10 Day of the Dead Cake Ideas & Inspiration

Do you have your heart set on a Day of the Dead Theme? It’s a beautiful, and unique way to celebrate your party, whether it’s a Quince or a Wedding. We have some great cake inspiration that may help with your party planning! Get creative with this, because you can’t go wrong with whatever color scheme you wish to use. We are talking about one of the more colorful Mexican holidays here. Your cake will be the main focal point at your reception…so have fun with it and make a statement!

Colorful Day of the Dead Cake

Nevie Pie // Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

This cake will easily brighten up your big day! The bright colors and carefully hand painted flowers are a unique way to cater to your Day of the Dead theme party! The paper flowers are literally the icing on the cake!

Day of the Dead Wedding Cake Design

Little Hunny’s Cakery // California, USA

The detailing on this cake is unreal! From the corpse couple at the bottom to the frosting rose at the top, detailing can really make your cake stand out!

Day of the Dead Wedding Cake

Katie Fisher Photography // California, USA

This is a perfect mixture between a rustic fall and day of the dead theme. By combining in-season flowers with skulls, you can definitely create a perfect atmosphere for your guests.

Day of the Dead Cake with Bright Colors

Honey Bee Cakes // Texas, USA

Who said colorful cakes can’t look elegant? We love the bold, bright usage of colors here! Instead of the black frosting, use white to brighten your party up!

Black Day of the Dead Cake with Bright Flowers

More Than Cake // Idaho, USA

Using a black base for a cake really makes the colors pop out at you! The flowers create a three-dimensional look perfect for any occasion!

Fun Day of the Dead Cake Ideas

JadiClark // Durban, South Africa

We love the contrast between black and color! Try adding cookies to your cake to be able to get this type of detail.

Day of the Dead Cake with Roses

Albees Cakes // California, USA

There’s nothing as classical as a sheet cake with frosting flowers, but let’s make sure this one knocks someone DEAD! With the beautifully decorated skull ornating the center, it’s sure to draw some attention! Customize the frosting flowers to your favorite color!

Day of the Dead Cake with Head

Mwokaji Cakery // California, USA

Stay A-HEAD of the game with this bust of one SWEET lady. This sugar skull woman is sure to win over some hearts at your next Day of the Dead themed event; her authentic flower crown can even be altered to suit your individual tastes. Try roses or sunflowers instead!

Simple Day of the Dead Cake Design

Amour de Sucre // Arizona, USA

A simple, dark, yet very elegant cake! Don’t be afraid to have black fondant/frosting. You can easily decorate it with decorative flowers. Keep it simple, but take their breath away!

Two Layer Day of the Dead Wedding Cake Idea

Three Tiers for Cake // North Carolina, USA

Don’t be afraid to use bold colors, like this sky blue, on your cake! Day of the Dead encourages the usage of bright, fun colors. It also doesn’t take away from the great detailing of the bride and groom corpses!

Day of the Dead Cake for Kids

Erica Koren Cakery // Illinois, USA

BONUS CAKE! A Coco inspired theme cake is perfect for a kids’ party! The movie revolves around the Day of the Dead Celebration. You could easily incorporate many of the symbolic elements featured in the movie.


Are you looking for even more Day of the Dead inspiration? Don’t miss our guide to throwing a Day of the Dead themed quince!!


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