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Brutalist Concrete Buttercream Two Tier Wedding Cake With Abstract Colouring. Maida Vale, London

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Jonathan and Birgir came to me looking for a concrete buttercream two tier wedding cake that incorporated their love of modern brutalist architecture, colour and abstract art.

Having looked at lots of other designers they chose ones who made wedding cakes with buttercream rather than fondant, and especially Swiss meringue buttercream, which is smoother, creamier and less sweet than American buttercream, something that other wedding cake designers work with.

It's always a helpful bonus when couples can send me a mood board for the look of the cake that they want.

Wedding cake mood board showing examples of different styles of cake, colour palettes, flowers and modern brutalist architecture
Jonathan & Birgir's mood board showing colour palettes, flowers, cake and architecture inspiration

I always love making concrete-effect buttercream cakes, so it was great to see that this was the look of the wedding cake that they were going for. They grey of the cake always provides a gorgeous contrasting background to brighter colours.

The colour palette was bright and colourful (just what I like) combined with an abstract, free-flowing style of art.

Two tier buttercream concrete effect wedding cake with colourful abstract palette knife colouring on both tiers and moulded chocolate topper. The cake is placed on a white metal cake stand on a table, with fairy lights in the background
Jonathan and Birgir's wedding cake

I applied the colouring to the concrete base using a palette knife to create a more textured buttercream effect on the cake.

The topper is made with coloured moulded chocolate which I created by shaping over cut polystyrene moulds.

Blue semi-circular moulded chocolate shape on top of a concrete effect wedding cake
Mouled coloured chcolate topper

The overall look of the wedding cake provides lots of contrast in shapes, with the clean and sharp edges, the textured look of the buttercream and the chocolate topper.

If you would like a modern wedding cake that stands out from the crowd, get in touch and lets create something special.


Simon's Bakery is located in Tooting, south London, and I deliver across London, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. I design luxury modern bespoke Swiss meringue buttercream and ganache wedding cakes and event cakes, characterised by a clean precise finish, with sharp edges, a bold use of colour and other modern design techniques to create interesting textures and shapes.

I draw on my years of cooking and baking experience to cakes that not only look stunning, but also taste amazing, experimenting with flavours and texture combinations to create a memorable taste sensation.

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