Birds in Flight

Hello sweet little birdies.  Won’t you spread your wings fly my way?  Because you are just the loveliest little detail.  Nestled between gorgeous sugar orchids and delicate branches on the prettiest of hand-painted cakes.

Get ready for some Friday swooning because today’s feature is sure to make your heart soar.  It comes to us from Rachael Teufel, owner of Intricate Icings Cake Design in Erie, Colorado.  Once you take in the beauty of the hand-painted birds, you’re sure to notice the incredible bottom tier.  Wrapped in chocolate curls, tied with a petite green bow and topped with ruffles.  It will have you thinking two things.  What an elegant and creative spin on branches.  And… oh my goodness, how delicious!  Now that’s what I call the best of both worlds when it comes to cake.  Stunning and decadently tempting.  Let’s take a look at this Birds in Flight wedding cake.

Birds & Branches Wedding Cake by Intricate Icings  |

Rachael of Intricate Icings gives us the scoop on her design:

“Our couple came to us with a couple of different cake designs and we decided to marry the two concepts together into this vintage wedding cake.  The bottom tier is wrapped in chocolate curls, tied with a sugar bow, and topped with ruffles.  There is even a cute superhero surprise for the groom tucked into the ruffles.  (It seemed to be a theme throughout the wedding.) The top two tiers feature a hand painted bird motif with a replica of the brides ‘bird in flight’ tattoo. We also created a cluster of sugar cymbidium orchids to cascade of the top edge.”

Birds & Branches Wedding Cake by Intricate Icings  |

A big thank you to Rachael of Intricate Icings for sharing her fantastic Birds In Flight cake with us today.  It’s a spectacular design to wrap up the week and send us into the weekend.  Happy Friday!

Cake :  Intricate Icings Cake Design
Photography:  Dash Photography
Venue :  Della Terra Mountain Chateaux

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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    Very cool hand painting! Love that it coordinates with the bride’s tattoo…something you wouldn’t even know unless told. Beautiful and delicious looking!

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    I love the birds in flight cake. Your cakes are delightful to look at and surely just as delicious to eat. Keep up the amazing work.

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    Megan says

    Thank you Rachael for this beautiful cake. It looked amazing and tasted like perfection! I cant believe you were able to match my tattoo so well. Definitely going back to her in the future!

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