We’re all a-flutter this week at Cake Geek between feather cakes and now, birdhouse cakes! It’s one of the prettiest cake trends at the moment with two super cute examples above by Sydney’s Cake by Kim (left) and via Pinterest (right).
UK blogger, Torie Jayne has created a tutorial for her pastel pink and blue gingerbread cake design below (made to a gluten-free receipe) which you’ll find here: birdhouse cake tutorial (no longer available).
The Bubble and Sweet blog have featured a beautiful birdhouse cake as part of the vintage birdhouse themed sweet table below.
Hand-painted details feature on the unique design below by Shawna’s Cakes, via Cake Central. (You’ll find more on painting cakes in our feature here: Hand-Painted Cakes.)
Aside from gingerbread, a birdhouse cake can also be carved from a full cake, if you need a larger cake for your party. The carved cake example below right is Lindy Smith and also features pretty stencilled designs. Lindy has full instructions to create this cake in her latest book, Creative Colour for Cake Decorating, and also runs classes on this cake design. (You’ll find more details here: birdhouse cake class by Lindy Smith).
If you can’t make it to Lindy’s class, you’ll find a picture tutorial here from Kika’s Cakes demonstrating how to carve a house-shaped cake from a single square cake: house cake tutorial.
Cool blue in vintage patterns makes for an exquistely styled sweet table below by Australian blogger, Just Call Me Martha with an owl birdhouse as its centrepiece (Images by See Be Art Photography).
Royal icing superstar, Italy’s Donatella Semalo has created the outstanding birdhouse design in royal icing below that’s simply breath-taking in its beauty.
We have another beautiful Torie Jayne design below, this time in a winter woodland theme with a fabulous sugarcrafted owl and woodland motifs. Torie Jayne has the full tutorial for you here to create your own exquisite gingerbread birdhouse: birdhouse cake tutorial (no longer available).
Always at the cutting edge of cake art fashion, Natasha Collins of Nevie Pie Cakes has a wonderful collection of hand-painted gingerbread house designs, including the beautiful owl bird house cakes below.
Below, Torie Jayne demonstrates how to beautifully wrap a birdhouse cake as a gift and what a pretty gift is makes. On the right, London’s Sweet Jeelee’s Cakes, have created a beautiful lavender themed birdhouse, fabulous for a christening for a little one’s birthday.
A Spring-time birdhouse cake this time, by Torie Jayne with sugarcrafted ivy and gingerbread toadstools for an enchanted design below.
The Netherlands’ De Koeken Bakkers have created the beautiful hanging birdhouse cakes below which would make a wonderful centrepiece for a lavish sweet table. Below right, we have an almost fairytale-pretty birdhouse cake by the talented Rosie Cake Diva.
Kara Conaty of the Butter Hearts Sugar blog created and styled the beautiful rustic sweet table below with wooden bird boxes accessorising a pastel pink birdhouse cake as the centrepiece for this pretty garden party.
Vintage bird boxes below in shades of mint and soft pink from Cake Geek favourite, Pink Cake Box (below left) and the wonderful, The Go Go Sugar Company (below right).
A chic cake design as always by Shereen’s Cakes and Bakes, this time in a birdhouse theme for a christening party. New Zealand designers, Magical Cakes have created its equally pretty counterpart in lemon on the right.
Pretty in pink birdhouse cakes below by Australian cake artist Heidi Dahlenburg of The Picasso of Cake (below left) and by Kolwyntje via DeLeuksteTaarten, The Netherlands (below right). (You’ll find a tutorial for a very cute Tweety bird model here: Tweety bird tutorial.)
For a more whimsical touch, the two beautiful cakes below feature stronger colours and bolder patterns. (Images via the wonderful Amor com Farinha right and via Tumblr left).
For an exquisite vintage design, Gorgeous Cakes UK have designed with the beautiful floral pattern inspired cake below, with superb hand-painted bird cookies.
The Juniper Cakery have also chosen a terrific colour palette for their birdhouse cake design, in shades of antique jade with a wood effect, together with another fabulously realistic bird model and brightly coloured sugar flower spray.
Our final cake design is by the wonderful Bulgarian cake designer, Cakes by Mina Bakalova who has created a whimsical, fantasy birdhouse in striking primary colours that would make a beautiful and enchanting cake for a children’s party.
Readers might also be interested in our features on:
- Birdcage Cakes
- Garden Party Cakes
- Teapot Cakes & Tutorials
- Sewing, Knitting & Crafting Cakes
- Gardening Cakes
- Dragonfly Cakes
- Puppy Dog Cakes for Dog Lovers
- Cat & Kitten Cakes
- Horse & Pony Cakes
- Baby Animals Cakes
- Bunny Rabbit Cakes
- Baby Deer Cakes for Woodland Baby Showers & Parties
- Beatrix Potter Cakes
Coming Up Next Week: The Latest Cake Couture Design Trend – Pleated Cake Designs.