Baker Sian-Amy Pettit Creates Intricate Patterns On Cakes That Look Like Colorful Beads

Cakes have become more than just a dessert option because these days, they now also double as stunning pieces of edible art. We’ve seen ones that come in extremely unusual shapes, as well as ones that look just like shaggy rugs. Indeed, talented bakers from around the world have been constantly pushing the limits of pastry art and baker Siân-Amy Pettit is no different. As she continuously explores different styles and patterns to incorporate into her beaded cakes.

Known online as @thepetitepudding, the cake artist enjoys integrating bold colors and playful patterns into her culinary creations. She uses fine piping tips to create dotted icing designs that resemble small beads. As a result she creates decadent cakes that appear to have beaded and knitted surfaces. In addition, her edible masterpieces typically feature lovely floral patterns and refreshing fruity patterns. She also tries to experiment with other abstract elements and geometric shapes from time to time.

 

This geometric cake is just amazing because of all the shapes and colors

 

 

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This purple and orange geometric beaut is bright and bold, and pretty much the opposite of my usual colour palettes… but I kind of love it. It’s my contribution to the #monthlycolorcollab, hosted by the lovely @ww_bakes. What do you think of these colours together? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out the rest of this month’s purple bakes at the hashtag above! ? • • • #floralcake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeart #cake #cakecakecake #cakeoftheday #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #cakelover #caketrends #cakelove #bakeyourworldhappy #cakeboss #cakedesign #buttercream #bakersofinstagram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #instacake #cakeporn #cakeideas #cakesofinstagram @wiltoncakes

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While this beaded cake is covered in cute rainbows and clouds!

 

 

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Sending you all of the cheerful vibes today with this happy rainbow cake – my contribution to the #frozenbuttercreammethod collab, hosted by these lovely ladies: @bake_a_saurus, @chahrazadscuisine, @qookiethecakery and @sweets_by_joana. I used my favourite pointillist style for the rainbows, then added standing buttercream clouds, inspired by @bake_a_saurus. Let me know what you think! And check out the other fun bakes from today at the hashtag above! ? • • • #rainbowcake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeart #cake #cakecakecake #cakeoftheday #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #cakelover #caketrends #cakelove #bakeyourworldhappy #cakeboss #cakedesign #buttercream #bakersofinstagram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #instacake #cakeporn #cakeideas #reducereuserecake #cakesofinstagram @wiltoncakes

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So, it seems her beaded cakes typically feature repeating elements

 

 

For instance, we have this repeat strawberry pattern and the result is so cute and colorful

 

 

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Sweet sweet summertime! ?This fun stripy strawberry pattern is giving me all of the summer vibes… strawberry picking, picnics, Wimbledon! Don’t tell the others, but I think this pattern might be my favourite yet! I’m probably committing an artistic faux pas by pairing red with pink, but honestly I just love it! It’s my contribution to the #sixmonthsofcakes collab, hosted by the always lovely @chahrazadscuisine, @sashacakeschicago and @sweets_by_joana. Check out more summery cakes at this hashtag! • I’m a little late to the party (sorry!) but this cutie cake also goes out to the sweetest birthday girl, Rachel, of @buttercreamlanecakes! Happy happy birthday! Rachel is so so lovely (and talented). Thanks to @amyamescakes and @cmgcakes_ for hosting such a thoughtful surprise celebration. Check out #happybirthdayrachelcollab for more! • • • #stripedcake #pinkcake #sprinkles #summercake #strawberrycake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart

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According, to the baker she uses fine piping tips to achieve a seemingly beaded surface for her cakes

 

The artist revealed that she discovered her style when trying out another popular piping technique.

“I started out with more of a shag carpet piping technique, but I quickly found I preferred a finer, more intricate, and more detailed look to my designs. Something that felt unique, too. So that’s where the technique began, but it continues to evolve.”

 

Although fruits and flowers are her go-to choices, ice cream and tropical animals are among her seasonal favorites too!

