Peeling layers and torn paper effects in fondant are a great way to add texture to a wedding cake design, while at the same time creating a beautiful aged effect. Nevie Pie’s fabulous handpainted floral cake (above left) is a perfect example of how peeling layers can add a intriguing aged look to a design (as featured in Sweet Magazine).
On the right, torn paper effect fondant layers add terrific visual interest to the softly ombred pink floral cake by Cake Central contributor, Chef Steph.
Torn sheaves of paper is a favourite design effect of Portuguese designer, T Bakes, with two of their beautiful wedding cake designs in fresh pastels below.
Overlapping layers and layers of fondant with peeling edges is a signature look of the Megan Joy’s luxurious wedding cake collection, including the blush pink square design below (image by Cara Leonard Photography).
Another of Megan’s stunning designs below with gently frilled fondant strips styled as peeling layers giving a beautiful arcadian finish.
Makiko Searle of Maki’s Cakes beautifully combines three different shades in a gradient of colour for the soft and stylish ombre cake design below, topped with one of her famed sugar flowers – an oversized statement sugar peony.
Torn paper effects in lilac and purple ombre are given a dressy touch with pearl beading in the stylish design below (left) by Kitsch Cakes.
Fondant frills in two different styles, including peeling layers on the bottom tier, feature in the pink ombred wedding cake design below (second from left) via Innovative Cake Designs.
An arrangment of climbing roses and foliage adds the perfect finishting touch to the superbly elegant wedding cake design below by Gia’s Cakes Boutique.
Peeling layers of fondant ruffles are arranged in a “collar-like” fashion around each tier in this fabulous design (below left) from Sweet Things by Fi (image by Romance Weddings). On the right, The Fabulous Cake Girls (San Diego) design features dramatically peeling layers in beautiful bridal design.
Strips of peeling fondant layers makes an eye-catching side design in the wedding cake below (left) by Have Some Sugar, Portugal with more dramatically peeling layers by Cakes by Krishanthi (below right).
For more on creating torn paper effects in fondant, check out Cakes by Angela Morrison’s Facebook page where you can purchase her torn paper effects tutorial.
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- Vertical & Asymmetrical Ruffles and Frills
- Pleated Cake Designs
- Banded Frill Cake Designs
- Ruffle Rose Cakes
- Wafer Paper Frills, Ruffles & Accents
- Wedding Cakes in Watercolours
- Elevated Sugar Flower Arrangements
- Fondant Frills & Garden Flowers
- Woodland Wedding Cakes
- Wedding Cakes for the Boho Bride
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