Who can resist drooling over the decadent drip cakes, too-cute-to-function cookies, cupcakes piled high with buttercream, unbelievable sugarcraft creations and patisserie-perfect slices of heaven that are offered up by the internet’s finest cake Instagrams? I take my hat off to you if you can. I, for one, am a slave to the delights found on my feed.
Instagram was surely made for cake. Perhaps more recently, cake was made for Instagram. In order to be inspired, stay on top of trends and be in-the-know when it comes to all things baking, you need to be tapped into this platform. That’s why I’ve spent the morning scrolling through hundreds, possibly thousands, of cake Instagrams to firmly cement my who’s who list for 2018. It’s an exercise that admittedly almost resulted in death by image-prompted starvation. Yes, be still my beating heart.
Thankfully, I can write the time off as work-related research – and before you ask, yes, I love my job. It also means that I can help you skip the leg work of curating your feed by sharing my personal favourites (although I will say you won’t regret getting stuck into the hunt yourself if you’re ever afforded the time).
So on that note, do yourself a favour and follow these 10 phenomenal cake Instagrams.
The sweetheart of all things sweet, Katherine Sabbath has gone from hobby baker to cake decorating influencer. If she hasn’t popped up in your feed lately, be sure to check out her current offerings for bang on trend inspo.
Clifford is another Australian Instagram star. Love the texture on this stunner…. a special cake for his special Mum.
The first time I came across the name Marta Hidalgo was at the inaugural International Cake Show Australia (ICSA) Competition in May, 2017. If you appreciate cake and sugarcraft sculptures then you’ll be happy to hear that Marta is on her way back to Australia for ICSA 2018 line-up!
Fancy a little opulence? Toronto cake artist Alexandria Pellegrino’s lavish creations look too good to eat. Well, almost!
Chelsey White is a New York city cake content creator. She fills her feed with videos which make for great inspiration. Additionally, it’s a great resource for information.
I’ve long admired Faye Cahill’s cakes. They’re always clean, elegant and luxurious.
My midnight tart, chocolate mousse, raspberry jelly, coconut shortbread and vanilla marshmallow. Created for @sogoodmag with @heilalavanilla @callebautoz @ravifruitaustralia @kitchenaidausnz @bullafamilydairy photo by @gregelmsphoto #kirstentibballs #savourschool #tart #baking #chocolate #callebaut #raspberry #midnight
‘Queen of Chocolate’ Kirsten Tibballs is one of Australia’s most celebrated pastry chefs/chocolatiers. Her work is precise, perfect and delectable. WARNING: her feed may lead to unsightly drooling.
Clearly a master of cake and floral sugarcraft, Maggie’s Instagram is stunning and nods to her artistic approach. It’s hard to tell whether this example is sugar flowers or a 17th century Dutch painting, right?
This pavlova cake is one of my favorites for an Easter brunch. Fluffy meringue clouds ☁️☁️made with @handsomebrookfarm eggs layered with creamy icing, macerated berries and flower petals for a pop of color. One bite of this crisp light berry floral dessert and your guests will be coming back for more. Check out the recipe below! 👇🏻 . . . Meringue Cakes 3 organic @handsomebrookfarm egg whites 3/4 cup organic sugar (blend until superfine) 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp gf cream of tartar 1 vanilla bean Preheat oven to 350°F. In a standing mixer use a whisk attachment and beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until glossy, stiff peaks form. Shape 3- 8” dollops with flat tops on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Place In oven, reduce to 300°F, bake for about 1 hr with oven closed. The meringue should be hard to touch, with soft centers. Turn off oven and allow meringues to sit for 1 hour with the door closed. Let cool before using. Layer with your favorite icing, macerated berries, and fresh fruit. Dig in — this one doesn’t last long in our house!
Emily Lael Aumiller is the chef + owner of a Brooklyn V & GF cake studio and it looks like she can make a decent pav too! Be sure to notice the berries and small edible flowers. We expect to see more of this trend in 2018.
Anna Elizabeth produces super pretty and award-winning cakes in Vancouver. This cake was chosen as one of Canada’s Prettiest Cakes for 2017 by @weddingbellsmag. No small wonder why.
Okay, so I said 10. But I can’t help a shameless plug and we love sharing our customer’s work. If you do decide to follow us, it’s a great way to see what’s on-trend right now. Don’t forget to tag us on social media (@sandradillondesign) because we love seeing all of your beautiful cakes!
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