– Thoughts Of A Cake Designer in Tuscany  –

Explore the stories behind the award winning wedding cake designer in Italy, Tuscan Wedding Cakes. See the inspiration that goes into creating tiered cakes in her Florence bakery. .

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Melanie Secciani’s talent in cake design has garnered notable recognition. In 2020, she received the Cakemaker of the Year award from Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Abroad Magazine and was acknowledged with the Best in Italy award by Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Abroad. Additionally, she proudly reached the finals as an Ace Awards nominee at the Destination Wedding Planners Congress in 2020.

Melanie had the distinct honor of creating the official birthday cake for Her Majesty The Queen, chosen by the British Embassy.

Cakes by Melanie Secciani have been featured in Vouge Japan, Vouge Australia, Vouge Italy, Brides Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad, Grace Ormonde, Martha Stewart Weddings, OK!, Salon, Bridal Guide, Elle, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Junebug Weddings, Love My Dress, Wedding Sparrow, Smashing The Glass, Big Fat Jewish Wedding, Flyaway Bride, Carats & Cake, Perfect Wedding Guide, Strictly Weddings, Bella Magazine, Glittery Bride, Elle Sposa, and Dolce Firenze…

My house is almost in the county. A hundred meters from the throat of the Strada in Chianti. And behind my house, there is a road. Mostly dirt and un-trafficked.  All olive groves, fruit trees, and grapevines. On good evenings, I get to walk that road. And think and dream. And see things in a […]


Weaving Love’s Magic: Crafting a Macramè Wedding Cake  During my Florence apartment renovation, my obsession with plant installations led me to the captivating world of macramè art. Previously, I’d braided fondant to mimic Florentine leatherwork, sparking the idea – could I use the same technique for macramè? Playing with fondant, I twisted, tangled, and braided, […]


The British Embassy in Italy gave me the privilege of creating the birthday cake of Queen Elizabeth II. Each year, the British Embassy puts together a celebration for her birthday to create an opportunity for collaboration between the two countries and their strong ties. Typically, this occasion is celebrated wherever there is a British Embassy, […]


This elegant and art deco-inspired cake was created for David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts. The wedding took place in Puglia, Italy to celebrate their timeless and infinite love with family and close friends. As a professional cake artist, the goal is to capture the story of a couple’s love and portray that through the flavors […]




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Tuscan Wedding Cakes, Italy's premiere wedding cake designer, creates spectacular designs for destination weddings and events in Florence, Tuscany, Siena, and throughout Italy.