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.
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).
A second beaded cake design by Lina Veber with beautiful garden style lilac blossoms.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A signature “cube” cake design by Maggie Austin Cake intricately decorated in varying sized pearls for a unique design feature.
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.
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For more on vintage wedding cake styles, see our features on: Vintage Pearl Wedding Cakes, Piping Pearls & Beaded Garlands, Vintage Cakes with Feathers, Gatsby-Style Wedding Cakes, Pale Gold & Champagne Wedding Cakes, Downton Abbey Style Wedding Cakes , Lace Wedding Cakes – Applique Lace, Lace Trim, Lace Piping, Wedding Cake Borders, Trims & Edging, Vintage Cameo Cakes and Wedding Cake Piping.