Published on April 13, 2017

Regardless of the occasion, cakes always make for a solid addition to the dessert table. And, for as delicious as they are, a few decorative upgrades surely go a long way. This scene only goes to prove our point. So we rounded up a few inspired ways to take your cake decorating skills to the next level. Take a look!

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This isn’t your average birthday cake, thanks to the handmade paper flower topper, which takes the confection to new heights. 

Breakfast in bed is always great, but this year, we’re all for treating mom with a decadent cake. Pair with these ultra cute (and printable!) toppers for the bonus points. Get the scoop on Oh Happy Day

Transform leftover herbs into a whimsical topper that is just as fragrant as it is beautiful. Simply wrap floral wire with sprigs of thyme and affix to a lollipop stick to secure in the cake.

A funfetti birthday cake hardly needs any extra fluff or decor, but this minimalist cake topper is one we could definitely get behind. 

This semi-bare, two-tiered cake features a hint of frosting topped with delicate strands of lavender.

Elevate the basic supermarket staple with a mountain of sweet confections like macarons and meringues.

An effortlessly chic pairing of kumquats and white florals complement the chocolate composition of this cake. 

Ice cream cones filled with fresh fruit and sweets extend a dynamic layer of color and texture.

We’re not sure what we love more, the rainbow layered filling or the vibrantly colorful diy sugar flower toppings. 

A delectable cake featuring a caramelized, hazelnut popcorn crunch and a heavenly dark chocolate drizzle. 

This chocolate cake is topped with bite-sized peppermint meringues for the most refreshing touch. 

 

Dusted with a fine layer of gold sprinkles and wrapped with marzipan bunting, this isn’t your typical funfetti cake

naked birthday cake decked with sparklers, flowers, and plenty of sweets!

A tropical motif in the most colorful form transforms the typical into a beautifully thematic piece.  

A mouthwatering creation that’s anything but ordinary, garnished with a layer of candied lemons

Cake and ice cream make for the perfect pair, and this drool-worthy creation is the only proof we need.

Dubbed the “leap year cake,” this ingeniously candy-coated confection is not for the faint of heart. 

A cool blue ombre frosting paired with animated cutouts are only the obvious choices for this Where The Wild Things Are – themed cake. 

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