From Dress to Cake

It’s time for another fabulous fashion-inspired post!  For more than a year now, we’ve been swooning over cake designs inspired by glamorous gowns.  And we all have come to know and love the ‘from dress to cake‘ concept.  But you may not realize that our very first ‘from dress to cake’ post featured today’s baker.  The talented Rachael Teufel, of Intricate Icings Cake Design in Erie, Colorado.  Ever since that very first post, we’ve enjoyed watching Rachael take dresses of all styles and turn them into stunning cake designs.  And today is another gorgeous example, complete with ruching, flowery frills and the actual dress!  Get ready to fall in LOVE…

Fashion Inspired Cake by Intricate Icings  |

Rachael of Intricate Icings gives us the scoop on this cake:

“We created this gown inspired wedding cake for the Martina Liana trunk show held at The Bridal Collection.  The trunk show offers brides a chance to see a larger selection of gowns by a particular gown designer and it is an opportunity for us to show off our cake designing skills using these same gowns as inspiration.  When looking at Martina Liana’s collection, I was drawn to a gown that featured overlapping layers of fabric, know as ruching, with floral accents on the hip and shoulder.”

Fashion Inspired Cake by Intricate Icings  |

Fashion Inspired Cake by Intricate Icings  |

Rachael of Intricate Icings shares her techniques:

“The bottom tier of cake was first carved into the shape of the skirt then layered with modeling chocolate ruffles.  The top tiers were covered in fondant, then textured to mimic the ruching fabric.  I used modeling chocolate petals in an overlapping fashion to recreate the look of the gowns floral accents. Towards the bottom of the cake there a few more single petals accented with sugar pearls.”

Fashion Inspired Cake by Intricate Icings  |

Ummm… please hold on a second while I pick my jaw up off the floor.  Talk about a showstopper!  Traditionally, the flower girl has always been the sweetest little thing in white next to the bride.  But she might have a run for her money with this cake.  It is incredible!  This dress-inspired design deserves its own role in the bridal party.  Perhaps it can be the ‘flour girl’.

A very special thank you to Rachael of Intricate Icings Cake Design for inspiring us with another From Dress to Cake transformation!

If you want to learn the secrets to Rachael’s techniques, be sure to check out her new online online Craftsy class!  She will teach you how it’s done!

Cake:  Intricate Icings Cake Design
Photography: Allee Photography
Gown:   Martina Liana style 413
Bridal Salon:   The Bridal Collection
Learn From this Baker:  Cake Design Made Simple with Rachael Teufel on Craftsy

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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