschen

Skip the normal cake frosting and opt for a naked wedding cake! Not only does it have a more natural look, you can also decorate it with fresh flowers, powdered sugar or buttercream between layers for some extra sweetness. 

Gold Foil

A rustic wedding cake doesn’t have to be plain or boring. No matter which flavor or frosting you choose, adding a few details of gold foil accents can make any cake shine! You can also opt for silver foil in place of gold depending on your wedding colors and overall theme. 

Berry Pie

Want to surprise your guests? Go with a non-traditional wedding pie instead! We recommend a berry pie for a more rustic design – and a more delicious treat. Be sure to research which berries will be in season for your wedding as well so you’ll have the ripest, sweetest choices!  

Add Greenery 

wedding stacked cake with flowers
Photo courtesy of Rachel Solomon

One of our favorite rustic wedding cake ideas is topping off your cake with some greenery. You can choose from simple ferns, rosemary sprigs, eucalyptus, lavender – or even mix and match! Succulents also make a great addition as unexpected cake toppers

Red Velvet 

What could be more romantic than a red wedding cake? Red velvet has a bold, rich flavor that also adds a pop of color when you slice into the cake. You can top it with any frosting of your choosing – and add a few extra details like fresh berries or flowers. 


Still on the lookout for the perfect venue for your own rustic wedding? Check out some of these gorgeous small wedding venues in Indiana that are perfect for your special day!

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