A birdcage wedding cake is one of the most chic vintage cake designs of the moment. Blogger Torie Jayne has posted an excellent tutorial on her blog on how to make and decorate a vintage birdcage cake, and the good news is, it’s much easier than you think! Zoe Clark also has instructions for this cake design in her book Cake Decorating at Home.
A vintage bird cage cake makes a wonderful cake, not just for weddings, but for lots of occasions like birthdays and anniversaries also, as the beautiful examples show above by Peggy Porschen (above) and below, from Made With Love Cakes on the right and via Tumblr on the left.
Vintage shades of blue are the most popular colours for the bird cage cake design but paler pastels are fabulous for this cake design also, with examples below by Boutique Affairs (left with photo by Lee Bird) and from Rachelle’s Cakes (below right).
And another beautiful example in pastel pink from Alma Pasteles.
And a beautiful lavender first birthday cake from The Little Cherry Cake Company below showing the versatility of this cake design for lots of occasions.
While the pinks and lilacs above are beautiful shades for this cake design, shades of pastel green are a very elegant choice for this cake style also as demonstrated by the superb works of art by Rachelle’s Cakes (below left) and by Life is What You Bake It (below right).
(You can learn how to make the fabulous Rachelle’s Cake bircage on Pretty Witty Cakes here).
Shades of peach and gold make for a more unusual colour scheme, but work wonderfully nonetheless, with two beautiful vintage cakes in these tones below from Eat Cake Be Merry (left) and by Tartufi Cakes (right).
For true vintage opulence, Cocoamoiselle have created this superb bird cage wedding cake in a unique ornate style.
Lindy Smith has created the majestic birdcage cake below for Craftsy where she teaches the full step-by-step process to create this cake, including her sculpting and stencilling techniques. You’ll find all the details here: Vintage Cake Design: Sculpting and Stenciling with Lindy Smith
Readers might also be interested in our features on:
- Birdhouse Cakes & Tutorials
- Dome Shaped Cakes/Swedish Princess Cakes
- Pretty Cupcake Cakes/Giant Cupcakes
- Garden Party Cakes
- Patterned Swiss Roll Cake Tutorial
- Party Cakes with Bunting
- Alice in Wonderland Cakes
- Teapot Cakes & Tutorials
- Teacup Cakes Toppers & Tutorial
- Vintage Floral Piped Cake Tutorial
- Chalkboard Cakes
- Vintage Accessories Cakes – Gumpaste Gloves, Parasols & Fans
- Vintage Hatbox Cakes
- Vintage Suitcase Cakes
- Polka Dot Cakes
- Striped Cakes
- Vintage Cakes with Feathers
- Vintage Pearl Wedding Cakes
- Vintage Cameo Cakes
- Vintage Jewellery & Locket Cakes
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