Friday Faves: Mod Cakes, Candy Shapes, and Hand Painting!

As editors of Cake Central magazine, we come across so many awesome, inspiring things while working. From users to cake creations to wedding inspiration to cool new products, we want to share a few of our favorite finds with you every week.

Jackie’s Faves

n doing cakes, I get to be a part of a person’s important milestones – wedding, baby shower, child’s first birthday, anniversary… and this is no exception. Laureana celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. I wanted to make her cake fun but elegant and incorporated fondant paper rosettes because I love how festive they look. The different shades of purple were to match the hundreds of balloons that were part of the venue décor. And a cake wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of bling so I made a custom topper and painted it with 24k gold.

n doing cakes, I get to be a part of a person’s important milestones – wedding, baby shower, child’s first birthday, anniversary… and this is no exception. Laureana celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. I wanted to make her cake fun but elegant and incorporated fondant paper rosettes because I love how festive they look. The different shades of purple were to match the hundreds of balloons that were part of the venue décor. And a cake wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of bling so I made a custom topper and painted it with 24k gold.

As most of you have probably noticed, I adore all things purple and this cake by loveandsugar is no exception. Paper rosettes are hot party decor and this is a great way to bring in the color, texture and whimsy into the design.

yellow Gumpaste rose, fondant and modelling chocolate

yellow Gumpaste rose, fondant and modelling chocolate

This versatile, yellow-toned cake by Jani_Cakes is perfect for many different type of events, from a mod wedding to a retro-themed birthday. The colors and geometric pattern bring nostalgia for the mod aesthetic of the sixties, and is definitely in my faves!

Justine’s Faves

Candy Shoppe  Double birthday cake for two sweet little girls. Cakes covered in fondant, with gum paste handmade candy, and cupcake ice cream cones

Candy Shoppe
Double birthday cake for two sweet little girls. Cakes covered in fondant, with gum paste handmade candy, and cupcake ice cream cones

What a fun, creative idea for this double birthday party! WyoMom2b’s candy shoppe-theme features realistic gumpaste versions of popular candies and ice cream cones made out of cupcakes!

Macarons Lavender with chocolate ganache

Macarons Lavender with chocolate ganache

I love kymvanderveeke’s beautiful lavender and chocolate macarons. They sound delicious and look exquisite!

Larkspur First Birthday   Cake is covered in fondant and hand painted. I used the birthday girls favorite blanket as inspiration for this cake.

Larkspur First Birthday
Cake is covered in fondant and hand painted. I used the birthday girls favorite blanket as inspiration for this cake.

This hand-painted cake by wyomom2b is so cute! I adore the design, and the birds are perfect for a kid’s birthday. The topper puts the finishing touch on this springtime theme.

Andi’s Faves

kitchen "maid" mixer all cake- fondant and gumpaste accents, even the eggs are sugar!! :) TFL

kitchen “maid” mixer
all cake- fondant and gumpaste accents, even the eggs are sugar!! :) TFL

Sylly’s “KitchenMaid” cake is incredible! It’s so realistic, right down to the huge mess. It is completely adorable, and I’m in awe of how real the egg looks.

Glastonbury cake. A wedding cake for a lovely couple who work in the music industry. The Glastonbury festival is a music festival in the UK. famous for being muddy and the queues for the toilets!

Glastonbury cake. A wedding cake for a lovely couple who work in the music industry. The Glastonbury festival is a music festival in the UK. famous for being muddy and the queues for the toilets!

I’m always impressed by nevie-pie’s hand painting skills, and I love how she put them to use on this cake. She managed to capture Glastonbury festival’s less than pleasant aspects in a whimsical way to make  it beautifully sentimental.

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