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 here.
This week we have a selection of some of the best and most magical Alice cakes created by international cake designers and decorators.
First up is an exquisite Alice in Wonderland cake by Cakes by Christine NY, created for a Mad Hatter tea party (image above by Story by Mia Photography). Alice cakes are usually designed with bold striking colours but Cakes by Christine have adapted the theme beautifully in a fabulous pastel colour palette.
Alice in Wonderland has become a popular theme for weddings and below, we have two unique designs by Sweet and Saucy Shop (left) and the The Hazelnut Bakery (right) with an understated, subtle nod to the Lewis Carroll tale.
The story of Alice and and one of its other leading character, the Mad Hatter, are two very versatile cake themes that work for lots of occasions and celebration types. Below, we have a stunning interpretation of the theme by the Riviera Couture Cake Company in an elegant antique style paired with soft pastels.
A beautiful vintage rose pattern features in the elegant celebration cake design (below right) by Kim Stubbins of Cake by Kim, Australia with a fabulous antique gold keyhole adding a fairytale touch, perfect for a Mad Hatter themed tea party. (You’ll find lots more on teapot cakes including teapot tutorials in our features: Teapot Cakes, Part 1 and Teapot Cakes, Part 2).
A beautiful selection of Mad Hatter tea party cupcakes feature below by Sophia Mya Cupcakes, Melbourne and on the right, an exquisite antique style re-creation of the Alice in Wonderland story in a cake design by Rooney Girl Bakeshop.
The ingenious Rosebud Cakes of Beverly Hills have created an exquisite wedding cake design (below left) capturing all the magic and characters of the Lewis Carroll classic in an elegant cream and ivory colour palette. On the left, sugar artist, Lynette Horning of Nice Icing had designed a cake full of character in her beautiful creation (below right).
Sugar artistry at its finest is represented in the work of Sweet As Sugar Cakes and Sweet Ruby Cakes (below left and right respectively) in their truly amazing Alice in Wonderland sugar models.
The Sweet as Sugar Cakes design at another angle (below right) and on the left, another spectacular work of sugar art and design by Mike’s Amazing Cakes.
Magical and imaginative interpretations of the Alice in Wonderland theme feature below by Reva’s Sweet Art (left), Mike’s Amazing Cakes (right).
Fun and adventure shine through in the wonderfully crafted cake design below by Arty Crafty Cakes.
The magical topsy turvy world of Alice in Wonderland is re-created in cake in an awe-inspiring fashion below in a design showcased at the Silovoglio Cake Festival, Italy (image by Sabrina Pierantozzi Photography).
Cake Revolution, London have created terrifically animated characters in their Alice in Wonderland cake creation below.
Another favourite from the cast of characters of the Alice in Wonderland tale, the grinning Cheshire Cat makes a fun and creative character cake with two excellent examples of creative sugarcraft below from Shani’s Sweet Creations (left) and cake sculpting supremos, Richard’s Cakes (right).
The ever creative Verusca Walker demonstrates below how to make her fun and lively Cheshire Cat sprung cake topper below for a brilliant addition to your cake design.
The full cast of characters from Alice in Wonderland are re-created in cupcakes by Verusca Walker (below left) and on the right, Cuppy and Cake have created a marvellous Mad Hatter tea party cake full of fun and whimsey.
A whimsical selection of Mad Hatter tea party cupcakes from Jade’s Cupcakes with excellent little details deftly created in miniature.
The Cake Dutchess and It’s A Cake Thing by Johanee create magical interpretations of the Wonderland classic in two beautifully imaginative designs below, left and right respectively.
A beautiful 1st birthday cake in the Alice in Wonderland theme features below by Caking It Up, Australia.
And as a 21st birthday theme, Alice in Wonderland makes an excellent party cake for young ladies, guaranteed to make an unforgettable birthday centrepiece with two picture perfect designs by Rosie Cake Diva (below left) and Bake-A-Boo Cake Design, New Zealand (right).
For instructions on how to make a simple Mad Hatter tiered cake design, check out Zoe Clark’s book here Cake Decorating at Home.