Rustic Hipster Cake Trio

Sometimes, the least expected detail turns out to be THE detail that transforms a beautiful cake into an extraordinary cake!  And today’s feature is the perfect example of a little detail that speaks volumes.

This stunning cake trio comes to us from Erin Gardner, owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company in in New Hampshire.  Three separate cakes, three separate designs.  All perfectly tied together with their soft white fondant, flirty ruffles, and incredible sugar flowers.  And a scattering of gold stars.  Tiny gold stars, specifically requested by the bride, which turned this traditional ruffle cake into a personalized design full of charm.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  This cake trio would be gorgeous with or without the gold stars.  But that extra little detail not only adds a pop of gold but a touch of character, creating a design that is as unique as it is delightful.  Let’s take a look at this Rustic Hipster Cake Trio!

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Erin of Wild Orchid Baking Company gives us the scoop on her design:

“Planner Kate Parker described the couple’s style as “rustic hipster”, which fit their vineyard setting to a tee.  The bride loved the idea of using ruffles and fantasy-style sugar flowers, but also asked me to find a way to incorporate gold stars.  I wouldn’t have thought to pair the ideas, but in the end the ruffles and stars combined made for a very funky but classic look.  This bride was all about the details!”

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

More from Erin of Wild Orchid Baking Company :

“Serving their guest total with a cake trio not only gave the couple more options for flavor, but also more opportunity to combine their design ideas in different ways.  Hot and humid New England summers make any outdoor cake a challenge – let alone one covered in delicate ruffles!  I was happy to learn the next day that the ruffles survived until the cake cutting.”

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

Rustic Ruffle & Stars Cake  |  by Wild Orchid Baking Co  |

A special thank you to Erin at Wild Orchid Baking Company for sharing her stunning ruffle cake display with us today.  It’s rustic.  It’s hip.  And it’s elegant – all at the same time.  Now that’s what you call a fabulous cake trio!

Cake:  Wild Orchid Baking Company
Photography:  Mon Petite Studio

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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    this trio is gorgeous! love the combination of gold stars (which reminds me of “hipster” tattoos – perhaps that’s where the hipster reference comes from) and the beautiful sugar flowers and natural looking ruffles. beautiful job, erin! ^__^

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