Traditional Wedding Cakes for Weddings in Nigeria

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When it comes to uniqueness and creativity in Nigerian Weddings, our traditional wedding cakes are miles ahead of the game. I always look forward to checking them out at engagement ceremonies. Over the years, we’ve seen them evolve from basic fruit baskets to more sophisticated works of art. Most cakes depict some aspect of the bride and groom’s culture. Check out some popular options below.

Cake Topper Inspired Wedding Cakes

This is a very popular option for couples from the different tribes across Nigeria. A mini-me version of the couple is made to closely resemble them. Colours and outfits are usually designed to match the couple’s engagement ceremony day attire.  traditional wedding cakes in nigeria
Top image by Dotun Ayodeji Photography, Bottom Image Dainty Affairs Bakery, Lagos, Nigeria

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Image culled from Sugar Weddings

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Top image from Sugar Weddings, Bottom image by Akara Ogheneworo Photography

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Top image by Cakes by Tosan, Nigeria, Bottom Image by Panari Cakes, UK

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Bottom Cake by Panari Cakes

Headgear Inspired Wedding Cakes

These cakes have just the headgears of the couple’s tribe on them. Below are gele and fila cakes for Yoruba traditional weddings.
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Top cake by Say Cheese Cakes, Botton cake by Cakes by Andy Clarks

Kolanut and Gourd Inspired Wedding Cakes

Gourds and kolanuts are an important part of the Igbo culture, so many of their cakes are created to reflect this.
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Cake to the left by Favoured Cakes, UK

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Clockwise. Image 2 and 3 by Panari Cakes, Image 4 by Four23 Photography

Drum Inspired Wedding Cakes

The talking drum is a huge part of most Nigerian cultures, so it features quite heavily in wedding cake designs.
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Image 2 by Atunbi Photography, UK

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Both cakes baked by Dainty Affairs Bakery

Suitcase Inspired Wedding Cakes

You can find these stacked luggage suitcases just as they are or with traditional bride and groom cake toppers.
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Top image by Four23 Photography, Bottom Cake by Favoured Cakes by Sewa, UK

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Bottom cake by Panari Cakes, UK

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Two cakes baked by Say Cheese Cakes

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Two cakes by Panari Cakes, UK

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Top cake by Favoured Cakes by Sewa, UK

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Top cake by Panari Cakes, UK, Bottom Cake by Favoured Cakes by Sewa, UK

Unique Traditional Wedding Cakes

These cakes are different from your standard trad wedding cake. This just goes to show how creative you can get!
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Bottom cake by Panari Cakes, UK

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Cake by Panari Cakes

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Top cake by Cakes by Andy Clarks

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My favourite by far is the last cake with the painted image of the couple. I love how modern and traditional it looks at the same time. Kudos to the talented Dainty Affairs Bakery team for this masterpiece.

Did you see any you liked? Let us know in the comment section below.

About Sayo C.

Sayo is the Editor of Wedding Feferity. She is very passionate about improving the way Nigerian Weddings are planned and celebrating our wonderful culture.

Comments

  1. Oluwaseyi says:

    Hmn hmn. That last cake is the bomb! My God! The human mind can really go wild and come out with some fantastic ideas. GOD BLESS NIGERIA. Kudos to all cake makers. They really add color to the engagement and wedding ceremonies. God bless them. Amen.
    Once again, nice one Wedding Feferity :)

  2. oh wow, what a fabulous collection of cakes – some of those cake toppers are too cute. nice one Sayo :-)

  3. orhue oghogho says:

    Lv ur disign I want 2lean how 2do dis disign

  4. Hi Sayo,
    This is an awesome collection of cakes you have here. All the cakes look beautiful especially the last one. We Nigerians are indeed trying.

  5. treasure says:

    wow! indeed i appreciate what i saw.pls my weddin is on the way . hw do i place an order

  6. lizy ligt says:

    Very beautiful and I wish to know the price range

  7. Yayy! I have found my Traditional Wedding cake here!!!
    My wedding is next year :)
    Thank you Sayo for the inspiration

    http://www.weddingfeferity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/tradtional-wedding-cakes-nigeria_0009.jpg?64e260
    The Green one with the Bible, I have saved it!

    • Hey Oyinda…I’m glad you found something you like. I think the circular suitcases are super cute and different, and the entire cake design is quite clean. Good choice! Do send some us over some pics to inspire even more people and have a great trad wedding day…xx

  8. Dey are gud..Kudos

  9. Whoaa! Am short of words!!! Beautiful traditional cake weddn styles!!! I love them, u crew are too much!!! I dnt knw wat to day a gain!!! U guys are the bomb!!! ABA NI SEE OOO(ekiti dialet)

  10. Beauty Bakers Nig Ltd says:

    Oh my God!!!, these cakes are really cute. May the Lord increase your efforts in Jesus Name. Amen

  11. My! Beautiful collection of traditional wedding cake. Keep it up.

  12. imuetinyan kitchens says:

    Very inspiring,it a bakers collectors masterpiece,kudo

  13. Elohor Joy says:

    Wow! indeed these cakes are breathtaking, who says Nigerians don’t have talent. God bless you guys. I sure will patronize you this coming year by His grace. Cheers!.

