Glitz, glamour, sparkle and shine is definitely back in vogue. So we asked seven fabulous local bakers to create a cake with metallic touches that add a little brilliance, and here are the beautiful results.
Photography by Cilento Photography
This beautiful four-tiered cake is a real show-stopper! Covered in fondant, the top and bottom tier are decorated to look like strands of pink beads. The second tier is covered with a mixture of light pink fondant rose petals and pearlized so they shimmer. The third tier is covered with edible eye catching metallic gold leaf. The cupcakes have a generous amount of buttercream frosting sprinkled with gold.
Created by Gigi’s Cupcakes
To add both sparkle and texture, this lovely hexagon cake alternates between buttercream and fondant frosting on its four tiers. The fondant layers are embellished with gold and silver dragées, while the center of the buttercream rosettes are decorated with edible gold buttons.
This cake was inspired by old world France and elegant white glove affairs. The long tall sphere design is reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower. Each layer is covered in fondant and the bottom layer is embellished with handmade flowers with edible beads. The second layer is covered with French words from onlay found by the bakers. The top layer is decorated with edible beads strung to look like a strand of pearls. Between each layer are handmade fondant roses and peonies.
Created by Pixy Cakes
This modern three-tier cake is covered in blue fondant, with handpainted silver brush strokes giving it a metallic shimmer. To finish it, stunning handmade, abstract flowers were created and placed on each layer running diagonally across the front of the cake.
Created by Rachel’s Bake Shop
This three-tiered cake truly sparkles. It starts with silver wire with shimmering silver beads that are wrapped around the top tier, while metallic silver leafing was applied to the middle tier. The bottom tier is covered with hibiscus cut out and silver dragées. Tropical orchids finish off the look.
Created by Aloha Cakes
Metallics are in bloom in this contemporary square wedding cake covered in an off-white fondant. A copper and gold colored quatrafoil design decorates two of the tiers, and edible gold, silver and pearl dragées embellish the base of each tier. Beautiful sugar flowers in silver and copper are the perfect finishing touches.
Created by Let Them Eat Cake
These whimsical cakes were intended to blend the beauty of nature and industrial. Touches of metallic were added in the decorations, giving them a little shimmer and sparkle. The industrial feel of the metal details make them a little more masculine, to appeal to both the bride and groom.
Created by 21 Cakes