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.
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
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
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
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
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
Ah, spring! It’s that time of year when everything is blooming and the flowers are gorgeous. Which means it is a great time to showcase some lovely floral wedding cakes.
I’m a BIG fan of black and white cakes. There is something just so elegant about a black and white cake – even if it’s a white cake with just a hint of black icing or ribbon.
And if you had bright blooms to that cake? Well, that’s just the bees knees. Read More
I loooove the idea of serving a chocolate cake at a wedding reception.
It’s becoming THE thing to do – get away from the traditional white wedding cake and serve something a bit different.
Today’s featured cake would be gorgeous any time of year, but I’d love to see it in the early spring when the temperatures are still a bit chilly. Read More
Spring is definitely in the air and that has me thinking about spring-inspired wedding cakes!
Take today’s cake – it’s delicate and elegant and even has a lovely fresh flower for some added beauty.
I love the delicate and romantic floral lace design on the cake. Read More
Growing up, pink was not my favorite color. But now, I will admit that I’m kind of partial to all things pink.
And I especially love the idea of having a pink wedding cake. My favorite hue – a light pink. Think, pastel.
It’s the perfect color for spring or early summer and it has a very happy vibe to it. Read More