Stripes are IN!! Wide stripes. Thin stripes. Mixed stripes. Stripes, stripes, stripes! From fashion runways to home decor, wedding accessories and party themes… stripes are popping up in all aspects of style. Which means they are prime target for a cake design! And that makes this striped-loving heart beat just a little bit faster. I am absolutely loving the renewed interest in this simple print. The crisp, clean look of stripes is so tailored and chic. And today’s gorgeous feature illustrates the versatility of this pattern. Proving that stripes can go from bold and graphic to flirty and feminine with just a simple color swap. Let’s take a look at two stunning cakes sporting oh-so-now stripes, created by Miso Bakes.
Miso of Miso Bakes gives us the scoop on her navy striped cake:
“Simple. Clean. Bold. These are the first three words I want people to think when they look at my cakes.
I never realized how much I loved clean lines and simplicity until I started cake designing four years ago. Funny, right? Some people are gifted in sculpting, or in pulling together different techniques and mediums with ultimate perfection, but here I am obsessing over lines and bands. Boring, some may say.
Last Summer, when I was given the freedom to create anything I wanted, I smiled. BIG. It was the perfect opportunity to unleash my obsession with lines– that’s when the navy blue striped cake was born. Because I like to use both masculine and feminine features in my designs, and because the color and stripes were so masculine and bold, I balanced the look with orange ranunculus flowers made from sugarpaste. I ruffled the petals slightly for a more delicate touch.”
More from Miso on her pale blue and gold striped cake:
“This Spring, I recreated the striped cake and gave it a more feminine color palette. The stripes and accent of gold still make a bold statement, but the colors of the ranunculus balance the design. This time, I left the petals on the ranunculus crisp and unruffled so the cake wouldn’t be overwhelmingly feminine.”
No matter how you slice it, these stripes are spectacular! A special thank you to Miso of Miso Bakes for sharing her striped cakes with us today. They are perfectly polished and a fabulous addition to any 2013 event. Tell me, who else is crazy for stripes?
VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake : Miso Bakes
Photography : Sylvia G Photography
Heather @ Snookie's Cakes says
These cakes are just beautiful. Classic and understated.
These are gorgeous designs, I love the navy blue one in particular. I am just about to attempt a striped cake and wondered if there were any top tips for getting the stripes nice and level.
Carrie Sellman says
Jessica Harris of Jessicakes has a great method for applying horizontal stripes using wax paper to transfer. It’s simple and will help you get a great looking finish. Here is a link for more details…
Thank you that is a great help 😀
Both cakes were made, (I guess what we could call now) the old fashioned way– made and glued strip by strip. To get the lines straight, it helps a lot to use a clear ruler. To adhere strips onto cake, it helps to use as little water or glue as possible in case you have to move them.
I hope this helps!
Thank you very much, great tips – lets hope I can get level stripes!
Jamie H. says
My beautiful Miso does it again! You’re a superstar young lady…thrilled to see your work!
Such clean and even stripes on all these cakes!