Honeycomb & Gilded Bee Cake

When I first saw today’s featured cake, I instantly wanted a re-do on my own wedding cake!  When it comes to cake style, my first love will always be simple sophistication.   Timeless.  Classic.  Elegant.  With its subtle use of pattern and great white-on-white texture, today’s design by Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company would be perfect for any preppy-chic-loving bride.  Can we say impeccable style?  Featuring a gorgeous honeycomb pattern, delicate magnolias and a single golden bee… I’ve fallen for this Honeycomb & Gilded Bee Wedding Cake!
Honeycomb & Golden Bee Wedding Cake

I know, right?  I was blown away too when I found this little lovely in my inbox!  I have to say… I’m not only smitten with this cake, but with many of the designs created by Wild Orchid Baking Company!  You will see more features from this bakery over the next few weeks!  Now, back on track.  Let’s take a better look at the detailed honeycomb pattern…
Honeycomb & Golden Bee Wedding Cake

Erin shared a few thoughts about her inspiration for this design:

“The idea for this cake started with the pattern.  New England is home to the rustic preppy chic wedding, and I wanted to come up with something that was both simple and fancy at the same time.  Thinking about the elements of an elegant barn wedding, I initially thought of chicken wire.  Once I started playing with the repeating hexagon shape, I realized a honeycomb effect might be a bit more sophisticated.  It also lead me to include the gilded napoleonic bee element.  Honey, bees – needed flowers!  So I created very natural looking gum paste magnolias to finish the design.  I wanted to add a floral element that looked more like how the flower would appear in nature, as opposed to more of an arranged look.”

Honeycomb & Golden Bee Wedding Cake

Seriously.  I can’t decide what I like most about this cake!  The incredible bee with its intricate gold detailing or the delightful flowers?  Or possibly the honeycomb pattern?

Honeycomb & Golden Bee Wedding Cake

Everything about this cake is stunning!  I can envision so many possibilities for this design… from a yacht club wedding to a rustic barn setting.  Preppy chic is so versitile and  never goes out of style!

A special thank you to Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Company for sharing her Honeycomb & Gilded Bee Wedding Cake with us today!  We love, love, love it!

Vendors & Credits:
Cake:  Wild Orchid Baking Company
Photography: Mark Davidson Photography

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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