Gatsby Wedding Cakes

Gatsby theme wedding cake by Cake Goodness via Project Wedding, photo by William Innes (left) and by Couture Cupcakes Australia (right)

Vintage weddings have taken on a distinctly 1920’s theme this year inspired by the glitz and the glamour of the movie, Gatsby based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the roaring 20’s with New York at the centre of the Jazz Age, the Great Gatsby provides ample inspiration for a lavish vintage wedding.

We have two beautiful Gatsby style wedding cake designs above by Cake Goodness (via Project Wedding, photo by William Innes, left) and by Couture Cupcakes Australia (right). Both designs combine vintage glamour and lavish ornamentation including a silver metallic finish (left) and vintage brooch and birdcage veiling (right). (For more on metallic cake effects, see our feature here on Metallic Gold Cakes).

Black and white is an excellent colour palette for a Gatsby wedding cake with two chic designs below from The Pastry Studio (right) and via (left) that would be perfect for a vintage black tie affair.

Gatsby wedding cakes in black and white from The Pastry Studio right and via left

The 1920s have really been brought to life in the two Gatsby style wedding cakes below, elegantly draped in vintage pearls. (Cake designs by Paul Bradford of, left and by The Caketress , right).

Gatsby wedding cake 1920's wedding cake vintage pearl wedding cake by Paul Bradford of left and by The Caketress right

Susan Garfield of Sugar Art by Susan has created the lavish Gatsby-esque wedding cake design (below left) with chandelier style beaded garlands and antique silver damask.

To the right, Faye Cahill Cake Design have designed a wonderful counterpart with jewelled accents and flapper style fringing that exudes Gatsby glamour.

Gatsby wedding cakes from Sugar Art by Susan left and from Faye Cahill Cake Design right

Brighton’s Flutterby Bakery have created their take on the Gatsby wedding cake theme incorporating 1920’s style vintage feathers, art deco design and a lavish silver leaf finish.  (Don’t miss our Art Deco Wedding Cakes feature later this week and we’ll have more on Vintage Feather Wedding Cakes coming up later this month on Cake Geek.)

To the right is another elegant example of Gatsby style opulence in a jewelled design coupled with vintage lace (via Diana Marie Events & Big Love Photography).

(For more on metallic silver cakes, see our feature on Silver Anniversary Cakes and Wedding Cakes.)

Gatsby theme wedding cakes with art deco design-by-Flutterby-on-Cakes-Decor-left-and-via Diana Marie Events right  and Big Love Photography

Ornate scrolls in silver and antique chandelier stencilling feature in the two ornate Gatsby theme wedding cakes below from Lulu Cake Boutique (left) and from Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour (right).

(Chandelier stencils are available to buy online here.  For more on stencilling techniques, see our earlier feature on Stencilled Lace Wedding Cakes.  And for more on scroll piping, see our Piping Techniques series. (You’ll find more on beaded cake designs here: Silver Beaded Wedding Cakes.)

Gatsby theme wedding cakes from Lulu Cake Boutique (left) and from Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour (right)

Metallic finishes in both silver and gold feature prominently in Gatsby style wedding cakes and both precious metals are combed in a beautiful art deco style cake design from But A Dream Custom Cakes (below left).  Blissfully Sweet Cakes have combined both hues in their Gatsby wedding cake display below right, with lots of elegant vintage detailing (via The Little Big Company).

Gatsby wedding cakes in art deco style from But A Dream Custom Cakes left and by Blissfully Sweet Cakes right via The Little Big Company

A lavish gold and white Gatsby theme wedding cake below left from Pinterest (left) and an exquisite art deco inspired 1920’s wedding cake from the UK’s Barney’s Bakery (right).

Gatsby theme wedding cakes from Pinterest (left) and Barney's Bakery (right)

Two more antique gold Gatsby theme wedding cakes below via One Wed (left) and by We Want Cake UK (right).
Gatsby theme wedding cakes via One Wed left and by We Want Cake UK right

Finally, Wild Rose Sweets & Styling have created the Great Gatsby style wedding cake and dessert table below for a lavish 1920’s vintage wedding (via the Amy Atlas blog).

Gatsby theme wedding cakes for 1920's vintage wedding by Wild Rose Sweets & Styling via Amy Atlas blog


Learn all about metallic effects plus how to create the three show-stopping designs below including the fabulous Gatsby-esque design (middle) in Faye Cahill’s brilliant new class on Craftsy here: Layered Embellishments – 12 Stunning Techniques.

Faye Cahill wedding cake decorating class on Craftsy

For more on vintage style cake decorating and techniques, see renowed cake designer Colette Peters’ Vintage Cakes, Modern Methods class on Craftsy.

vintage cake decorating techniques tutorial by Colette Peters on Craftsy

The beautiful chandelier-inspired wedding cake below is one of a selection of designs taught by Zoe Clark in her latest class also on Craftsy here: Zoe Clark’s Charming Cake Designs.

Zoe Clark chandelier cake

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