  14. saadatu salihu says:

    Infact am short of words, THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL INDEED.

  15. Hi sayo, I have bn looking for som1 to bake my traditional wedding cake for me. I love all ur designs. Pls get in touch with me on my email soon. Thank u

  16. Exquisite, just too lovely that words are insufficient to express n compliment their beauty. By the way, found my engagement cake here, just perfect. Keep it up guys n gals and WOW! us even more. Up Naija

  17. hemuka onyeoma says:

    chose the one you will like me to cake for you.
    cheers

  18. waoh all d cakes are very fine like how much will that bukola and olattan own cost

  19. Pls aw can I get intouch wit u so dat u can bake my traditional cake for me pls.

  20. Elizabeth kanikwu says:

    Wonderful cake design .breath taking and out of this world designs am interested in learning this designs where do I go to looking forward to hearing from upu

  21. wonderful cake design, i will luv to learn this designs so how do i get in touch with u.

  22. Olawunmi Onibiyo says:

    Those cakes are very beautiful and inspiring

  23. Pls I really need to learn. I need your contact

  24. This is breath taking! I feel like marrying my husband all over again.

    • Mama Tee…why not?? 5 year, 10 year, 20 year, 25 year, 30 year, 35 year, 40 year, 45 year, 50 year, 55 year, 60 year, 65 year, 70 year vow renewal…..Take your pick! Hopefully, we’ll be here and have even more inspiring cakes when you decide to do it again :-D

  25. Elite Esther says:

    So cute

  26. wow!!,i luv d one with ring on top,my wedding is cuming up dis november,hw do i get it

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hello, please click the link in the description below the cake you are interested in (if there is a link). This should take you to the vendors page and will have their contact details

  27. pls i 2 comment on d cake i saw in d interest i really luv i d design .
    this is how wat my traditional wedding 2 b i want in the Igbo head-tire
    pls send me ur contact address,phonenumber
    god bless u.

  28. I’m interested in the traditional wedding cake, my wedding is coming up by may. Can you please reach me ASAP. Good work you’re doing. Please keep it up.

    Regards
    08083705508
    07032252506

  29. Dey are all just perfect, I say well done to all cake makers.

  30. catherine says:

    i love your creativity please i will like to be your student

  31. Omolola Macaulay says:

    pls can i know the price range for the engagement cakes?

  32. Teekay says:

    Beautiful pictures! How do I contact you, I need one of these. Kindly send me cost. Thank you

    • Sayo C. says:

      Dear Teekay, thanks for your enquiry. I’ve updated the post to include links to the vendors who baked the cakes or took the picture (where possible). Please click on the link you are interested in, which will take you to the relevant vendor, who you can discuss prices with. Thanks

  33. O M (mrs) says:

    I like the traditional wedding cakes. How can we get in touch with you?

    • Sayo C. says:

      Hi Mrs O, Wedding Feferity did not bake these traditional wedding cakes. We have included links (when know) of the cake maker responsible for baking the cake under each picture. Clicking on the link should take you to the website or facebook page of the vendor where you should be able to get more details on how to contact them. Thank you.

  34. this is lovely

  35. shola says:

    awesome pls i want to learn. pls i need ur adrress

    • Dear Shola, thanks for your interest in the cakes. Unfortunately we do not back cakes or train people. The pictures above are owned by either wedding photographers or cake makers themselves. Thanks

  36. ejura says:

    Woo!!! These cakes are beautiful.

  37. Nice collection of cakes you have here.
    Thanks for the share, I am into the cake making business too, you can check out my website.

  38. ady's cake place, Suleja says:

    I just love each one of them. More grease to ur elbows or should I say more dough to ur ovens. I’ve been inspired. Tx n God bless you.

  39. oluwaseyi says:

    Speechless, the cakes are wonderful.thnx for the post.

  40. wendybella says:

    wow……this cakes are wonderful….the human mind can do anything please sayo how can I reach the cake makers I want to learn please give me their contact…thanks and good job!

  41. This is lovely

  42. olamiposi says:

    hello am Holar_ Ara creations, i wish to know the owner of this site, i wanna make my event real with you guy, you can call me on 08105638038, 08174005686. thanks

  43. i luv those cake am seeing here and my wedding is on the way,how do i book for o?

  44. Thank God I found dis! Very inspiring & enlightening! Kudos

  45. How can I get to add my cake pictures in this your amazing site. It indeed worth viewing. Keep it up.

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