What are Novelty Cakes? What do they look like?

There are so many different types and styles of cakes these days, it is sometimes difficult to know which are which…..

What are novelty cakes by Julie's Cake in a Box

So, what IS the meaning of ‘Novelty’?

Novelty is the quality of being different, new, and unusual. “


From this, we can see that Novelty Cakes include a broad range of cake styles, each of which has an element of being different to the more standard/regular cakes.

These can be broken down into different styles within the umbrella of ‘Novelty style’……

Carved/Illusion style cakes:

Cakes that are made to look like different objects or animals, are classed as illusion cakes – they are meant to fool the mind into thinking it is a ‘real object’ rather than a cake.

Character Cakes:

Cakes that include small models of characters/people/animals etc on a regular shaped cake.

Novelty Wedding Cakes

Sometimes, you just want something a little different on your wedding day, something to make you stand out from the crowd.

Traditional white wedding cakes, with sugar flowers, are lovely – just not for everyone.

Themed Novelty Style Cakes

Novelty cakes don’t just have to be for Birthdays or Weddings…… any special occasion deserves a novelty cake!

Do you enjoy making/decorating novelty styled cakes? Or would like to have a go?

Learning to make novelty styled cakes
Happy students at a cake decorating class in my cake studio

Why not start by joining my FB group, dedicated to those who want to learn all about Novelty Cake Decorating….

What are novelty cakes FB group

Suitable for all levels of cake decorators, from beginners to advanced!

 FB group for novelty cakes

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