American Style

No pillars are used. Each tier sits directly on top of the other. Normally the tiers decrease in size.

Brush Embroidery

A technique used in icing to create a textured, realistic appearance for the sides of a cake.

Cappuccino Cake

Three different favours in layers creating one tier. Layers consist of white chocolate cake on the top, coffee cake in the middle and dark chocolate mud on the bottom.

Centred

Different sized cakes are positioned on top of each other.

Chococcino Cake

Three different favours in layers creating one tier. Layers consist of white chocolate cake on the top, milk chocolate cake in the middle and dark chocolate mud on the bottom.

Double Tiers

Where two tiers of the same size are decorated in such a way as to create one high tier.

Extension Work

Royal icing is piped in layers to create a swag effect around the wedding cake and then icing is finely piped to create a lattice effect.

Filler Flowers

Small iced flowers are used to complement larger style of blooms and soften the overall design.

Ganache

A confection of cream and melted chocolate used as a filling between different layers in a tier.

Lace Work

Piped royal icing is used to create small pieces of lace which are attached to the sides of the cake to create a very delicate effect.

Naked

It's what's on the inside that counts! Naked cakes are frosting free, they forgo an outer layer of icing so that the texture of the cake and the colour on the inside are visible from the outside. 

Off Set

Tiers may be placed at an angle or off centre to the other tiers.

Pillars

These support and elevate the different tiers in a more traditional style of design.

Quilting

A technical design creating the effect of quilting over and around the wedding cake.

Rolled Fondant

Sugar confection, to cover the wedding cake and create a soft, rounded edge to the completed design.

Royal Icing

Confection of egg white and icing sugar. Used for piping work or in some instances to completely cover a cake.

Stack Cake

Similar to the American style wedding cake, however each tier is the same size.

Stands

Usually made of perspex and allows the different tiers to be positioned in any way to complement the overall design rather than directly above each other.

Swag Effect

A design, normally around the sides of the wedding cake, representing a drape of fabric in the icing.

Tiers

A completed wedding cake which forms part of the total design. This can be one flavour or divided into layers as with the Cappuccino of Chococcino cakes.

Wrap Around

A style of stack wedding cake around which the icing is wrapped to create a soft material drape effect.

 

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