Peacock cakes are becoming a hot trend with their signature peacock colors. They are a simple way to make a statement without spending a lot of time with theme planning.
Peacock cakes can be simple or very elaborate affairs either a simple cake with buttercream dyed with the peacock colors or it can be a cake sculpted into an actual peacock. You can make your own edible peacock that you can place on the cake or you can make smaller desserts, such as cupcakes or cake pops.
Our Top Six Favorite Peacock Cakes
There are many recipes for peacock cakes, but we’ve compiled some of our favorite peacock cakes below. The pictures for these cake designs can be found on Pinterest and Cake Wrecks.
1. Fuchsia Peacock Beauty
This cake is a two-tiered cake covered in a cream-colored fondant blanket. The main star of the cake is a one-foot, bright fuchsia-colored peacock.
The main body of the peacock is painted on the first tier of the cake, the bird’s long neck and head turned gracefully to look behind itself to its long, elaborate tail feathers.
The feathers themselves are made to look 3D, incorporating handmade sugar flowers and edible ribbons. The flowers are made of overlapping petals of pale-pink, fuchsia, and black. What we love about this cake is the detailing and the unique take on the traditional peacock color palette.
2. Golden Peacock and Oriental Elegance
The three-tiered peacock cake uses regal red and gold as its color scheme. The top and bottom layers are short, while the middle layer is six times the size of the top and bottom caked layers.
The first two layers are wrapped in a regal red fondant with the bottom layer is frosted with white and gold buttercream.
The middle layer hosts the images of a peacock in a beautiful gold foil-like display. The cake is accented with gold ribbon and red bow ties. It is topped off with a lovely red-rose with gold leaves to continue the red and gold theme of the cake.
3. Classical Peacock
This cake was designed by Vicki at Signature Cakes. The cake was a five-layer cake covered in white fondant and then each layer was painstakingly given its own design. The layers have the aesthetic of beautifully carved marble, with lace-like designs running around each square cake.
The glorious peacock sits perched at the very top of the cake, looking down its pedestal with an easy gaze. The peacock is sculpted with detail down to the pupils. Its tail feathers cascade down all five layers and each has a classical design. The feathers are olive green with blue pupils at their center.
You can almost feel the feathers rustle because of the realism.
4. The Fairy Tale Peacock Cake
A truly magical and enchanting cake, it was designed and made by the bakers at Highland Bakery.
The cake is four layers and has a color scheme of cream, pale-pink, and gold. The cake itself looks carved out of a column of stone. The bottom three rounded layers are wrapped in a pale-pink fondant and have classical designs painted in gold.
The top layer is designed to be a banquet of sugar flowers with a peacock nestled peacefully inside. The tail feather flows down all four tiers of the cake. Each feather appears as layered tulip petals with the eyes painted in the same gold used on the cake itself.
The best part, the peacock is made with white chocolate!
5. The Modern Take Peacock Cake
We had to include at least one modern take on the peacock cake. For those with an inclination toward the more abstract, this is the perfect example to look toward for inspiration.
The cake is three tiers of extreme line designs and an almost bizarre use of geometry. Each tier is square with sharp lines defining the shape of each layer. Impressively, each line is painstakingly hand-drawn and the design is intricate. The design flows from one layer to another and back.
The peacock is drawn into the design itself, with only small hints of green and other minor uses of color to distinguish it from the surrounding design. The head and neck are drawn on the first layer, the body on the middle layer with the tail feathers standing out on the third layer, as it’s the part of the cake with the most color.
Each square layer is smaller than the one under it, giving the peacock a bit of a 3D feel. This cake was designed and made by I Dream of Cake.
These are the peacock cakes that really impressed us with their designs and elegance. From those that distinguished themselves through bright colors or those who took a more abstract, modern route toward the classic peacock design.
We hope this gives you ideas about using your own peacock cake design!
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Oh wow, these look stunning!