Beaded Cake Designs – Pearl Beading

beaded wedding cake pearl beading by Maggie Austin, Millie B Photography via Wedding Chicks

Beaded cakes have emerged as one of the most elegant cake design trends of this year.

Inspired by a Sareh Nouri bridal gown, softly frilled sugar blossoms are interlaced with tiny pearl beads in the exquisite beaded cake design above by Maggie Austin (image by Millie B Photography via Wedding Chicks).

Below, cake couturier Megan Joy has interwoven multiple textures including intricate beading, fondant feathers and softly ruffled layers to create this stand out wedding cake design.

beaded cake design Pearl-beading-feathers-cake Megan Joy Wedding Cakes

Pearl beading has really came to the fore in cake decorating this year inspired by the unique vintage beaded cake design created by Happy Hills Cake Design (below). Pearl beads in oyster, black and grey are masterfully crafted into an intricate mosaic to create a masterpiece in cake design.


Peal beading is also hallmark of Sweden’s Lina Veber’s cake designs, blending pearls with applique lace for a luxuriant textured effect (below).

beaded cake by Lina Veber Cake Bakministeriet

A second beaded cake design by Lina Veber with beautiful garden style lilac blossoms.

beaded wedding cake with pearl beading by Lina Veber

One of the UK’s top wedding cake designers, Emma Jayne Cake Design has been using pearl beading in lots of her vintage cake designs for some time, with a superb example below also incorporating a fabulous fondant fabric effect.

beaded wedding cake fabric effect by Emma Jayne Cake Design

Northern Ireland’s Patricia Mann Cake Designs have an intricately beaded cake design in their wedding cake collection, enhanced by a lustred fondant background (below).

beaded cake by Lina Veber Cake Bakministeriet

A second beautiful beaded wedding cake design by Emma Jayne Cake Design blending delicate sugar blossoms and pearl beading for a beautiful, textured effect. A silver beaded sash around the centre of the cake adds a couture touch.

beaded wedding cake by Emma Jayne Cake Design

A cascade of delicate sugar pearls creates a simple but uniquely beautiful beaded cake design below left by The Pastry Studio. 

To the right, an intricately beaded wedding cake design created by Gateaux, Inc in a 1920’s style wedding cake.

pearl beading wedding cake designs by The Pastry Studio left and Gateaux Inc right

Maggie Austin uses a trail of winding sugar pearls as a side design to beautiful effect in her ivory and gold beaded cake design, below.

beaded cake design with gold accent by Maggie Austin Cake

A signature “cube” cake design by Maggie Austin Cake intricately decorated in varying sized pearls for a unique design feature.

beaded cake designs by Maggie Austin Cake

An ivory and gold beaded ribbon adds a touch of vintage glamour to he beautiful wedding cake design below (image by Moore Photography via Cherry Blossoms and Faerie Wings).

beaded wedding cake pearl wedding cake, Moore Photography via Cherry Blossoms and Faerie Wings

Our final beaded cake design below blends an elegant pearl piped garland with exquisite “dew drop” beads in a stunning wedding cake design by the internationally acclaimed Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes, Sydney.

pearl garland and diamante beaded wedding cake by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes

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beaded cake tutorial by The Caketress

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