Lace Veil & Mantilla Wedding Cakes

Lace veil wedding cakes by Curtis & Co left, Cake Maison for Wedding Magazine right

From classic cathedral veils to Spanish inspired mantilla veils, intricate lace trimmed veils are taking centre-stage in bridal fashion. And cake design is following suit with lace veil inspired wedding cakes the new, novel way to incorporate your bridal style into your wedding … [Read more...]

Edwardian Inspired Wedding Cakes

Edwardian wedding cake with edible cake lace by Curtis & Co Wedding Cakes

The style and grace of the Edwardian period has become one of the biggest inspiration sources for brides this year with vintage inspired weddings taking on a stronger period influence. The Abigail Bloom Cake Company have captured the essence of the turn-of-the-century style in their stately and … [Read more...]

Scallop Piping & Scalloped Cake Designs

scallop piping cake by Hilary Rose Cupcakes left, image right by Christina Brosnan Photography

Delicate lines of scalloped piping are a timeless cake decorating technique that exudes elegance and is enjoying renewed popularity in cake design. It’s also a technique that’s surprisingly simple, even for those completely new to a piping bag. (For lots of tips and hints on classic scallop piping … [Read more...]

Broderie Anglaise/Eyelet Lace Cakes

Broderie Anglaise or Eyelet Lace wedding cakes by Ron Ben Israel via Martha Stewart. com (left) and by Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour (right)

Eyelet lace cakes are a perfect cake design for a relaxed spring or summer wedding.  Broderie anglaise/eyelet lace is less formal than traditional lace, yet exudes a delicate, pretty bridal feel. It also makes a great detail or side design for a christening cake, communion cake or other occasion for … [Read more...]

Crochet Lace Cake Tutorial

Buttercream Crochet Cake tutorial by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes

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...]

Downton Abbey Wedding Cakes

Downton Abbey wedding cakes by La Cakerie with photo by Kimberly Brooke left and from Tortas Paso a Paso right

Downton Abbey is one of the biggest style influences for weddings this year with vintage weddings taking on a distinct 1920's feel.  Wedding cake design has embraced the trend enthusiastically with a revival in popularity in piped wedding cake designs and royal icing techniques - a trend that was … [Read more...]

Lambeth Piping – An Introduction

lambeth piping by David Cakes left and by We Bake in Heels right

Lambeth piping is one of the most skilled techniques in cake decorating and probably the most admired too. It's named after Joseph Lambeth who popularised this ornate style of cake decorating in his book The Lambeth Method in 1934. Lambeth piping is based on the centuries old English tradition of … [Read more...]

Piping Techniques: Piping Scrolls

scroll piping techniques with wedding cakes via Lover.ly (left) and by The Pastry Studio (right)

  Scroll piping is an enduringly elegant cake decoration and a technique that's well worth practicing for any beginner cake decorator.  While not as simple as pearl piping or drop string piping, it is nonethelss easy to master scroll piping with just a bit of practice. We have lots of exquisite … [Read more...]

Piping Techniques: Piping Drop Strings

drop string piping technique with cakes by Leslea Matsis left and by Baked Impressions right

Piping drop strings often seems like one of the most daunting cake decorating techniques for the beginner cake decorator. For years Cake Geek herself stuck to piping pearl garlands bead-by-bead in the belief that drop strings would be much too difficult.  Then one day, just messing around with a … [Read more...]

Piping Techniques: Pearls and Beaded Garlands

piping techniques with cakes from Rosalind Miller (left) and Pinterest (right)

A piped beaded garland is a superbly elegant wedding cake decoration and is one of the simplest piping techniques even for beginners.  Having marked out the distance between each swag or scallop, as well as the drop length, it is simply a matter of piping pearl beads in a semi-circular shape to … [Read more...]