Three tiers, white fondant frosting, maybe a ribbon or a couple of flowers. If you’ve been to a wedding, you’ve seen one of those classic, traditional cakes. They’re classic for a reason: They look good no matter what decade you’re in!

Traditional might not be for you though. Perhaps you want a cake that represents just how unique, interesting or on-trend you are. In that case, skip the white tiers and go for unique and dazzling wedding cakes instead. By the time you get to the end of this list, you’ll probably have your cake design all picked out!

1. A Painted Masterpiece

Let’s face it, cake decorators are artists. They create beautiful masterpieces with just flour, sugar, butter and a few other choice ingredients. Why not let your cake decorator truly flex her creative muscles with a painted wedding cake? The sky is the limit with this, and she could paint just about anything. Perhaps a watercolor cake would fit your aesthetic.

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2. Art Deco Wedding Cake

Art Deco wasn’t just a great design concept in the 1920s. It looks great even now! Roaring 20s wedding or not, a cake like this with its geometric lines and mix of white, black and gold will be a confection to remember. Top it with a fun cake topper, like these gold double hearts.

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3. Geode Cake

The natural world is filled with beauty. Even rocks can house something truly magical inside of them. Of course, we’re talking about the geode. Have your wedding cake splitting with beautiful sugar crystals, looking just like a real geode.

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4. Celestial Galaxy Cake

Of course, some beauty is even outside of our world. Case in point, this galaxy cake! Cover it in pearly stars. It goes well with a celestial wedding or even just a wedding with a navy blue color scheme.

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5. Marble Cake

We’re not talking about the “marble” cake with the mix of chocolate and white cake. Rather, you’ll want the frosting or fondant to look just like marble. Use gold leaf accents to really make it pop. Match the gold with this XOXO cake topper.

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6. Lumberjack Cake

If you and your future Mr. love camping in the woods in your flannels, then try this lumberjack cake. It’s the perfect groom’s cake to match your favorite activity! It’s even flannel on the inside!

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