Wedding Dress Cake Tutorial

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Today, I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful wedding dress cake!

This Wedding Gown Cake is perfect for Bridal Showers! Member Video by Online Cake Decorating Tutorials, Videos, & Recipes!

Inspiration for the Wedding Dress Cake

In this video tutorial, you will learn to make an elegant wedding dress cake.  

As I researched for my design, I found several beautiful wedding dress cakes online.  I also considered lots of possible styles for the dress form.

I was inspired by the vintage forms that I found online, which had decorative metal pieces for a more whimsical feel.  I really enjoyed putting my own spin on this fun, yet impressive bridal shower cake!  Please see below the video for details on materials, notes, etc.  Enjoy the video!


Materials for Wedding Dress cake

6 inch cake (I used White Almond Sour Cream), three two inch layers to form the skirt of the dress.

12 inch cake layer  (I used a single 2" layer for this)

Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

Cardboard Cake Circles (for beneath dress and beneath 12" round.)

Wilton Tip 2- For small bead border around cake Fondant with tylose kneaded into it. (I use Satin Ice)

White Chocolate Ganache (Optional.  This is what I used beneath my fondant layer)

Black Fondant (I used pre-colored Satin Ice black with tylose kneaded into it) for the dress form

Royal Icing-- Optional.  I used this for the pearl necklace and details on the fondant.You could also use a crusting vanilla buttercream. 

Colors Used:  I used Americolor Super Black, Americolor Teal, Americolor Chocolate Brown, Americolor Ivory

Floral Wire- I used 20 gauge, paper covered wire.  Any gauge that can be bent/curled, yet hold it's shape is good.

Vodka- Optional.  I used this to create "paint" to color my floral wire.

Paint Brushes-- For painting the floral wire.  I also use the handles as a modeling tool.

Tylose Sugar/Tylose Glue  (¼ teaspoon warm water plus 2 Tablespoons tylose)

Stir Straw- Good if you'd like a barrier between the floral wire and the cake (referring to the anchor for the coat stand)

Bubble Tea Straws- (or your preferred method of support) - placed beneath the dress cake.

Lollipop Sticks  (Anchor the form)

Fondant Rolling Pin

Disco Dust/Pixie Dust Pearl Dust

Tulle- For wedding veil

Alphabet Clay Embossing Set--Optional (Used to stamp "Here Comes the Bride" in fondant)--


Additional Notes

You may have noticed that in rolling out/cutting the fondant sections for the skirt  of the dress, I did not measure at all.  

The sections were not necessarily the same width, and it really doesn't matter because once the folds are created, it flows nicely and appears to be all one piece.  

For the length, I cut off the excess fondant  when I was finished applying sections of fondant around the cake.  You may have noticed all of this from our video but I wanted to make sure that I explained this!  

Size of the small Wedding Dress Cake

My wedding dress cake (top tier) is not a difficult cake to make, and you will be so proud of the results!  I did want to emphasize that the carved down 6" tier is not going to yield many servings.  

For me, it is more of a focal point--it may serve approximately 6 and is meant to go on top of another tier.

Enjoy the Video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope that you will give this wedding dress cake a try. It would be so beautiful for bridal showers!

You can find even more bridal shower cake inspiration here!: Bridal Shower Cakes 


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  1. Hi Melissa!!!

    I was finally able to see the entire video!!! It's beautiful, thank you soo much for sharing, I can't wait to do it for one of my bff's bridal shower :O)

    Thanks :O)

  2. Sweet heavens!! I love this!! My bestie will be getting married and I think this will be a terrific bridal shower cake to make for her!
    Melissa can you share where on line you bought the floral colored wire. I have the grey wire where I bought at Michael's. They don't carry black or white. I also checked Joann's.
    Thanks!!! :)

  3. Hi Yaneri--I'm glad that you like the cake! My floral wire (paper covered) is from -- but many places sell it online. If you google Sunrise brand floral wire, you should find several sources. That's the brand I use but there are many options out there. Good luck!

  4. Hi Melissa,
    I didn't see you use a dowel or support between the dress and the cake to prevent the dress from falling off during transport. Would i need that added support when traveling?

  5. Absolutely beautiful- where do you get your cake ideas ? Once again you have shown me how talented you are. Thanks again and I am so glad I found this school for cake decorating.

  6. Thank you again! I so appreciate your comments!

    @cdenisefutch~ I show putting bubble tea straws beneath the dress cake for support around the 24 minute mark (just as if it were a top tier)...I'm not sure if that's what you mean though. Are you wondering about hammering a sharpened dowel through the tiers and into the base? If it were me, I probably wouldn't find this to be a necessary step (I usually don't do this for two tiered cakes...I just chill the cake before transport to firm things up and also make sure that the top tier is "glued" to the bottom tier with a smear of buttercream.) However, if you have far to travel, it never hurts to play it self with a center dowel! You'd just want to make sure that your cake base is at least 1/2" thick so that you can hammer the sharpened dowel thorough the cake (slightly off center so that it won't interfere with the placement of the top half of the dress & lollipop stick anchor).

    Let me know if I'm misunderstanding! I hope this helps~