Textiles and Cake

Cake design is an art not a science.  At least that is what my cake design teacher, Bonnie Gordon once told me.  After making a dozen cakes and about a thousand cupcakes over the past three years, I agree.  Cake decorating is an art.  Baking is a science.  I will leave the  intricate, detailed oriented cake decor up to the real artists while I stick to baking!  I only excel at minimalist design.

The cake designer, like the artist, draws inspiration from his or her external surroundings and never more so than today has fabric and textiles become a gold mind for ideas. 

Take the work of creative cake company, Crumb de la Crumb not only has owner and artist Lorie Burcham successfully replicated damask and mosaic pattern, there is also a cool polkadot pattern that I like. 

crumb de la crumb damask cake

crumb de la crumb damask cake

 

crumb de la crumb mosaid and swirls cake

crumb de la crumb mosaid and swirls cake

 

crumb de la crumb sea trail cake

crumb de la crumb sea trail cake

 

Martha Stewart Weddings also ran a piece back in 2005 on fabric inspired cakes.  What I enjoyed about the magazine’s article was that there was an accompanying fabric board with textile swatches pinned up to match the cake designs. I only wish my cake decorating skills reach the level of these talented cake designers one day.

 Here are a couple of my favourites:

Calico print cake (via martha stewart weddings)

Calico print cake (via martha stewart weddings)

Eyelet Cake by Wendy Kromer Confections (via martha stewart weddings)

Eyelet Cake by Wendy Kromer Confections (via martha stewart weddings)

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4 Responses to “Textiles and Cake”

  1. adam says:

    I love the mosaid and swirls cake… looks awesome!

  2. take5 says:

    wish i could have one of those for my future wedding@!!

  3. denise daniels says:

    Hello – I have been making wedding cakes for the last 15 years and I want to take my cake decorating to a new level. Can you suggest a way I can learn how to create more artistic cake designs without going back to school. Like videos, etc.

    I love your cakes!!

    Denise Daniels
    BienVenue Catering Company

  4. grace says:

    I guess that I have been blessed with a God given talent. I love cake decorating, I have never been “properly” taught. I like to make the FUN cakes. I do NOT like fondant or gum paste. The way I see it is that my cakes are to be eaten not just appealing to the eye. So Ive made it my personal challenge to make sure the entire cake it edible. Although I have not mastered all the piping techniques I will open a bakery of my own one day in Smalltown, USA.

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