Metallic Chevron Cake

We’re starting off the week with a new cake design that is over-the-top fabulous.  Graphic prints are everywhere from our clothes to our home decor and of course, our cakes.  We’ve been loving on bold patterns for years now but it seems as though sleek, modern cakes just keep getting better.  Today’s feature is a prime example of crisp lines and sharp angles meeting up at the corner of cake love and awesome!  It comes to us from Jessica Harris and sports her signature graphic style.  You probably remember Jessica from previous features like this incredible striped cake and this adorable baby shower design.  Jessica joins us again with an incredible new design in mint and dark grey, gold and silver.  With an offset chevron pattern and a modern mix of colors, this cake is beyond gorgeous.  Not to mention the minimalistic flower, so sleek and perfectly suited for this design.  It all comes together in this amazing Metallic Chevron Cake.

Metallic Chevron Cake | by Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris gives us the scoop on her design:

“I get a lot of emails asking what kind of designs are good for men or how to design cakes for men.  Although I’m often not able to get back to each person with an answer, it’s got my brain stirring more and more and has me keeping my eyes out for fun, bold, masculine designs!

Chevron patterns are fun, but I’m seeing them in lots of places.  I wanted to use the idea of a chevron design because it can be done in a masculine way using the zig-zag look.  But, I decided to mix it up a bit and do something really unique and different.  I decided to use five colors and stack them in random ways and cut them in random thickness in order to create this stacked chevron design.  I did this by creating each vertical panel separately using my wax paper transfer method.  It makes it so easy to apply complex designs simply and beautifully!”

Metallic Chevron Cake | by Jessica Harris

More from Jessica Harris :

“Because metallics are so hot, I decided to include a silver, gold and pearl stripe with my dark gray and mint colors.  There are unlimited ways you can build this pattern so it’ll be so fun for me to see how my students mix it up with their colors and their own design sense.”

Metallic Chevron Cake | by Jessica Harris

Metallic Chevron Cake | by Jessica Harris

If you’ve fallen head over heals for this design, you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can now learn how to make it.  Jessica is teaching a class online at Craftsy and sharing all of her insider tips, tricks and techniques!  We all loved her first class teaching us how to create those super clean lines and crisp edges…. and now she’s showing us how to make our cakes gorgeously graphic and metallic!  Below is a link to get you started.  Did I mention you get a 25% OFF Discount?!

Simply Modern Cake Design with Jessica Harris

Happy metallic chevron making!  Special thanks to Jessica for sharing her gorgeous design with us and inspiring us to learn something new!

Cake:  Jessica Harris
Learn How: Simply Modern Cake Design with Jessica Harris

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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