Photo: Cakes by Krishanthi
Birds have long been a popular wedding motif but these days, we're noticing a fresh spin on the "lovebirds" concept: birdcage-themed wedding details. Birdcages are pretty and romantic, and they also have an antique look that's perfect for a vintage-themed wedding. The birdcage shape can be wonderfully translated into a wedding cake, with rounded tiers and piped icing to resemble wire, but there are many other ways to incorporate the trend. Here are the most creative confections that embrace this new wedding-cake trend.
Birdcage Cake with Sugar Hydrangeas (above): How statement-making is this birdcage wedding cake (with mini cakes!) by London-based Cakes by Krishanthi? It's perfect for a spring wedding.
Photo: Miss Ingredient Cake Company
Birdcage Cake with Tiny Butterflies: This romantic cream-colored confection by Miss Ingredient Cake Company is decorated with a delicate birdcage topper as well as sugar roses and tiny butterflies.
Photo: Tuan H. Bui
Birdcage Cake with Gold Accents: Chicago-based cake designer Elysia Root created this fanciful design featuring an intricate bird-and-branch pattern and incredibly realistic-looking sugar peonies and ranunculuses. The gilded accents add just the right amount of bling.
Photo: Charlotte Jenks Lewis
Garden-Themed Birdcage Cake: This wedding cake by the Pastry Garden in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a beautiful dessert complement to a garden wedding. The rounded tiers are piped with icing to resemble a vintage birdcage.
Photo: Thornton Cake Co.
Purple Birdcage Cake: Simple pale-purple tiers are finished with swags of piped pearls and handmade flowers. This cake is by Thornton Cake Co.
Photo: Rosalind Miller
All-White Birdcage Cake: British baker Rosalind Miller fashioned each bird and birdcage by individually cutting each one from fondant.
Photo: Tartufi Cakes
Birdcage Cake with Handpainted Birds: Delicate birds are carefully handpainted on each tier and then piped over with icing.
Photo: Eat Cake Be Merry
Whimsical Birdcage Cake: Cake designer Liz Shim of Eat Cake Be Merry decorated the pretty café au lait-colored tiers with piped icing, ribbon, and a whimsical birdcage topper.
Photo: The Caketress
Birdcage Cake Trio: Toronto cake designer Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress created a trio of wedding cakes that were carved into the shape of antique-style birdcages.