Jewelled & Beaded Winter Wedding Cakes

jewelled winter wedding cakes by Connie Cupcake, The White Cakery

Capture the sparkle of winter frost and suffuse it with glamour by adding couture jewels and beading to your wedding cake designs this winter and new year.

Connie Cupcake of The White Cakery is a supremo of jewelled and beaded wedding cake design with two spectacular winter wedding cakes above – with buttercream and textured ruffles on the left and vintage pearls, silver framing details and snow effects on the right. (Blend white sanding sugar and silver glitter for a beautiful winter snow effect).

Scalloped piping and tiny jewelled detailing dovetail in the demure and elegant wedding cake design below from Anna Elizabeth Cake, another superb design for an elegant winter wedding.

jewelled winter wedding cake by Anna Elizabeth Cakes

Threaded silver beading provides the focal point of this stylish wedding cake design, fittingly crowned with wow peony cake topper offset to the side, in another fabulous design by The White Cakery (image by Krista Fox Photography).

beaded winter wedding by The White Cakery, Krista Fox Photography

Mignon Daymond of Call Me Cake Face showcases her superb design skills in this towering wedding cake masterpiece, melding spun sugar, detailed beading and wafer paper layers to beautiful effect.

beaded winter wedding cake by Call Me Cake Face

Isabelle Loiacono of The Rolling Pin, Canada’s (formerly the J’adore Cakes Company) classic winter wedding cake below creates a beautiful snowy texture with subtle piped details and a vintage silver royal iced “cage” adding a majestic element to the design.

(How to create a royal icing cage is covered by legendary by Colette Peters in her Craftsy class: Vintage Cakes, Modern Methods).

antique winter wedding cake by The Rolling Pin Bakery, formerly   J'adore Cakes Company

Silver sanding sugar, dragees, sugar pearls and non pareils are blended beautifully to create a snow blizzard effect in this stylish winter wedding below – another design from The White Cakery, (image by Krista Fox Photography).

winter wedding cake by The White Cakery, formerly Connie Cupcake Luxury Cakes, Krista Fox Photography

Wendy Kromer Confections used clusters of sugar gems to create the beautiful pearlised gem garlands in her spectular winter wedding cake design below (via Martha Stewart Weddings), kickstarting the trend in opaque painted sugar gems.

For tutorials on creating edible gems, see our earlier feature here on Jewelled Wedding Cakes.

edible sugar gems by Wendy K left, winter gems wedding cake via Martha Stewart Weddings right

A waterfall of snowberries cascades from the top of this stunningly bejewelled winter wedding cake with vintage silver framing details and hints of ice blue making it the quintessential snow queen wedding cake (image via The Elegant Wedding).

jewelled winter wedding cake, image via The Elegant Wedding blog

Vintage gilded details are set amongs winter accents for a fabulous baroque style wedding cake in the signature style of Zoet & Zoet in their design below.

winter wedding cake by Rianne Gangadin of Zoet & Zoet plus tutorial on Satin Ice cake of the month December

The original jewelled starburst cake was designed by Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress and has inspired an array of variations since, but remains one of the most coveted winter wedding cake designs for brides (see the original completed design in our previous Jewelled Wedding Cakes feature). Below are a selection of jewelled designs in an array of pastels from a Caketress wedding cake class at Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary.

jewelled winter wedding cake class withThe Caketress at Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary

Leslea Matsis has put her own spin on the jewelled starburst wedding cake design, incorporating an actual vintage brooch at the centre of her composition of opaque silver edible jewels, silver sugar almonds and silver dragees, for an extra touch of luxury.

jewelled winter wedding cake by Leslea Matsis

Baroque elements and jewelled detailing come together beautifully in the elegant winter wedding cake below (left) by Sweet Couture (image by Bonnallie Brodeur Photography). Scrolls and flourishes add a perfect touch of antique styling to the beautiful jewelled winter cake below from The Cake Temple (right).

jewelled winter wedding cakes by Sweet Couture left, BonnallieBrodeur Photography, The Cake Temple right

A double starburst of silver edible gems makes a spectacular winter wedding cake below by Cake Lady Jill (image by Kristin Vining Photography).

jewelled winter wedding cake, image by Kristin Vining Photography

Winter white goose feathers add a touch of refinery to this spectacular jewelled winter wedding cake by The White Cakery/Connie Cupcake Luxury Cakes (image by Joee Wong Photographer).

jewelled winter wedding cake by Connie Cupcake Luxury Cakes, Joee Wong Photographer

A glamourous “icicle” effect is created with hanging crystals in the two uber glamorous cake designs below from Ron Ben Israel (below left) and Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium (below right, image by Cristina Rossi Photography) making unforgetable winter wedding cakes.

chandelier winter wedding cakes by Ron Ben Israel wedding cake left, right by The Cake Emporium, Cristina Rossi Photography

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