Showstopping cakes

Whether you're planning on making a cake for a special occasion or you just fancy baking something impressive, we've rounded up some of our favourite showstopper cake recipes just for you...

Rose and raspberry cake

Whether you're planning on making a cake for a special occasion or you just fancy baking something impressive, we've rounded up some of our favourite showstopper cake recipes just for you...

Got a party coming up? Making a cake for a wedding? Want your cake to stand out in a raffle? You've come to the right place! Our collection of showstopping cakes are designed to impress.

From three-tiered wonders to jaw-dropping bakes, we have plenty of stunning cakes for you to choose from - these are guaranteed to turn a few heads!

With showstopping cakes, it's all about the size - the bigger, the better! These are some of our biggest, most impressive cakes yet!

So have fun baking and decorating these giant wonders and don't forget to share you pics with us on Facebook (opens in new tab) or Twitter (opens in new tab) - we'd love to see them all!

Click through our showstopping cakes now to choose you favourite...

Rose and raspberry cake

If you're looking for a cake that is sure to steal the show then this is it! Layer upon layer of rosewater-infused cream, fresh raspberries and raspberry jam - this cake is just heavenly!

Get the recipe: Rose and raspberry cake (opens in new tab)

Giant rainbow cupcake

Giant rainbow cupcake

It might just look like an giant cupcake on the outside but this cake is sure to surprise! Cut into this jaw-dropping wonder to reveal it's brightly coloured rainbow layers - tasty and impressive all in one!

Get the recipe: Giant rainbow cupcake (opens in new tab)

Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake

Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake

This sweet and elegant cake made with a light and fluffy sponge flavoured with delicate rose and decorated with fresh fruit.

Get the recipe: Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake (opens in new tab)

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

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All eyes will be on this showstopping cake on the big day. With handmade roses and elegant fondant frills, this impressive cake not only looks good but tastes good too - go on, see for yourself!

Get the recipe: Wedding cake (opens in new tab)

Berry Victoria sponge

Berry Victoria sponge

You can't beat a classic Victoria sponge recipe especially when it's piled high like this beauty. Fresh berries and a light dusting of icing sugar turns this simple cake into a masterpiece!

Get the recipe: Berry Victoria sponge (opens in new tab)

Chocolate giant cupcake

Chocolate giant cupcake

This cake has definitely got the wow factor and is sure to turn a few heads. A giant cupcake covered in Maltesers and dusted with cocoa powder - who wouldn't want a slice of this chocolaty delight?

Get the recipe: Chocolate giant cupcake (opens in new tab)

Double-chocolate-and-raspberry-cake

Double chocolate and raspberry cake

This chocolate cake is definitely worth showing off in public. A soft sponge covered with fresh cream, raspberries and a light drizzle of white chocolate, this cake would complete any special occasion!

Get the recipe: Double chocolate and raspberry cake (opens in new tab)

Stacie Stewart's red velvet cake

Stacie Stewart's red velvet cake

Nothing is more impressive than a massive red velvet cake, especially when it's finished with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Watch their faces drop as you reveal the ruby red sponge beneath.

Get the recipe: Stacie Stewart's red velvet cake (opens in new tab)

White chocolate celebration cake

White chocolate celebration cake

This impressive cake is encased in a hard white chocolate shell which would be impressive enough on it's own but it's also topped with hand-made macaroons and fresh berries - so elegant!

Get the recipe: White chocolate celebration cake (opens in new tab)

Fiona Cairns' Victoria sponge with summer berries

Fiona Cairns' Victoria sponge with summer berries

This jaw-dropping Victoria sponge is sky-high with layer upon layer of mixed fresh berries and cream. Fiona Cairns made the Royal Wedding cake so she knows a few things about showshopping cakes!

Get the recipe: Fiona Cairns' Victoria sponge with summer berries (opens in new tab)

Stacie Stewart's skinny carrot meringue cake

Stacie Stewart's skinny carrot meringue cake

A carrot cake is a classic, well-loved bake - but how do you make it extra special? A toasted meringue topping is the perfect, rustic finish for such a delicious cake.

Get the recipe: Stacie Stewart's skinny carrot meringue cake (opens in new tab)

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