Antique Crown Cakes

antique crown cake toppers, Cakes by Krishanthi lef, image by Weddings by Nicola & Glen, right Steve Steinhardt Photography via SMP

Cake Geek was fully expecting to have a new baby Prince or Princess in the UK by now and so this week's feature was planned in his or her honour. But the little royal baby is keeping us all waiting, so in anticipation of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge having a healthy, happy new baby this week, … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Cakes

pinwheel cake ombre cake in teal by Butter Hearts Sugar photo by Enchanted Empire

Pinwheel cakes are one of the prettiest cake trends around at the moment, especially for summer parties - and they are so simple to create, whether it's a pinwheel cake topper or a pinwheel side design for your cake. Our beautiful featue cake above in teal ombre is by Australian blogger, Kara … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cakes

mother's day cakes by Fancy Cakes by Linda left and by Cotton and Crumbs right

Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to make a beautiful vintage style floral cake to spoil your Mum or Gran with a luxurious afternoon tea.  The fabulous pale blue and pink Mother's Day cake above left (by Ceri Badham of Fancy Cakes by Linda) features a delicate stencilled lace side design for an … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Cakes

valentines cakes via Style Me Pretty with photo by Our Labour of Love and valentines cake left with ruffle rose by Style Sweet CA

With just a month to go, it's time to start planning your Valentine's cakes for 2014.  For those in the cake decorating business, early promotion of a beautiful range of Valentines cakes as a alternative to flowers will reap rewards for your business.  Indeed, mini "cakes for two" have been a … [Read more...]

Vintage Banner Cake Toppers

cake banners

Vintage banner cake toppers are a great way to dress up single tier cakes, especially since textured buttercream cakes are so in vogue at the moment for weddings and parties. Whether you go with a petal piped cake, buttercream ruffles or piped roses, a hand-crafted cake topper adds that extra wow … [Read more...]

Bunting Cake Toppers

Bunting Cake Toppers from Kara's Party Ideas (left) and Rachelle's Cakes UK (right)

Bunting cake toppers are the perfect way to add a touch of vintage chic to your cake design, whether it's a simple birthday cake like the cake (above left) from Kara's Party Ideas or a splendid spring wedding cake like the vintage design by Rachelle's Beautiful Bespoke Cakes (formerly Planet Cake … [Read more...]

Bunting Wedding Cakes

bunting wedding cake and garland wedding cake for village fete themed wedding

A bunting wedding cake makes a fabulous centrepiece for a summer wedding with a garden party, carnival or village fete theme. Both of the cakes above feature piped rosettes as featured in our Buttercream Piping Series (Part 1). The cake on the left is decorated with pretty semi-circle shaped … [Read more...]

Cakes With Bunting

cakes with bunting

Cakes with bunting are a huge design trend at the moment. Nothing says "party-time" quite like a bit of bunting so it makes a great decoration for a cake for any occasion. It works particularly well as a side design and is very easy to make: just cut triangles of coloured sugarpaste and line them up … [Read more...]

Cake Banners

Cake Banners

We are so taken with cake banners at the moment here at Cake Geek we've decided to feature them for the second time this month! Earlier this month we featured a beautiful birthday banner cake by Erica O'Brien (click here).  This time we have two "Just Married" cake banners and another "Happy … [Read more...]