Bas Relief Cakes

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

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 colour, florals, frills to enhance the beauty of sculpted effect bas relief details even more.

Bas relief wedding cakes by Amelie's Kitchen left, Sanna's Tartor right

Bas relief and roses by Amelie’s Kitchen left, Sanna’s Tartor right

Bas relief wedding cakes by Amelie's Kitchen left, Cotton and Crumbs right

Bas relief borders and edging – wedding cakes by Amelie’s Kitchen left, Cotton and Crumbs right

Gray wedding cakes by Amelie's Kitchen left, Amy Beck Designs right, image Tim Tab Studios

Gray wedding cakes with bas relief design elements by Amelie’s Kitchen left, Amy Beck Designs right (image Tim Tab Studios)

Bas relief wedding cake in detail by Amelie's Kitchen

Bas relief wedding cake in detail by Amelie’s Kitchen

Antiqued bas relief wedding cake with blush roses by Maggie Aust, Jose Villa Phot

Antiqued bas relief wedding cake with blush roses, acorns and golden berries by Maggie Austin Cake (Jose Villa Photography)

Bas relief wedding cakes by Daisy olly and Me, Martin Dabek Phot left, Abigail Bloom right

Wildflower wedding cake with bas relief detailing by Daisy Molly and Me (Martin Dabek Photography) left, and formal wedding cake with blush bas relief edging by Abigail Bloom Cake Design right

Bas relief wedding cakes by Maggie Austin Cake

Bas relief wedding cakes by Maggie Austin Cake, the originator of the bas relief cake design trend

Textured cake design with gumpaste briar roses by Lina Veber Cake

A study in texture – with woodgrain effects and bas relief elements – topped with gumpaste briar roses by Lina Veber Cake

Floral bas relief cake with gumpaste peony by Lina Veber Cake

Floral bas relief elements with statement gumpaste peony – cake design by Lina Veber Cake

Seafoam green cake with white peonies by Lina Veber Cake

Spectacular seafoam green cake with dressed white peonies in another bas relief decorated beauty by Lina Veber Cake

Bas relief decorated wedding cakes by Lemon Tree Cakes left, Amelie's Kitchen right

Bas relief decorated wedding cakes by Lemon Tree Cakes left, Amelie’s Kitchen right

Wedding cake decorated in bas relief with the Blossoms Mold from the Karen Davies Sugarcraft collection

Wedding cake decorated in bas relief with the Blossoms Mold from the Karen Davies Sugarcraft collection

Wedding cake with bas relief borders by Oh Gateaux

A pretty blend of frills with bas relief borders by Oh Gateaux

Bas relief wedding cake by Maggie Austin left, Viva La Tarta right

Bas relief wedding cake by the master of the art, Maggie Austin (left) and by Viva La Tarta (right). See ad panel at the end of this feature for online class showing how to create Maggie’s cake above.

Bas relief rosette wedding cake by Shawna McGreevy, inspired by Zuhair Murad gown

Bas relief rosette wedding cake by Shawna McGreevy, inspired by Zuhair Murad gown (right). The tutorial for this cake design is available on Shawna’s Cake Heads website.

Bas relief wedding cake by Ponona Cakes

A close up of a bas relief wedding cake by Ponona Cakes

bas relief wedding cake by Shannon Bond Cake Design

Shannon Bond brings her elegant touch to this beautiful bas relief cake

Wildflower wedding cake with bas relief borders by Gift Cakes, (Paul O'Hara Photography)

Wildflower wedding cake with bas relief borders by Gift Cakes, (Paul O’Hara Photography)

Bas relief cake details by Jenna Rae Cakes left, Maggie Austin right

Bas relief cake details by Jenna Rae Cakes left, and sensational sculpted water fountain cake by Maggie Austin right

Ivory tiered cakes with bas relief decor by Cakes by Krishanthi (left, Zosia Zacharia Photography), and by  Celebrate with Cake right

Ivory tiered cakes with bas relief decor by Cakes by Krishanthi (left, Zosia Zacharia Photography), and by Celebrate with Cake right

Woodland wedding cake with  deer antlers by Amelie's Kitchen

Woodland wedding cake with dramatic deer antlers and bas relief detailing by Amelie’s Kitchen

Woodland wedding cake with fairy door by Amelie's Kitchen (2)

……and with fairy door (by Amelie’s Kitchen)

Stag in bas relief cake - Sonnda Catto

Stag in bas relief cake – Sonnda Catto

Bas relief design inspiration by The Vertical Artisans

Bas relief design inspiration by The Vertical Artisans

Ad: Learn how to create Maggie Austin’s beautiful bas relief work in her Craftsy class here: Decorating in Three Dimensions.

Maggie Austin Craftsy class Decorating in Three Dimensions

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