Baked: Crystal Cake

Crystal Cake 3

Earlier in the week I made this crystal cake for a client’s going away party. I had initially designed it (in sketch form) to just have a few large crystals at the top, but as I was making the sugar rocks, I knew I had to add in more – they were just too pretty not to! I made the hard candy myself and then dyed / colored each piece after breaking the sugar apart into rock-esque shapes. I loved working with this rad client and since she was moving from NY to LA (just one month ahead of me!), I knew I had to make it special. Also, not to sound like a narcissist, but how smooth is that buttercream!?!

Hand Colored Sugar CrystalsHandmade Sugar Crystals Crystal Cake 2

If you too are a fan of rocks, you may also like my Gemstone Cupcakes, Agate Slice Cookies or Agate Cheesecake.

  1. Ashley

    December 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    This cake just seems impossible. Those sugar rocks! That insanely smooth buttercream! You are a rockstar (no pun intented…)

  2. Regina

    May 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Love this! What dye did you use for your sugar rocks? So beautiful!

  3. Huda

    July 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Wow good work simple and glamour

    I love it sooooooooooo much

  4. Karen Scheff

    July 24, 2016 at 9:33 am

    How did you make those crystals. Absolutely georgous! And that buttercream. Shut the front door! You are a rockstar! Pun intended.

  5. Inez Meehan

    July 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    This is the most beautiful cake I ever seen. How to you hand dye this sugar rocks? what do you use? My daughter is getting married by the beach, and I think this cake would be amazing with the ocean colors. Thank you so very much

  6. Jasmeen

    August 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    What did you use to hand paint these? They are perfection!


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  9. Gaby

    October 27, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Do you have a how to on the rock candy?

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