Today we’re taking a look at another trend in cakes that is gaining popularity….only, I’m not sure what to call it. After much debate, I’ve finally given it the label of Vintage Book Typography. Wait, vintage what – what? Yes, you read that correctly. Typography is the art of arranging letters in order to create visible language. Whether it is printed, cursive or calligraphy, UPPER CASE or lower case, the written word is both powerful and fascinating! And I absolutely love how it is popping up in all aspects of design, including cake! Whether it’s pages pulled from a classic book, old newspapers or love letters, vintage typography adds a uniquely romantic feel to any design.
Our first featured design was created by the talented Lori Hutchinson, owner and artist behind The Caketress in Toronto. This elegant 5-tier wedding cake is simply stunning! Alternating tiers are made to look like written text pulled from the pages of a novel. Gorgeous gumpaste flowers include both soft, romantic pink blooms and ranunculas made of ‘vintage book pages’. As an unexpected touch of whimsy… hidden among the flowers is a little book mouse! From the tiers of scrolling text to the book mouse’s smart little glasses, you’re going to love this Vintage Book Typography Cake!
Lori shares some thoughts about this cake she created for her clients, Liz and Nick…
“They wanted their cake to be romantic but with a quirky twist. Their reception was at Bellvue Manor, The Library room. So their decor was surrounded around a novel theme. For the pumpkin flavored cake, we designed it to look like written vintage pages. The gumpaste ranunculas-like flowers also look like they were made out of book pages. I added cute book mice hiding in the floral bouquets for an unexpected playful twist.”
So whether you agree with my name for this trend or not… I think we all can agree that this cake is a winner! It’s a perfect example of how to include written text into a cake design. A huge thank you to Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress for sharing her stunning Vintage Book Typography Cake with us today. Just like a good book, I’m captivated and can’t look away!
Intrigued and want to see more? Watch for more examples of this vintage book, newspaper, written text, typography-inspired cake trend in upcoming posts!