Iced Wedding Cakes

Towering tiers, geometric detailing, sculptural shapes, splashes of colour… what’s your wedding cake personality? I specialise in stylish, contemporary and completely bespoke wedding cake design, and the delicious examples you’ll find here are some of my absolute favourites.

I love a commission that brings me a challenge, and capturing the delicate froth of cherry blossom in sugar was a challenge I was more than happy to rise to! The rich blush pink and subtle shimmer of this cake was painstakingly colour matched to my lovely couple’s stationery.

This statuesque stunner was designed for a styled shoot, and it includes so many of my favourite things in modern cake design. Geometric shapes, clean lines, metallic lustre and statement sugar flowers. The copper ball used as a separator was an extra, stylish touch.

Oh, I do love a subtle ombre! The different shades of pink were embellished with seashell and starfish decorations and some hand lettered calligraphy: Est Ibiza 2012 – to celebrate where this couple met. I also made cake pops in the colour scheme of this wedding for the kids to enjoy.

Edible gold leaf is one of my favourite finishes and this, coupled with the embossing on the bottom tier and the marbled tiers at the top, elevates a traditional colour palette and makes it something more contemporary.

Cake design is an incredibly versatile thing, and I love it when I’m able to tie a cake in with other elements of a couple’s wedding day. This six-tiered stunner was designed to complement the interiors at Chiswick House, and the calligraphy writing matched the beautiful stationery suite designed by Dimitria Jordan

For taller, more magnificent cakes, couples often opt for dummy tiers. Not this one. Each of the six tiers here is delectably decadent sponge, and each individual flower is handmade from sugar.

lace weding cake pink white navy blue that amazing place

Deceptively simple and gorgeously sophisticated, the edible lace on this middle tier made the perfect backdrop for the couple’s monogram, which I recreated from their chosen suite of stationery.

Copper rose gold ivory ruffle wedding cake sugar flowers Crondon Park Essex

The contrast of the highly textured ruffles and smooth copper lustre (that caught the light beautifully) makes this contemporary wedding cake a really dramatic centrepiece.

The top tier of this cake was a dummy, which the couple have now got proudly displayed at home, along with the sugar flowers. It’s a lovely memento of their day, while the rest of their cake was reduced to crumbs by hungry guests!

tropical wedding cake pink sugar flowers monstera leaves palm tree wedding cake

Everything on this cake is edible. I loved making the tropical flowers and foliage from sugar, and that middle tier was a dream to design. The print exactly matched the couple’s invitation suite. Vibrant, bold and oh-so cool, this Havana-inspired cake is one of my all-time favourites.

All white wedding cake white ruffles, pearl lustre shimmer, ruffle ball topper, essex wedding cake Gaynes Park

This cake is a great example of the power of texture. Clean and white, it nonetheless really draws the eye with the intricate ruffles and modern fondant studs.

Proteas are such bold flowers. I love them in real life, and I love them just as much in sugar! The protea is the national flower of South Africa, and was important to this lovely bride’s family. It contrasts really well with the succulents (which are such fun to make), and I love the statement teal ombre of the tiers which coordinated with the bold bride’s beautiful gown.

Marble geometric gold grey blush modern wedding cake

As a contemporary cake designer, a brief like this one makes my heart sing. Marble effect? Check. Geometric detailing? Check. Sharp edges and clean lines? Check and double check. Subtle accents of gold? Yep, this cake has it all!

This is an example of the way buttercream and fondant can be a match made in heaven. The base tier with its sumptuous hand-piped buttercream roses adds a softness to the cake, and contrasts well with the intricate detail and crisp edges of the edible lace tier. The rose-patterned edible lace matched the theme of the cake, and these big, blousey sugar roses make the most fabulous finishing touch.

Gold white winter christmas wedding cake white ruffles white sugar rose

This cake is not what it seems. The gold tiers here are dummies, used as separators for extra height and impact. It’s a clever way to boost your wedding cake’s wow factor without boosting your budget to match.

White pink gold wedding cake henna mehndi wedding cake asian wedding cake Hengrave Hall Suffolk Wedding

These henna designs mean I get the chance to get up close and personal with my piping bag! I love the fine details and flourishes that I’m able to create on patterned cakes like these. It’s fiddly, painstaking work, but the results are so worth it!

Black wedding cake hexagon tier gold paint splash alternative wedding cake modern fairy lights gold wedding cake essex

This bold black cake shows that darker fondants can still look celebratory and stylish. I love the hexagonal bottom tier, and the splashes of gold to look like stars – and who can resist fairy lights?! 

Ombre pink wedding cake gold piped mehndi henna modern wedding cake Gaynes Park Essex

Another mehndi pattern to reflect the bride’s Indian heritage, the ombre pink tiers set off the delicate gold piping work beautifully.

white lace wedding cake

This was a commission for a Suzanne Neville designer day at the Bespoke Wardrobe in Ingatestone, where it is currently residing! I based the dress on one of Suzanne’s stunning 2020 collection, mimicking the 3D lace pattern using piped royal icing, sugar pearls and sugar blossoms. The smaller gap between each tier size gives it a tall and elegant feel.

 

This ultra modern sharp edged cake, with different height tiers and shiny gold leaf retains the softness and elegance of a traditional white wedding with the cascade of stunning sugar orchids flowing down the front. The rich green tropical leaves give it an extra ‘pop’ of contrast.

This was an adaptation of a Maggie Austin cake that the bride and groom fell in love with. We made it more ‘Honey Bee’ style with the different height tiers – which filled the room at Hedingham Castle perfectly. Look closely and you can see the sugar pinecones and mushrooms which subtly complemented the woodland theme.

Looking for something a little less ‘formal’? Have a look at our Semi-Naked Wedding Cakes or our Buttercream Wedding Cakes

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Thank you so much for the amazing cake you made for our wedding! It was absolutely perfect and tasted amazing, we honestly couldn’t have wished for a better cake!

You made the whole process so easy as well, from the initial ideas through to the end result, we think you are fantastic.

Emma & Ross, Bassmead Manor Barns