Cake design: the pastry trend taking hold in Brest

Pauline Thomas launched her own account in cake design under the name The cherry on the cake (©DR)

By Anais Briec

It’s on the social networks which give pride of place topicture like instagramthat exploded the trend of cake design. In the United States, it accompanies each baby showerbachelorette party, wedding and birthday. In France, the cake design is also well installed now. It allows everyone to present a small work of art to celebrate important moments.

Many themes

There are as many trends in cake design as in a fashion show. The decorated cakesfor which aesthetics is at least as important as taste, are generally sculpted in sugar paste. The themes are numerous: cartoons or superheroes for children, number cake in numbers and his cousin the letter cakethe naked cake more sober for ceremonies, the lying down cake with its gourmet floors, the floral cake

“The only limit is the imagination for an always spectacular effect”, explains Pauline Thomas who has just set up on his own at Brest under the name of The icing on the cake.

“I have had a passion for pastry for a very long time, it was above all a hobby and a pleasure. I decided last year to professionalize myself to make a living. »


With her CAP in hand, Pauline Thomas started baking at home to meet the demands of her customers. “We discuss together in order to define a theme, find out the tastes and preferences, but it’s up to me to capture the real desire of the client to surprise him up to his expectations. »

The visual rendering is a real work of research and testing. For the realization of a custom-made cake, the colours, shapes and textures count, each detail is important: “You have to be subtle about the composition because the assembly of a cake design takes time. We prefer ganache, mascarpone cream, crispy praline, pieces of fruit or even salted butter caramel to a cream that is too sensitive”, describes the pastry chef.


For the modeling of the subjects, the sugar paste is queen, “but there is also the embossed paper “. So many details that make your mouth water and make you want to taste it right away!

Videos: currently on Actu

AT Brest discipline has some talent to the delicious creations to discover on their Instagram or Facebook accounts: The Cherry on the Cake, The Arsenic Pudding, Happy Breizh Cake, Karine’s Cakes, Sandra and her ty dishes…

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