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Spanish-Themed Wedding Cakes

Updated on October 30, 2016

These nine fantasy creations represent nine possible ways to approach a Spanish-themed wedding cake. Whether your wedding will be exotic, flamboyant, traditional or playful, each of these cakes would fit beautifully into your Spanish-themed wedding.

Take a minute to be amazed and inspired by these breathtaking examples of the baker's art.

Ruby Cake

Most brides think of red and black when planning a Spanish-themed wedding, but this intricate Ruby Cake is proof that red and white can work just as well -- particularly if the bride chose a red gown with white lace, or a "roses and lace" color scheme.

This work of art looks as if it might be hiding a creamy coconut cake underneath that lacy exterior -- if anyone has the heart to cut it and find out!

Mexican Wedding Dress Cake

Karen Vazquez' mother went on a trip to Mexico and brought back a Mexican wedding dress. The bright embroidered dress inspired Karen to create this dream cake.

This cake first appeared in as part of a photo feature entitled, "America's Most Beautiful Cakes," and it's easy to see why. Everything about this bright, happy confection cries, "fiesta!"

It would make an appropriate and breathtaking bride's cake in a Spanish-themed wedding.

Balcony Cake

This magnificent tiered cake was inspired by a wrought-iron balcony, and as such would be an appropriate groom's cake for a Spanish-themed wedding. After all, what ardent lover hasn't had to climb a trellis to his lady love's balcony?

Imagine this cake as tiers of caramel apple cheesecake alternating with rich, dense fudge cake.

Spanish Tile Cake

This red cake would be right at home in Spain's Alhambra palace with details reminiscent of painted Moorish tile. The cake is covered with fondant and incredibly, the rose is not silk. It's made of gumpaste dusted with gold and pearly white. Its clean lines and crisp execution make this simple wedding cake an elegant interpretation of a Spanish wedding cake.

Spanish Dancer Cake

This romantic "Spanish dancer" cake mimics the swirl of a flamenco dancer's skirts, and demonstrates that a bride who wants a pastel wedding palette can use it successfully within this theme.

This cake is feminine and romantic, but also suggestive of fire and passion.

As an added bonus, it looks delicious!

Imagine your fork cracking the glossy pink shell of this cake to reveal a dense, silken chocolate mousse underneath.

Spanish Gypsy Cake

This colorful confection conjures up a flamenco dancer's fan and ruffled dress. The fan is made of gumpaste and could display the date of the wedding, the couples' initials, a short song lyric, Bible verse, or symbol, such as a heart or ring.

Consider using traditional ingredients in your Spanish-themed wedding cake This cake's ruffles might hide an airy vanilla sponge cake filled with bittersweet orange cream.

Embroidered Cake

This beautiful cake is as dramatic and detailed as a matador's jacket, and the round candies surrounding the base of the cake suggest its intricate beadwork.

This would make a striking groom's cake -- imagine a rich red velvet cake with luscious buttercream frosting.

Shawl Cake

This tiered shawl cake would make a stunning addition to a Spanish-themed wedding.

This show-stopping work of art was created by the Maribelle Cakery to commemorate the Cincinnati Opera's 2009 season, entitled Opera Goes to Spain.

The cake pays tribute to works like Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

Its decoration and lovely silken fringes are meant to suggest a diaphanous Spanish shawl.

Variations on this theme might be a lacy white or off-white cake, with black mantilla lace hanging from each tier instead of fringe.

Another variation might be a black lace cake with candy "gems" studded over its surface and crystal pendants hanging from each tier.

Or, possibly, a white cake covered with lacy red icing, with fine white lace fluttering from each tier.

And as for the cake itself?

Imagine an espresso-flavored cheesecake, filled with cinnamon swirls hotter than the fiery temper of Bizet's legendary heroine.

Red Rose Cake

What could be more romantic for a Spanish-themed wedding than a red rose cake? This interpretation uses the traditional Spanish color scheme of white, black and red in a novel way. This silky red rose cake and cupcakes are a clever combination and would make a good choice for a small wedding, or for a cupcake bar. The lacy cupcake holders in white and black are a nice touch.

What kind of cake is best for a Spanish-themed wedding?

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Grateful thanks to the artists who created these fantasy cakes for permission to share them here. They are, in order of appearance:

Ruby Cake - by Donatella Semalo

Mexican Wedding Cake - Karen Vazquez

Balcony Cake - by Adam Magalei

Spanish Tile Cake - Angela Letter

Spanish Dancer - by Denise Talbot,

Spanish Gypsy Cake - by Jessica Paternoster, Conceptual Confections

Embroidered Cake - by Zohreh Khademlou

Shawl Cake - Maribelle Cakery, Cincinnati

Red Rose Cake - by Nancy's Cakes and Beyond, Springfield, Mo.


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      4 years ago

      Too sweet to eat. Some fantastic cakes!

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      Mary Strain 

      6 years ago from The Shire

      Thanks for the visit, Seafarer Mama! It took me forever to write this one because I just got lost in all the amazing cakes!! :-)

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      Mary Strain 

      6 years ago from The Shire

      Thanks for the visit, Seafarer Mama! It took me forever to write this one because I just got lost in all the amazing cakes!! :-)

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      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Yummy hub! So good to stop by for delicious inspiration!

