Wedding Cake Trend Alert: Bas Relief Wedding Cakes

All wedding cakes are edible works of art, but sometimes, we’ll come across a confection that looks as if it belongs in a museum

By Heather Lee, Brides

All wedding cakes are edible works of art, but sometimes, we’ll come across a confection that looks as if it belongs in a museum. Many of these artful cakes are created using a technique called “bas relief,” which is a sculpture term where design elements are created by either carving away material (often wood or stone) or by adding material to the top of an otherwise smooth surface.
Bas relief also beautifully translates to cake decorating—these days, bakers are creating intricate patterns from sugar, usually of natural motifs like flowers, leaves, berries, fruit, and acorns. Then, the patterns are applied to the surface of the cake with icing, creating a wonderful illusion of the design having been “carved” from the cake surface.

Bas-relief embellishments are especially effective on monochromatic cakes, when both the cake background and bas-relief patterns are in the same color (most often white on white). But opting for different colors can also look stunning, as several examples we’ve found (below) demonstrate.

Love the look of a sculptural wedding cake? Keep reading for some of the most artful bas-relief wedding-cake designs we’ve found.

See more: Trend Alert: 7 Elegant Hexagonal Wedding Cakes

Oak Leaves

Photo by Jasmine Rae Cakes

This sculptural confection by San Francisco-based cake artist Jasmine Rae is perfect for design-loving couples looking for a show-stopping dessert. The square tiers feel clean and modern, and the intricate oak leaves on all four sides look as if they’ve been carved from stone.

Alabaster Bas Relief

Photo by Kate Headley

Washington, DC-based cake artist Maggie Austin is often credited with popularizing bas-relief cakes; here, the monochromatic berry motif creates dramatic shadows and depth, while the cascade of sugar roses, orchids, and leaves, also fashioned in matte white, adds airiness and romance.

Mauve Bas Relief Florals

Photo by Stillmotion

This elegant, single-tier confection is covered in mauve-colored fondant and floral bas-relief appliqués; topping it off is an asymmetrical spray of sugar blossoms in shades ranging from lilac to deep plum. Cake design by Sonnda Catto.


Courtesy of Fine Line Events

This elegant, stately confection features four fondant-covered tiers enlivened by a textured bas relief design. Intricately molded flowers and leaves encircle the top of each tier and trickle down to the bottom, creating shadows and adding an elegant, Baroque look to the overall wedding confection. Cake design by Victoria Made.

Black and Gold

Courtesy of Lemon Tree Cakes

This bold, charcoal-black cake features antique-gold bas relief florals as well as an arched topper; a delicate trail of sugar ivy leaves gracefully trails off from the top tier. Cake by Lemon Tree Cakes.

Gardens of Versailles

Photo by Mark Davidson

Cake designer Erin Gardner drew inspiration for this confection from the gardens of Versailles, imagining the all-white cake as an alabaster statue in an overgrown garden. The winding vines, orchids, hummingbirds, and butterflies were all hand-sculpted from fondant and applied to the tiers to look as if the patterns were carved from stone.


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Cake Magazine: Wedding Cake Trend Alert: Bas Relief Wedding Cakes
Wedding Cake Trend Alert: Bas Relief Wedding Cakes
All wedding cakes are edible works of art, but sometimes, we’ll come across a confection that looks as if it belongs in a museum
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