Another wedding cake for a truly unique and individual couple – and again I LOVED making this one. Half of the work was done for me in respect of the fact that the Bride is a fellow creative spirit and basically directed me as to the patterns she would like on each tier and that she’d envisioned it as a wonky cake. Well it just HAS to be a wonky cake if it’s based on anything Tim Burton doesn’t it?

Then taking inspiration from the Wedding Scene in the film, the other requests were to have the stretched fireplace as a topper and the animated statues from the same scene to appear on the cake too. I sketched up the design according to their requests and they were really happy to see their design on paper – so the next task was to create it in cake :)

Each tier was carved from a rich chocolate cake filled with creamy vanilla buttercream and all patterns crafted from sugarpaste.

The stand on which it sits, is brilliantly effective, and was made by the creative couple from a wrought iron and glass planter filled with purple cellophane and fairy lights to create the eery glow.

I made the statues and fireplace from a non toxic modelling material so that they can be kept as a keepsake from the wedding cake. To echo the eery glow of the stand I placed hidden LED lights into the fireplace.



One of the best parts about making this cake was the research; it’s always such a hardship when you have to watch one of your favourite films as part of your job. The other was getting to work with a unique couple and creating yet another offbeat wedding cake – thanks for the awesome brief and congratulations on your wedding day :)


  1. tracey says:

    love it Laura! The double board at the bottom with chequer effect is totally trippy! awesome x

  2. Laura Edwards says:

    Thanks Tracey – it was a staggered triple board but can’t really see the top board with the purple balls in place :/ lol
    It was a fiddly thing to tile individually – like a twisted jigsaw :)

  3. Kathryn says:

    Fab cake as always :-)

  4. Claire says:

    Well, I’m a MAHOOSIVE fan of Beetleguise. You topped it. This it Beetle-tastic!!!! :-) love it looooads. Well done again xxx

  5. Laura Edwards says:

    Thanks Claire :) xxx

  6. Laura Edwards says:

    Thanks Kathry :) xx

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