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BrushStroke Wedding Cakes, An Artistic & Beautiful Trend

We are love, love, loving the amazing trend of baked masterpieces known as BrushStroke Cakes. Popularized and invented by Kalabasa bakery in Russia, these unique creations are cakes daringly decorated with colorful painted chocolate brush strokes. And boy, oh boy, are they gorgeous! Just take a peak at Kalabasa’s inspirational Instagram feed to see what we mean.

The whole process seems relatively simple (although we are PRETTY sure it requires some very serious confectionary skills)….the cake artists just melt chocolate until it’s spreadable, then use a pastry brush to swipe it onto parchment paper. After the swaths of chocolate harden up, they are delicately added to cake tiers. The beautiful brush strokes can be painted any color, and additions such as fruit, berries, paint splatters, succulents and/or flowers can be included too, which makes these confections fully customizable. One of these cakes would be the perfect centerpiece at your wedding reception, especially if you are looking for something modern, edgy and super cool!

We are obsessed with this opulent, peachy cake by the talents at Kalabasa. We get lost in the soft color scheme and the abundance of brush stokes…so lovely and decadent! We imagine it tastes of buttercream, vanilla and melon.

The moody shades of purple on this wedding cake, contrasted with mint green and ivory strokes, provides a dramatic look. Imagine this beauty at a wedding held in an urban loft surrounded by lots of greenery and geometric copper accents:

These pastel brushstrokes combined with a pop of blue makes a jaunty, three tiered cake which would be right at home at a tropical, beach side, or pool side wedding:

Like all the best trends, BrushStroke cakes are showing up everywhere, and we have to say, we absolutely adore this sweet, palest of pink version by Amy Cakes (photo by Sarah Libby Photography): produced this stunning, fashion-forward masterpiece which kinda looks like a purple cake took a trip through a wind tunnel:

The Food Network’s vibrant version has us dreaming of summer with their delicious looking and exuberantly citrus brushstroke cake (Recipe by Heather Baird):

This beautiful brushstroke cake is embellished with lots of floral prettiness, AND, it has its own little precious brushstroke cake babies! Awwww!

Brush strokes gone glam! This show-stopping, jaw-dropping cake by features large metallic brush strokes and cascading figs. This one delivers some major style!

How charming is this playful pink flamingo cake by Cayla of pankobunny? She is the queen of edible cuteness! This would be so adorable for a wedding shower or a Florida themed wedding! Or for anyone in need of a dose of cheerfulness! Now that we’re thinking about this, wouldn’t a white swan brush stroke cake be PERFECT, too, for a wedding?

Want to try your hand at making a beautiful brush stroke cake for yourself? Check out this great tutorial by self-taught pastry chef Erin Gardner on

Whatever style you are seeking for your wedding cake, a brush stroke cake can fulfill all your sugary, frosted dreams. After all, all you need is LOVE and CAKE, and you’ll have both at your wedding xoxoxox