“Framed” Wedding Cakes

framed wedding cake

One of the hottest cake designers right now is Canada’s Alexandria Pellegrino of the Cake Opera Company. And it’s her signature style, beautiful baroque gilded framing, that’s the subject of our feature this week.

Alexandria’s beautiful cake above left is a stunning example featuring antique silver framed detailing, with the frame encasing the bride and groom’s personal monogram. (Image: WedLuxe Magazine).

One of the top US sugar artists, Maggie Austin, has created the equally exquisite cake (top right) which uses a moulded bas relief technique to create the baroque framed effect around the edges of the square tiers. The centrally placed arrangement of blush pink sugar roses adds to the timeless elegance to this cake.

The UK’s Victoria Watkin-Jones of Victoria Made created the stunning pale blue and gold vintage baroque style cake (below left). The pale blue, with a hint of pink in the sugar roses, and opulent gold echoes the style of Queen Marie-Antoinette and 18th century French Royalty.

The same theme of French baroque splendour inspired our second Cake Opera feature cake, below right, in an opulent display surrounded by four satellite cakes.  Opulence is taken to another level with a circle of pears covered in luxurious gold leaf resting on the bottom tier.  (Image: WedLuxe Magazine)

gilded gold frame wedding cake

An ornate French baroque style gilded frame features in the masterpiece cake below showcasing opulent hand-painted roses by Nadia & Co.

baroque style gilded frame cake with handpainted roses by Nadia & Co..jpg

A more subtle incorporation of the framed detailing can be seen in Anna Tyler Cakes’ fabulous summer wedding cake below.  Anna uses a much smaller sized gilded gold frame to set off the bride and groom’s monogram, with very elegant and classic effect.  The entire sweet table display and flower-filled drawers make a simply stunning statement for a dreamy summer wedding.

framed wedding cake design by Anna Tyler Cakes

The framing motif can be incorporated into a more rustic style wedding cake also, as shown in the beautiful mint and rubbed gold example below by leading designer, The Cake Whisperer.  The framing effect is created with a beautiful garland of herbs, foliage and white blooms. (Image by AMB Photo via WedLuxe Magazine.)

rustic wedding cake in mint and gold with foliage frame by The Cake Whisper, image by AMB Photo via WedLuxe

Our second example from The Cake Whisperer (below) very cleverly combines vintage lace and pearls to create the framed effect, with the top arch made up of peach blooms to compliment the aqua-coloured icing.

lace frame wedding cake by The Cake Whisperer

Another example of a beautiful lace frame detail in another exquisite wedding cake design below by the Cake Whisperer, Canada.

wedding cake with lace frame detail by the Cake Whisperer Canada

With winter on our doorsteps, our final cake below is the ultimate winter wedding cake, again designed by the wonderful Cake Opera Company.  Beautifully entitled  “Footsteps in a Winter Forest”, the cake features a hand-painted birch forest with two sets of footprints in the snow.  The painted snow scene is encircled in antique effect silver frame, intertwined winter white roses to create a superbly romantic winter wedding cake. (Image below left by Christian Oth.)

wedding cake with framed detailing

For more on hand-painting cakes, see our earlier feature here: Hand-Painted Cakes.

To create monogram initials for your cake, you’ll find a tutorial here to help you: how to make a monogram for your cake.

Readers might also be interested in more of our vintage wedding cake features including: Jewelled Wedding Cakes, Gatsby Wedding Cakes, Art Deco Wedding Cakes, Downton Abbey Wedding CakesVintage Pearl Wedding Cakes, Vintage Cakes with Feathers, Lace Wedding Cakes and Vintage Cameo Cakes.

Coming Up Next Week: Winter Wedding Cake Trends 2013/14

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