Bas Relief Cakes

Bas relief wedding cakes by Sweet Love Cake Couture left, Lina Veber Cake Design right

When cake artist Maggie Austin first introduced the world to the beauty of bas belief in cake decorating, admirers of her work stuck with the alabaster whites and paired down beauty of Maggie's original designs. But now cake artists have spread their wings and built on Maggie's foundations adding … [Read more...]

Cake Accents: Pearled Cake Tiers

Old world elegance with pearls and garden blooms by Jenna Rae Cakes

Strings of pearls have always been a classic design element on wedding cakes but for a truly opulent touch, a fully pearled cake tier is a magnificent cake accent for a wedding cake or special occasion … [Read more...]

Antique Inspired Wedding Cakes

Jade green and gold antique inspired wedding cake by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes

For an old world style wedding venue, an antique inspired wedding cake lends an added air of grandeur to the proceedings. With so many scroll, flourish, fleur-de-lys and many more antique element molds available to decorators, there are an array of choices when it comes to designing a fabulous … [Read more...]

Lace Wedding Cakes – Pearl Beaded Lace

embellished lace wedding cake by Sweet Love Cake Couture

Delicate lace detailing has long been one of the most sought-after design motifs in wedding cake art but lace styles and techniques continue to evolve in cake decorating. One of our favourite styles of the moment is lace embellished with pearl beading, creating a stunning, bridal couture finish. … [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...]

Jewelled Sugar Flowers, Part 1 – Crystal Centres

jewelled sugar flowers by Bellissimo Cakes left, by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca Custom Dessert Shoppe right

Whether it is a delicate touch of elegance or over-the-top glamour you wish to add to your wedding cake design, adding jewelled centres to your sugar flowers can achieve either effect beautifully. Helen Mansey of Bellissimo Cakes achieves the perfect balance with her magnificent jewelled peonies … [Read more...]

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...]

Wedding Cakes in Pale Grey & Charcoal

grey vintage wedding cakes via Pinterest left and by The Cake Parlour for Fortnum & Mason right

Soft, grey hues are one of the most stylish new colour trends for the 2015 wedding season. Sugarbelle Cakes, Canada have paired this beautiful shade with elegant ivory for a unique contrast in their vintage wedding cake design above left, while on the right, a pale, muted grey overlaid with … [Read more...]

Petal Shaped Wedding Cakes

petal shaped wedding cakes by Faye Cahill left and via Martha Stewart Weddings right

Inspired by the base tier arrangement of the royal wedding cake of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, petal shaped wedding cakes have made a huge comeback in cake design. No longer a throwback to 1980's style sugarcraft, cake design couturiers, Peggy Porschen & Faye Cahill have made petal … [Read more...]

Peach Wedding Cakes

peach wedding cakes rustic by Faye Cahill left and image right by Lucy Leonardi

Soft peach tones paired with ivory and cream is one of the biggest colour trends for weddings this year. It's a fabulous palette for summer weddings and early autumn, and works for both rustic style celebrations and more formal occasions. Above we have a beautiful example from Faye Cahill (left) … [Read more...]