Kintsugi Crystal Geode Wedding Cake

Skill level: Intermediate

This Kintsugi Cake is the hottest trend in cake decorating right now. Kintsugi is the Japanese practice of fusing together broken pottery with a mixture of resin and gold or silver powder. This pottery is considered to be more beautiful for having been broken.

I really loved that message and wanted to combine that technique with a new take on the popular mineral trend. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stunning wedding cake with an impressive crystal center complete with growing sugar crystals and hand-painted gold kintsugi. This cake is sure to wow!

45:53 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to carve the cake to create a beautiful natural geode design
  • Learn how to create the crystal details within the geode
  • Liz Marek’s special technique to paint the kintsugi design onto the cake

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Building the structure 0:09
  2. Edible and Non-Edible 1:14
  3. Stacking and Carving 3:57
  4. Covering in fondant 10:36
  5. Adding rock candy 18:53
  6. Paneling 23:20
  7. Sanding sugar crystals 27:04
  8. Making isomalt crystals 31:47
  9. Painting 34:19