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 :)


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Ana Ferreira

Ana discovered in 2012 the world of cake design, fell in love and since then took the PME Master course and attended master classes with renowned artists like Karen Portaleo. Of Portuguese nationality, currently resides in Stirling, Scotland. Awarded nationally and internationally.

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