Sweet Vintage: 5 Fabulous Hat Box Cakes

For bridal showers, baby showers and chic birthdays, vintage-inspired hat box cakes topped with voluminous fondant bows make the perfect addition to any party table!

Get creative and adorn them with gum paste pearls, isomalt jewels or hand-painted cameos for a fashion-forward look. Need some extra inspiration?

Find sweet inspiration for your next vintage-themed design with these fabulous, hat box cake designs!


Gold and pink polka dot bow hat bow cake by Juniper Cakery

Pink polka dots and stripes hat box cake

Simple can really be effective, and this cake really proves it. Plain white stripes, a polka dot bow and a lick of gold edible paint is all this cake needed to look effortlessly stylish. The sweet, simple color palette of dusky pink, white and gold is on-trend vintage, but this cake is easy to imagine in almost any color.

If you’ve love to learn how to create this simple hat box cake yourself, follow our FREE tutorial via the Bluprint blog here!

Peony and violets hat box cake by Juniper Cakery

Photo via Juniper Cakery

Peony and violets hat box cake

This hat box cake is simply perfect for spring and summer celebrations! The mix of handmade and painted flowers add naturally bright and fresh hues while the deep plumb colored bow makes this cake a truly luxurious gift.

Adding a little handmade envelope and a personalized message is a fun and cute idea, and it is easily customized too! Why not swap it for a gift tag or even a closed envelop complete with a wax seal?

Lace hat box cake by Bluprint member Kitstar

Photo via Bluprint member kitstar

Lace hat box cake

We love the idea of an edible bow actually being wrapped around the cake itself. A handmade brooch in the center makes this cake a real showstopper! The floral lace is a fantastic way of including a textured look to the hat box — and just look at those ombré roses! The blush pink fondant is a great canvas for royal icing.

Vintage ivory hat box cake for a wedding by Bluprint member Crumbs Cake Btq

Photo via Bluprint member Crumbs Cake Btq

Ivory hat box wedding cake

A stack of hat box cakes is a great idea for a tiered wedding cake, and the design above is a fantastic example. We love the open lid with all of the lovely sugar roses spilling out and down the cake. This is a great way to include the couple’s personality into their cake, too — you could even swap the roses for their favorite flower for a really memorable treat.

Aged leather hat box cake by Bluprint member Leyda Vakarelov

Photo via Bluprint member Leyda Vakarelov

Aged leather hat box cake

This cake has real personality! We adore the aged leather look and the addition of the leather handle and metal clip. To add yet another luxurious feature, add a luggage-style tag, an open lid revealing a satin lining and an actual hat.

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