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Cakes Inspired by Dresses

By February 26, 2013

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What makes a wedding cake as special as the center of attention wedding dress? Lovely unique design elements such as those inspired by the dress: textured fabrics, beading and even ruffles or lace. Cake decorating has taken on the same whimsy as playing dress up this season.

Beads can be piped and dusted with glittering luster dust, or edible glitter, sparkling dragees and molded sugar jewels can be placed carefully with tweezers in the appropriate places in the design. Piped lace or Sugarveil creations can be airy and elegant additions to a dress inspired cake. You can also use fondant cut outs of flowers and swirling designs to make applique influenced designs. Even elegant pastel quilted patterns can be used to great effect on your cake.

Use your imagination and find gorgeous swatches of fabric to create your cake. Look at pictures in magazines, online and in books of vintage and modern dresses. Search through fabric bins at your local sewing store to find texture color and patterns that speak to your creativity.

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