Dark Wedding – Gothic Wedding Cake Tutorial


Hello :)

It's that spooky time of the year again!!! And this time, I decided to go in a different way... Gothic. 

So I present to you my recent tutorial, "Dark Wedding", a Gothic Wedding Cake.

Everytime we see Halloween themed cakes, is all spooky, bloody, or super childish with happy and cute pumpkins and ghosts. Nothing against (I love bloody things...) but I decided this year to explore another side of Halloween, since weddings in this time of the year are getting more popular and the gothic theme looked a good thing to be explored.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use lace to make a ruffle drapped effect, imprint on sugar paste with dust colours, how to make sugar Honeycomb Dhalia and fantasy Myosotis (Forget-me-not), and many other things.

Here is what you'll need:


  • 12’’ round black base

  • Lace mat (this particular one is the Silikomart Wondercakes Baroque Mat)

  • Scraper

  • Siliconised greaseproof paper

  • Small rolling pin

  • Cutters: plaque, ≈1cm flower, ≈3cm five petal flower, ≈6cm five petal flower, daisy (large), tear drop (2 sizes)

  • Lace strip

  • Moulds: skull (Liz Marek small skull), baroque details

  • Brushes: round (10/0, 5/0, 3/0, 0, 2, 6), flat (10), fluffy (6, 1’’)

  • Ball tools

  • Flower wire #18, #24

  • Wire cutter

  • Center buds ≈2cm diameter

  • PME piping tip

  • Foam pad

  • Veining tool


  • 6’’ and 8’’ round cakes covered with black sugarpaste

  • White chocolate

  • Black sugar lace

  • Black sugar paste

  • Edible glue

  • Small round black confettis

  • Flower paste: black, white, ruby, grass green

  • Dust colours: silver, white, lilac, sunflower, ivy, vine, hyacinth, dusky pink, black, ruby

  • Confectioners glaze

  • Cleaning solution

  • Lemon extract

And here it is the video

You can see more pictures of the cake here: DARK WEDDING

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, as much as I enjoyed doing it. don't forget to share with me your cakes. I love to hear from you :)