Praised for its symmetry and timeless elegance, quatrefoil designs are reminiscent of classic Moroccan architecture and art. The majestic designs also have a rich history with roots in a variety of cultures from Christianity to Native American, and have made a comeback in recent years in everything from home decor to jewelry. Some people regard the design as a symbol of good luck, but whatever its meaning or application, we love seeing it on modern cakes!
I had the wonderful pleasure of doing this cake for a 30th Birthday. I love the colors and was so excited to put it all together. Cakes are covered in MMF. Top cake is airbrushed silver underneath the quatrefoil. Flower and monogram are made with gumpaste. TFL
My bride and groom had a silver and white color palette for their reception. They chose a buttercream base on each tier. Then I hand cut and ruffled rose petals and layered them on the top and bottom tier. The middle tier I hand stenciled with a quatrefoil pattern in light grey royal icing. I then hand painted over that with silver highlighter dust mixed with clear vanilla.
Gold and green quatrefoil cake with succulent flower, billy balls and apple berries
Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse buttercream. All handmade flowers inspired by Jacqueline Butler.
This is my first wired gumpaste flower. I wasn’t expecting it to be so large, but it seemed to work. I took this with me on a plane to California yesterday and it made the trip perfectly. What a relief! TFL
Lovely Brooke thinks my vanilla cake with white choc ganache is pretty yummy. So when she contacted my about her 30th birthday, I decided to surprise her with an extended tier so she would have left over cake to enjoy after her party. She wasn’t sure what she wanted, just as long as it was ‘pretty and pink’. The flowers are my first attempt at filler flowers (I have to find time to watch Jacqueline Butler’s Craftsy class) and the Quatrefoil stencil on the side is Royal Icing.Thanks for looking
I had an extra tier of cake and have been wanting to try out some new stencils. Used spray colour to cover this chocolate ganache cake covered in MMF. Peony was made in a class I took with Jacqueline Butler of Petal Sweet at Cake Love 2011.
8? and 6? tiers of rich, moist chocolate cake filled with vanilla bean frosting and covered in chocolate fondant. Used a small Hydrangea petal cutter to create the Moroccan tile design using fondant. Made the poppies using gum paste.
Hand scultped pink gumpaste dahlia; Aqua and white lattice from custom-made cutter; Cake stand by Sarah’s Stands (www.sarahsstands.com)
This is a six inch white almond cake covered in vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. The outside is wrapped in candy clay. I used a Martha Stewart stencil for the design. The flowers are gumpaste gardenias and bachelor buttons
A romantic cake with handpainted decorations. You can’t really see it, but the white parts on the cutouts are painted with some shimmer. There is a tutorial for the hydrangea on my blog (bottom right corner of picture), and there is a tutorial for the pattern coming up on there too! TFL
Her colors were deep coral and teal. It’s my most colorful wedding cake to date!
By Fleur de Sucre
The Swiss / Turkish couple commissioned me to create their wedding cake. They wanted to be surprised and gave me a free hand.After some brainstorming I had Turkish tiles in mind and developed a pattern in blue (Illustrator). On top I placed the hand of Fatima (a symbol to protect from the evil eye) with the initials of the couple.Pattern was printed on sugarsheets, flowers are made of sugarpaste with accents in silver, inside each tier are four alternating layers of chocolate fudge and English macadamia carrot cake and a dark chocolate Ganache infused with Chai Tea herb mixture.Hope you like ithttp://www.facebook.com/fleurdesucre – http://www.fleurdesucre.ch
Fondant with embossed fontant tiles on (top tier) fondant cutouts (second and bottom tier) and hand piping.
Quatrefoil royal icing stencil with gum paste ranunculus
Fondant covered cake with yellow quatrefoil (using custom cutters) and pink hydrangea.
Each quatrefoil was cut with a cutter and applied individually which is why it looks uneven. Next time I’ll use a stencil.