Hearts, flowers, diamond rings and creative toppers are some popular ideas for decorating engagement cakes. These cakes are typically served at engagement parties and come in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. Decoration ideas range from simple single-layer designs inscribed with the names of the couple to elaborate three- and four-tier cakes accented by fondant motifs.
A Love Is in the Stars theme begins with a two-tier cake covered in white buttercream icing. The cake is covered in small- and medium-sized stars made from gum paste, and it is topped with a gum-paste crescent moon that is positioned behind a seated bride-and-groom figurine.
Some couples decorate their engagement cakes with themes related to shared interests, such as a nautical theme or a sheet cake decorated as a tennis court. Contemporary decorating ideas include gift boxes with fondant bows, elegant monograms and miniature petit fours topped with candy roses.
Engagement cakes shaped like champagne cakes or wedding bells are some ideas for couples who prefer a unique design. Custom cake toppers are another creative decorating idea and a budget-friendly way to add individuality to a simple cake design. Etsy offers an assortment of options, including proposing silhouettes, personalized name and date toppers, and sayings such as "happily ever after" and "she said yes."