Friday Faves: Tattoos, Hummingbirds & Bonbons

As editors of Cake Central Magazine, we come across countless  inspiring things every day. From cakemakers’ stories to wedding inspiration to cool new products, we want to share a few of our favorite finds with you every week. With this week’s Faves, users were inspired by French candy shops, tattoo parlors and timeless techniques. Here are this week’s Friday Faves!

Jackie’s Faves:

Jackie Shaffer – Founder of

Vintage Bird Cage Cake
Vintage Bird Cage Cake By imanah

The moment I saw this vintage birdcage cake by imanah it went straight into my favorites.  I love the old metal look of the fondant details and the hand-painted hummingbird.

Different styles of RI cakesDifferent styles of RI cakes By topsecretfairy

Ever heard of Lambeth or Borella icing techniques? Well this Lambeth Borella cake by topsecretfairy is a beautiful representation of both! For those curious sugarcrafters out there, you can learn more from the out-of-print book The Art of Royal Icing by Eddie Spence

Leanne’s Faves:

Leanne Winslow – President of Cake Central Media Corp.


CbyA’s cookies are so artistic and well done.  This takes sugar art to a whole new level.

Kari’s Faves:

Kari Vandraiss – Associate Editor of Cake Central Magazine

By steelpennycakes
This has turned out to be quite the popular design for me this year. This time I did the edging in an ombre pink as well as the sugar roses.

This sweet and simple wedding cake caught my eye right away—  I absolutely love how the dusty pink sugar roses and matching ombre edging complement the fabric-inspired design!

Grace’s Faves:

Grace Heerman – Associate Editor of Cake Central Magazine

I can’t stop staring at this cake! Every wedding cake maker has had to deal with the dilemma of a bride and groom that just don’t agree, and Tracy_S has certainly found a creative (and tongue-in-cheek) way to compromise!

Alyssa’s Faves:

Alyssa Christensen – Associate Editor of Cake Central Magazine

By sugarrushcustomcookies

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a serious sweet tooth, so when I spotted these painted pretties, it was instant dessert dreamland for me. I’m loving the rich, vibrant shades of blue that SugarRushCustomCookies used to paint each design— it gives the sweet set an element of cohesiveness and flair.

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