Ruffles & Dahlias Cake

Hello heavenly honeycomb!  The latest trend for 2013 is all about this graphic hexagonal pattern.  Honeycomb prints are popping up in everything from fashion to interior design this spring.  We’ve been loving on honeycomb ever since the Spring of 2012, when we featured this honeycomb cake.  And now we’re smitten with another new spin on honeycomb.  Today’s featured cake is a more of a subtle nod to this growing trend, celebrating the honeycomb structure of a dahlia flower with blooms that take gorgeous to the next level.  I’m talking amazing sugar flowers that will make your heart flutter.  And let’s not forget the incredible white ruffles, gracefully dancing from top to bottom.  It’s certainly not hard to see why we’re just plain smitten with this cake.  Let’s take a look at this oh-so-beautiful Ruffles & Dahlias Cake, created by Charlotte of  Sugar Ruffles.

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Charlotte of Sugar Ruffles shares her inspiration for this design:

“The design of this cake was inspired by a beautiful picture of a dahlia flower that I came across.  I loved the interesting honeycomb texture of the flower and wanted to create a wedding cake with dahlia flowers as the main focus. I added further texture to the design by using ruffles on each of the tiers, keeping each of the tiers white to allow the dahlia flowers to remain the main focus.”

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Charlotte of  Sugar Ruffles gives us the scoop on the photo shoot:

“The cake is featured as a step by step project in the Cake Craft Guide Magazine.  The styling for the photo shoot was also inspired by the dahlia flower.  The pink tissue honeycomb decorations were chosen to mirror the honeycomb texture of the dahlia flowers on the cake.”

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There’s only one word for these dahlias…. amazing!  They are incredibly gorgeous as are the layers upon layers of delicate ruffles.  The entire scene is screaming to be the inspiration for your next special event!

A big thank you to Charlotte of  Sugar Ruffles for sharing her gorgeous Ruffles & Dahlias Cake with us today!  To learn more about Charlotte’s techniques, be sure to check out her step-by-step tutorial in Cake Craft Guide Magazine.

Cake :  Sugar Ruffles
Photography :  Sarah Kay 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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    After I gawked at this beautiful creation for about 3 minutes straight…I went to click on Cake Design in the right hand side bar and the link is broken. Just thought I’d let you know. LOVE what you are doing! This website rocks my socks and you are oh so talented! KEEP IT UP MY DEAR.

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      Thanks for letting me know Lee! That sidebar link has been updated … now you’ll be able to click through and see all of the gorgeous creations from our contributor – AK Cake Design.

      Thank you!

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    Kim Akins says

    I have been trying to click on the link to view the instructions to make this cake and it keeps saying that the page can’t be found. I would really love to see how this was made. Can you please provide a different link? Absolutely stunning design!!

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