Wedding Dress Inspired Cakes

wedding dress inspired cakes via Martha Stewart Wedding left and by Fatma Alkuwari right

A beautiful wedding cake inspired by their wedding gown is every bride’s idea of a dream wedding cake.  Designing wedding cakes based on bridal couture is an art form in itself but with practice it is a skill that can be developed.

We have two fabulous examples above – a lace adorned wedding cake in cream and ivory via Martha Stewart Weddings above left, and above right, a wonderfully creative interpretaion of a wedding gown design created through the medium of cake by Fatma Alkuwari.

Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour, London has a wonderful eye for design based on beautiful wedding gowns, with two terrific cake designs below based on Caroline Castigliano and Clarie Pettibone gowns, left and right respectively.

wedding dress inspired cakes by Zoe Clark, The Cake Parlour based on Caroline Castigliano and Clarie Pettibone gowns, left and right

Below, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes created a beautiful, simple interpretation of this pretty Liancarlo dress (as featured in Boston Magazine.)

wedding dress inspired cake by I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, Liancarlo dress

US designers, Lael Cakes created the stunning grey watercolour effect cake below left inspired by a beautiful Sareh Nourei gown (via Style me Pretty).

To the right, we have a wonderful design by Rachel Teufel of  Intricate Icings who is renowned for creating fabulous wedding dress inspired cakes.  (Rachel also teaches on Craftsy where you’ll find her class: Rachael Teufel- Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress )

wedding dress inspired cakes by Lael Cakes left and by Intricate Icings right

Two elegant wedding dress inspired cakes with pleated detailing and buttoning by Emma Jayne Cake Design, below left and by Zoe Clark, The Cake Parlour, below right. (This cake design is included in Zoe’s Craftsy class: Elegant Lace Cakes with Zoë Clark.)

wedding dress inspired cakes by Emma Jayne Cake Design left and Zoe Clark, The Cake Parlour right

Pleating and ruching fabric effects create beautiful texture in the wedding dress inspired cake designs below by Sweet and Swanky Cakes, left (with Byron Roe Photography) and by The Flour Girl, Australia (below right).

wedding dress inspired cakes by Sweet and Swanky Cakes left with Byron Roe Photography and by The Flour Girl, Australia right

Anoth Rachel Teufel of Intricate Icings classic – translating the design elements of the bride’s gown into a fabulous wedding cake, this time with elegant silver piping re-creating the beaded lace detail.

wedding dress inspired cake by Rachel Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design

A stunning scallop-effect ruffle wedding cake below by Erin Gardner of The Wild Orchid Baking Company below in a smart black and ivory colour palette for a couture wedding cake design.

(Look out for Erin’s brand new book, Great Cake Decorating, currently on special offer at The Book Depository online including free world-wide delivery).

wedding dress inspired cake ruffle skirt black low by The Wild Orchid Cake Company

A second fabric effect wedding cake below with texturised ruffles by The Wild Orchid Baking Company.

wedding dress inspired cake textured ruffles by The Wild Orchid Baking Company

Bakin’ Bits created the beaded wedding cake design below inspired by the accompanying couture wedding gown, with feather effect ruffles and elegant pleats.

wedding dress inspired cake via Bakin' Bits

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium designed this truly unique wedding cake based on the beaded detailing of the gown below (images via Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog).

wedding dress inspired cake by Elizabeth's Cake Emporium via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

A fabulously pretty wedding dress inspired cake below by the wonderful Jelly Cake UK.

wedding dress inspired cake ruffle wedding cake by Jelly Cake UK

The Rooney Girl Bake Shop designed the masterpiece wedding cake below drawing inspiration from a couture bridal gown  (via Style Unveiled).

wedding dress inspired cake by The Rooney Girl Bake Shop via Style Unveiled

Two more exquisite wedding dress inspired cakes below – by The Fondant Flinger (below left) with fabulous couture style pleating, and by the Rooney Girl Bakeshop with beautiful textured effects (below right).

wedding dress inspired cake by The Fondant Flinger left and by the Rooney Girl Bakeshop right

Couture ruffles and fabric effects create a dramatic couture effect in the unique wedding cake design below by Maggie Austin Cake.

wedding dress inspired cake by Maggie Austin Cake

A blush pink floral sash features in the pretty summer wedding cake design below by The Layered Bakeshop, alongside the wedding dress on which the cake design was based (images via The Cake Blog).

wedding dress inspired cake by The Layered Bakeshop via The Cake Blog

US designers, Gateaux Inc created this fabulous customed lace wedding cake with a specially cut stencil based on the Chantilly lace adorning the bride’s gown below. This exact stencil is available online from their Evil Cake Genious stencil store.

wedding dress inspired cake with lace stencilling by Gateaux Inc

The Abigail Bloom Cake Company draw on wedding dress design in their couture cake collection featuring the pleated and ruffled cake design below.

wedding dress inspired cake by Abigail Bloom Cake Design

A second couture design by Abigail Bloom with fondant rufflle rosettes and satin effect ribbons.

wedding dress inspired cake by Abigail Bloom Cake Designer

Below is a striking ruffled and sequinned fabric effect design by Intricate Icings based on the bride’s beautiful wedding gown.

wedding dress inspired cake by Intricate Icings

Melin Art Cakes. have designed two very chic cakes below based on bridal couture with lots of on-trend ruffles and frills reflecting bridal show design trends.

wedding dress inspired cakes by Melin Art Cakes

A beautiful lace-piped wedding dress inspired cake below by Dreamworld Cakes, Newcastle, with an exquisite fabric effect sash adding a couture touch.

wedding dress inspired cake by Dreamworld Cakes, Newcastle

Cove Cake Design in Dublin have interpreted this column style bridal gown in a coordinating column style cake accented with delicate floral appliques in the colour scheme of the gown.

wedding dress inspired cake by Cove Cake Design, Dublin


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Learn the secrets of translating haute couture into cake design with The Caketress, Lori Hutchinson in her latest class on Craftsy: Chic Techniques for Couture Designs.

Lori Hutchinson cake design tutorial on Craftsy

For more on Rachel Teufel’s wedding dress inspired cake design class, you’ll find all the details here: Rachael Teufel- Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress.

wedding dress inspired cake class by Rachel Teufel on Craftsy

Also, check out Jessica Harris’ textured effects tutorial to learn how to create the four fabric effect designs below plus lots more textured effects in fondant. Find out more here: Elegant Techniques with Jessica Harris.

ruffles tutorial and fabric effects by Jessica Harris

For expert tuition on working with edible cake lace including folding, draping and fashioning embellishments from edible lace, see Sonja McClean’s online tutorial: Dramatic Cake Design.

Cake Lace Tutorial with Sonja McClean on Craftsy

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