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The Lamella Cake

The Inspiration

I have tried a lot of trendy buttercream cake designs ranging from drip cakes to buttercream flower cakes.  Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest have been amazing sources of tutorials but I have eventually outgrown the free videos.  I became thirsty for something unique.


To satisfy this urge, I decided to learn more and took a Palette Knife Painted Floral Course from Eumicakes.  I’ve seen her work and there were no free tutorials available everywhere.  So when she launched her course, I was one of the firsts to register.  It was well worth the investment.  It changed my caking game and learnt how to decorate cakes using palette knives!


At this point, I stopped looking at cakes on social media to recreate and started drawing inspiration from nature and art instead. 


During this time, I came across a documentary in Netflix called Fantastic Fungi and I became obsessed with mushrooms! What particularly caught my eye was the structure underneath their caps called Lamella.  I thought it would be really cool if I could turn it into a cake.  However, I couldn’t figure out how to it.


One day, while scrolling on social media, I saw a palette knife painting by Josie Lewis called the dragon petals.  I thought that by making a few alterations, her painting technique could potentially resemble the lamella. I got excited and tried it on a stack of cupcakes.

A few cakes after, I was able to refine the design further to closely resemble the lamella.


The rest was history.


The design has resonanted to so many people both cakers and non cakers.   I believe that it’s uniqueness contributed to its popularity.


So if you’ve witnessed the first few Lamella cakes, I want to say thank you for following along my journey.

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