TRENDING : Geometric Patterns

Our contributor, Erica OBrien, owner of Erica OBrien Cake Design, is back for her next post in our new series called Trending.  Erica is helping us translate today’s top trends in fashion, design, art and everyday life into fabulous cake designs.  Watch each month as she goes from inspiration on pinterest to cake concept and then the final cake design.  With this insider look into her creative process, we hope you’ll start to see inspiration everywhere in world around you.  Today we’re talking geometric patterns.  Erica will take it from here….

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

 

We love geometrics and clean lines, but most geometric cakes feature bold, saturated colors. For this cake, we wanted to soften the look with pastels.  To create the design, we used a single triangular cutter to make all the cuts, and cleaned up the edges with a flat razor blade. We added several gold accents to give the cake a suggestion of glamor.

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

The edible toppers are my favorite element.  We affixed fondant triangles to a piece of gumpaste using edible gum glue (a mixture of water and tylose) and inserted a wire.  We painted some of the triangles gold for extra bling  To help minimize streaks when painting metallics, we like to start with a base fondant color similar to the metallic color.  You’ll see we used a pastel yellow as the base for our gold triangles, making any streaks less noticeable.

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

When dry, we inserted the wires into the cake at different heights. The result is fun, flirty, and feminine.

Geometric Patterns  |  translating trends into cake designs | by Erica OBrien for TheCakeBlog.com

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VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake : Erica OBrien Cake Design
Inspiration Image #1 : Moon Wall Stickers
Inspiration Image #2 : Confetti Pop via 100 Layer Cake
Inspiration Image #3 : Tendenser

Erica OBrien , CONTRIBUTOR

Erica OBrien has been a cake designer (and avid cake stand collector) for almost twenty years. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two spunky daughters. Read more about Erica on her bio page.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Dora says

    hi there I love the gold you used on this cake for the triangles, how did you get that gold color or where can I purchase it??

  2. 2

    says

    erica your creativity and ingenuity never cease to amaze me!! this is so beautiful, i love the technique so much – thanks for sharing how it’s made, too! i’m inspired to work with more gumpaste! love, love, LOVE it! xo

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