Vintage Accessories Cakes

gumpaste gloves vintage cakes by Leslea Matsis Cake Design, New Zealand

Vintage style gumpaste gloves make a most elegant addition to the the two beautiful lace cakes above by Leslea Matsis Cakes, New Zealand. A Victorian style bridal parasol also makes an exquisite adornment by Leslea, this time as a wedding cupcake topper below, with a close-up of her blush pink … [Read more...]

Gumpaste Buds

peony buds by Petal Sweet

The addition of flower buds to sugar flower bouquets has been one of the most chic and beautiful new trends in sugar floristry - a trend spearheaded by Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet with the publication of her excellent flower buds tutorials. Above, Jacqueline's fabulous peony buds are featured in … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Cakes & Tutorials – Part 1

chalkboard cakes by The Vanilla Bake Shop left, Bake A-Boo Cake Design right

Chalkboard cakes are becoming one of the most popular design requests for cake decorators, especially for the vintage-rustic style wedding. While chalkboard signage and papercrafts have been trending for weddings for a while now, it took the ingenuity of Liz Marek of Artisan Cake Company to bring … [Read more...]

Wedding Cakes in Black

black wedding cakes by Pasteles Alma and Ron Ben Israel

Black-tie has always been synonymous with stylish events, so when it comes to the latest wedding cake colour trends, black icing is sure to wow as the centrepiece of a glamorous wedding reception. Above we have two chic and elegant examples of black wedding cakes in fabulous, unique designs by … [Read more...]

Cube Cakes

cube cakes by Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes left, Lina Veber Cake right

With sharp edges having overtaken rounded curves in cake decorating design trends, the avant garde cake shape of the moment is the cube cake design, having been propelled into the cake fashion spotlight by the designs of Maggie Austin. Jorge Blanco of Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes is also a … [Read more...]

Dahlia Cakes & Tutorials

dahlia wedding cakes Maggie Austin left, Better OffWed via Etsy right

The old-fashioned dahlia flower, a staple of every English cottage garden, is the surprise sugar flower of the year, featuring in both vintage and contemporary wedding cake designs, with beautiful examples of both styles above from Maggie Austin Cake (left) and Better Off Wed via Etsy … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Cake Art

stained glass cakes buttercream art by Queeen of Hearts Couture Cakes

Buttercream art has exploded in popularity in the past two years, largely due to the work of Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong of the Queeen of Hearts Couture Cakes who've taken buttercream cake decorating to a whole new level. One Christina and Valeri's signature cake decorating styles is their … [Read more...]

Climbing Sugar Flowers/Elevated Floral Arrangements

elevated sugar flowers contemporary sugar flower arrangement by Maggie Austin

The art of sugar floristry has been taken to new heights, quite literally by the masterful sugar work of US designer,  Maggie Austin.  One of Maggie's trademark sugar flower arrangement styles (above) is a wired elevated arrangement, adding stunning dramatic impact to her chic designs. Australian … [Read more...]

The “Erica” Bow

bow cake by Erica O'Brien

Cake Geek has long been a fan of innovative US cake designer, Erica O'Brien but one of our favourite Erica trademarks is her unique and contemporary statement bow.  It's a style motif that translates perfectly to both wedding cakes and special occasion cakes and never fails to make a … [Read more...]