Classic Nautical Cake

Get ready to set sail with today’s helping of nautical inspiration.  I’ll admit it.  I am obsessed with any and all things nautical.  I know many of you are too!  There is something so fresh, clean and downright summery about the nautical look.  The crisp red, white and blue color scheme paired with stripes is always a classic.  And I’m especially fond of decorating with woven nautical rope.  Whether wrapped around a hurricane vase or lantern, a little touch of rope adds charm and texture.  So needless to say, I did a rope-loving dance when I saw today’s cake!  Created by Kristin Kirkpatrick , owner of Fat Girl Cakes in Virginia, this design captures all of the great nautical trends.  Bold wide stripes come together with an anchor that is truly golden.  And ropes that you must see to believe.  Let’s take a look at this Classic Nautical Cake!

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Kristin of Fat Girl Cakes gives us the scoop on her design:

“Late last year I met with a couple who were planning a nautical-themed wedding.  Since it was my first inquiry using that theme, I spent several hours researching molds, stencils, and motifs that are out there.  While coming up with cake possibilities for them, the one idea I really hoped they would choose was doing a tier covered in fondant rope.  When the couple chose another baker I was heart-broken, not because they went with someone else, but because I couldn’t make that rope tier!”

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More from Kristin of Fat Girl Cakes :

“Fast-forward a few months and one of the venues where I am a preferred vendor contacted me to make them a cake for their bridal open house.  The theme… you guessed it… NAUTICAL!  One of the coordinators sent me a picture of the traditional decor and red, navy, and gold striped table linens there were planning on using, and I knew I was finally going to make that rope tier I had been dreaming of.  I ran it by the coordinator to make sure she was on board, and she said to go for it!”

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Nautical Cake by Fat Girl Cakes  |

I’m so glad Kristen had the opportunity to bring her rope tier to life.  Because it is incredible!  And the gold gilding on the anchor is such a great addition, providing contrast and a nice metallic pop.

A very special thank you to Kristin Kirkpatrick of Fat Girl Cakes for sharing her Classic Nautical Cake with us today!  Your seaworthy design is just stunning!

Cake:  Fat Girl Cakes
Photography:  Kitt Creative

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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