Handpainted Rose, Lily and Butterfly Wedding Cake

by | Behind The Scenes, Wisdom


Cake Occasions

Springtime in our little design studio sees us creating a huge amount of wedding cakes. Amongst the cakes adorned with sugar roses and delicately piped lace,  we sometimes have some bold and intrepid designs.

Chris and I love to push the envelope and think outside the box in terms of design and technique in cake decorating. To us this does not mean garish colours, blinking lights and all the trimmings. It means using a technique that creates an impact and a lasting impression.

Chris’ training is both as an artist and a pastry chef so when these two aspects meet the results can be amazing.

My favourite cake for this year’s spring wedding season is the rose, lily and butterfly cake.

Rose, butterfly & Lily detail

Decorating rose & Lily cake

painting rose & lily wedding cake

We worked with a gorgeous couple who were styling their wedding with a vintage, summertime aesthetic and their invitations had botanical drawings of lilies and roses and butterflies. Chris used these as the basis for the design of the cake. The only way to replicate the botanical drawings was by painting them on to the cake and to add some life, texture and a wink to the motifs of the wedding he added a  butterfly to the top of the cake. The butterfly was handmade and painted by Chris to match the antique botanical drawings on the couple’s invitations. It was made from icing.

This cake is different. It is bold, clever and beautiful. All these things can be achieved without being hit around the head with too much of everything!

Painted rose, lily wedding cake

Ms Polka Dot says: How we love to see the creativity of our vendors here at Polka Dot Bride! Isn’t this the most gorgeous creation? So perfect for a springtime or summer wedding!

Cake Occasions is a small boutique cake atelier located in Paddington, Sydney.
Our principal designer and co owner Christopher Chavez has over 15 years experience and before starting Cake Occasions four years ago, he worked at both Sweet Art and Planet Cake. He is a well-respected member of the cake design hierarchy.

The Cake Occasions style is modern, clean and sophisticated and lots of fun!

After a hard week creating cake art in their atelier, Chris likes his Amaretto Sours and  Alisa her Blood Orange margarita with heaps of salt!

All photographs taken by Cake Occasions



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