Bas Relief Cakes

Bas relief wedding cakes by Sweet Love Cake Couture left, Lina Veber Cake Design right

When cake artist Maggie Austin first introduced the world to the beauty of bas belief in cake decorating, admirers of her work stuck with the alabaster whites and paired down beauty of Maggie's original designs. But now cake artists have spread their wings and built on Maggie's foundations adding … [Continue reading]

Stencilled Lace Wedding Cakes

Rose gold and pink wedding cake by Suzanne Esper, Craig & Eva Sanders Phot left, Designer Cake Co right

With the fabulous selection of cake stencils now on the market, it makes it super easy to create beautiful lace wedding cakes in a matter of minutes. To enhance the lace effect even more, use edible cake lace mix instead of royal icing for extra white lace that photographs … [Continue reading]

Cake Accents: Pearled Cake Tiers

Old world elegance with pearls and garden blooms by Jenna Rae Cakes

Strings of pearls have always been a classic design element on wedding cakes but for a truly opulent touch, a fully pearled cake tier is a magnificent … [Continue reading]

Antique Inspired Wedding Cakes

Jade green and gold antique inspired wedding cake by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes

For an old world style wedding venue, an antique inspired wedding cake lends an added air of grandeur to the proceedings. With so many scroll, … [Continue reading]

Sweet Pea Cakes

White sweet pea wedding cake by Willow & Bloom left, The Designer Cake Company right

The delicate petals and trailing tendrils of the sweet pea make it one of the prettiest flowers of early summer and just perfect to adorn a summer … [Continue reading]

Easter Surprises – Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes & Decorated Eggs

Easter bunny cakes by Sweet and Saucy left and Cake Heart right

Easter cakes, cookies, cupcakes and decorated eggs - whether your family celebrates easter or not, the end of winter and the ushering in of spring is … [Continue reading]

Purple, Lilac & Lavender Wedding Cakes

Lilac and lace wedding cake by Amelie's Kitchen left, lilac and ruffles by Jenna Rae Cakes

Purples, lilac and lavenders - with lace or ruffles, with pinks or foliage - make for the quintessential summer wedding cake. With lots of different … [Continue reading]

How To Speed Up Ganaching & Frosting


We all love getting to the decorating stage of cake making, but a sharp, crisp edge and smooth base is essential before we do so. One of the more … [Continue reading]

Graphic Art & Illustrated Cake Designs

Graphic art illustrated wedding cake designs London theme by Rachelle's Cake Designs

  Graphic art and illustrated cake designs are one area where the artistically inclined cake decorator can really come into their own. … [Continue reading]

Borders, Trims & Edging

Rose border wedding cake by Sweet Tiers AU left, bas relief edging wedding cake by Amelie's Kitchen right

Borders aren't just about adding a trim to the bottom edge of your cake tiers anymore - this year it's all about using pretty trims and edging to … [Continue reading]