Fabulous Cake Friday: Cakelava

Today I’m reviving an old weekly tradition here on Half Baked. Back when I owned my cake shop in Dallas, I would feature one new cake design each week that stood out as my favorite.  Even though I mainly write about cakes and parties now, I still fall in love with fabulous new cake designs, created by talented cake artists across the country.  So today we’re officially starting our new Fabulous Cake Friday segment with an amazing work of art from cakelava.
Fabulous Cake Design by Cakelava

Now, I realize that I can gush on and on about a cake, probably more so than others.  But that is only because I can appreciate how much time, patience and talent goes into creating something like this.  Rick Reichart of cakelava is truly an artist.  This funky and modern wedding cake was inspired by a floral pattern being used throughout the wedding.  Sculpted and hand-painted with a custom topper, this cake is just striking.  And the pop of color at the top and base is perfectly balanced.  Love, love, LOVE it!

A very special thank to you Rick and Sasha for sharing this design with us and to Frank Amodo for the stunning photography.

Be sure to stop in each Friday to catch a fabulous new cake design.  In the meantime, check out more of cakelava’s amazing work on their Top Tier listing and on the cakelava website and blog.  Happy Friday!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    I’m a giant fan of these folks, and what I really love is that the customer comments always mention that the cake is totally delicious as well as stunning to look at.

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    Avery says

    Love this design, it is so unique and just striking. Looking forward to seeing more ‘Fabulous Cakes’!

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    Thank you, everyone! We truly appreciate your comments. We are honored to have our cake chosen for the first new “Fabulous Cake Friday” feature, and to be a selected Top Tier vendor! Aloha! Rick + Sasha

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    Ashley says

    The cake looks amazing and tastes great- I was a guest at the wedding. Thank you for making such a beautiful cake, it was truly a focal point at the reception.

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