Lace & Metallics

metallic silver and lace wedding cake by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes

Vintage lace and antique effect metallic finishes make a wonderful pairing for a glamorous wedding cake design.

Our stunning feature cake above combines a fabulous mesh lace bordered with baroque style flourishes and an “aged” effect silver metallic bottom tier in a terrific design by Sydney’s Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes.

While a metallic finish usually adds a vintage touch, it can also lend a contemporary feel to a smart wedding cake design, with a perfect example (below left)  in the beautiful blush and ivory wedding cake by Sweet Disposition Cakes.

On the right, Sugar Suite have given an antique effect to their wedding cake design with delicate lace piping over-painted in metallic gold (image by Amalie Orange Photography).

lace and metallic wedding cakes by Sweet Disposition Cakes left and Sugar Suite right with Amalie Orange Photography

You’ll find a tutorial in our feature on Metallic Gold Cakes showing you how to apply gold or silver leaf to a cake and you’ll also find a tutorial on applying lustre dust (to achieve a pearlised gold or silver sheen) here: lustre dust cake tutorial.

A smart, contemporary wedding cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design features below with soft peach stripes, a statement blush sugar flower, old world lace, classic black ribbon detail and a contemporary metallic silver finish.

lace wedding cake with silver leaf and pastels by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Another antique style wedding cake with garden peonies and vintage damask lace complemented with silver leaf for a luxe finish by Coco Cakes, Melbourne.

lace and metallic silver wedding cake by Coco Cakes

Scrumdiddly have designed a truly unique wedding cake in their design below which blends pastel blues and pinks perfectly with classical piping, lace and silver leaf for a young and vibrant wedding cake design.

lace, pastel blue and pink and silver leaf wedding cake by Scrumdiddly

Lace overpiped or overlaid on silver leaf adds a magnificent touch to the two wedding cake designs below by Sweet Bloom (left) and Takes The Cake, Australia (right), highlighting the beauty of the lace perfectly.

metallic and lace wedding cake by Sweet Bloom left and Liz Wickers Takes The Cake AU right silver leaf

One of the most truly outstanding wedding cake designs Cake Geek has come across this year is by Curtis & Co. Cakes below – an exquisite beaded lace wedding cake with antiqued gold top tier inspired by the bride’s vintage beaded gown below – a true work of wedding cake art.

lace and metallic wedding cake by Curtis & Co. Cakes lace beaded wedding cake gold

Dulcie Blue Bakery have also created a beautiful lace patterned cake below with metallic gold highlighting the delicate lace detail to full effect.

metallic gold leaf and lace piping cake by Dulcie Blue Bakery

Two splendid lace and metallics cakes below from the wedding cake collection of Faye Cahill Cake Design.

metallics and lace wedding cakes by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Luxury gold leaf and shimmering lustred tiers provide a beautiful backdrop for the antique lace effects (created using the Evil Cake Genius stencils) in a design by Gateaux, Inc (below left).  To the right, a classic floral wedding cake adorned with beautiful lace piping by Sweet Ruby Cakes, highlighted with a gold leaf tier for a beautiful vintage touch.

lace and metallic wedding cake gold leaf by Gateaux Inc. left, via Pinterest right

A truly regal towering wedding cake below featuring gold lace trimmed tiers, elegant gold separators and delicate lace stencilling -created by Shakespeare’s Cakesphere and based on a design by The Whimsical Cakehouse.

metallic gold and lace wedding cake by Shakespeare's Cakesphere, design by The Whimsical Cakehouse AU

An antique brooch, golf leaf trim and gold lace detailing combine to create an elegant vintage wedding cake below by Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen. You’ll find Mayen’s tutorial here which shows you how to make the top two tiers of this cake and you can buy the exact moulds used on Etsy here.

To the right, Sweet Art of Mine have created a opululent towering wedding cake design in decadent gold leaf and shimmering oyster with beautiful lace detailing.

lace and metallic wedding cakes by Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen, you tube tutorial and Sweet Art of Mine

The Berliosca Cake Boutique demonstrate how an embossed lace wedding cake can be transformed with gold edible paint or lustre powder for a terrrific vintage cake design.

embossed lace wedding cakes ivory and gold by Berliosca Cake Design


To learn how to create the beautiful metallic gold and distressed lace wedding cake design featured below, you find all the details on this terrific class by Faye Cahill on Craftsy here: Layered Embellishments – 12 Stunning Techniques.

Faye Cahill wedding cake decorating class on Craftsy

If you are interested in developing your piping skills further, you can also check out Zoe Clark’s wonderful lace piping tutorial on Craftsy here: Elegant Lace Cakes with Zoë Clark.

lace piping wedding cake tutorial by Zoe Clark on Craftsy

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