Pretty Birthday Cakes

40th birthday cake by CJs Sweet Treats left, 50th birthday cake by Rachelle's Cakes right

A landmark birthday deserves an extra special cake and we have some of the prettiest birthday cakes this week for 18ths, 21sts, 30ths and beyond right up to 80th birthdays! One of CJ's Sweet Treats' signature cake designs (above left) features elegant lace stencilling (Rosepoint lace) with a … [Read more...]

Sewing, Knitting & Crafting Cakes

Craft cakes for crafters with knitting and sewing details by Emma Jayne Cake Design left, The Cake Mamas right

Sewing, knitting and crafting cakes are having a moment right now in the world of birthday and special occasion cakes with the fabric arts enjoying a parallel resurgence with baking and the art of cake decorating. It's a great cake design idea for retirements, Mother's Day and grandparents' … [Read more...]

Garden Party Cakes

garden party birthday cakes by Jelly Cake right, image left via Pinterest

Hosting a garden party is a fun and elegant way to celebrate a special occasion during the summer months if you’re lucky enough to live in an accommodating climate. This week on Cake Geek we have a selection of some of the most endearing and pretty garden party cakes from leading cake designers and … [Read more...]

Buttercream Flowers: Part 1

buttercream David Austen roses or cabbage roses and buttercream ranuncula by Eat Cake Be Merry

Buttercream is well and truly back with beautiful, botanical style piped buttercream flowers leading the revival in buttercream art. (Don't miss Buttercream Flowers - Part 2 here.) Championed by the buttercream artistry of The Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Bona Ceri Floral Cakes, Eat Cake Be … [Read more...]

Floral Framed Cakes

floral framed monogram wedding cakes by Petite Cerise left, Nadia & Co right

A monogrammed cake design has always been a classic, stylish cake choice but encircling the lettering with a floral frame adds an up-to-the-minute design element reflecting the current trend towards floral themes. In our feature cake above left by Petite Cerise, simple white blossoms add an … [Read more...]

Sugar Models – Full of Character

cake toppers gumpate models by Alessandra Caldeira left, Alice Davies right

Most cake artists will agree that sugar artistry has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years.  With so much new talent coming into the arena, a whole new sense vibrancy has been injected into the art of sugarcraft and nowhere is this more apparent than in the highly skilled area of sugar … [Read more...]

Sugar Shoes

sugar shoes gumpaste shoes by Crafty Confections, Ireland

Sugar shoes are top of the list of every new cake decorator's "to make" list and if you haven't gotten round to doing so just yet, this week's incredible edible footwear will definitely inspire you into action. (To get started, check out our previous feature on Designer Shoe Cakes for tutorials … [Read more...]

The Magic of Edible Icing Sheets

edible icing sheets vintage floral wedding cakes by Sweet Celebrations, Dave Abreu Photography via WedLuxe right, Piece of Cake left

Edible icing sheets printed with vintage floral patterns or striking contemporary designs are one of our favourite ways to add impact to a cake design. Paired with beautiful forals, you can create spectacular wedding cake designs and even create a cake that perfectly complements the artwork of a … [Read more...]

Alice in Wonderland Cakes

mad hatter tea party cake by Cakes by Christine NY, Story by Mia Photography

An Alice in Wonderland cake is one of the most fun and fabulous cake themes to work on but also one of the most challenging, testing a decorator's design skills, modelling skills, cake construction and technical skills. Update: See our collection of Alice in Wonderland Cake Tutorials … [Read more...]

The Prettiest Giant Cupcake Cakes

cupcake cakes by the Buttercream Bakery Hinckley left and The Happy Little Baker right

Giant cupcake cakes are one of the prettiest birthday treats with the added advantage of having a super fast turn-around time for busy decorators.  In fact, there isn't much decorating to do, as the shaped cupcake tin does most of the work, especially if you opt for an all-buttercream … [Read more...]