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Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake

Kathrine Sabbath is a revolutionary cake maker and her style is unlike anyone else.  Inspired by Kathrine’s style, I set out to make my version of her innovative cake!

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake | JavaCupcake

If you’ve never heard of a Kathrine Sabbath cake, no worries.  Just google her and you’ll see so many of her beautiful creations.  My favorite place to follow her work is Instagram, which is where I first discovered her cakes.


Photo credit: Timeout Sydney

Kathrine style uses bright colors and creative toppers for her cakes.  When I set out to make this cake I knew I wanted to use two colors, peach and mint.  However, when I mixed the food coloring they turned out a bit bolder than I wanted, but the end product I still liked.

To top my cake, I took inspiration from the jagged chocolate pieces Katherine uses in many of her cakes as well as the meringue kisses.  Knowing that I live in Germany and don’t have access to a lot of sprinkles, bobbles and candy to decorate with I went through my supplies and picked out all the decor I thought would fit.  I found big round sprinkles, bright color nonpareils as well as giant green pearl balls.

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake | JavaCupcake

The jagged chocolate pieces were made by dolloping melted white candy melts randomly on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil.  I then repeated that with peach and mint colored candy  melts (which made by dying white) and swirled them together with a knife.  I topped it all with the various sprinkles.  To get the candy melts flat, I tapped the baking sheet on the counter a few times to level it all.  After it set up in the refrigerator, I used a large knife to cut it into big and small triangle shapes.

The meringue kisses were made using the recipe and instructions from Bakerella.   I used orange and and green dye on the inside of the bag to get the swirls of color on the kisses.  They were actually super easy to make and added so much character to the cake!

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake | JavaCupcake

For the frosting,  I originally wanted to do more of an ombre transition between the colors on the side of the cake.  However, that didn’t work out like I planned so I decided a break in the color with the white would be a good alternative to ombre.

Katherine Sabbath cakes are known for their height, so I placed the larges chunks of the candy melts bark toward the back and smaller in front of those.  I then placed the meringue kisses to fill in empty places and finished the top with sprinkles, nonpareils and green pearl balls.


The bottom of the cake in the green is decorated with smaller chunks of the candy melts and sprinkles.  There was no rhyme or reason to where I placed everything, just kinda tossed it up there until it looked good!

All in all, I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out!  I didn’t exactly know how it would look when I was finished, but I knew I had several ideas of what I wanted to incorporate in the design.  When I actually put it all together is when the cake really cake to life!

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Cake | JavaCupcake

The inside of the cake is a roasted peach cake with roasted apricot filling and it is all covered in white chocolate frosting.   The cake tasted just as amazing it it looked.  You can get the recipe for the Roasted Apricot and Peach Cake here!

Have you ever made a Katherine Sabbath inspired cake?  If so, I’d love to see it!  Send me links or pictures to betsy @!

Megan Keno {Country Cleaver}

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Simply amazing!


Wednesday 12th of August 2015

What an incredible work of art..worth every bit of effort. This is a show stopper that will have guests talking for days! Pinned for later. I loved browsing through Katherine's instagram. xo, Catherine


Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Betsy, this cake is amazing!!! I definitely have to check her out. I love non-fondant cake decorating ideas. :)


Tuesday 11th of August 2015

I hope she features your cake on instagram when she does her roundups!!! This is awesome!

Betsy Eves

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Oh my gosh, me too Beth!!! That would be so awesome!! Thank you! xxoo