Dahlia Cakes & Tutorial

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

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

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

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...]

Lattice Cake Designs

A lattice pattern, whether piped with royal icing, stencilled or created with strips of fondant, makes a beautiful old world cake design for a wedding or special occassion. The Abigail Bloom Cake Company created the delicate lattice design wedding cake (above left) by piping an intricate series … [Read more...]

Toile Cake Designs

Beautiful artwork never goes out of style and with handpainted cake art exploding in popularity, exquisite antique toile patterns have become the one of the most chic and admired vintage cake styles of the moment. The Cake Opera Company and Pasteles Alma have created the two outstanding toile … [Read more...]

Cakes with Stripes

As with polka dots featured on Monday, stripes are also a great customisable cake design that work for lots of occasions, whether you're going for smart stripes or whimsical striping. Cotton candy pink and soft brown make a pretty combination in our feature cake (above left) by Zoe Clark of The … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Cakes

A polka dot design is one of the prettiest and simplest cake decorations and works for lots of different occassions and styles of cakes, whether contemporary or vintage. We have two fabulous polka dot wedding cakes above in pretty pastels by Hall of Cakes UK (left) and Sophisticakes of … [Read more...]

Vintage Suitcase Cakes

Suitcase cakes are always been popular with brides and grooms heading off on an exotic honeymoon, but they're more popular than ever now for a whole host of occasions - as an 18th birthday cake for teenagers heading off on a gap year, as 21st birthday cakes for graduates heading abroad after … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Cakes

Pinwheel cakes are one of the prettiest cake trends around at the moment, especially for summer parties - and they are so simple to create, whether it's a pinwheel cake topper or a pinwheel side design for your cake. Our beautiful featue cake above in teal ombre is by Australian blogger, Kara … [Read more...]