 

 

Here is an amazing pattern which features a toucan and it looks so fun on the cake. Something like this would be great for a summer party

 

 

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Still blown away by how much you guys loved my flamingo cake, so I decided to make her a friend. Here’s my tropical toucan cake! • Should I go crazy and do round three? I’m thinking tropical parrots! What do you think? • I’m a day late to the party, but this one goes out to the kind, vibrant and funny @waltoncakeboutique, #thecreamqueen, whose birthday was yesterday! Hope you had the most wonderful day, Kath! Thanks to the loveliest duo, @sashacakeschicago and @sweets_by_joana, for organising such a thoughtful birthday surprise! Check out the rest of yesterday’s birthday bakes at #katherinesbirthdaysurprise! • • • #pinkcake #partycake #stripedcake #sprinkles #frosting #cakeinspo #cakedecoration #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #cakeinspiration #cakes #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeart #cakeboss

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And, this popsicle beaded cake is definitely perfect for the summer…

 

 

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All the pink and purple in this jazzy ice lolly design! Happy happy birthday, @chahrazadscuisine! I’m joining a big group of bakers to celebrate sweet Chahrazad today! She is such a kind lady, with a big heart and lots of talent! Thanks to the lovely duo, @sashacakeschicago and @sweets_by_joana, for organising this surprise celebration! Check out #happybirthdaychahrazad to see more! • • • #pinkcake #purplecake #sprinkles #cakephotography #cakedecoration #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart

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…and so is this tropical-themed beaded cake!

 

 

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Summer, please please never end because I am living for these bright prints! This pattern is fullllll on tropical, and I’m kind of obsessed. ???? • This was probably my most challenging design so far because I freehanded the entire thing. So I’m giving myself a pat on the back for that! Also how gorgeous are these floral sprinkles from @simplysucre! • • • #sprinkles #stripedcake #pinkcake #summercake #floralcake #cakedecoration #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart #cakeporn

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 A lot of her cake designs feature flowers to, for instance this one has a large floral pattern which looks like roses

 

 

 

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? Flower power ? I’ve gone a bit retro today, with this groovy floral pattern and the most gorgeous shades of purple! • I mixed @americolor Fuchsia, Regal Purple and Violet to get these different shades of purple. And @wiltoncakes candy melts for the rope crown flowers, made with a @nycake silicone mold. • • • #summercake #floralcake #nycake #purplecake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeart #cakesdaily #cakedecor #buttercreamflowers

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And, just like any other artist, Pettit plans her beaded cake designs carefully

As with any type of artwork, her creative process starts off with careful planning and a sketch of her idea.

“My process usually starts with something that I think would make a fun pattern (like fruit, or flowers, or a rainbow). I usually then sketch out some quick designs. The color palette is really important to me and can completely shape the look of my cake… so a lot of thought goes into that.”

 

 

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? Peaches & cream ? • ‘Life is as peachy as I make it’ – a little saying I’ve tried to live by over the last few months of quarantine. It seemed fitting to share today with this soft peach and gingham pattern. • I’m also celebrating National Sprinkle Day, and Rosie from @sweetapolita, whose birthday is today! I’ve decorated my border with her Pretty as a Peach sprinkle medley! What do you think about this peachy cutie? • • • #sprinkleday #sweetapolitasprinkles #sweetapolita #sprinkles #partycake #fruitcake #pinkcake #cakeinspo #cakedecoration #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #cakeinspiration #cakes #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeart #cakeporn

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Aside from beaded cakes, the talented artist is also famous for her “knitted” cakes

 

 

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‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr. • Get ready for allllll the rainbows today, because it’s the #monthlycolorcollab, hosted by the lovely @ww_bakes! You guys all know how much I love intricate piping, texture and patterns… so I’ve created another patchwork crochet cake. This one has smaller squares and 24 different shades of @americolor rainbow colours. Let me know what you think! And for more rainbow inspiration, check out the hashtag above! • • • #rainbowcake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart #cakeboss #cakeporn #cakesdaily @amalfi_decor

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Kind words are as honeycomb – sweet to the soul — Proverbs 16:24 • I’m thrilled to be taking part in a @wiltoncakes cakegram project that’s designed to fill your feed with light, love and positivity. • This cake is extra meaningful to me as I’ve been so touched by the many acts of kindness my family has received over the last few weeks. This period in life looks and feels different to all of us. Kindness is the greatest tool we have to help each other through it. No act of kindness is too small. It’s powerful. It means everything. • Join in by sharing a bake with your own message of positivity or encouragement, and let’s make the world #sweeterincolor. • • #wiltoncakes #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeart #cake #cakecakecake #cakeoftheday #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #cakelover #caketrends #cakelove #bakeyourworldhappy #cakeboss #cakedesign #buttercream #bakersofinstagram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #instacake #cakeporn #cakeideas #cakesofinstagram

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In addition, she also tries to experiment with other abstract elements and geometric shapes from time to time

 

 

