Doile Lace Cakes

doile lace cakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia

Sugarcrafted lace doiles have become one of the most popular vintage lace patterns in wedding cake design this year. It’s a slightly heavier style of lace and so creates a more defined lace effect than piped lace. Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia have a number of beautiful designs in their collection featuring the vintage lace doile motif, including the two blush pink examples above.

To create your own lace doile cake design, we have a two tutorials here:

The most popular pattern for the lace doile motif is semi-circular, but De La Rosa Cupcakes have used a full size doile as a side design in their peach and white cake (below left) with Swiss dot piping for a pretty birthday cake design.

Below right, we have another exquisite lace doile side design – an intricate lace pattern paired with a crown of piped buttercream flowers for a fabulous special occasion cake design (image by Virgil Bunao via Style Me Pretty).

doile lace cakes by De la Rose Cupcakes left and image right by Virgil Bunao via Style Me Pretty

Chloe Kerr Cakes have combined the lace doile pattern together with broderie anglaise/eyelet lace cut outs for an adorable first birthday cake design below.

doile cake broderie anglaise eyelet lace cake by Chloe Kerr Cakes

Australian designer, Hello Naomi has incorporated the semi-circular lace doile motif in her two fabulous cake designs below, piping the doile pattern for a more delicate effect.

doile lace cakes by Hello Naomi

Another fabulous example of a doile lace wedding cake by Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia below, accessorized with big, blousy beautiful peonies in soft pink.

doile lace cakes by Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia (2)

Petal piping was used to very creatively add a doile lace semi-circular side design to the beautiful cake below left(via Ruffled blog).

To the right, we have a fabulous first communion cake design from the Sweet Bloom Cakes collection featuring the lace doile pattern.

doile lace cake petal piping via Ruffled blog left and doile cake Communion cake by Sweet Bloom Cakes right

Another beautiful doile lace wedding cake below in soft pink and white and dressed with sugar flowers (via The Little Big Company, image by Photography by Sandra).

doile lace cake via The Little big Co, image by Photography by Sandra

An exquisite example below of piped doile lace cake by Sugar Bee Sweets (Alan Tsai Photography via Wedding Chicks).

doile lace cake by Sugar Bee Sweets, Alan Tsai Photography via Wedding Chicks

Cake by Kim, Australia have created a beautiful blue and blush pink wedding cake design below with grey lace trim and  subtle doile lace accents.

doile cake by Cake by Kim Australia

Designs by two of the top US wedding cake designers, Erica O’Brien (via Brides .com below left) and Sweet and Saucy Shop (below right) feature doile lace also. (For more on the Erica O’Brien design, see details on Erica’s online class below).

doile lace wedding cakes by erica o'brien via Brides .com left and Sweet and Saucy right

Gold and white is a popular new wedding colour palette and we have a sophisticated doile lace wedding cake design in gold and white below, again Sweet Bloom Cakes.

doile lace cake gold and white by Sweet Bloom Cakes

Gold sugar doile accents create a beautiful silhouette in the exquisite cake design below by Lina Veber Cake, Sweden.

doile cake by Lina Veber Cake, Sweden

The wonderfully creative Erin Gardner of The Wild Orchid Baking Company created the striking purple and orchid floral wedding cake below with luxurious chocolate and gold doile lace patterns for a unique wedding cake design with both contemporary and vintage style elements. (Plus you’ll find Erin’s new book here: Great Cake Decorating – Sweet Designs for Cakes & Cupcakes).

doile lace wedding cake gold by The Wild Orchid Baking Company

A second exquisite cake design from Lina Veber Cake in striking black and cerise pink with doile accents – a wow cake for a special occasion.

doile cake black and pink by Lina Veber Cake, Sweden

A stunning contemporary wedding cake design featuring sugarcrafted black lace doiles paired with orchids by The Fabulous Cake Girls, San Diego (Angie Silvy Photography).

doile lace wedding cake black lace and orchid by The Fabulous Cake Girls, San Diego, Angie Silvy PhotographyOur final doile lace wedding cake is by Sweet and Saucy Cake and contrasts the rounded edge of intricate lace doiles in muted grey with sharp square tiers and a statement oversized brilliant white sugar peony for a standout wedding cake design.

doile lace wedding cake by Sweet and Saucy Cake


The beautiful selection of seasonal wedding cakes below created by Erica O’Brien in her new Craftsy class also covers how to create doile lace for your cakes.  You’ll find all the details here: A Cake for Every Season (w/ Erica O’Brien)

Erica O'Brien Craftsy Class

You’ll find more on lace wedding cakes in our earlier features here:

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