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...]

Banded Frill Cake Designs

banded frill wedding cake fabric effect by La Cupella Cake Boutique

Fondant frills have been a huge design trend in cake decorating this year. An interesting variation that has emerged is the banded frill, creating the illusion of a pretty fabric effect in the cake design. La Cupella Cake Boutique have created the exquisite wedding cake above. Wrapped in a lace … [Read more...]

Wedding Cakes in Black

black wedding cakes by Pasteles Alma and Ron Ben Israel

Black-tie has always been synonymous with stylish events, so when it comes to the latest wedding cake colour trends, black icing is sure to wow as the centrepiece of a glamorous wedding reception. Above we have two chic and elegant examples of black wedding cakes in fabulous, unique designs by … [Read more...]

Cube Cakes

cube cakes by Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes left, Lina Veber Cake right

With sharp edges having overtaken rounded curves in cake decorating design trends, the avant garde cake shape of the moment is the cube cake design, having been propelled into the cake fashion spotlight by the designs of Maggie Austin. Jorge Blanco of Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes is also a … [Read more...]

Vintage in White Chocolate

white chocolate ruffle wedding cakes by Kanya Hunt, Lizelle Lotter Photography

For brides who want a dessert style wedding cake but still want to incorporate the vintage look into their cake design, then look no further than these spectactular white chocolate wedding cakes by one of the world's top chocolate wedding cake designers, Kanya Hunt of The Hunt House Kitchen, South … [Read more...]

Fashion-Inspired Cakes

fashion cakes by Makememycake left, Blissfully Sweet Cakes right

With fashion week about to kick off in New York, Paris, London & Milan this month, we thought we'd have our own mini fashion week here at Cake Geek Magazine - but in cake, of course. Make Me My Cake has created a fabulous homage to Dior in the cake design above left, perfectly encapsultating … [Read more...]

The Secrets of the Maggie Austin Design Style

bas relief cake decorating tutorial with Maggie Austin on Craftsy

We've never been so excited here at Cake Geek Magazine - Craftsy have just released their much anticipated Maggie Austin class, Decorating in Three Dimensions. We finally get to learn the beautiful techniques behind Maggie's exquiste wedding cake designs, including her splendid bas relief … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Cake Art

stained glass cakes buttercream art by Queeen of Hearts Couture Cakes

Buttercream art has exploded in popularity in the past two years, largely due to the work of Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong of the Queeen of Hearts Couture Cakes who've taken buttercream cake decorating to a whole new level. One Christina and Valeri's signature cake decorating styles is their … [Read more...]

Climbing Sugar Flowers/Elevated Floral Arrangements

elevated sugar flowers contemporary sugar flower arrangement by Maggie Austin

The art of sugar floristry has been taken to new heights, quite literally by the masterful sugar work of US designer,  Maggie Austin.  One of Maggie's trademark sugar flower arrangement styles (above) is a wired elevated arrangement, adding stunning dramatic impact to her chic designs. Australian … [Read more...]

The “Erica” Bow

bow cake by Erica O'Brien

Cake Geek has long been a fan of innovative US cake designer, Erica O'Brien but one of our favourite Erica trademarks is her unique and contemporary statement bow.  It's a style motif that translates perfectly to both wedding cakes and special occasion cakes and never fails to make a … [Read more...]