The Home of Cake Mapping

Luma Bakery is your #1 resource for all things cake mapping, the art of 3d projection mapping on cakes. 

On this site you can search for local cake mapping providers around the world for your wedding, celebration or event, watch videos of cake mapping projects, learn cake mapping with video tutorials or buy cake mapping animations and videos to use in your own projects.

Search

Search our directory for a local provider or browse your region to find cake projection mapping services near you.

Map showing location of worldwide cake mapping providers

Watch

View videos and images of our latest projects which showcase a wide range of ambitious cake mapping designs.

Projection mapping of Game of Thrones castle on a cake as an example of one of Luma Bakery's cake mapping projects

Learn

Watch tutorials on how to master cake mapping and view recommended software and equipment.

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Buy

Purchase animated video content to use as part of your own cake mapping projects, personal and professional.

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What is Cake Mapping?

“Cake Mapping” refers to the technique of projecting on a plain, usually multi-tiered cake with videos, images and text. Projection mapped cakes provide unforgettable, eye-catching centrepieces to events like weddings, birthdays, celebrations and corporate events.

The trend began in 2014 when Disney Fairytale Weddings unveiled its interactive projection mapped wedding cake. It captured the imagination of people around the world, prompting others to produce their own take on the concept. Since then, there has been everything from Pac Man to Game of Thrones projected onto cakes.

The cake surface can be covered with beautiful animated designs to fit a colour scheme or party theme. Video mapped cakes can also be personalised with names, photos, custom messages, logos or fully bespoke animations. The sky’s the limit. 

The beauty of cake projection mapping is that the cake can be fully edible and the projections do not interfere with the icing or taste at all.

Cakes with  square bases, straight sides and white fondant icing are very commonly used for cake projection mapping.

To create the most impact, large cakes are often used, typically 4-6 tiers but sometimes more.

To be cost effective, projection cakes are sometimes made up of combinations of real and dummy tiers of cake to suit a client’s needs.

How is cake mapping done?

3d Projection Mapping

Projection mapping, also known as video mapping, image mapping or 3d mapping, is a technique used increasingly in entertainment events, theatre and artistic installations.

Rather than simply projecting an image onto a flat surface (like a Powerpoint presentation) software is used to warp or ‘map’ the image onto any 3D object.

Using projection mapping, objects of any size and shape can be transformed into a display surface.

Projection Mapping Software

Projection mapping software currently available includes MadMapper, Resolume, HeavyM, Arkaos GrandVJ XT, among others. 

Free options include MapMap and VPT. 

The excellent resource Projection Mapping Central provides a thorough overview of projection mapping software on offer.

Where is Cake Mapping used?

Wedding Cakes

For couples really looking to stand out and wow their guests, a projection mapped cake is a great choice.

They are also popular amongst couples who are enthusiastic about technology or ‘geek’ culture.

Perhaps the couple is looking to capture some of that sparkly fairytale magic that made us fall in love with the original Disney version of the projection cake. 

The opportunity for personalisation is what makes wedding cake projection mapping sensationally effective. The cake can display the names of the couple and the date of the wedding.

Photos of the couple are also popular to remind the guests how they met and their romantic journey.

Some cake mapping providers also provide a service where guests can submit heartfelt messages and well-wishes which are shown on the wedding cake. 

Birthdays, Anniversaries & Celebration Cakes

Big milestone birthday parties or anniversaries are a superb opportunity to push the boat out with a statement video projection cake.

Christenings and bar and bat mitzvah celebrations are also excellent occasions to unveil a spectacular 3d mapped cake.

The cake can be personalised with custom messages and names. Being infinitely customisable, projection cakes can perfectly reflect a person’s individual style.

Corporate/Business Events, Conferences & Product Launch Cakes

A projection cake can be customised with logos, corporate branding and tailored messages which make them a bold and stylish choice for business wanting to catch the eye of investors or customers.

Because these cakes are so attention-grabbing, they tend to be shared widely on social media by guests and continue to generate buzz even after the event has ended, boosting exposure for your cause, product or service. 

Find a cake mapping provider

Find the contact information for every cake mapping supplier worldwide in one place in our directory. Search our map for a local provider or browse your region to find cake projection mapping services nearby. Take your first steps towards your dream cake. 

Learn Cake Projection Mapping: DIY Cake Mapping  Tutorials

Keen to try cake mapping yourself? Good news!

Though these cakes look impressive and deliver high-impact results, they are achieved by using fairly straightforward techniques. Even if you are a complete beginner, we’ve created some step-by-step cake mapping tutorials to guide you through the process of video mapping cake from start to finish.

Cake mapping tutorial showing how to use MapMap 3d projection mapping software to map a cake
MapMap projection mapping software mapping cake

We’ve also put together a list of all the equipment and software we use in our cake mapping setup. 

Why not give it a go and follow in the footsteps of other beginners who successfully created projection mapped cakes using Luma Bakery’s tutorials: 

“The cake was a massive success and made such an impact.

 

I keep seeing it all over Facebook today and it’s all down to Luma Bakery. Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice and hard work.”

 

— Mark Dashwood (Created a projected cake for his Mum’s 50th birthday party)

Luma Bakery

Luma Bakery was founded in 2016. It gained a wealth of experience providing a professional cake mapping service at weddings, parties and celebrations throughout the UK for over two years. Our cake mapping showcase continues to outrank all other projection cake videos on YouTube which speaks to the quality of Luma Bakery’s elegant and sophisticated approach to cake video mapping. 

Now it exists as a learning platform via its website and YouTube Channel. It is also provider of high quality video content and cake mapping designs available to purchase in the Shop.

Luma Bakery continues to push the boundaries of this exciting technique by releasing new cake projection mapping projects on a regular basis for others to create themselves.

Get To Know

Georgia Clegg is a freelance animator and designer. She founded Luma Bakery in 2016.

She trained in Visual Effects for film at Escape Studios in London. After spending time working in the industry, she began working with 59 Productions, the team behind the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Whilst there she worked on numerous projects including the Tony and Olivier award-winning An American in Paris.

Georgia continues to work as a freelance animator for 59 and others, as well as continuing to design cake mapping projects for Luma Bakery.

If you would like to contact Georgia to discuss a project, cake mapping or otherwise, drop her an email at georgia@lumabakery.com.

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