More Cake Designs & A Cookbook Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  Hope everyone’s week is going great!  I have finished two more cake designs and I thought I’d share them with you.  These cakes are a hexagon shape as you can see in the photos…I think this is a fun shape to play around with and it produces a “different” looking cake that might just be the look a bride wants. The first cake is a fun and funky design that is easy to execute.  Simply cut out fondant dots with a circle cookie cutter and glue them onto your fondant cake with a little water.  As you can see in the photos I used a stamp impression to create a flower design on the yellow dots to give them a different kind of look. You can see this process in a previous post.  I feel like this would be a good cake for a beginner to try out since the look can be easily duplicated and come out crisp and clean looking.  

I then tried out a second look that is more simplistic.  I made this fondant flower a while ago and thought that putting it on the cake as the main focus would be sort of fun.  You can check out the process for how to make this flower on a previous post.

Before I talk about the giveaway I need to thank two bloggers for giving me some awards.  First I wanted to thank Fields of Cake… for the “Kick” Ass Blog” award!  I never considered myself “kick ass”, but maybe now I will!

I also wanted to thank Comida Espanola for the Premio “Arte y Pico” Award.  It is so fun that blogs can reach everyone around the world and I love that even though my blog isn’t in Spanish that people can still enjoy it through photos, so thank you for checking it out!

Now for your favorite part…giveaways!!!  I absolutely love the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Conner, so I thought I would share my love and give it to a blogger that inspires me!  

So all you have to do to enter into the drawing is post a comment with an idea for a wedding cake design for me.  I am trying out new designs and always love hearing what everyone’s dream cake would be or what they wish they would’ve done.  I am so excited to hear your thoughts and opinions and will be picking a winner on Saturday night at midnight.  So get your wheels a turning and give me some good inspiration for another cake design.  Thanks!!!  

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75 Responses to “More Cake Designs & A Cookbook Giveaway!”

  1. Ayana says:

    I and in love with plaid. iIf i could i would have a 3 teir cake with aqua gray and white plaid. Kind of funky but simple.

  2. Trisha says:

    I saw a cake in the Wilton wedding cake book where they had cut fondant to look like lace and put it around a hexagon cake. It looked so intricate, so I would love to see something with fondant lace! I love the really simple cakes you do too.

  3. Toni says:

    I would love a cake that combines all the things I love about our relationship. I’m American, he’s Tunisian and we met in Italy. We spent the first 9 months of our relationship together in Italy and now are apart until he can come to America. We’ll get married here and then after he’s completely legal (read: safe to travel) we’ll go to Tunisia for a visit (and perhaps a wedding there as well). I’d love to combine the things I love about America (Minnesota lakes, family, variety, etc), the things he loves about Tunisia (people, beaches, culture), and the things we love about Italy (what’s not to love about Italy?) into one rocking cake.

    Sidenote: I don’t have a food blog as of yet, but studied Food Photography and Food Writing while in Italy. A blog is in the works. I’m enjoying checking out yours.

  4. Mona A says:

    I think a antique cake is the perfect one, maybe with the couloures light brown, gold and pearl white…aahh so elegant!

  5. brilynn says:

    I think I’d like a neutral coloured layer cake with brightly colour frangipane flowers or cherry blossoms. Those are my two favourites.

  6. Christine says:

    Being a complete chocoholic, I would love to see a cake that incorporated chocolate candy (See’s Candy type), or chocolate truffles into the design, actually using them as decorations on top of chocolate fondant. And it has to be chocolate cake of course!

  7. DanaD says:

    I’d love to see a cake decorated with tropical flowers – Plumeria or Bird of Paradise!

  8. JacqueOH says:

    I already have that book so I’m not commenting for that reason. Just wanted to say both of your cakes are look really fantastic. I’ll bet that dotted one took a while, huh?

    Great job!

  9. DDgirl says:

    I’d LOVE a white cake on three layers, with small coloured birds on it, and a dahlia on top!!

    I really enjoy your blog, but unfortunatly I can’t seem to access to your new website (Sweet and saucy shop)

    Congratulations for your beautiful work!!

  10. Temperance says:

    I am not fond of white cake and have always thought that for my wedding I would like a spice cake of some sort, and of course no fondant for me, I love the lacy look of powdered sugar and stencils.

    Alternatively an art deco theme or a celtic motif has its charm.

  11. veron says:

    First of all, the cakes are awesome. I’m at a loss for wedding cake designs, I like the simple three layered ones and simply decorated with daisies.

  12. I particularly like the first design.

  13. how about a lace-like pattern on the fondant? then put some edible flowers along the sides..

  14. cakewardrobe says:

    Simple is always best! I’ve been wondering if I should get that book!

  15. Hillary says:

    Looks like I missed the giveaway deadline but I want to tell you anyway that your cakes are amazing! So sophisticated and immaculate.

  16. Stephanie says:

    I’m a Gilmore Girls junkie. I was so devastated when they axed the last season. I still tivo all the reruns. I know I’m a dork. I do have a point. There was a wedding cake on there called a Smore’s cake. I’m sure you’ve already done something similar because you are a cake genius. It was square and had chocolate fondant and some kind of s’more inspired cake underneath. Sorry, it’s been a while since I saw that particular episode so I can’t remember the details, but you get the general idea, right?

  17. cindy says:

    i love the fondant dot idea…i volunteered myself to make some baby shower cakes this fall, so i think this could work for me.

    i have thought about my wedding cake more than i care to admit. i want it to be very mid-century americana picnic. think pleasentville, but less weird and more modern. i don’t know if that even makes any sense.

  18. Shelby says:

    If I were getting married in 2008 (instead of ten years ago) I think it would be amazing to have a “faux bois” cake design. I’ve seen this in a magazine only once, and I could only imagine how interesting it would be for the guests at a wedding to see a cake with wood grain all over. I can just see it in a wedding palate of browns and creams and greens.

  19. Emiline says:

    GOREGEOUS CAKES! And I want that book.

    If I had a wedding cake, and say, it was around Christmas? Then I would have a very whimsical cake that was all topsy-turvy, and white, with snowflakes. Then I would have sugar plum decorations all over it. And gold.

  20. Elen says:

    Next time I am having a wedding, I want a Russian stile cake
    Layers of Beze (egg whites bases sort of like a big crunchy French macaroon) with hazel nut. Filled with cream and decorated with sugar fruit.

    On the other hand, I will just order it for my next birthday, why wait for something that, hopefully, will never happened. ( I am married already)

  21. Aran says:

    so, so beautiful… you are so talented!

  22. Kevin says:

    I like that cake with the blue and yellow dots.

  23. Kristen says:

    Are you kidding me? How in the world do you come up with these gorgeous creations? I am in such awe of your talent!

  24. jan says:

    I love poco dots! they just seem to be screaming Im so happy to be here. how about wiring them and actually having them extending out of the cake…. your cakes are the best…. love them!

  25. Rita Dyer says:

    Wow! You are very very talented! I just made my first fondant cake for a 21 year old’s birthday, I’m in the process of making another one for my 18 year old daughter for Saturday! I really enjoy doing different things.. Other than making fondant cakes recently, I Love Machine embroidery! I would definately love to see a cake done in this theme! No it would’t be a wedding cake unless both were in the ME business, but I can just image, thin spirals of different colored emboridery thread, spools of thread, needles, tiny scissors, seam ripeer, you get the idea! Oh well, there are lots of out here that do machine embroidery, and think a cake should be appropriate for any clubs or classes given….Keep up the good work!
    Rita

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