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.
The weather outside might be frightful, but this cake is so delightful.
Yes, we might have just “celebrated” the first full day of winter, but that just means that we have a mere 86 days until the first day of spring, so I think right now is the perfect time to start daydreaming about lovely springy flowers.
And so, I give you the primrose wedding cake.
This gorgeous four-tier cake looks like it has a garden of flowers blooming around each tier. Read More
This cake might be called the “chrysanthemum wedding cake” but in my humble opinion it looks more like something the Snow Queen created.
I love the dramatic spikes on this cake – it's just so stunning.
The three tiers of this cake are accented by spiky petals created by stark white meringue and the effect is incredible. No other embellishment is needed on this cake – it's just so breathtaking on its own. Read More
Here we are, a day before Thanksgiving and I wanted to find a cake that looked and felt like fall (despite the fact that it’s probably snowing in certain parts of the country).
I think this cake hits the mark.
I love the elegance and simplicity of the colors on the cake against the very white icing.
This four-tier cake is decorated with brown ribbon in between each tier, adding a dramatic flair to the overall look. But what really makes it a “fall” wedding cake are the cascading leaves and berries. Read More
There’s just something about dark red roses that I love.
They’re dramatic. And beautiful. And they’re the perfect flower to represent all things love.
They’re also a perfect flower to adorn a lovely white wedding cake, adding both beauty and drama to the cake.
And when you add in some deep red orchids and green roses, you have an incredibly gorgeous cake. Read More
My favorite thing about fall – other than all things pumpkin flavored – are the stunning colors of the leaves in the trees.
I love the contrast of reds and oranges against a blue fall sky, but my favorite fall color is bright yellow.
Those yellow leaves seem like the last connection we have to the warmth of summer. They’re also the color of my favorite flower – the always cheerful sunflower.
Which bring us to today’s cake. It’s a gorgeous three-tier cake and it’s all yellow! Read More
The weather in my neck of the woods is reminiscent of winter today, so I figured it was a good day to share a wedding cake that reminded me of ice and snow.
I absolutely love this cute little three-tier cake. I love the smooth icing and the fact that it’s only three tiers. Keeping it simple is a great idea when it comes to wedding cakes.
But more than the size and simplicity of the icing, I adore the dainty blue flowers. I’m not usually a fan of blue – it isn’t on my list of favorite colors. But these tiny blue daisies really made me perk up and smile. Read More
Which brings us to today’s all-white wedding cake.
This ivory tower is a four-tier cake decorated with white chocolate fondant. Yes, that’s right. Even though it’s an all-white wedding cake there’s still chocolate involved!
The white chocolate fondant is elegantly pleated, giving the cake the look of a wedding dress. Read More
I have mentioned my love of daisies before, and since we're in the middle of the week I thought I'd share a cheery and happy daisy wedding cake again.
You can't look at daisies and not feel happy inside, so they're really a perfect flower to feature on a wedding cake. Everyone at a wedding is already smiling from ear to ear, so why not keep the happy theme going with your cake? Read More
Fresh flowers are one of my favorite embellishments on a wedding cake.
I love the simplicity of using flowers or greens on a cake because there's no need to anything else to the cake. And, there are so many ways you (or your baker) can incorporate the flowers into the cake's design. Read More
Earlier this week I featured a non-traditional chocolate cake that was stunning but certainly less-than-formal.
Today we're going in a different direction with this very beautiful and very formal white rose wedding cake.
The rose is the ultimate romance flower and the white rose signifies purity and and love. Which makes it the perfect flower to use on your wedding cake. Read More