Metallic Watercolor Cake

I think I should start with a confession.  I am slightly obsessed with today’s cake.  Alright, alright.  Slightly obsessed is a bit of an understatement.  I am totally obsessed with today’s cake!

Today’s feature unites three of summer’s hottest trends in one design that is far more gorgeous than ‘trendy‘.  Allison Kelleher, owner of AK Cake Design in Portland, marries watercolor, metallics and stripes into one stunning trifecta of style.  We’ve been loving these three independent trends all summer long.  But just wait until you see them pulled together into one cohesive design.  It’s elegant, sophisticated, timeless.  And SO right-now.  Allison applies her signature watercolor technique (you can find her tutorial here) to create a soft shimmer of metallics in gold, silver and copper.  Iridescent strips alternating with white to create a subtle striped pattern.  It’s a shining example of trends done right and I have a feeling…. you’re going to be obsessed too!

Metallic Watercolor Cake  |  by AK Cake Design  |

Metallic Watercolor Cake  |  by AK Cake Design  |

Allison of AK Cake Design gives us the scoop on her design:

“When I was asked to create a ‘metallics’ cake for one of our local magazines, I knew I wanted to take a softer, more vintage-y approach. I used the same watercolor technique (and the same striped-design) as you will find in my tutorial, but instead of using petal dusts I used luster dusts in gold, silver, pearl, and a bit of copper.”

Metallic Watercolor Cake  |  by AK Cake Design  |

Allison of AK Cake Design talks about her technique:

“The technique definitely gives you a metallic sheen effect, but it is subtle and not too shiny. I added the separator to break up the stripes and to make the cake a bit taller and the peach sugar roses to bring out the warm copper color.”

Metallic Watercolor Cake  |  by AK Cake Design  |

A special thank you to Allison of AK Cake Design for sharing her spectacular design with us today.  I am in awe of its shimmering goodness!  If you’re in love with this Metallic Watercolor Cake as much as I am, be sure to check out Allison’s Watercolor Tutorial here.

Cake:  AK Cake Design
Photography:  Lara Ferroni
Learn From This Baker : Modern Mosaic Cakes with Allison Kellher 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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    Shani Christenson says

    Can I ask what you used for the separators between the tiers? Your work is stunning, thank you for sharing your technique.


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