Category Archives: Cake Designs

A Glitzy Wedding

This is an adorable Australian wedding.

I have to admit something to you guys. I love sugar flowers. It is most definitely my favorite thing to make in the pastry world. At least so far. So I wanted to do something WILD. And make a cake that has one tier totally covered in gum paste flowers. TA DA!

The top tier is dedicated to her dress. I know: totally gorgeous.

The second tier is just tons of gum paste tulips covering everything. Yes. I said it.

Definitely am thinkin’ peach cardamom cake.

Thanks, Ruffled!


Liz and Riley

Ta Da! I’m so excited to show you all the wedding I made the cakes for! My dear friend Liz got married to the sweetest man yesterday and asked me to do the cakes. It was such a treat. Literally.

This guy is vanilla with raspberry buttercream filling.

There were two of these dudes, one of my favorites: chocolate blackberry whiskey.

This one is toffee.

The big guy is lemon honey lavender, which I do believe was the most popular one of the night. Good thing there was the most of it!

Look at their adorable topper! Liz’s dad made it for them. So cute.

Congrats Liz and Riley! I know you’ll live happily ever after!

(p.s. I think I’ll do another post once official pictures come out, I was just so excited, I couldn’t wait.)

Gold Sequins

Do you know what I think we need more of in wedding dresses? Gold sequins. Lots of ’em. I mean, if you are going to dress like a goddess or a princess for a day, you might as well go the whole way and don on lots of golden glitter. This cake is because I like sequins, and I like when brides like sequins.

Take this little number here. This is a real bride. Ya, she wore this down the isle. In fact, her bridesmaids wore white. Now there’s a statement.

You could even go short with it.

Like this one? You can go buy it for your big day right now.

Don’t want to go overkill on the sparkles? Try just a little:

See? This gown still has some white in it if going totally against tradition intimidates you.

Here’s going back to tradition even more. Why not combine lace and gold sequins? Yes, please BHLDN. You definitely know how to make a dress.

So the cake is flashy too. Lots of edible gold beads encircle each tier with some gold piping to boot. Give me some cinnamon cake!

An Aqua Birthday

Happy Birthday to my dear Aunt Rosy. I know. Lots of birthdays in my family recently. I’m not going to complain when I get to make the goods.

This was a chocolate cake with aqua vanilla buttercream. Just what she wanted.

It had sprays of coral pink gum paste gladiolas, yellow baby carnations, and deep aqua blossoms. I made them all ma’self.

Gladiolus symbolize strength of character and moral integrity and are the August birth flower. So I thought they were perfect.

Happy Birthday to my fellow Augusters!

A Yarn-y Wedding

Okay, okay. Yarny isn’t a word. But if it was a word, I’d be using it right now. Because this wedding is, indeed, yarny.

For example, observe the backdrop for the ceremony:

So cool. And very DIY. I don’t know what it is that this couple likes about yarn, but I think that it is super symbolic anyway. This is their “tying” ceremony.

I love this other way yarn is tied in (oh, there’s my horrible puns again). They sent their wedding rings down a long strand of yarn through their friends and family so that each person could touch and bless them before the couple put them on.

And if the rings are being passed down the yarn line, there’s no chance they’ll get lost in the grass! So smart.

Yarn was even in the little details, like his boutonniere, and some of the decorations:

So I went with it. Their cake feeds about a hundred and has sugar “yarn” wrapped around the tiers, first in tight strands and loosening as it goes down.

I think this is an awesome example of bridesmaids wearing different colors that goes terribly right. They look so good together!

The cake, I think, would be a peach cardamom.

Thanks again, Green Wedding Shoes. And props Tyler Branch Photo.

A Country House Wedding

I fell in love with this wedding. I was just browsing Green Wedding Shoes, when up popped this elegant, country wedding. It’s my favorite kind: when the bride and groom are reflected in all the little details.

The bride opted out of a white dress for this creamy brown color, but the event is still fairly traditional.

Look at this gorgeous, yet uber simple setting for the ceremony:

Dreamy. And what is that behind them, you ask? Why, it’s a wall of succulents. The more I hear about how simple it is to grow and take care of these little fellas the more I want a bajillion of them.

For their cake design, I pulled inspiration from a few different sources. One being the beautiful house they had the reception at.

Each tier would be a color from the wedding, with white details that reflect this quirky little house.

I also took some flower ideas from their vintage-looking invitations:

It’s a three tier cake that would serve around ninety people with gum paste flowers.

I’m making the cakes for my friend Liz’s wedding and one of the flavors they have requested I think would be really great here: a lemon honey lavender cake.

I know you want to see the place settings, so here:

I know there are instructions on how to make these doily table runners yourself, somewhere. So pretty.

The Nichols did a beautiful job photographing this lovely day.


I designed this cake not off of a wedding that I fell in love with, but with a dress. I’m sure you have figured out that I adore Etsy. I shop for almost everything there and the other week I ran across this little number from Claire La Faye:

I think it is stunning. It’s one of those dresses that screams personality. It’s elegant, but not too serious, with a modern edge. Here is the close up of the bodice, which is the main feature that I applied to the cake design:

The design doesn’t have lace on it, instead it took a bit more of a simplistic, or minimalist spin off. Each tier would be wrapped in a panel of white chocolate, and “sealed” with piped buttons.

The dress wants some caramel cake with white chocolate frosting. And it can be topped in any number of ways. I see a pair of porcelain birds, but a bundle of gum paste lilies would be nice, or even some paper cranes.