GSS Wedding Cake Trends 2012 :: Uniquely Inspired Cake Ideas :: Maggie Austin Cakes

We love cake and we especially love these inspired designs that incorporate unique ideas. A Tiffany Stained Glass inspired cake, ruffles, pearls, and there’s  more!  Maggie Austin Cakes are truly jaw dropping….just see for yourself on her site.

Following her career as a classical ballet dancer, Maggie was accepted into the L’art de la Pâtisserie program at the French Pastry School. Under the instruction and guidance of world-renowned chefs and pastry champions, including directors Sébastien Canonne and Jacquy Pfeiffer, Maggie trained using the very best techniques and ingredients. Graduating from the program with honors, Maggie immediately began an internship at Charlie Trotter’s, a Mobil Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, and 10-time James Beard Foundation award winner that is recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the world.  Through the direct mentorship of executive pastry chef Della Gossett, Maggie’s commitment to excellence was solidified.

Girls dream in Tiffany Blue. This Tiffany Stained Glass inspired cake is a dream come true for many.

How about some ruffles? Yes, please and super-size them. This design is so delicate and feminine.

Clean and modern? No problem…she’s got this. Ribbon and a little ruffles on the side.

Bright and lady-like….styles that fit all brides styles. Maggie is a great artist.

Be sure to visit her site to get inspired for your cake or order a masterpiece from this artist!

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GSS Wedding Cake Trend :: Hand Painted Wedding Cakes

We LOVE cake (Okay, we’re OBESSESSED with it!) and we especially love beautiful designs that incorporate unique ideas.  So when we ran across Nevie-Pie Cakes while surfing the internet, our jaws dropped.  These hand painted cakes are just to die for!  Take a look at some of her beautiful creations:

Natasha, the creator of Nevie-Pie Cakes worked as a textile designer for many years and has been a lifelong baker.  After giving up on early career plans to be a dentist, Natasha began studying Illustration.  After graduating from University she fell into Textile Design.  She worked in both furnishing and fashion textiles for ten years, finally ending up as the Senior Designer in the London studio of a New York fashion textile house.  Once married and had children, she became a stay at home mother and started looking for a creative  began making cakes for the kid’s parties.  She started making more and more adventurous cakes and eventually decided that they were good enough to sell. She began to play with her strengths and experimented with painting on cakes. She was delighted when it worked, and has since started the Nevie-Pie Cakes specialist bakery to sell her work through.  Nevie-Pie Cakes is based out of Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, UK.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! :: Fall Wedding Cake Trends

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  We have so much to be thankful for here at GSS.  Namely you, our super fantabulous readers!!!  Thank you for making GSS such a success!

Right now there are some amazing Fall wedding cake trends for Fall and/or Thanksgiving.  And, thanks to Etsy (yes, we’re super thankful for Etsy too!) there are some of the most creative and custom wedding cake toppers for these beautiful cakes.  Let’s take a look:

All picture credits are given top to bottom, left to right:

Jenna Joyce Designs, Fliepsiebieps, Fliepsiebieps,  Garden4Arts


Together Forever, Urastarhouse, Together Forever


Images Courtesy of:   Todd Rafalovich Photography, Joshua Gene Wedding Photography


Image Courtesy of Real Simple,   The Chef’s Kitchen Cakery Inc.   Image Courtesy of Steph Carson Photography


Heather’s CakesMagic Occasions      Image Courtesy of Sterling Fine Art Photography

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