For the past couple of years (or longer?), there has been a steady trend of GOLD in cake design! Well, other metallics as well, but gold seems to be really popular! As it turns out, I've done lots of metallic, shiny, pretty cakes and I have quite a few more on my schedule. I don't want to wait to share them all, so for now, Check out these 19+ Trendy Gold Cakes that I've already done!
I'm not really a trendsetter or a trend follower. Ever since I was a little girl, I always seemed to march to the beat of my own drum. But when it comes to cake, I've noticed that there is always something trendy that everybody wants and I'm happy to oblige in this trend.
First up - this lovely 50th anniversary cake that I delivered on Friday! It was hand-painted gold and sugar magnolias... and I was thrilled with how it turned out!
Update: several peeps have asked about the gold. I used Imperial Gold Luster Dust mixed with lemon extract to make a "paint" (pretty thick - if you thin it out too much, you won't get good coverage). To give you an idea of how much you'll need for a cake this size, I used almost two whole 2g jars of the luster dust (I had a little left in one jar).
This is another cake I delivered that same weekend... also with gold:
This Shabby Chic design was for a 1st birthday celebration! The primary colors for this party were mint, pink and gold... which I had also done before!
I am forever in love with this Twinkle Twinkles Little Stars Cake, smash cake and cake pops:
I could never have dreamed how much I'd fall in love with the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star theme! The cake is one of my all-time favorites...
and the cake pops... so.much.FUN!
For the cake pops... I rolled out cake pop dough, used a star cutter to cut out the stars, placed them on lollipop sticks then chilled them for awhile. When cold, I dipped them in white chocolate candy melts, then sprayed them with edible gold spray!
This drop-dead-gorgeous lace and gold wedding cake only had a tiny bit of gold, but it was so stunning, I had to share! I free-hand piped the monogram on the top with royal icing, then painted it gold when the icing dried. See more details about it here.
Another trend that is everywhere right now is drip cakes, so of course combining gold and drip is a no-brainer. I used white chocolate ganache for the drip, then after it set, painted it gold with the mixture mentioned at the top!
And another combination of current trends... gold and rainbows and unicorns. This cake has it all!
This cake was done for a girly-girl who also loved hunting deer and hogs with her Daddy. I loved making such a feminine cake with the hunting theme tied in!
Oh and this other 1st birthday cake... but this one didn't have pink 🙂 And the matching cupcakes...
They were SO much fun to make!
This cake only had a touch of gold in the centers of the wafer paper flowers and dusted on the petals.
I should've put this cake at the top. It's one of my all-time favorites! Wrapped with edible gold lace and tiny gold pearl borders, I was ecstatic with how this wedding cake turned out!
This sweet little princess cake is another favorite. I think this was the first time I mastered the gold finish that I used on most all of these cakes!
This smash cake didn't have any edible gold elements, but I loved doing the topper and board with the gold glitter. See how I make the boards like this here.
OH - and there's this gorgeous 1st Birthday Cake. This dream of a cake was inspired by a cake found here and done by Frost It Cakery. My cake was 4", 6", 8" and 10" tiers of white almond sour cream cake with cream cheese frosting and homemade marshmallow fondant.
Here's a smaller version of that same cake... with the added touch of mint green in the design!
This might surprise you, but this cake was for a Minnie Mouse party! I made this small cake plus some cupcakes, and then the only hint of Minnie in the sweets was in the cookies:
So... I think those are all of the most recent cakes I've done with gold! BUT - since I've got you here, here are some older designs where I used gold:
Pink & Gold Cherry Blossoms Cake
Moon & Stars Baby Shower Cake, Petit Fours and Cookies
Combed Buttercream Wedding Cake with Gold Monogram
A Giant Cupcake Cake with cupcakes and Gold Cookies!
I'm pretty sure this is the only cake in my portfolio with even a hint of gold 🙂
The only hint of gold here was behind the plaque and on the "1" but I loved it so much!!
And this little Bunny themed cake (and smash cake)... just a touch of gold, but so pretty!
A little gold on Cinderella's carriage...