Fondant Frills & Garden Flowers

ruffle wedding cake Suzanne-Harward left, ruffle wedding cake with blush roses by Maggie Austin right

When frills and ruffles first emerged as a major design trend in wedding cake decorating, designers took care not to go too over the top with the "frou-frou". Beautiful frilled confections were dressed with a single, statement flower or an elegant, elevated floral arrangment. But with wedding … [Read more...]

Peony Wedding Cakes & Special Occasion Cakes

peony wedding cake left and textured peony tutorial right by Maggie Austin

When it comes to wedding flowers, pretty peonies have almost overtaken the classic rose in popularity amongst brides in creating lush, garden style bouquets for their weddding celebrations. And of course, wedding cake style has followed suit with cake designers creating sugar replicas of this most … [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...]

Jewelled Sugar Flowers, Part 2 – Glamorous Gold

jewelled sugar flowers via Colin Cowie Weddings left, by Cakes in Art right

For true opulence and statement glamour, adding gilded gold centres to your sugar flowers will make your cake design truly sparkle. A blooming display of golden, jewelled sugar flowers creates a wonderous wedding cake centerpiece above left (via Colin Cowie Weddings), while on the right, Karen … [Read more...]

Floral Garland Wedding Cakes & Tutorial

boho garland wedding cake from De La Rosa cupcakes, floral crown with berries from sonyakhegay.com

Floral garlands and hair circlets are the essential bridal accessory this year for the fashion-forward boho bride - a trend that has crossed over into cake design with leading designers creating beautiful wreath arrangements to adorn boho-style wedding cakes. For a tutorial on how to create a … [Read more...]

Wedding Cakes for the Boho Bride

bohemian wedding cake style from Sweet Love Cake Couture

The boho look is fast becoming the bridal look of the year for 2015 and 2016 weddings. It’s a relaxed and natural look – less formal than vintage, more refined than rustic. The bohemian bride favours soft, dreamy gowns, simple touches of lace and beading, an abundance of flowers and cascading … [Read more...]

English Garden Wedding Cakes

English garden wedding cakes by Bobbette & Belle, left and via Pinterest right

With the world famous Chelsea Garden Show having just come to a close in London, we pay homage this week to the beauty that is the English Country Garden, which also happens to be a wedding theme growing in popularity – slightly more dressy than the rustic wedding style also in favour this … [Read more...]

Wedding Cakes with Mint & Grey Foliage

pink peonies and roses with dusty miller wedding cake by Leslea Matsis

With mint and grey two top wedding colours amongst brides this summer, we're highlighting mint and grey foliage this week as the perfect accent to pastel sugar flowers for a soft, floral garden style wedding cake design. Our feature cake above is by Leslea Matsis - a textured buttercreamed … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossom Cakes

cherry blossom wedding cake by Custom Cakes and Cookies by Albena Petrova right, gumpaste cherry blossom branch by Maggie Austin left

As spring turns to summer at the end of April, the wedding season is heralded in by the pink floral "clouds" of the cherry blossom tree for those lucky enough to have them in their gardens or neighbourhood. Loved the world over for their delicate pink flowers, the cherry blossom disappears all too … [Read more...]

Secret Garden Cakes

secret garden wedding cake image by Abbey Grace Photography via Style Me Pretty, image right by Firm Anchor via 100LayerCake

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale of The Secret Garden is one of the most beautiful and inspiring themes for weddings and special occasion parties, offering lots of inspiration for a beautiful floral, old world wedding. Antiqued locks, keys and secret doorways set the scene amongst cascading … [Read more...]