26th February 2014 // 5 Comments

Floral Birdcage Wedding Cake!

We created this floral / English garden party themed bird cage cake with a Ladurée inspired colour palette. With the spring season fast approaching we thought added roses and cherry blossoms to the design would be perfect. Of course, it may be too early in the year to say, but we think this is one of our favourites of 2014!

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

The cake itself is a lovely soft lemon madeira cake filled with silky smooth lemon buttercream and covered with a white chocolate ganache. The cake is then iced in hand coloured pale pistachio green fondant before edible details are added.

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

Cherry Blossoms are one of our favourite florals to re-create in sugar form. They feature such wonderful petal shapes (from pinched, notched and ruffles), soft tones of pink (which add a lovely pop of colour to paler cakes) and look elegant gathered together on a Spring cake!

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

We hand created ivory sugar roses, rose leaves and delicate pink cherry blossoms as well as the birdcage’s scallop trims, bars and conical-esque handle. Even though this was a relatively small wedding creating it from start to finish took a total of 12 hours including baking time… phew!

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

Above is a close-up photograph showing the detail on the left hand side of the birdcage cake. We quilted the cake drum, studded it with shimmering ivory sugar pearls and trimmed the board with cream grosgrain ribbon.

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

Floral Birdcage Cake by Juniper Cakery

From start to finish we loved every single element of this cake. This cake was such a wonderful way to get us in the mood for the new season.

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  • Reply Luther King 8th March 2014 at 4:25 pm

    ohhhhhh Best ever Wedding cake for a best Wedding i would sya, and it is just perfectly llokng cake

  • Reply Diane Puddester 23rd March 2014 at 4:44 am

    Just found your website and i just love your cake and decorations. I am looking forward to trying out your recipes for the different flavoured buttercreams. I really love your birdcage and I will be looking for a reason to make this on, very soon.

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 26th March 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Hi there Diane Puddester,

      Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you’re finding some great inspiration for some future cakes! We’ve some extra buttercream tutorials/recipes coming up this year too so hopefully you’ll find time to give those a whirl too.

  • Reply Teresa 23rd April 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Am in love with your designs. Just found your site and will be coming back often. Such artistry !

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 27th April 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you Teresa! We’re delighted that you like our work. We hope you’ll keep stopping by for more cakes, recipes & tutorials!

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