Stacked Luggage Wedding Cake

Stacked Suitcase Wedding Cake
This might be my favorite cake to date!  I always love my cakes and often times have a hard time parting with them, but this one is super special.  I was asked to make the cake look like a stack of luggage to celebrate a travel themed wedding.  But that was the only requirement!  I was given freedom to make the luggage in any shape, texture, and color I wish.

Alligator Luggage Cake
For the bottom tier, I used an alligator texture mat to give the brown fondant this leather look.  Once the cake was covered, I brushed it with brown petal dust to give the texture more life.  Now this suitcase really looks worn.  I made all the buckles and handles ahead of time and allowed them to dry.  Once they were dry I was able to paint them with gold luster dust.

Leather Suitcase Cake

The blue and purple tiers were made with a goosebumps fondant texture mat.  The texture mat really makes them look like leather!  I used a quilting tool to give the leather some stitched detail. Those little details are really what make this cake look more like luggage.

Purple Fondant Suitcase
Here’s a better look at the top tier.  It’s more of a rounded suitcase, I wanted to give the cake a little more dimension instead of having each tier rectangular.  The clasps on this tier are super cute.

Back of Stacked Luggage Cake
Here is the back of the cake.  I couldn’t leave it plain, I had to add little hinges to each suitcase and I’m so glad I did!  Those hinges finish off the look, giving the cake a 360 degree design. Congrats on your special day!

  • Sina

    that’s an amazing unconventional wedding cake! i love the textures you chose.

  • I am always amazed by your creativity! Such a fantastic wedding cake!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    So much detail with the textures! looks so real!

  • the textures of the suitcases are amazing!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Seriously cute!

  • Whit @ jewhungry.wordpress.com

    This is amazing! How long does this take you!?

  • I seriously can’t get over how creative your cakes are. This one is really special and so different than the usual hearts and flowers.

  • Prag

    wow, could mistake that for real ones:)

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    You are so talented!

  • ces

    Did you airbrush the blue and purple fondant?

    • LilMissCakes

      No, I colored the fondant those colors and just used a little luster dust or petal dust with a dry brush to give it a little more dimension!