From Dress… to Cake

We talk about inspiration day after day because, well…  Half Baked is meant to inspire you!  Whether we get a peek at the hand drawn sketches or a few thoughts shared by the baker, I love exploring the inspiration behind a cake.  So what happens when you take a gorgeous wedding dress and translate it into a cake design?  With layers of delicate folds and a bright pop of color from the bridal bouquet, this wedding gown was screaming to become a cake!  Rachael Teufel and her team at Intricate Icings heard the cry and answered with an eye-catching creation.  Ultra feminine and incredibly elegant, we’re loving this delightful Ruched Wedding Cake.
Dress Ruching Bridal Cake

Incredible, right?  This is the actual bride, in her ruched dress… and her amazing cake!  Let’s get a better look at the cake all by itself…

Dress Ruching Bridal Cake

Dress Ruching Bridal Cake

This entire design is simply stunning.  The soft folds of the pleating appear to gracefully flow across the cake.  I love how the gathered fondant comes together from opposite directions, creating a great focal point for the bright orange sugar flower.  Which by the way, is also incredible!

A huge thanks to Rachael at Intricate Icings for sharing this incredible Ruched Wedding Cake with us today.  We’re swooning!  You can see more of Rachael’s designs on her website and blog, and also in our Top Tier Directory!

Happy Friday everyone!

Vendors & Credits:
Cake: Intricate Icings
Photography:  Rachael Grace

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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    Kristin says

    I am in love with this cake! and also jealous because I could never pull off pleating like that…way to go Rachael!

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    Thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments. This is by far one of my favorites cakes that I have created. It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing wedding.


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