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Cakes Inspired by Fabric: Calico

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2005

A two-dimensional calico print comes to life on a cake with diminutive hand-sculpted flowers, leaves, and fruits; the soft colors are reminiscent of the faded look of a vintage apron. Real rickrack trim, bordering clusters of fruit on the middle tier, imparts a cheery, homespun feel. Set against ivory fondant, strawberries and cherries grow from stems of piped royal icing, tinted brown. The fruits are shaped from sugar paste painted in delicate shadings and hues. Rickrack trim is secured with royal icing.

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Comments (8)

  • caitlinanthony 27 Mar, 2010

    I am actually having this cake for my september wedding. It is absolutely amazing.

  • CindyLou77 5 Nov, 2008

    I really wish that the bakery who designed this cake was named. Like one of the other posters, I too am basing my color palette on this beautiful cake.

  • paulagust 21 Aug, 2008

    I was married on August 9th and my Aunt made me this cake. It was beautiful and tasted great. I believe it took 2 days to make.

  • mintymint 23 Jul, 2008

    has anyone actually had this cake made? I'm having a hard time finding a baker hat will attempt it...

  • lellybilly 16 Jul, 2008

    My wedding color theme is based on this beautiful cake. I so wish I could try just one little bite.

  • buddyone 27 May, 2008

    This cake is a work of art. Wonder how many hours are in the flowers alone!?!

  • Lulukelly 19 May, 2008

    This cake is just beautiful! Love the colors and the nice work. Very Nice!!

  • shabbychic 1 Mar, 2008

    The colours used on this cake are simply beautiful. Love it!