Lace & Metallics

Vintage lace and antique effect metallic finishes make a wonderful pairing for a glamorous wedding cake design. Our stunning feature cake above combines a fabulous mesh lace bordered with baroque style flourishes and an "aged" effect silver metallic bottom tier in a terrific design by Sydney's … [Read more...]

Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial

No one has taken the world of cake decorating by storm quite the way Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes girls have and so their brand new book has been hotly anticipated by their fans world-wide. The Contemporary Buttercream Bible by Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong is a masterpiece in cake design … [Read more...]

Wedding Dress Inspired Cakes

A beautiful wedding cake inspired by their wedding gown is every bride's idea of a dream wedding cake.  Designing wedding cakes based on bridal couture is an art form in itself but with practice it is a skill that can be developed. We have two fabulous examples above - a lace adorned wedding cake … [Read more...]

Fabric Effect Wedding Cakes

Fondant or sugarpaste is a terrific medium for creating fabric effects on cakes, especially in wedding cake designs based on elements of a bride's wedding dress. Draped and ruched fabric effects, fabric bows, sashes, lace effects, pleated fabric and smocking can all be created quite easily. We … [Read more...]

Pedestal Wedding Cakes

Pedestal wedding cakes exude old world grandeur and are becoming the statement wedding cake this year. The two fabulous examples above in soft pink shades are the beautiful work of designers, Vanessa Iti of Bella Cupcakes, New Zealand (left) and Tracey James of Cotton and Crumbs (right). Below we … [Read more...]

Doile Lace Cakes

Sugarcrafted lace doiles have become one of the most popular vintage lace patterns in wedding cake design this year. It's a slightly heavier style of lace and so creates a more defined lace effect than piped lace. Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia have a number of beautiful designs in their collection … [Read more...]

Beaded Wedding Cakes – Silver Beading

Silver beading adds a wonderful vintage feel to a wedding cake design, as well as adding an extra touch of luxury. The incredibly beautiful cake design above was created by top international wedding cake designer, Canada's Connie Cupcake Luxury Cakes with an exquisite beaded motif creating a … [Read more...]

Ruffle Wedding Cakes – Fondant Frills

The second part of our Ruffle Wedding Cakes series focuses on fondant frills, a design that has soared in popularity largely due to the exquisite designs created by acclaimed US designer, Maggie Austin. Fondant frills come in many different styles but it is Maggie's super frilly, delicate designs … [Read more...]

Ruffle Wedding Cakes – Petal Ruffles

Ruffle wedding cakes are one of the most in-demand wedding cake designs this year and come in many different styles.  Today we are featuring one of our favourite style ruffle wedding cakes - petal ruffles. (See tutorials at the end of the feature.) We have two superb examples above - from … [Read more...]

Vintage Pearl Wedding Cakes

A vintage pearl decorated cake exudes lady-like elegance whether it's for vintage glamour themed wedding or a sophisticated birthday party celebration. The two elegant examples above are right on-trend for a lavish vintage themed wedding from vintage style experts, Cotton & Crumbs on the … [Read more...]