Sugar Myths & Fantasies

Amber Adamson of Slice Custom Cakes

One of the most spectacular international cake artist collaborations was unveiled across cyberspace today and has been lighting up the cake world since dawn with magnificent interpretations of Sugar Myths & Fantasies. Dreamt up by Amber Adamson of Slice Custom Cakes, work started almost a … [Read more...]

Alice in Wonderland Cakes

mad hatter tea party cake by Cakes by Christine NY, Story by Mia Photography

An Alice in Wonderland cake is one of the most fun and fabulous cake themes to work on but also one of the most challenging, testing a decorator's design skills, modelling skills, cake construction and technical skills. Update: See our collection of Alice in Wonderland Cake Tutorials … [Read more...]

Marie Antoinette Cakes

Marie Antoinette cake by The Cake Opera Company

For a lavish birthday cake or novelty wedding cake, nothing beats a Marie Antoinette cake for pomp and splendour. Gilded gold, baroque mouldings and of course an intricate replica of the French Queen herself add a refined and fanciful air to an extravagant occasion. It's a uniquely challenging … [Read more...]

Cakes with Stripes

cakes with stripes by The Cake Parlour left and by My Cupcakery right

As with polka dots featured on Monday, stripes are also a great customisable cake design that work for lots of occasions, whether you're going for smart stripes or whimsical striping. Cotton candy pink and soft brown make a pretty combination in our feature cake (above left) by Zoe Clark of The … [Read more...]

Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding Cakes

Midsummer Night's Dream wedding cakes by the Butter End Cakery left, image right by Crystal Stokes Photography

The Shakespearian tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a beautiful, classical theme for a summer season wedding, providing lots of design inspiration for a nature-inspired, fairytale wedding cake. The magical forest setting of A Midsummer Night's Dream is captured wonderfully in the wedding cake … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Cakes

pinwheel cake ombre cake in teal by Butter Hearts Sugar photo by Enchanted Empire

Pinwheel cakes are one of the prettiest cake trends around at the moment, especially for summer parties - and they are so simple to create, whether it's a pinwheel cake topper or a pinwheel side design for your cake. Our beautiful featue cake above in teal ombre is by Australian blogger, Kara … [Read more...]

Swiss Roll Art Tutorial

patterned swiss rolls by Junko, swiss roll art, deco roll cakes

Swiss roll art has taken the baking world by storm, thanks to the creativity of Japanese baking blogger, JUNKO. With the publication of her book, Deco Roll Cakes, Junko shares with us the secrets of her eye-catching cake artistry, including her fantastic selection of patterned templates. Swiss rolls … [Read more...]

Balloon Cakes for All Occasions

balloon cakes from Lyon's Bakery left and Blissfully Sweet Cakes right

If you're stuck for a theme for a quick cake design for a last minute order, then you can't go wrong with party balloons.  Balloons work for almost every occasion, in pastels for young children right up to grown ups in more sophisticated colours. Above, we have two fabulous balloon theme cakes in … [Read more...]

Teapot Cakes – Part 2

teapot cakes by Make Fabulous Cakes left and by Blue Cactus on Cake Central right

Teapot cakes have captured everybodies' imagination this year so we've decided to follow-up on our earlier feature with all the latest fabulous designs. (For those who missed it, you'll find Teapot Cakes Part 1 here, including some fab tutorials). What's more, if you're taking part in MS Cake … [Read more...]

Pinata Cakes & Tutorials

pinata cake with easter bunny inside from zuckerzimtundliebe.wordpress com

Mexican-style "pinata" cakes with sweets hidden inside are a huge hit for children's parties. For Easter,  Sugar, Cinnamon & Love have created a  fabulous mini Easter surprise cake with a chocolate bunny hidden inside that even us grown-ups would love. This magical little Easter cake is made … [Read more...]