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.
As much as I love wedding cakes with sugar flowers, I also love wedding cakes that feature real flowers and plants.
Just like this cake with succulents.
I love the understated elegance of the cake and the use of succulents just adds to that elegance.
I have to admit as much as I love bright flowers on cake I also love when brides forgo that bright pop of color for something a bit more understated. Read More
I’m always on the lookout for totally unique and somewhat out-of-this-world wedding cakes.
Why? Because sometimes that “traditional” wedding cake just won’t do it.
Which is why I’m head over heels for today’s cake. I present to you the “West End” cake from our friends at Hockleys Cakes over in the United Kingdom.
This stunning creation has so much going on, but it’s not overwhelming in any way. In fact, it all just works. Read More
I love roses, which means this cake is quite possibly my favorite cake in a very long time.
This cake is another incredible creation by our friends at Hockleys Cakes in the United Kingdom and it’s gorgeous!
Called the ‘Aphrodite,’ the cake is a vision of pink and white roses.
The three-tier cake is covered in 180 chocolate roses in addition to pink sugar roses. And it’s all hand-crafted.
Not only is this cake a stunner, but…180 chocolate roses! That is a lot of chocolate. If you’re a chocolate fan this is definitely the cake for you.
I love the subtly of the white chocolate roses and the bright color pop from the pink sugar roses. It would be such a lovely cake at a spring or summer wedding, especially if you were incorporating roses into your floral theme.
Many thanks to our friends at Hockleys for sharing this creation with us.
Photo credit: Hockleys Cakes
As non-traditional wedding cakes go, this one … well, it takes the cake.
How much love do you have for this posey wedding cake? It’s rather amazing, don’t you think?
And for those of you wondering, a “posey” is a small flower bouquet. (Of course, right now I’m singing “a pocket full of posies” over and over in my head).
I am loving this pretty pink cake with hand-piped red roses. It’s so pretty and elegant.
And, believe it or not, this gorgeous and somewhat abstract wedding cake can be a DIY project.
That’s right! If you – or someone in your wedding party – is feeling particularly ambitious, this is a cake that you can create by following a few simple instructions.
I love this cake for a couple of reasons. Read More
There’s just something about the color yellow – it’s so bright and cheerful and instantly puts me in a good mood.
The same can be said for this wedding cake.
It’s bright and cheerful and very elegant.
Now, yellow might not be your first color choice when deciding on a wedding cake, but I have to ask “why not?” Read More
Everything is coming up roses (and violets, pansies, lavender, and cornflowers) with this stunning wedding cake!
I absolutely love this cake because it elegantly screams ‘spring!’ and because those are real flowers that have been crystallized with sugar.
The three-tier cake is frosted with buttercream icing that was piped on to resemble a basket weave – so the cake actually looks like baskets full of fresh flowers. Read More
Today we’re not talking about wedding cakes – well at least not the edible kind.
I saw this wedding cake bouquet centerpiece the other day and I just had to share it with you!
Normally I’m all about wanting to show you the prettiest and most delicious looking wedding cakes around, but how cute is this cake made from flowers? Read More
Since your wedding cake is the centerpiece at your reception, it makes sense to pick a cake that will make you and your guests smile.
This super cheerful – and very pink! – wedding cake fits the bill.
I am loving the simplicity of this cake. One tier, pink icing, and fresh poppies.
No muss. No fuss.
This cake would be perfect for a small, outdoor wedding in the spring or summer. It would even be lovely at your bridal shower. Read More
Sometimes all it takes to make a cake stunning is a simple design and some fresh flowers.
Take this cake for example – the icing is simple and the only embellishment is fresh flowers. That’s it.
And it doesn’t need anything else to make it look spectacular. Read More