Superb Downton Abbey Cake Inspired By Martha Levinson’s Black Dress


Downton Abbey Cake inspired by Martha Levinsons black dress

This Fabulous Downton Abbey Cake inspired by Martha Levinson’s black dress was made for the Downton Abbey Themed Cake Collaboration – A Sweet Farewell To Downton.


Marlene Debattista


This Superb cake was made by Marlene Debattista from Cake Heaven by Marlene located in Malta.


Downton Abbey Cake


Here is Marlene’s description of her Fabulous cake:

For the design of this cake I was inspired by a detail on the dress worn by Lady Mary’s American maternal grandmother, Martha Levinson (played by Shirley MacLaine), in Downton Abbey Season 3. I chose this 1920’s style black dress as my inspiration because when I saw the lovely design on the bodice of the dress I immediately thought of brush embroidery, which is one of my favourite cake decorating techniques. A detail of this design has been brush embroidered on this two tier black cake and embellished with the addition of edible silver pearls. I added the flower to the top tier of the cake as an added feminine touch. I chose an all black background not only because the dress which inspired me is black but also to give the cake a more dramatic and striking effect.  


Downton Abbey Cake