Heavenly Hand-Painted Cake Designs
Hand-Painted Birthday Cakes
Sun and Moon Cake
Our Sun and Moon Cake was created for a scientist’s 50th birthday. We used hand-painted techniques to add fine detail to the sun and moon sides of each tier. The design was a replica of the client’s birthday invitations. To top it off, we tried to match our cake flavors with our exterior decorations! The sun side was vanilla cake with mango filling, and the moon side was lemon cake with lemon cream cheese filling. We also incorporated red velvet with lemon cream cheese, since it was our client’s favorite! Want to try some of our fabulous flavors yourself? Schedule a taste testing session or visit our new retail location to take home some treats of your own!
Circus Tent Cake
This 2nd birthday cake features an adorable ringmaster atop a hand-painted circus tent cake. The fondant curtains are parted on one tier to reveal hand-painted elephants, and hand-painted circus animals frolic around the second tier. Hand-painting allows us to add fine features, such as tiny smiles, teeth and fur, to each character.
Tulip Vase Cake
This gorgeous tulip vase cake was created for Anne Heap’s mom. ‘Mama Khoob,’ as she is affectionately known, had seen a real vase like this, so we recreated it in cake form! The hand-painted detail helped make the cake more realistic, and made the flowers look like actual tulip petals.
This 40th birthday globe cake was meant to look like the map of a world traveler. Using hand-painted detail, we were able to add shadow and colors to make the maps come alive. This same technique was also used in our Vintage Luggage and Map cake.
Hand-Painted Shower and Wedding Cakes
Starry Night Shower Cake
If you visit the website of our new retail store, Pink Cake Box Boutique, you will see the statement, ‘We are bakers and artists.’ Nowhere is this more evident than on our Starry Night Shower Cake which was one of the first cakes Anne created way back in 2006! This baby shower cake was created in honor of our client’s favorite painting, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. We used marbelized fondant, food coloring pens and fine hand-painted details to make this cake into a replica of the famous painting.
Butterfly Wedding Cake
This wedding cake proves that your cake isn’t the only thing that can be painted for decorative purposes. Sugarpaste butterflies and flower blossoms were all hand-painted to promote a spring-like look. We were honored to have this cake featured in Bridal Guide magazine as part of their Spring Wedding Cake promotion. You can see another one of our hand-painted butterfly cakes here.
Hand-Painted Spring Flower Wedding Cake
Brides Magazine chose our Hand-Painted Spring Flower wedding cake as part of their Save vs. Splurge feature. This cake was the ‘splurge,’ since the anemone sugar flowers were all painstakingly hand-painted on the top tier. The 3-D anemones were also hand-painted and cut to mimic a spring garden.
Double Happiness Plum Blossom Wedding Cake
Hand-painted cakes don’t have to include a palette of colors. This Asian inspired wedding cake featured dragon accents hand-painted entirely in gold! The double happiness symbol was also hand-painted on the top tier.
Cake Topper with Cupcakes
Cake toppers and cupcakes are a good alternative to the multi-tier custom cake. This cake topper includes a hand-painted floral design and was created for a baby shower celebration. See more examples of our cake toppers and cupcakes displayed on our custom made cake stands!
Hand-Painted Bar Mitzvah Cakes
Painted Bar Mitzvah Generation Cake
Our client asked us to create a cake with a ‘generation to generation’ theme for this Bar Mitzvah. Using family photos for inspiration, we hand-painted all four tiers to replicate a nostalgic vision of family history through the years.
Spinning Globe Bar Mitzvah Cake
We featured the Spinning Globe Bar Mitzvah cake in our Extreme Cakes article (because it is pretty extreme!). Not only did it actually spin (thanks to the help of a hidden motor), but the exquisite details of Adam and Eve and the story of creation were hand-painted, larger than life!
Want to know more about incorporating hand-painted details on your cakes? You can read all about these artistic techniques and learn how to do them yourself at Pink Cake Box University.