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Birdcage Wedding Cake

by Liz Finch


Find out how to make this beautiful wedding cake with bird motifs, bunting and simple sugar flowers.

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With its popular theme of birds and birdcages, this cake has appeared in the Wedding Cakes Showroom at a previous Squires Kitchen Exhibition. Simple sugar flowers including hydrangeas and roses and a soft dove-grey colour scheme give the cake a modern, shabby chic look.


  1. Covering the Board
    Prepare and cover the double-depth cake drum to provide a good base for the cake.
  2. Dummy Tiers
    Find out how and why to include dummy cakes when constructing double-height cake tiers.
  3. Covering the Cakes
    Use marzipan and sugarpaste to cover the cakes then dowel and stack them for a professional-looking structure. Also discover how to create lengths of sugarpaste to neaten the base of each cake.
  4. Stencilling and Piping
    Discover the techniques behind stencilling a design onto a cake neatly using royal icing.
  5. Birdcage
    Find out how to use flower paste to create the bars and finial of the birdcage on the top tier.
  6. Bunting and Lettering
    Make personalised bunting to add your own message to the cake design.
  7. Hydrangeas
    Use flower paste and cutters to make these simple and attractive bracts.
  8. Blossoms
    Find out how to make pretty blossoms quickly and easily to decorate the cake.
  9. Roses
    Learn how to create beautiful, unwired roses: classic blooms which could decorate a wide range of cakes.
  10. Finishing Touches
    Position the flowers on the cake and trim the cake drums with ribbon to finish the look.

Occasion: Wedding
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Featured in Autumn 2012 issue

Project by Liz Finch

Liz Finch

author of Birdcage Wedding Cake

As a freelance wedding cake designer working from her home in Chessington, Surrey, Liz offers a bespoke service backed up by 30 years of sugarcrafting experience. Liz specialises in creating stunning, lifelike sugar flowers along with character cake top decorations and cake jewellery.