The Lady Gray

The Lady Gray
The Lady Gray The Lady Gray

The Lady Gray
100% Buttercream, and using ALL the Nifty Shades of Gray (and of course my signature Red Roses, because of course!)

Am I pleased with myself? Yes, yes I am. Not only do I love this cake (its a design that I have had in my head for a while, AND its ALL Buttercream!), but I tried something really different, and it worked.

Let me tell you though, there were some tense moments at the beginning when I had only the background colours on the tiers! It looked… meh. Bland, boring, and GREY. And this is kinda my whole point. Look past the obvious, or you could miss something incredible. Had I given up at that point, I wouldn’t have this cake, and honestly, this is one of my favourite cakes that I have made.

So which Gray is which?
For this cake, I used ‘Gun Metal’ for the top tier (which I textured with a foam roller to give the impression of stone), ‘Ash’ for the middle tier (textured with Kitchen paper), and ‘Stone’ for the bottom tier (which was textured with an impression mat, and hand painted for depth)

The ‘columns’ on the centre tier were made with ‘Slate’, and moulded using my cornstarch technique, using a mold from Caker’s Warehouse. I dry dusted around the columns with edible dust, to give the impression of depth.

The clock was molded using a mold from Caker’s Warehouse, and painted with Edible Art Paint Burnt Bronze*.

The flowers were hand piped, with the 104w tip from Loyal Bakeware for the Roses and blossoms (in Maroon/Super Red, and ‘Fog’ respectively), a 103 tip for the Ranunculus (in ‘Taupe’), and 352 tips for the Hydrangeas (in ‘Gun Metal’), and the foliage (in Cypress).


Wowsers…what you can’t do with buttercream!!! Wish I was close enough to you for a class!!!! Just a gorgeous cake!!!

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

Such a beautiful and detailed cake, you can do anything with buttercream!! <3 xx

Heba Elalfy ***more photos at

That’s brilliant Kerry!!!

You must never limit your challenges, instead you must challenge your limits

Thank you all so much! Its been a while since I got back into the studio, and it was stressful! I’m so glad it came out hope I imagined!