Folklore Era - That time Taylor Swift gave us one of the greatest gifts of the pandemic. This surprise album was a huge departure from the last few eras as she presented us with a much softer indie-folk sound. She embraced a more natural and muted aesthetic and spent a lot of time hanging out in the forest with trees.
Now Folklore and Evermore have similar vibes - but I decided that Folklore should be simple (yet naturey) with a muted color palate. Let me know what you guys think!
Here are the products I used:
- Black Edible Luster
The Lover Era. Definitely the most colorful era in Taylor’s career, this album not only focused on romantic love but self-love and inclusivity. With the vibrant visuals, music videos, and upbeat pop songs I created a pink and blue watercolor look for this cake with a lot of pink accents (I am obsessed with the glitter heart). I also attempted a new technique (the ripped edge) and then decided at the end to change the paint color from blue to pink. Because sometimes we change our minds. And that’s ok.
Let me know what you guys think!
And here are the products we used for this cake:
- Pink Edible Glitter
- Pretty in Pink Spinklefetti
- Pink Sprinklefetti
- Sweets Indeeed Food Color Gel
Taylor Swift Eras Cake Series - The Reputation Era. This is definitely my favorite cake of the series, but also my favorite era. Becuase while it looked all dark and moody on the outside, the album itself is really about her finding herself and falling in love. It also has some amazing full-volume car-dancing pop songs on there. For the cake, I obviously leaned into the dark and moody vibe and made sure to give a shoutout to the zombie Taylor and the snake 🐍 (which she brilliantly owned in this era). I am also pretty obsessed with the REP letters on this cake. Let me know what you guys think!
Here are the products I used from our shop:
Silver Edible Glitter
Black Edible Luster
Taylor Swift Eras Cake Series- The 1989 Era. With the release of 1989, Taylor went from Nashville country darling to a New York City Pop Queen. As her first full pop album, 1989 was super fun and flirty, and it had some serious hits on it. The album imagery was heavily focused on polaroids - so I decided to lean into that for my cake design. By week three of trying to make these things, I was very much regretting that decision. It turns out that making an edible polaroid to stay on the side of a cake is a LOT harder than it looks. But I am pretty obsessed with the topper in this cake.
Here are the products from our shop that I used for this cake:
Edible Glitter Stars
Electric Blue Food Gel
Taylor Swift Eras Cake Series - The Red Era. Does anyone else feel like she was always wearing a hat in this era? Or is that just me?
This was the era where Taylor transformed from a country princess to a true Pop Star. With this album, she experimented with a wide variety of genres, secured her first number-one single, and gave us the best breakup song…like, ever.
Also, shoutout to my favorite performance when she ROCKED out on the piano at the Grammy’s.
Like the album, this cake has a going on. But I still love it.
Here are the products I used from our shop!
Red Edible Glitter
Gold Edible Luster (one of my favorite products of all time).
Black Edible Luster
Taylor Swift Eras Cake Series - Speak Now Era. This album was 100% written by Taylor. Every single word on there is hers. And to me, it is all about romance - the good, the bad, and the ugly. From the initial excitement of a crush, to being head over heels in love with someone, to then being completely wrecked by that person you thought was your everything. It’s all on there. So for this cake, I wanted to do something fun while also capturing the album’s idealized version of romance. Let me know what you guys think!
And here are the products from our shop that I used:
- Gold Luster Dust
- Regal Purple Food Color (used to color the fondant and the rice paper sail)
- Lavender Drageé Sprinklefetti
Taylor Swift Eras Cake Series - Fearless Era. There were so many directions I could have gone with this one, but I decided that this was an era filled with so much shine (and I really wanted to make that Fearless Guitar) - so I tried to use all the sparkly products we have!
Fun Fact: This album contains my favorite Taylor Swift song of all time “Forever and Always”. It got me through a hard breakup and I still love it to this day.