It doesn’t take more than a quick Pinterest search to see that wedding cakes are getting more and more spectacular. From intricate sugar flowers, to 3D printed cake toppers, to candied frosting so shiny you can see your reflection, there’s no denying today’s cakes are true works of art.
Meet the geode cake – the latest dessert craze that imitates a crystallized gemstone to create a show-stopping spectacle, straight out of a fantasy film.
The geode is composed of three different sizes of rock candy and granulated sugar to create a sense of layering and natural texture. Modeling chocolate is then used to hold the geode in place and blend it into the fondant icing. All in all, a geode cake can take up to 2 weeks to complete.
This mineral-inspired trend began as an experiment by Denver-based baker Rachael Teufel, owner of Intricate Icings Cake Design, for a friend’s opening of a new wedding venue. She posted a photo of the cake on the company’s website and quickly gained 60,000 followers overnight. Pretty soon, the trend caught on, and bakers across the country began showing off these stunning geode cut-outs.