Trend Alert: Top Forward Arch Wedding Cakes to Swoon Over

April 4, 2022

A trending cake of many names on Instagram: portal cake, cake top forward, arch cake, and front forward cake. However you call it, it's our new favorite and makes for a truly unique statement wedding cake for any contemporary celebration! These specially-shaped upright cakes are designed to be on their sides with the "top of the cake" facing forward to give a modern silhouette on any dessert table. From stenciled designs to bold colors to bedeckled florals, any style goes with this 2022 wedding cake trend!

Having a small, intimate wedding? This is one great way to have a perfectly sized cake with a big visual impact that goes beyond the classic tiered cakes. No matter your guest list size, it's sure to be a memorable detail on the big day.

White textured arch wedding cake with pink boho flower style

Pink Boho Arch Wedding Cake

as seen on Instagram
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Photography: Nataly J Photography | White Textured Arch Cake: Chelsea Buns | Styling & Props: Locate to Create | Venue: Odo's Barn | Florals: Moody Blooms


Blue green teal top forward wedding cake with dried flowers

Blue Green Top Forward Wedding Cake with Dried Flowers

as seen on Instagram
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Round Shaped Cake: Nutmeg Cake Design | Planning: Clover Event Co.


Black boho portal wedding cake with boho rainbow pattern and flower decorations

Black Boho Portal Wedding Cake

as seen on Instagram
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Photography: Water Lily Photography | Monochromatic Boho Rainbow Portal Cake: PoliOli Cafe | Florals: I Kwiatownia


Yellow round top forward wedding cake with stenciled pattern for a summer wedding

Summer Yellow Round Top Forward Wedding Cake

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Round Yellow Cake with Stenciled Pattern: Sweetcakes by Regina


Modern trefoil shaped arch cake with middle eastern design

Middle Eastern Architecture Inspired Arch Wedding Cake

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Trefoil Arch Cake: Keep It Cake | Arch Acrylic Cake Guides: Prop Options via Etsy


Small round cake top forward with colorful pallet knife details for a boho wedding by Delaneys Desserts

Colorful Top Forward Wedding Cake

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Photography: Emily Vandehey Photography | Host: The Shootout Society | Planning: Nicole Leza Design | Florals: Still Carnations | Pallet Knife Decorated Top Forward Cake: Delaney's Desserts


Blue and white Amalfi Coast tile inspired top forward wedding cake with yellow lemon and dried flower details

Amalfi Coast Inspired Rectangle Top Forward Wedding Cake

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Blue and Yellow Rectangle Cake: Cakes by Han


Gorgeous romantic all pink buttercream flower top forward wedding cake

Romantic Floral Front Forward Wedding Cake

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Pink Buttercream Flower Top Forward Cake: Historias del Ciervo


Orange and gold triangle shaped top forward wedding cake with orange macarons

Triangular Top Forward Wedding Cake

as seen on Junebug Weddings
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Photography: Love, Anneliese Photography | Florals: Supposey Weddings | Orange Upright Triangle Cake: Bonne Vie Specialty


Textured purple front forward wedding cake with silver dried flowers

Wintry Textured Top Forward Wedding Cake

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Purple and Silver Front Facing Cake: Boni Bakery


Elegant pink stenciled boho top forward wedding cake with beautiful pink flowers and dried palm leaves

Stenciled Boho Top Forward Wedding Cake

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Photography: Dux Till Dawn Photography | Florals: Pepperberry Studio | Pink Front Forward Cake with Flowers: Cas Cakery


Want to see more of our curated wedding finds? Be sure to check out our Favorites lists on Etsy or see these other unique wedding cake features!

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