Finding the person you are (or least think you are) supposed to spend the rest of your life with is certainly cause for celebration. This is why many folks decide to go all out for their wedding.
True, there are some who prefer a low-key ceremony or simply going to a courthouse when it comes to tying the knot. However, for most of us, weddings are a great opportunity to throw a party that friends and family members will be talking about for years to come.
There's one group of people, in particular, that really know how to celebrate their nuptials in style: celebrities. From Hollywood actors and actresses to professional athletes, stars are known for having some of the grandest ceremonies around.
For the foodies of the world, the best part of a celebrity wedding is getting to see pictures of their delicious-looking cake. Often, the cakes are as large as the bride's and/or groom's pocketbooks.
That being said, a cake doesn’t have to take up an entire room in order to look amazing. There are countless examples of memorable wedding cakes that don’t rely on size alone to make an impact.
With that in mind, we're going to take a look at 20 wedding cakes that were featured in some of the most high-profile nuptials ever. While many of the marriages highlighted didn’t last, the memory of the cakes used to celebrate them are still well worth revisiting.
Let’s take a look at some of the tastiest treats made for the world's biggest megastars.
20 Peta Murgatroyd And Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a professional ballroom dancer out of Odessa, Ukraine. He's best known for appearing on the hit television series Dancing with the Stars. In 2017, he married another famous dancer, Australia’s Peta Murgatroyd. Like her husband, Murgatroyd also competes on Dancing with the Stars and has even won the show twice.
Here, we see the couple getting ready to enjoy this gigantic, floral-themed cake. This cake has some incredible detail, and there was clearly a lot of time and effort involved in constructing it. In truth, it’s really a shame this masterpiece had to be cut to pieces.
19 Kaley Cuoco And Ryan Sweeting
Kaley Cuoco is a 33-year-old actress who appeared in several television shows over the years. She's best known for playing the role of Penny on The Big Bang Theory, a CBS sitcom. Ryan Sweeting (31) is a retired tennis player who originally hails from Nassau, Bahamas. After winning over $1 million in prize money on the court, Sweeting was forced to retire in 2014 due to a back injury. The couple wed in 2013 but ultimately things didn't work out.
The couple definitely gets point for originality here with this unique take on an upside-down cake. It’s not the biggest cake on our list, but it’s certainly one of the most unique.
18 Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra
Nick Jonas, along with his famous siblings, is a member of the pop group known as the "Jonas Brothers." With hits like “Burnin’ Up” and “S.O.S.,” the band has had a great deal of success in recent years. Nick Jonas has also done well as a solo act. Priyanka Chopra is an actress who also won the Miss World pageant back in 2000. She’s been featured in films like Baywatch and A Kid Like Jake.
This cake looks like it belongs in a museum. The amount of detail that went into creating this is truly remarkable. The windows and chandelier almost look real.
17 Michael Phelps And Nicole Johnson
Michael Phelps is a retired swimmer who also happens to be the most decorated Olympian ever. In total, he's won an impressive 28 medals–23 of which are gold. Given these accomplishments, the Baltimore native is considered one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Colorado’s Nicole Johnson is a model who won the title of Miss California back in 2010. The couple tied the knot back in 2016.
This cake almost looks like something one would win after defeating a boss in a Legend of Zelda video game. It’s bizarre how something that looks like it’s made of metal can also manage to appear so tasty.
16 George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney is a 57-year-old Academy Award-winning actor who's starred in several very popular films. Ocean’s Eleven, Syriana, and The Ides of March are just a few of the movies the Hollywood A-lister has been featured in over the years. Amal Alamuddin is a lawyer who specializes in human rights and international law. While very successful in her own right, most of Alamuddin’s notoriety comes from being the wife of Clooney, whom she married back in 2014.
This wedding cake is huge! The bottom layer alone could easily feed a small army. Judging by the look on his face, the actor hates to see such a fine-looking cake dismantled.
