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...]

Stencilled Lace Wedding Cakes

Rose gold and pink wedding cake by Suzanne Esper, Craig & Eva Sanders Phot left, Designer Cake Co right

With the fabulous selection of cake stencils now on the market, it makes it super easy to create beautiful lace wedding cakes in a matter of minutes. To enhance the lace effect even more, use edible cake lace mix instead of royal icing for extra white lace that photographs … [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...]

Purple, Lilac & Lavender Wedding Cakes

Lilac and lace wedding cake by Amelie's Kitchen left, lilac and ruffles by Jenna Rae Cakes

Purples, lilac and lavenders - with lace or ruffles, with pinks or foliage - make for the quintessential summer wedding cake. With lots of different hues and design pairings, we have a super summer inspired selection for you this … [Read more...]

Borders, Trims & Edging

Rose border wedding cake by Sweet Tiers AU left, bas relief edging wedding cake by Amelie's Kitchen right

Borders aren't just about adding a trim to the bottom edge of your cake tiers anymore - this year it's all about using pretty trims and edging to create a border along the top edge of your cake tiers. From gorgeous bas relief style edging as featured above (by Sweet Tiers, AU left and Amelie's … [Read more...]

Foliage & Greenery Decorated Wedding Cakes: Wedding Cake Trend 2017

Wedding cake with greenery by DeVoli Cakes, gumpaste foliage by Petalsweet right

Officially named the color shade of 2017, greenery is set to come to the fore in wedding cake decorating this year. Building on the existing woodland and nature-inspired wedding cake trend, gumpaste foliage and greenery no longer have just a bit part in wedding cake decorating. Foliage takes on not … [Read more...]

Wedding Cakes Inspired by Geology – Marble, Agate, Geodes & Precious Metals

Marble wedding cake in grey and blush by Emily Hankins Cakes, A Thing Like That Photography

While marbled fondant might be the bane of decorators who missed a spot when mixing color through fondant, marble wedding cakes are definitely having a moment in the cake world. Alongside their cousins - precious metals, geodes and agate - wedding cake art is taking its cue from geology and some of … [Read more...]

Edible Cake Stands

Edible cake stand with ornate gold detailing by De La Rosa Cupcakes

For an ultra elegant finishing touch to your wedding cake design, there is nothing quite like adding an ornate edible cake stand crafted from gumpaste. By simply adding an extra cake board underneath the cake to add height, it's surprisingly easy to achieve the illusion of a cake stand using moulded … [Read more...]

A Great Idea for 2017….

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This Christmas why not give yourself the gift of a wonderfully relaxing new year when the clamor for festive cakes dies down, and enjoy the tutelage of multi-award winning international cake artist, Liz Marek on The Sugar Geek Show, her fabulous online cake decorating school. Learn some of the … [Read more...]