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Floral Wedding Cakes

 

What’s not to love about a floral wedding cake? The trend to decorate cakes with flowers, whether real or gum paste, really became all the rage during the 1980s, when Martha Stewart showed us all how wrong we’d been doing weddings up to that point. Gone suddenly were the little bride and groom figurines made of porcelain or plastic that stood proudly atop cakes. Replacing them were mounds and cascades and accents of flowers of all shapes, sizes, and hues. The trend may have died down to some extent; today, we’re as apt to see a bride and groom cake topper – or a pair of birds or bicycles, or anything else the couple might fancy – as flowers. But flowers have not lost favor completely. In fact, florists are still busy preparing floral toppers for cakes that match the bride’s color palette and bouquet. Likewise, bakers are kept busy crafting handmade, sugar or gum paste flowers, or at the very least, custom coloring store bought gum paste creations to offset their beautiful cakes. There are a couple of points to remember when choosing to trim your cake with fresh flowers. First, make sure that the bloom you’d like to use is NOT poisonous. Wouldn’t you hate to send people to the hospital because they ingested a piece of your cake that had ivy on it? And secondly, if at all possible, ask your florist for pesticide-free blooms. Bug killing chemicals = not tasty. And finally, if it’s gum or sugar paste flowers that you’re after, remind guests that, although they are technically edible, it’s probably not very tasty or a good idea. If you want edible decorations, you should probably stick with real or marzipan fruit.

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Naked Summertime Cake

naked summer cake with fruit and flowers

We’re getting close to the dog days of summer and it’s the perfect time to think about a wedding cake without icing.

And if you can showcase some lovely summertime blooms and fruit on that cake it’ll be a perfect summer wedding cake.

Today’s featured cake does just that.

This multi-tiered cake features gorgeous white icing between each layer, set off by brightly hued flowers and berries. Read More

 
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One-Tier Cake with Macarons

macaron cake

There is something to be said for an elegant one-tier wedding cake, especially if that one tier is elegant and whimsical and practically perfect in every way.

Take today’s featured cake.

It might be small but it packs an elegant punch!

This one-tier cake features light lavender icing and is embellished with fresh flowers – including violets – and topped with macarons and more fresh blooms. Read More

 
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Simple Springtime Cake

white cake with succulents

Some of the most beautiful wedding cakes are also the cakes with the simplest design.

There’s no need to be over-the-top when it comes to your wedding cake, sometimes you just need a few strategically placed blooms and greenery to wow your guests. Read More

 
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Colorful Spring Wedding Cake

colorful spring cake

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to showcase another vivid and colorful springtime cake!

While a traditional white wedding cake is always nice, I love to find wedding cakes that aren’t afraid to show off a lot of bright colors.

Brightly colored cakes are so happy and festive and perfect for the happiest day ever.

Today’s cake features three tiers with white icing, separated by gorgeous teal blue ribbons. Read More

 
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Springtime Wedding Cake with Roses

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Now that we’re officially in the midst of all things spring, it seems like a good time to showcase a classic floral wedding cake.

Today’s cake is perfect for your spring wedding – it is elegant and classic and features a cascade of fresh roses and greenery. Read More

 
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Summertime Rose Cake

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Ah, roses. These blooms are at the top of my favorite flowers list and I love finding wedding cakes that aren’t shy about showcasing roses!

Today’s cake is the perfect early summertime cake thanks to an abundance of roses and a gorgeous basket weave design in the icing. It really looks like a basket full of fresh flowers! Read More

 
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One Tier Cake with Roses

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Roses are one of my favorite flowers and I love finding wedding cakes adorned with them!

Which means today’s cake is one of my new favorites thanks to the addition of fresh roses AND icing that looks like roses!

This cake is small yet elegant and perfect if you’re planning a dessert table for your reception (or if you’re having a really small reception). Read More

 
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Spring Wedding Cake

spring naked cake

I am loving the spring weather right now! It’s sunny and warm and the flowers are blooming. It’s perfection.

You know what else is perfection? Today’s featured spring-themed wedding cake.

This “naked” cake might be lacking in the icing department but it makes up for it with its simple design and some gorgeous spring greens and flowers. Read More

 
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Spring Wedding Cake

floral cake and cupcakes

Spring has officially (finally) sprung!

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and to celebrate all things spring, it seemed appropriate to showcase a lovely floral cake today.

I love this idea of this featured cake, because it also includes gorgeous cupcakes with pretty pink frosting and flowers! Read More

 
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Blue Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers

blue cake with flowers

Today’s featured cake is one of those “wow!” cakes. As in, I said “wow!” as soon as I saw it.

If that’s not a showstopper, I don’t know what is.

This cake is almost over-the-top. It’s just teetering on the edge of “too much” but as a whole, it just works. Read More

 
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