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      Mary Strain 

      6 years ago from The Shire

      KKG, thanks for dropping by! Yes, they're all just unbelievably beautiful. It was fun to see how many different ways cake bakers approach the same general theme. I appreciate your visit!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Each of these cakes are a work of art. They're absolutely beautiful. I think my favorite is the 1st on you showed. Up and awesome.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Isn't it lovely? I wish I had the talent to make cakes like these -- but alas. I guess I'll have to be content to admire them :-) I appreciate your looking in, Summerberrie!

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      7 years ago

      Just beautiful! I love the Spanish Gypsy Cake!

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Thanks, Lindacee! I appreciate your visit and your votes of confidence. I'm glad you enjoyed these; they're the work of true artists.

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      Linda Chechar 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      What incredible cakes. I so admire such creative cake decorators! Thanks for sharing these lovely images. They're are great inspiration for anyone looking for unique ideas for a special occasion cake! Voted up awesome and beautiful!

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Hi Peg, thanks for looking in! Thank you for sharing the link, and your kind comments.

      Yes, it's hard to choose between them, isn't it? So many different ideas can fit into the same theme. The lady who made the Ruby Cake lives in Italy and IMO her work ranks right up there with Michelangelo and DaVinci!

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      Peg Cole 

      7 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Wow. These are truly works of art and it would be difficult to cut into them without taking lots of pictures first. I'll be sending a link to this hub to my sister who is a baker. These are truly creative and edible too. That red rose cake is gorgeous. But the Ruby Cake, I loved it.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Mary, thanks for the compliment, but...I'm afraid I can only dream, lol! The people who created these were true professionals. Most of them own catering companies or bakeries and were very kind to let me share their work. Thank you for looking in!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      These cakes are just too beautiful to eat. When I first began to read this Hub, I thought you had made these yourself, then I saw your credits. Someone was extremely talented, I'd say.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Thanks, Tammy! Yes, these artists are amazing. They took these cakes to the next level. I'm glad you were inspired, and thank you for your kind comments!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      These are all stunning! I love the embroidered cake. I have never decorated one but it is something I would love to do. Gorgeous hub!

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Hi MM! Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comment and the vote. Yes, this one took me a long time just because I spent hours looking at breathtaking cakes. It also made me gain weight, because I went out after and ate cake -- lol!

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow - I can't pick a favourite - these cakes really are a work of art!

      Fabulous - voted up!

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Hi Teaches! Thank you for the vote of confidence and your kind comments! When I was researching this I got sidetracked for hours...I'd just stare at the screen with my mouth open, lol! Cake making truly is an art form.

      I think I might take a class now...they've inspired me. Thanks for looking in!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I can't say that I have ever seen more beautiful cakes than these! Maybe because of my flare for reds and such, and also my Spanish background -- but they are truly beautiful. Voted so.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Ruby, thanks for looking in tonight! Maybe you should hint around for your next birthday party ;-) That ruby cake would be perfect, don't you think?

      I appreciate your comments, friend!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The cakes are fabulous. The art work is beautiful. I like the Ruby cake. ( My name is Ruby ) Ha...Thank you..

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Hi Irish, it's nice to "see" you this evening! Yes, they are almost too lovely to eat. The key word being "almost" -- I bet they were delicious!! Thanks for visiting!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      It is truly amazing the artistic creations that are produced. So lovely you almost don't want to eat them.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Thanks, Integrity! I appreciate your kindness! Aren't they lovely -- or maybe I should say, classy -- lol!

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      7 years ago

      I voted up for sure. WHOA,Molly! That is great.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Drbj, I agree! If I were the one who baked and decorated them, it would bring tears to my eyes to see them eaten -- lol!

      *I'll bet they were good, though* ;-)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      All these Spanish-themed cakes are exquisite, Molly - much too beautiful to mutilate by serving one's guests. They should be displayed under glass and simply admired.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Lol, Hyph! But they are beautiful, aren't they? When I was researching this hub I just got lost for hours, marveling at how detailed and creative some cakemakers are. The lady who made the Ruby Cake seems to specialize in confections that look like Wedgwood china. They have to be seen to be believed.

      Thank you for visiting -- I always appreciate it.

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Josh, I suspect you may be right! But imagine the wow factor at a wedding reception as the guests walk through the door. I can just see some of these on an antique table in the courtyard of a Spanish mission. Wouldn't that be lovely?

      Thank you for looking in!

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      Mary Strain 

      7 years ago from The Shire

      Faith, I appreciate your visit! Yes, they hardly look real, and this hub took a long time for me to finish, partly because I'd just get lost for hours looking at wedding cakes, lol! Before I started researching this I had no idea how intricate some of them were. They really are artwork. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These cakes are works of art. I used to watch cake wars on television and saw nothing better than these. I am awed and amazed. Between gorgeous wedding dresses and cakes like this, I may have to get married again. Nah, I will just buy a cake and sit in my living room in a wedding dress to eat it. See what you have done to me?!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Crazy! These don't even look like cakes! :) I can olny imagine the price on some of these exquisite cakes! WOW!

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Stunning!!! I have never in my life seen such beautiful cakes. The Spanish know how to do it up right for sure. They are truly works of art. I am just amazed at their beauty, and can just imagine how delicious they all are indeed. Wonderful and interesting hub, Molly. I really enjoyed this, and now I am ready for a piece of cake. I had not clue on how to vote, so I voted for the one I would like. Ha. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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