15 Mark Ballas And BC Jean
BC Jean is singer-songwriter who wrote the hit single “If I Were a Boy.” She originally recorded the song, but her management decided to pass on it. However, Beyonce would later record her version of the song, which became a huge hit, earning Jean a level of notoriety as well. Mark Ballas is a dancer and cast member on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The two were wed on November 25, 2016, in Malibu, California.
This star-themed cake looks amazing and like it could provide the couple with a horoscope reading. While Ballas is used to dancing with stars, on this occasion, he may have gotten to eat a couple as well.
14 Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian is a reality television star and socialite. She's the star of the hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and several of the show’s spinoffs. Vogue magazine has even called the 38-year-old a “pop culture phenomenon”. Kris Humphries is an NBA basketball player who's been a member of several different organizations over the years. He most recently played for the Atlanta Hawks and is currently a free agent. The two got married back in 2011.
Even next to Humphries, who's listed at 6-foot-9, this stylish black and white cake still looks large.
13 Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian is socialite and reality television star. Like her famous sisters, Khloe is a cast member on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and spinoffs such as Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. Lamar Odom is a retired pro basketball player who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win 2 NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The two were married from 2009 to 2016 and even had their own show together, Khloe & Lamar.
The duo decided to go with a classic floral-themed cake, which also features their initials, "K & L." Even the flowers look edible on a cake that can only be described as mouthwatering.
12 Chrissy Teigen And John Legend
John Legend is a singer-songwriter who has a number of hits to his credit. Among his singles are songs like “All of Me,” “Green Light,” and “Ordinary People.” He's also 1 of only 15 entertainers to win the big 4: a Grammy, an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar. Chrissy Teigen is a model who appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She's also appeared on TV shows like FABLife and Lip Sync Battle. The couple made it official back in 2013.
The two decided to go with a sponge-style cake as opposed to the traditional all-white ones. While it may not be as aesthetically pleasing as other cakes on our list, it looks a lot more like something people would actually eat.
11 Elvis and Priscilla Presley
Elvis Presley is easily one of the most recognizable entertainers in the history of the industry. The singer’s library of hits includes tracks like “Heartbreak Hotel,” Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and “Jailhouse Rock." The “King of Rock and Roll” also had a successful career as an actor and appeared in several popular films in the 1960s. While she's best known for being Elvis’s wife, Priscilla Presley had some success as an actress, having appeared in the Naked Gun films and on the TV show Dallas. The two were married from 1967 to 1973.
Though this cake was baked decades ago, it looks as good as anything one can expect to find on the market these days.
10 Brie Bella And Daniel Bryan
Brie Bella is a professional wrestlers and reality television star. She's a former WWE Divas Champion who's also starred in 2 successful E! TV shows: Total Divas and Total Bellas. Her twin sister Nikki Bella is also a star and has a similar resume. Daniel Bryan is a pro wrestler who's currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He's managed to win the WWE Championship 4 times and is the reigning champ.
As many wrestling fans know, Daniel Bryan is a vegan who enjoys the simple things in life, so it makes sense that the couple wouldn’t go overboard with their cake selection. This is probably the most basic cake on our list–though it still looks exceptional.
9 Maria Menounos And Keven Undergaro
Maria Menounos is a television personality, host, and occasional professional wrestler. She's been a correspondent on programs like Access Hollywood, Extra, and The Today Show. Keven Undergaro is a writer and television producer who created the network known as "AfterBuzz TV." After dating for several years, the couple decided to finally tie the knot in 2017. Their relationship has been chronicled in the hit reality television series Chasing Maria Menounos.
This massive cake appears to be a fruit lover’s dream. This berry-covered dessert was likely a big hit with the guests–assuming it tastes anywhere near as good as it looks.
8 JWoww And Roger Mathews
JWoww, whose real name is "Jennifer Farley," is a cast member on MTV’s hit series Jersey Shore. She also appeared in the spinoff series Snooki & JWoww. The reality starlet has helped make Jersey Shore a cultural phenomenon of sorts. Roger Mathews is a businessman whose primary claim to fame is being married to JWoww. The two were wed back in 2015. While they aren’t officially apart, rumor has it that the couple has been separated for a while now.
