Highlights from the geometric wedding cake course.
1. Explaining the design
Natalie starts with the tiers all covered, but in this lesson she explains the tiers, design and colours that she will be using on this course.
NOTE: If you need guidance on stacking or covering double barrelled cakes, please watch Paul’s COVERING A DOUBLE BARRELLED CAKE course.
2. Making the rose
This design is centred around the beautiful roses. Watch how Natalie brings these amazing roses together using her trusted Rapid Rose cutters. They ensure a neat finish and in a fraction of the time that would be taken if making them by hand.
3. Making the leaves
Natalie hand carves the leaves then adds the wires before shaping. Of course, you can use a leaf cutter if you wish, but hand carving gives a more authentic look.
4. Making the buds
Using a simple, but effective, technique Natalie now creates the buds and secures them firmly to the 28g white wires. It’s just then a case of repeating the process to create around buds. Always better to have too many!
5. Dusting the flowers
Natalie now begins to dust her flowers.
6. Geometric design
After creating an amazing antique gold/copper colour Natalie then starts to cut even strips to make up the geometric pattern. Natalie then places the strips to create her own unique pattern. You can choose to follow Natalie’s pattern or feel free to create your own.
NOTE: The cakes are stacked at this stage. If you need some guidance please watch Paul’s STACKING CAKES course.
7. Arranging the roses
This is where the cake really comes to life and all the hard work pays off, when you start to put the roses, petals and buds together. Look at the detail and time Natalie takes to get the positions just right, which is worth the effort when you see the finished design.
8. Other ideas
Natalie shares with us some other ideas for this tutorial.
9. PRO Lesson
Everything a Pro needs to know about making and distributing a cake like this.
Modern Geometric Cake Tutorial
Watch our easy to follow geometric cake tutorial and learn exactly how to make this wonderful design from Natalie Porter. With lots of amazing skills and techniques to learn, this design is perfect for someone looking for something a little different for their wedding cake.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:
- Make a rapid rose
Create geometric patterns
Arrange sugar flowers
- And much, much more
Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.
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Modern Geometric Wedding Cake downloadable tools and ingredients
Other US to metric and Metric to US
Cake or Dummy
- 5” cake (5” deep)
- 7” cake (7” deep)
- 9” cake (5” deep)
- 10”,8” Drums (Temp)
- 12” Drum
- 2.2. Kg dark chocolate
Sugarpaste (2.5 Kg colour of your choice)
- 1.25 Kg Navy blue – Renshaws
- 1.25 Kg Purple – Massa Ticino
- Navy blue – Pro gel – Rainbowdust
- 180g White
- Orange – Colour splash
- Yellow – Rainbowdust
- Lime Green – Rainbowdust
- Antique Gold – Fractal
- Tangerine – Edable art
- Fuschia – Sugarflair
- Plum – Sugarflair
- Leaf Green – Squires Kitchen
- 28g white wires
- 28g green wires
- 26g green wires
- Corn flour puff
- Water pen
- Posy picks
- Spray glaze
- Rejuvenator spirit or white spirit
- White florist tape
- Green florist tape
- 15mm Navy blue ribbon
- Small sharp knife
- Palette knife
- Serrated knife
- ½” Flat
- Dusting brushes
- PME modelling tools set
- Cutting wheel
- Rolling pin
- Rapid Rose five petal cutter (10cm)
- Rapid Rose five petal cutter (12cm)
- Silicone leaf mould
- Polystyrene balls (25mm) on cocktail stick x2
- Polystyrene ball (30mm) on cocktail stick
- Rapid Rose pad
- Cutting board
- Firm foam pad
- Cutting wheel (rotary blade)
- Floral tape cutter
Natalie PorterNatalie Porter is a multi award winning cake maker based in Hertfordshire, just north of London. She started making cakes about six years ago, when she decided to take on the challenge of making her own wedding cake... Since then she has made hundreds of wedding cakes, writes frequently for cake magazines and has invented the Rapid Rose - her signature tool and method for making sugar roses. She has recently added the Perfect Peony to the Rapid Rose range, is super excited to have filmed the tutorial with PBSS and currently working on her debut book.
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Thanks so much,really enjoyed been waiting for this xxx
Glad you enjoyed it, Tracey! 🙂
Brilliant as always, love your work 🙂 I am fairly new to cake decorating so the deep tier would be beyond my skills. But I will definitely have a go at something similar. What other colours would work with a navy cake please?
Hi Sharon, thanks for your lovely comment.
The best colours to go with navy…I’d say gold and silver would be the stand outs, but it may be worth asking for others opinions via the CakeFlix private Facebook Group.
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Thank you, Gizzy71! 🙂
Gold and silver would work, or if you wanted a non-metallic colour white always stands nicely with navy! Like David says ask in the group as you’ll get lots of suggestions and answers…
This was a great tutorial, I thoroughly enjoyed it x
Thanks, Laurelk! I’m pleased you did!! 🙂
Thank you I really enjoyed watching your tutorial. I am I inspired to have a try.
I am so please you enjoyed it! Send us pics of what you make as we love to see! =0)
Thank you, its always a pleasure to watch your tutorials. I look forward to seeing your next project .
Thank you so much! I’m delighted that you enjoyed it!
Hi Natalie beautiful cake and great tutorial I enjoyed every minute of it,could you please tell me where I could purchase the rapid rose mould thank you so much.
Thanks Marie 🙂 You’ll get the Rapid Rose products at Natalie’s shop via the link here…. https://shop.immaculateconfections.co.uk/product/rapid-rose-bundle/
Kind regards, David
Hi Marie and thanks David!
So pleased you enjoyed the tutorial and as David said, you’ll find everything on my website…
Hi, did you use a mixture of Massa and Renshaw sugarpastes to cover the cakes?
Hi Debs, When Natalie makes this navy colour she normally just uses Renshaw but as we didn’t have any she coloured up Massa with the rainbow dusts navy blue pro gel. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Paul