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Cake Mapping

Projection mapped cakes provide unforgettable, eye-catching centrepieces to events like weddings, birthdays, celebrations and corporate events.

Wherever you are on your cake mapping journey, Luma Box has got you covered. We provide guides, video content, equipment recommendations and a directory of local suppliers to help you achieve your cake mapping dreams.

Mirrorball Reflection video template projection mapped on a cake

Shop

Browse animations, motion graphics, video loops and templates — professionally designed for cake projection mapping.

Kit

Find out about all the recommended kit, equipment and materials you need to get started with cake projection mapping.

Directory

Find a cake mapping supplier local to you by searching our global directory.

Kit

Find out about all the recommended kit, equipment and materials you need to get started with cake projection mapping.

Directory

Find a cake mapping supplier local to you by searching our global directory.

Guides

Your go-to source of comprehensive guides on all things cake mapping, covering a range of topics and skill levels.

Game of Thrones clockwork castle projection mapped on a large five-tiered cake

Cake Mapping for Beginners

New to cake mapping? Start here. This guide covers all the major aspects of cake mapping like projectors, cake dimensions, software, materials and more.

“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 Box.”
Mark D
“I honestly have learned nearly everything I know from watching Luma Box videos. I can't emphasise how grateful I am to the team.”
Abdul K
"You were one of my inspirations to start projection mapping and now it is my career so thank you."
Julian
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FAQ

“Cake Mapping” refers to the technique of projecting media onto the surface of a cake. The technique is also sometimes referred to as cake “projection mapping” or “3d video mapping”.

Though they might not have been the very first to use the technique, Disney Weddings unveiled its interactive projection mapped wedding cake in 2014. It captured the imagination of people around the world, prompting others to produce their own take on the concept.

Cake mapping is a unique spectacle that guests are unlikely to have seen before.

Cake mapping is also highly customisable. The cake surface can be covered with beautiful animated designs to fit a color scheme or party theme. Video mapped cakes can also be personalised with names, photos, custom messages, logos or fully bespoke animations.

Yes, real edible cakes can be used when projection mapping as projecting onto the cake surface does not affect the cake or icing at all.

No it doesn’t. 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.

In principle, yes. However, 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.

Video projection cakes are most commonly used for events like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations. 3d mapped cakes can also be a good choice for corporate or business events, fundraisers and product launches.

Prices vary greatly depending on provider, location, and personalization. Basic packages might start from $500, while having customized content created specially for your event may cost upwards of $1500.

You can find cake mapping suppliers worldwide in the cake mapping provider directory

Cake mapping is a form of projection mapping. With this workflow, projected 2D media is warped or ‘mapped’ onto a 3D surface using projection mapping software.

If you’re interested in learning cake mapping for yourself, we’ve created a beginner-friendly cake mapping guide to get you started.

You will need a projector, some software, and – of course – cake materials! To start off your research, here is a list of cake mapping kit recommendations.

You can purchase professionally designed animations, motion graphics, video loops and templates for cake mapping in the Luma Box shop

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