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15 Lace Inspired Wedding & Birthday Cakes

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For hundreds of years, lace has been gracing the gowns of blushing brides and adding elegant detail to fabrics and festivities.  Now we can find its delicate beauty on cakes, too.  Here are some of our favorite examples of how this artistic expression can add design and decadence to any cake.

15 Lace Inspired Cakes

Lace Inspired Wedding Cakes

You can add lacework accents to a wedding cake in a traditional manner, or try something more unique.  Black lace is truly bold and eye-catching, especially on this floral wedding cake.  Three tiers of contrasting black and white make this cake a memorable focal point.  Interior fillings were just as dazzling as the exterior, and included red velvet with vanilla Italian meringue, and vanilla with raspberry chambord buttercream.  If  you’re anxious to try some of our flavors yourself, check out some of the delicious cakes we have available at our retail location, Pink Cake Box Boutique!

White & Black Lace Wedding Cake

White and Black Wedding Cake with Floral Patterns

It was inspired by this towering crystal wedding cake, which featured black lacework and sparkling crystals on each tier.

Black and White crystal wedding cake

Black lace cake with crystal decor

Black lacework makes another appearance on this unique three-tiered wedding cake.  Cascading red curtains adorn the top tier and black bricks with red fondant highlight the bottom.  Red sugar flower roses and accent colors of white and gold can be found throughout.

Black Lace Wedding Cake

Black Lace and Red Wedding Cake

Beautiful color contrasts can be found on this five-tiered lace inspired wedding cake.  Black lace accompanies shades of hot pink, fuschia, and purple sugar orchids, hydrangeas and roses .

Lace & Flower Wedding Cake

Flower and Lace Wedding Cake

If you prefer a more traditional form of lace on your cake, take a look at this ruffle inspired ivory wedding cake.  It includes asymmetrical ruffles, pearl accents and clusters of sugar peonies with pale green hydrangea.   A monogram is featured at the center, surrounded by delicate lace detail.

Lace Detail and Ruffle Wedding Cake

Lace Detail Wedding Cake with Ruffles

This three-tiered blush beauty contains lace overlays, sugar peonies and roses.  A sparkling crystal brooch appears in the middle, along with a fondant blush band.  We worked with Jenny Orsini Events to design this cake.

Lace Inspired Wedding Cake

Lace-Inspired Peony Blush Wedding Cake

Speaking of Jenny Orsini, we worked with her again when we designed this incredible five-tiered wedding cake for comedian and actor, Tracy Morgan.  Edible sugar lace and over 1500 sugar flowers were just some of the reasons this cake was so spectacular.  At over five feet tall, it was a sight to behold!

Floral Wedding Cake

Tracy Morgan’s Floral and Lace Wedding Cake

Here’s a gorgeous wedding cake that featured a more modern form of lace design, with three tiers and delicate sugar flowers inspired by the bouquets.  The intricate designs cascades down each layer and across the cake separators.

Lace Wedding Cake

Modern Lace Wedding Cake

Lace can be fine detail on a cake, as well.  This two-tiered wedding cake features subtle traces of ivory lace along thin, black trim.   Sugar flowers adorn the top tier and add soft color throughout.

Pink Rose & Ivory Lace Wedding Cake

Pink Rose and Ivory Lace Wedding Cake

Another example of subtle lace accents is this 4-tiered wedding cake featuring organza ribbon and lace appliqués.  The appliqués add a soft, delicate touch to the cake and can even be designed to mimic the pattern of a bride’s dress.

Lace Appliqués Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake with Lace Appliques

The bride’s gown was used as inspiration for this topsy turvy wedding cake, too.  Lace designs and pearl accents make the cake look like its dressed for the event!

Topsy Turvy Floral Wedding Cake

Topsy Turvy Floral and Lace Wedding Cake

Our country chic wedding cake featured lace accents along the top and bottom tiers, as well as a fondant bow and sugar peonies.

Country Chic Wedding Cake

Country Chic Wedding Cake with Lace Detail

Lace Birthday Cakes and More

This Sweet 16 three-tiered cake was created with ivory peonies, quilted fondant with piped gold dots, and a soft blush ruffle.  Lace appliqué adorns the second tier and adds delicate beauty.  The interior was our signature pink velvet with vanilla buttercream.

Sweet 16 Ruffle Cake

Sweet 16 Lace and Ruffle Cake

Lace can make an appearance at baby showers, too!  This pink and mint green baby shower cake is the picture of sweet elegance with contrasting fondant stripes.  The gelatin wrap is completely edible and delicious, too!

Pink & Mint Green Baby Shower Cake

Pink and Mint Green Baby Shower Cake with Lace Detail

Lace can make an obscure appearance at your event, too.  These Easter cupcakes were used as place cards, and featured lace adorned cupcake liners.

Easter Place card Cupcakes

Easter place card cupcakes with lace holders

Lace has decorated our lives and events for hundreds of years, and we’re sure it will continue to inspire us for decades to come!

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About the Author

Deborah Zelasny
Deborah Zelasny is a freelance writer, blogger and dessert fanatic. You can visit her any time on her blog, TheJerseyMomma.

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