Pink Week: Gold & Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going pink all week long.  To remember, honor and support all of those who’s lives have been touched by breast cancer.  Today is day four of our pink journey!  (If you missed any of the prior days, you can catch up here).

Today’s featured cake has some seriously glam going on.  It’s golden from top to bottom with details galore and gorgeous pops of pink.  This is definitely a statement-making cake with four tiers of fabulous.  Studded quilting adds layers of texture while white scrollwork adds to the intricacy.  Golden leaves and shimmering bows dazzle us while a little surprise awaits for the groom on the backside.  Just wait, you’ll see.  And then there’s the flowers.  These lush blooms of pink are the finishing touch on this dreamy design, created by Rick Reichart, owner of cakelava, in Oahu, Hawaii.  Let’s take a look!

Gold & Pink Wedding Cake | by cakelava | #PinkWeek on

Sasha of cakelava gives us the scoop on this design:

“Chelsea and James’ wedding took place at the MODERN Honolulu, a boutique hotel in Waikiki overlooking the ocean.  For their wedding cake, Rick drew inspiration from several design elements in the wedding.

The bride’s dress had a floral lace design, which was piped onto two of the tiers.  The color gold was prominently used throughout the wedding with accents of bright pink and white.  Rick spent many hours making the delicate pink handcrafted flowers and they made the cake POP!  Two seashells were added to the bows on the front of the tiers, to tie in the “tropical beach chic” theme.  The cake was built tall – 3 feet – for a dramatic look, and there was plenty of bling, including the rhinestone studded cake stand, gold centers on the flowers, and on the quilting.”

Gold & Pink Wedding Cake | by cakelava | #PinkWeek on

More from Sasha of cakelava:

“The cake was 4 flavors inside: Totally Turtle, Kona Toffee Crunch, Hawaii Five-O, and Lemon Pucker.  As a surprise from the bride to the groom, a small Spiderman figure crawling out from the cake was discreetly placed on the backside.”

{surprise for the groom } Gold & Pink Wedding Cake | by cakelava | #PinkWeek on

Special thanks to Rick and Sasha of cakelava for sharing this incredibly glamorous cake with us today and for participating in our Pink Week.  Not only is it over-the-top amazing, it includes a burst of fun for the guys.  What’s not to love?!

Pink Week continues tomorrow!  You can learn more about early detection and screenings at the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Hop on over to create your own early detection plan today.  And help us spread awareness all week by sharing,  pinning and tweeting all of the pink beauties to come.

Cake: cakelava

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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    Wow, that is just stunning. Sometimes a gold cake can be too much, but this is so perfectly balanced and the brush embroidery lends a delicate feel.

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    Buttercups enterprises says

    This is simply breathtaking..a stroke of craftsmanship…a pure delight….thanku for sharing this lovely piece of art!

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