One had to assume a Jersey Shore cast member was going to go big with his or her wedding cake. Also, based on this photo, it would appear that JWoww really likes flowers.
7 Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian and television host with a very impressive resume. Her big break came back in 1994 when she starred in the ABC sitcom Ellen. She's been the host of The Ellen DeGeneres show dating back to 2003 and has hosted several big events like the Academy Awards. Portia de Rossi is an Australian model and television star who's appeared on programs like Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, and Nip/Tuck. DeGeneres and de Rossi got hitched back in 2008.
Here, the couple appears to be enjoying a piece of what looks like red velvet cake—not the biggest cake in the world, but it still looks very tasty.
6 Pusha T & Virginia Williams
Pusha T, aka Terrence Thornton, is a rapper and record producer out of The Bronx, New York. He's the man behinds singles such as “Mr. Me Too,” “Wamp Wamp (What It Do)," and “Mercy.” T has been nominated for 4 Grammy Awards throughout his career thus far. Virginia Williams is the rapper’s longtime girlfriend and now wife. The two wed on July 21, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Here, we see Williams cutting into a classic all-white wedding cake complete with a floral arrangement at the top. Sometimes sticking with the basics works–as is the case here.
5 Jon And Kate Gosselin
Jon and Kate Gosselin are reality television stars who rose to prominence in 2007 when their hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8 debuted. The program followed the couple’s lives as they raised 8 children–which includes sextuplets. The two were married for roughly a decade, from 1999 through 2009. Following the split, the show continued but was renamed Kate Plus 8, which, as the title suggests, primarily focuses on Kate Gosselin.
The reality duo decided to go with a tropical-themed cake as part of what appears to be a casual wedding. This is still a fairly impressive item, especially given the fact the wedding took place several years before either of them were famous.
4 Sofia Vergara And Joe Manganiello
Sofia Vergara is model and actress who's been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards. She's appeared in several films over of the years. However, her most famous role is her portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the popular ABC television series Modern Family. Joe Manganiello is an actor who's best known for playing a werewolf named "Alcide Herveaux" in the HBO vampire series True Blood. The two stars have been married since 2015.
The two stars had quite the grand wedding a few years back, the ceremonies featuring a cake that was likely taller than many of the guests in attendance.
3 Ric Flair And Wendy Barlow
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is widely regarded as one of the best professional wrestlers to ever set foot in the ring. Using his signature figure-four leg lock, Flair has captured the World Heavyweight Championship on 16 separate occasions over the course of his Hall of Fame career. His 5th wife, Wendy Barlow, is former wrestling valet. Long-time World Championship Wrestling (WCW) fans may remember her as “Fifi the French Maid”–a character she portrayed in 1993. The couple made it official in 2018.
This relatively small cake does an excellent job of incorporating the classic floral pattern we see so often. It’s simple yet elegant.
2 Elizabeth Taylor & Conrad Hilton Jr.
Elizabeth Taylor is an actress who's been named one of the greatest female screen legends by AFI. She starred in several iconic films including flicks like Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, and Father of the Bride. Conrad Hilton was a businessman and socialite whose father founded the famous Hilton Hotel chain. He's the granduncle of reality television star Paris Hilton and is also the first of Taylor’s 8 husbands. The short-lived marriage was made official back in 1950 and lasted less than a year.
This 1950s cake looks as grand as anything one can expect to see a celebrity wedding today–perfect for Hollywood royalty.
1 Marcia Cross And Tom Mahoney
Marcia Cross is a 56-year-old Emmy Award-winning actress who burst onto the scene in the 1990s. Melrose Place, One Life to Live, and Knots Landing are just a few of the shows she appeared on. However, she achieved her greatest notoriety playing the role of Bree Van de Kamp on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Tom Mahoney is a stockbroker who's famous for marrying Marcia Cross. The two have been married since 2006.
Like many celebrity wedding cakes, this one features a colorful flower assortment. The flowers look real, but some of these cakes are so well made that it’s hard to tell for certain.