Naked Cakes: Woodsy & Floral

Naked wedding cakes woodland style by Sugablossom left, Sweet Love Cake Couture right

Naked cakes are one wedding cake trend which evokes mixed reactions from decorators - those who adore them and those who start to miss their fondant if separated from it for a little too long. Either way, their huge popularity with brides means naked cakes are here to stay and even if you aren't a … [Read more...]

Buttercream Flowers: Part 2

Buttercream flowers floral cakes by Better Cake

Flower garden cakes brimming full of exquisitely piped buttercream flowers are one of the most admired cake decorating styles of the moment, never failing to draw "oohs" and "aahs" for their amazingly life-like buttercream re-creations. While it may take a little practice, being able to pipe … [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...]

Elegant Afternoon Tea Cakes – Bake for MS

afternoon tea cake pink ombre cake by The Layered Bake Shop

CALLING ALL  CAKE BAKERS! The MS Society is hosting a fundraising drive, "Cake Break", for the month of May.  To join in the campaign to support MS sufferers and MS research (MS is an incurable, life long illness: for more info see below), bakers are asked to a host an afternoon tea, a "coffee and … [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...]

Christmas Desserts and Treats

Christmas Truffle Tree (left) recipe by Michelle Southan, pic Ben Dearnley from Taste.com.au and

Christmas doesn't have to be all about plum pudding and brandy fruitcake.  There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season with all kinds of yummy christmas desserts. Eva's Cupcakes have created the adorable christmas cupcakes above left. A spray of fondant holly and tiny red polka dots … [Read more...]

Chic Christmas Cake Decorating

christmas cake decorating by Cooking Melangery (left) and by Enjoy Cupcakes (right) with photo by Ray Ryan

Chic cake designs are often the simplest cake designs. And our feature cakes above are proof of this. There's not a Santa Claus in sight, yet they ooze festive warmth and homeliness. The beautiful chocolate Boston Cream Pie above, decorated in stunning gold accents,  is by Yelena Strokin of Cooking … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Cake – A Great Summer Chocolate Cake

neapolitan cake the "inside out" version by Sweetapolita

If one trend has gone viral in cake decorating this year, it's the trend for neapolitan cakes. The combination of chocolate, strawberry & vanilla is a classic.  Rosie Alyea of Sweetapolita fame created the gorgeous "Inside-Out Neapolitan Cake" cake pictured above.  It's a very simple and very … [Read more...]

Swedish Princess Cakes & Dome Cakes

dome shaped Swedish Princess cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings on left and by Peggy Porschen on right.

Peggy Porschen's Boutique Baking is credited with bringing the traditional Swedish Princess Cake to the fore of fashionable baking.  The dome-shaped cake is a traditional special occasion cake in its native Scandinavia and got its name from originally being used as wedding standby cake.  It's … [Read more...]

Pastel Swirl Watercolour Cakes

Blue pastel swirl ombre cake by Sweetapolita

Ombre cakes, where colours fade into each other along a gradient of one or two shades, are one of the big trends at the moment in the cake world.  This cake by Sweetapolita is simply stunning and so eye-catching. Three colour shades were used to tint the buttercream - Americolour Sky Blue, Violet … [Read more...]