From Dress to Cake : Vintage Lace

We talk about inspiration from day to day, because well…. this blog is meant to inspire you!  One of my favorite things is actually seeing the inspiration behind a beautiful cake design.  And I know you love it too!  So what happens when a talented cake designer is inspired by a photo?  A lovely photo capturing just a peek of a bride’s shoes and the delicate lace detailing around the bottom of her dress?  Well, you get today’s featured cake!  Yes, that’s right…. It’s time for another fabulous Dress to Cake post!  With hand cut lace, raw-silk-like texturing and a vibrant sugar peony, today’s cake is an absolute stunner!  Join me as we go from dress to cake with this Vintage Lace design, created by Shevi of Little Wish Cakes in Western Australia.

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I just had to start with the side by side images of the inspiration photo and the cake detailing.   Incredibly gorgeous, right?  Now, it’s time for you to see the whole cake!

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Shevi from Little Wish Cakes shares the inspiration for her design:

“I look for inspiration everywhere.  Shoes, material, coasters, place mats etc.   I see cake designs in everything possible.   While browsing through some really glamorous wedding dress pictures on the internet, I came across this one picture of the bottom part of the brides dress and I was so excited when I saw the lace trim on it.  Which I immediately thought would be amazing on a cake.  But easier said than done.   I had the idea now to make it work in cake.  I based the whole cake and colour scheme on that one picture. ”

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More from Shevi about her design:

“The pink peony flower was to match the detail on the shoes and the charcoal ribbon to match the stone the bride is standing on.  The whole cake to match the dress.   I also brushed the cake with rough brush strokes of shimmer to give a raw silk effect.

As you will notice, the lace on the dress has a see through effect, which I wanted to replicate on the cake.   Every single bit of lace was individually cut.  The little circles were individually attached to the “C” scroll and NOT to the cake (which was very tedious and fragile to work with) but this achieved the pretty lace effect I was after.”

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I love how Shevi recreates the lace in such a subtle and elegant way.  Her cake is tailored and polished but with the same vintage feel as the dress.   The end result is simply spectacular!

A huge thank you to Shevi of Little Wish Cakes for sharing her Vintage Lace Cake with us today!  You have us inspired!

Cake: Little Wish Cakes
Photography (dress and shoes): Kristen Weaver
Custom “C” Scroll: Bisk-Art

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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    Ana says

    What can I say? Wow! It doesn’t even look real. Absolutely elegant and beautiful. Absolutely lovely. Shevi is a true artist.

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    Beth Velt says

    The sheen and texture on the cake layers are so suttle I almost didn’t notice. Absolutly but beautiful!!

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