A popular Japanese art and tradition, origami is the intricate art of paper folding. Believed by many to have begun in the 17th century, origami is still popular today and has even made its way onto cake! Origami can be made from all kinds of paper, but these daring and innovative cakemakers have created cranes and other origami-inspired designs out of fondant, gumpaste and molded sugar to decorate these origami cakes.
Who knows— maybe you’ll feel inspired and a bit more adventurous and enter your own origami creation in our Origami Sweet Treats Inspiration Challenge!
Asian Wedding Cake By kodim
This wedding had a Japanese theme. I made the origami cranes out of fondant and the cherry blossoms out of gumpaste. The Japanese symbols were cut out of fondant. The cake was iced smooth with buttercream, and the bottom of each tier was wrapped with black ribbon.
3 tier fondant covered red velvet, vanilla with strawberries. Gumpaste fan and cranes.
This is my first attempt after having seen the wonderful Peggy’s tutorial of this tecnique. I changed the colour, the rows and the flowers on the top as I love peonies. This is one of my cakes at the Cake design italian festival, the biggest cake show in Italy held he past week-end. I hope you like it…
Paper Origami flowers and cranesWhite chocolate planking around the sides worked out very well. Very stableThe sugar cranes on the top were my 1st ever sugar work.
wedding cake with tumbling origami cranes made from modeling paste
origami box inspired cake. Red velvet with cream cheese filling then frosted with smbc…size of each cube : 6×6
Four tier fondant cake with fondant decorations. Gumpaste cranes, made to look like origami, flying up the cake. One tier is real cake…the other three are foam.
This cake is a few years old, but just relocated the photo. Made for a Japanese couple who were married at our hotel. Original design is not mine, bride brought in a photo she wanted copied exactly, other than the color which she switched to purple.