Recently we created this stunning four tiered wedding cake that was positively dripping with shimmering edible sugar pearls. Heavily embellishing the base of each tier and carefully ‘scattering’ towards the top; each pearl was added individually and consisted of a glimmering ivory and a subtle lilac shade. It’s the perfect cake for a more modern styled wedding!
Lilac and ivory pearl embellished wedding cake!
We used two different sized pearls arranged in both dense clusters along the base and more sporadically spaced smaller pearls towards the top of each tier to create a more luxurious look. First we ‘mapped’ out the larger white sugar pearls along the bottom of each tier and slightly up halfway. Then the smaller white lustre pearls were attached in amidst the larger ones as well as being dotted up more towards the top of the tiers. We then filled in with both the lilac large and small pearls. Of course, things are never that straight forward so we added more pearls where they were needed. Don’t scrimp on the pearls if you’re attempting this design or it just won’t look as full and luxurious!
We love that this pearl embellished wedding cake can even be scaled down in size and colour for a pretty Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party or engagement cake too. Swap the lilac for white or even cream and add a cute Tiffany’s bag or box on top for a little decor.
The simplicity of the sugar pearls studded along the cake also lends well to bold sugar flowers, gold leaf smothered tiers or stunning gravity-defying fondant bows! Why not even opt for white on white pearls paired with quirky bold florals and gold accents?
Underneath the sleek white fondant and shimmering pearls were our Belgian Chocolate cake (soft Belgian milk chocolate cake filled with silky Belgian couverture milk chocolate buttercream and smothered with Belgian dark chocolate buttercream), Madagascan vanilla (Light and fluffy Madagascan vanilla cake with Fortnum & Mason Madagascan Vanilla pod infused buttercream), and our popular Snickers flavour (Belgian chocolate cake filled with our own salted caramel sauce studded with pops of Fortnum & Mason Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, whipped peanut butter buttercream and Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate with peanut butter ganache smoothed around the outer edges).
A simple edible pearl embellished wedding cake is a great idea if you’re not one for blossoms and blooms or if you haven’t finalised your flower arrangement with your florist. If you also haven’t decided on your wedding colour palette then a chic white on white pearl embellished cake is still going to steal the show at the reception! If you figure out your flowers and colour scheme later on then why not just dress the table around the cake with them? A pearl studded design is also perfect for fun personalised cake toppers too. We LOVE the gold on-trend cake picks and table numbers from BetterOffWed.
Looking at those pretty sugar pearls close-up it’s easy to see why adding texture onto a cake is a great way to add subtle drama as well as make tiers look impressive! The same idea applies to a plain white cake with crisp white fondant ruffles or even sweet brushed embroidery lace work piped around every tier.