Banded Frill Cake Designs

banded frill wedding cake fabric effect by La Cupella Cake Boutique

Fondant frills have been a huge design trend in cake decorating this year. An interesting variation that has emerged is the banded frill, creating the illusion of a pretty fabric effect in the cake design.

La Cupella Cake Boutique have created the exquisite wedding cake above. Wrapped in a lace effect banded frill, it features a delicate floral hand-painted panel surrounded by stitch detailing for a completely unique wedding cake design.

A simple banded frill and a well-balanced combination of pastel colors in peach, pink and white make a beautiful fresh, cake design below by Sugar Jones Cake (image by Jacqui Cole Photography).

The simple elegance of white on white is highlighted in the ultra feminine banded frill cake design (below right) by  Sweet Love Cake Couture, with an overlay white ruffles secured by a white ribbon and finished with a pearl heart.

banded frill cakes by Sugar Jones Cake left (Jacqui Cole Photography),  Sweet Love Cake Couture right

Banded frills create an elaborate “smocked” fabric effect in the two period style cake designs below by Nana & Nana Cakes, left & Gia’s Cakes Boutique, right.

banded frills cake designs smocking fabric effects, Nana & Nana left, Gia's Cakes Boutique right

Elaborately pleated frills create a spectacular bridal creation in the unique design by Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour, below.

banded frills cake fabric effects by Zoe Clark Cakes

Botanical style florals accentuate the flounce of the frilled effects in the two designs below – one a simple and subtle banded frill design by Sweet Love Cake Couture (left) and a contrasting multi-frilled cake by Jessica Vu of Jessicake Art (right).

banded frills cakes fabric effects Sweet Love Cake Couture left, Jessica Vu of Jessicake Art right

Emily Harmston Cakes’ fabric effect wedding cake design below encompasses banded frills and piped panelling for a beautiful and unique vintage wedding cake design.

banded frill cake fabric effect by Emily Harmston Cakes

Black and white with a pop of pink lends a Parisienne style to Zoe Clark’s banded frill cake design (below left), as featured in her book: Cake Decorating at Home.

On the right, soft pink anemones dress this pretty cake by Beautify Sugar with trailing ribbon and a bow accenting the beautiful banded frill.

banded frill cake designs by Zoe Clark left, Beautify Sugar right

The banded frill is a signature design element of Lyon’s Bakery, Hong Kong in their fabulous collection of pastel occasion cakes, including the pretty quilted design below.

banded frill cake design by Lyon's Bakery, HK


Learn the secrets of translating haute couture into cake design with The Caketress, Lori Hutchinson in her latest class on Craftsy. Plus get 50% OFF with this link: Chic Techniques for Couture Designs.

Lori Hutchinson cake design tutorial on Craftsy

Readers might also be interested in Jessica Harris’ textured effects tutorial where you’ll learn how to create the four fabric effect designs below plus lots more textured effects in fondant.

ruffles tutorial and fabric effects by Jessica Harris

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