The Perfect Summer Lambeth Cake – How to Guide


Getting creative with your piping is always a fun way to take your cakes to a new level! The Lambeth style is a great example of this, and is a trend that never goes out of style. From wedding cakes to birthday bakes and even summer picnics, here’s our how to guide to help you make the perfect summer Lambeth Cake!

We’re so grateful to our talented friend Sarah at for putting this together for us. We are in love with this colour palette!

All photo and video credit in this post goes to Sarah.

Best Piping Tips for a Lambeth Cake

Products Used:

Colour Mill Oil Based Colourings in shades:

  • Peach
  • Raspberry
  • Lemon
  • Green

Wilton Piping tips in sizes:

  • 4B
  • 32
  • 18
  • 102
  • 352

How to pipe a summer Lambeth Cake

When it comes to creating the perfect summer Lambeth cake, it’s all about varying your colours and shapes! Use a different colour of buttercream with each of your piping tips for an eye catching palette.

Take your first tip and pipe a border around the top of your cake. Then move on to the sides, working to create swags, garlands and borders. There is no one way to pipe – get creative and layer up! And work on a turntable to make it as easy as possible to work around your cake.

Watch Sarah’s video above to see how she created this beauty.


So go forth and pipe; your perfect summer Lambeth cake is just a few tools away! As ever, our favourite thing is seeing the amazing creations you come up with. Make sure we don’t miss your beautiful bakes by using the hashtag #CakeDecFamous when you tag us on Instagram!

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