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I had a lot of great suggestions for my next fruit pattern, so I thought it would be fun to combine a few into one cake. This vibrant abstract design is one of my new favs! ???? • I found this pattern on @pinterest, by graphic designer, @danielamassironi_art, and used it as my inspiration for this cake. What do you think? • • • #summercake #cakephotography #cakedecoration #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart #cakeporn #cakedecor #rainbowcake #summervibes

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My little Ava-cado turns one on Sunday!! ? After we dressed her up as an avocado for Halloween, I couldn’t help but make a fun little avocado cake for her birthday. Swipe to see her cute Halloween pic! ? I can’t bear to watch my pointillist cakes get destroyed, so don’t worry, there’s a baby-friendly smash cake coming for her too! ? • • • #pointillism #avocado #birthdaycake #wiltoncakes #sprinkles #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeart #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #instacake #cakestyle #cakesofinstagram #cakestyling #cakeporn #cakesofig

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The intricate details on each beaded cake are simply superb!

 

It’s simply amazing how she manages to create repeating elements for her pattern while ensuring proper scaling. Indeed, it’s such a tedious technique that requires a lot of patience, as well as precision. Even though that’s the case, it’s always worth it for the talented artist as the beaded cakes look astonishing.

“It’s definitely a time-consuming technique, but it’s always fun to see it slowly come together!”

 

This blossom cake is so pretty because of the colors and the pattern

 

 

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This cheerful little blossom cake was the reminder I needed today that all things have their season and come to an end – the good but also the bad. Hang in there friends! • • • I used my trusty @wiltoncakes number 1 tip for this beauty and @americolor Dusty Rose, Fuchsia, Burgundy and Lemon Yellow. • • • #floralcake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakeart #cake #cakecakecake #cakeoftheday #foodart #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #cakelover #caketrends #cakelove #bakeyourworldhappy #cakeboss #cakedesign #buttercream #bakersofinstagram #frosting #findyourcakeinspiration #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #instacake #cakeporn #cakeideas #cakesofinstagram

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These beaded cakes really look too good to eat!

 

 

 

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Starfish print with a standing wave border, to celebrate my ocean-loving friend, and birthday babe, @bake_a_saurus! ? She is without a doubt one of the kindest and most encouraging bakers out there, and someone I’m grateful to call my friend! Happy happy birthday, Christina! And thanks to @cupcakesandconfetti1 and @sashacakeschicago for organising this surprise birthday collab. Check out #happybdaybakeasaurus and #saurusyourbirthday for more! • • • #birthdaycake #bluecake #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakeideas #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #buttercreamcake #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakeporn #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #buttercreamcake #cakeart

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Although her cake decorating technique is undoubtedly time-consuming, the stunning results always make the tedious process worthwhile

 

 

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I’m so excited to share my contribution to the #amalfidecorcollab today, hosted by the wonderful @sashacakeschicago and @sweets_by_joana! This cake combines some of my favourite techniques… ombré colour schemes, geometric patterns and stitched piping! Let me know what you think of the combo! And don’t forget to check out the rest of the amazing creations from today! • • • Cake stand: @amalfi_decor Gel colours: @americolor • • • #cakelove #cakephotography #cakeideas #sprinkles #cakedecorating #cake #cakedesigner #cakesofinsta #frosting #cakes #bakefromscratch #bakestagram #cakeartist #cakeporn #foodart #igcakes #caketrends #bakinglove #lovecake #findyourcakeinspiration #cakecakecake #cakestagram #buttercream #instacake #bake #cakeboss #cakelovers #cakeinspiration

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Greyscale optical illusion ? • Today’s the day for the #monthlycolorcollab, hosted by lovely Wendy @ww_bakes. So get ready for your feed to be filled with greyscale! If truth be told, I was really hesitant to share this one. It’s a vvvvvvv different colour palette for me… and it ended up more masculine than I’d like. But honestly it’s a fun challenge to break up my feed with things that are outside of my comfort zone. What do you think? Are you team greyscale? • Check out the rest of today’s greyscale bakes at the hashtag above! • • • #greyscale #opticalillusion #geometriccake #cakephotography #bake #cakedecorating #baker #cakecakecake #cakeartist #cakesofinsta #cakestagram #prettycake #caketrends #instabake #cakedesign #buttercream #cakegram #frosting #cakeinspiration #cakes #cakestyle #bakestagram #cakesofinstagram #cakesofig #cakeoftheday #cakeart #cakeporn #cakesdaily #cakedecor

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Finally, you can follow Siân-Amy Pettit on Instagram to see more of her impressive cakes and you can also let us know which cake is your favorite! We don’t know about you but we love them all.

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