Golden Chevron Cake

Today’s featured cake is a sophisticated design with great white on white texture, modern lines and subtle gold accents.  Crisp white fondant is perfectly polished, creating an ultra tailored appearance.  Delicate sugar broaches, strings of sugar pearls and diamond-like gems add a touch of luxury to an already refined design.  And then there is the gorgeous chevron.  Thin lines of hand-painted gold chevron!  Oh chevron… you’re a trend worth keeping.  Especially when used so exquisitely.  All topped with a statement-making fantasy flower.  Prepare to swoon over this elegant Golden Chevron Cake, created by Jennifer Bratko, owner of  Beyond Buttercream in San Francisco.

Elegant Chevron Cake by Beyond Buttercream  |

Jennifer of Beyond Buttercream shares the story behind her design:

“I wanted to take 3 display cakes to a bridal show I was participating in.   I had the other 2 cakes designed and done, but I was literally looking at 4 tiers of freshly covered Styrofoam and had no idea what I was going to do.  I was running out of time, so I quickly sketched something out in less then 5 minutes around using some new gem molds I picked up at ICES, committed to it, then got to work.”

Elegant Chevron Cake by Beyond Buttercream  |

More from Jennifer of Beyond Buttercream:

“The theme of this cake is ‘clean’.  Clean lines, clean patterns, and smooth fondant.  I wanted to add some bling but wanted it understated, modern and sophisticated.

The bottom tier’s sugar broaches are from a gem mold that I added an additional layer with a daisy cutter.  After everything was dry I handpainted gold details and added disco dust.  The next tier I handpainted really thin gold chevrons (it’s probably been done, but I haven’t seen it).  Then I was stumped.  Out came my pearl molds that I topped each point off with a small isomalt diamond.   The top tier has large isomalt diamonds with disco dust accents.  The final touch is the flower topper.   I made a fantasy flower but wanted to bring in the broach elements from the bottom tier.  I decided to color the center a lovely mint, which I think is a great subtle way to add color to a cake without overdoing it.  As a finishing touch, I dusted the flower with Touch of Gold Platinum dust.”

Elegant Chevron Cake by Beyond Buttercream  |

Elegant Chevron Cake by Beyond Buttercream  |

I am seriously smitten with this design!  It’s impeccably groomed and oh-so-ladylike.  And as an extra bonus… this classic chic design incorporates several hot trends right now (chevron, broaches and pearls) but would easily stand the test of time.  What’s not to love?!

A special thank you to Jennifer Bratko of  Beyond Buttercream for sharing her Golden Chevron Cake with us today!  It is beyond gorgeous!

Cake : Beyond Buttercream

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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