Show-Stopping Drip Cake Designs for Every Occasion

If I’ve learned anything from my Instagram feed lately, it’s that the trend for drip cakes is only getting more popular. Right now they are one of the biggest baking trends out there—and for good reason.

They look A.Mazing!

Whether they’re whipped up with chic design and delicate decorations for a wedding or topped with sweet treats for a birthday surprise, these show stopping cakes are guaranteed to make an impression.

In this first post in a series of three, take a look at some of my favourite drip cake designs from around the Insta-world below… and if these gorgeous images give you the urge to try and make your all, don’t miss details of my forthcoming Happy Drip Cake Class on 26th October in Norwich.

Beautiful Drip Cake designs
Image via @thefamilycakes

Whether you’re 6, 16 or 60, how thrilled would you be to see this candy topped drip cake being carried in for your birthday! A delicious combination of cake, chocolate and candy! In my Happy Drip cake class I’ll be sharing the secrets to sticking decorations to the outside of your cake so you can try this look for yourself!

 

Fantastic drip cake designs
Image via @torterina_carina

 I just love the daring combinations on this cake… zingy yellow meets dark chocolate in a cascade of taste and colour! It just shows how something simple can still be show-stopping. 

 

Feminene drip cake designs
Image via @lovelle_creations

Delightfully feminine, this cake celebrates everything girly and glittery!  The chocolate bark shards add a real sense of drama to the cake, adding height and pairing sharp edges with the softness of the drips below. If you’re coming along to my Happy Drip Cake class you’ll learn how to make your own chocolate bark so you can achieve this look too!

 

Dramatic drip cake design
Image via @illieatkins

From the rich colours of the icing to the perfectly spaced drips and that oh-so-dramatic topper. This cake stands out for all the right reasons. Plus it goes to show, that drip cakes don’t always need to be girly! Boys love a good drip cake too!

 

Chocolate Drip Cake
Image via @sugarbuttonscakes

Know someone who dreams in chocolate? When I was asked to create an Autumnal drip cake for a chocolate loving cake fan, I went all out! I’ve used a delightfully glossy dark chocolate ganache. Topped with fresh fruit this cake really does ooze decadence!

 

branded drip cake design
Image via @hand.some.cake

One of the best things about drip cakes is that they can be modern and traditional all at once. This pretty cake pairs fruits and flowers with a bold topper that match the businesses brand colours!

 

amazing drip cake design
Image via @cakefaceau

One of the biggest challenges with drip cakes is stacking your cakes to achieve the desired height – something I’ll be teaching at my Happy Drip Cake Class later this month. This towering creation is certainly an eye-catcher and just check out those doughnuts! Yummy!

 

Mini drip cake design
Image via @sugarbuttonscakes

Of course, drip cakes don’t have to be tall, sometimes a small, simple but perfectly formed drip cake does the job just as well. I baked up this little beauty to celebrate finishing my new kitchen and topped with a balloon filled with edible confetti!

 

Drip wedding cake
Image via @mirandamakescakes

This beautiful wedding cake combines two of the hottest trends in wedding cakes right now, drip cakes and naked cakes! Topped with juicy fruit, this cake makes the perfect wedding centrepiece.

 

Image via @sweetness_jen

I just love the cutting edge, modern design of this drip cake! From the dramatic purple icing to the glistening drips, this cake wouldn’t be out of place in a dark fairytale setting!

 

Baby shower drip cake
Image via @sugarbuttonscakes

How cute are those little blue booties! One of the best things about drip cakes is that there are lots of different options for those all important drips. Chocolate, icing, ganache and even caramel all look amazing.

Feeling the drip cake love? Why not come along to my Happy Drip Cake Decorating Class on October 2th and I’ll teach you the secrets to creating your own show-stopping drip cake!

We’ll start with a lesson on how to level, fill and stack a tall cake. You will learn the tips and tricks for achieving a smooth buttercream surface then we will be perfecting the all-important drips. The cakes will be finished off with a variety of delicious tasty toppings, including your own home-made chocolate bark.

Find out more and book your place here.

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