Layer Cake Love – Ode to Sweetapolita

Sweetapolita cakes, pastel swirl vanilla cake left, meringue dream cake right

It’s the perfect simplicity and instant satisfaction that a beautiful layer cake gives us that draws Cake Geek time and time again to the wonderful multi-colored world that is Sweetapolita.

The prettiest cake blog in cyberspace, Sweetapolita is the creation of confectionary genius, Rosie Alyea, and features the most mesmerizingly pretty birthday cakes and cupcakes that anyone can create by following Rosie’s wonderfully detailed instructions and recipes.

The perfect antidote to fondant fatigue, Sweetapolita is the place where luscious layer cakes come to life in dreamy pastels like the Pastel Swirl Vanilla Cake and Meringue Dream Cake, (above, left and right respectively). Just click on the cake names for full instructions and recipes.

Simplicity at its finest, Sweetapolita puts her pretty sprinkly stamp on classic cakes such as the Double Chocolate Party Cake (below left) and dreams up heaven-sent confections such as the Perfectly Pink Angel Food Cake (below right).

Double Chocolate Party Cake left and Perfectly Pink Angel Food Cake right by Sweetapolita

Rosie brings pretty to life in the most achievable forms for everyone such as this adorable Vanilla Cakelet for her little girl’s first birthday (below left) and ballerina-topped Funfetti Cupcakes (right).

Vanilla Cake and Funfetti Cupcakes by Sweetapolita

Sophisticated macarons are paired with a girly pink drizzle over chocolate frosting in this Neapolitan Macaron Delight (below left), with a fantastical blue frosted chocolate, pink and funfetti Birthday Medley Layer Cake, on the right.

layer cakes by Sweetapolita neapolitan macaron delight left, birthday medley layer cake right

Dreamy buttercreams in watercolour hues take our breath away in this gold-leafed Watercolour Buttercream Party Cake (below left) and Orange Swirl Cake (right).

Watercolour Buttercream Party Cake left and Orange Pastel Swirl Cake by Sweetapolita right

The strawberry, vanilla and chocolate flavours of classic neapolitan ice-cream is the inspiration source for Sweetapolita’s three beautiful interpretations of her neapolitan cake including the Inside Out Neapolitan Cake, (below left) and Raspberry Neapolitan Cake, right.

Inside Out Neapolitan Cake left and Raspberry Neapolitan Cake right by Sweetapolita

And while pretty pastels are Sweetapolita’s trademark specialty, decadent chocolate cakes also pop up on Sweetapolita and when they do they take chocolate cake to a whole other level, like this Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake (below left) and the oh my god, Sweet and Salty Millionaire’s Layer Cake (right).

Decadent chocolate cakes by Sweetapolita, Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake,left Sweet and Salty Millionaire's Layer Cake, right

The irrestably titled Camp Fire Delight Cupcakes and Camp Fire Delight Cake (below) feature malted chocolate frosting and toasted marshmallow filling in a match made in cake heaven.

Malted Chocolate Cupcakes left and Camp Fire Delight Cake left with Malted Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow Filling

The rich bounty of the fall season is celebrated in Sweetapolita’s Autumn Delight Cake, below left with an glimpse of the toasted marshmallow centres of Sweetapolita’s stellar malted chocolate Camp Fire Delight Cupcakes (right).

Autumn Delight Cake, left and Camp Fire Delight Cupcakes with chocolate and toasted marshmallow

Zesty fruits and luscious layers of meringue buttercream come together in the Triple Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake (below left) and Lemon Meringue Delight Cake, right crowned with buttercream ruffles and meringue kisses.

lemon blueberry cake left and lemon meringue cake right by Sweetapolita

Pretty pastels and seasonal delights can be found in Sweetapolita’s Winter Delight Peppermint Cake (below left) and the Vanilla Blackberry Mascarpone Cake, right for the autumn and winter seasons.

winter delight peppermint cake, vanilla blackberry mascarpone cake by Sweetapolita

Rich red strawberries and classic lavender bring an unmistakably summery air to the table with Sweetapolita’s sweet and swanky Strawberry and Lavender Buttermilk Cake, below.

Layer cake by Sweetapolita, Strawberry and Lavender Buttermilk Cake

Far-out colors find a home on Sweetapolita too with this striking Galaxy Layer Cake featuring Rosie’s custom colored sprinkles available to buy on the blog to add a true Sweetapolita finish to your cakes.

Galaxy cake by Sweetapolita with custom sprinkles

Sweetapolita: The Bake Book by Rosie Alyea is available below.

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