Inspired by the base tier arrangement of the royal wedding cake of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, petal shaped wedding cakes have made a huge comeback in cake design. No longer a throwback to 1980’s style sugarcraft, cake design couturiers, Peggy Porschen & Faye Cahill have made petal shaped cake tiers ultra stylish again showcasing stately wedding cake designs on petal shaped base tiers for the ultimate in wedding cake grandeur.
One of Faye’s deluxe creations for the coming season features above left and on the right, a pretty broderie anglaise inspired wedding cake incorporating a petal shaped tier for extra visual interest, as featured in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes.
Sweet Bloom, Australia have created a beautiful lace adorned wedding cake below with soft, peach blooms nestling between the crevices of the petal-shaped base tier for an exquisitely feminine wedding cake design.
A second Faye Cahill design features below with fabulous edging surrounding the top of the petal-shaped tier and crowned with an antique style pomander cake topper.
Intriguing textured detailing complements the central petal-shaped tier in the design (below left) by Couture Cakes, Alabama and on the right, gold studded quilting and pearl beading combine perfectly in Melissa L’Abbe’s antique style wedding cake design (image by Rowell Photography).
Pleated detailing adds an extra dimension to the petal shaped tier in the wedding cake design below left by Cake Lady Cakes with elegant floral arrangements adding to the towering height of this stylish wedding cake.
Featured below right is one of the supremely elegant designs from Peggy Porschen’s Floral Wedding Cake Collection, with the petal shaped base tier resting on a bed of roses, and accented with climbing floral creepers.
A mocha coloured petal shaped wedding cake is overlaid with piped lace petals in the unique Wendy Kromer Confections design (below left, from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes), with a pretty vintage style petal shaped cake on the right trimmed with a simple frill (image via Pinterest).
The Designer Cake Company in the UK have also featured petal shaped tiers in their wedding cake collection including the beautifully elegant design below.
Contemporary styling and ultra chic black and white anemones create a stylish monochrome wedding cake below in a beautiful petal shaped silhouette by Pasteles Alma (below left), contrasted with the antique style of the gold trimmed tiers in the black iced design below right by the Bloom Cake Company.
Our two final designs are two majestic wedding cakes from Faye Cahill Cake Design – one graced with intricate lace piping and one trimmed with antique silver flourishes – both enscapsulating one of this year’s biggest trends in formal, period style wedding cakes.
Petal shaped cake tins are available to buy in sugarcraft store and online here but to achieve super sharp edges and perfect curves for extra large size base tiers, Faye Cahill teaches you all the secrets of how to carve and cover petal shaped cake tiers in her latest Craftsy class here: Layered Embellishments – 12 Stunning Techniques.
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