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.
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
Until recently I never would have considered chocolate frosting on a wedding cake.
Don’t get me wrong – I love chocolate – but I always thought wedding cakes “had to” be frosted with white icing of some kind whether it’s fondant or buttercream.
Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve changed my mind and if I had to do my wedding cake over, it would be all chocolate.
As today’s cake proves, a wedding cake with chocolate icing can be beautiful and elegant and downright stunning. Read More
I absolutely love roses on wedding cakes.
I’m not sure if it’s because I love roses or because there are so many colors and varieties and they all look stunning on a wedding cake.
But whatever the reason, if there is a cake with roses I’m going to swoon. Read More
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that spring really is here to stay as we inch closer to April.
With that in mind, I wanted to find a wedding cake that was all about nature and spring-like things. I think this “woodland” wedding cake is that cake.
Our friends at Hockleys Cakes created this one-of-a-kind wedding cake for a bride and groom who “love everything woodland.” I am in awe just looking at this cake and taking in all the incredible details.
The cake itself features three tiers – each a different flavor. I love wedding cakes that have a different flavor in each tier, so in my book this cake is already awesome. Read More
Spring is in the air!
Yes, it’s true! The first day of spring is this tomorrow and therefore I’m focusing on all things pretty and floral and springy.
Just like this beautiful wedding cake adorned with balls of flowers.
This gorgeous contemporary wedding cake – called the ‘Marlborough’ – is another incredible creation from our friends at Hockleys Cakes in the United Kingdom.
I am in love with this cake. It’s so pretty and delicate and just downright gorgeous that I can’t imagine wanting to cut into it, no matter how delicious it is! Read More
It isn’t easy being green, especially when it comes to wedding cakes.
But since we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, I wanted to find a cake that had a little bit o’ green in its design.
I think this cake with the green ribbons and cheery daisies is perfect. The green isn’t too overpowering, and the daisies are such a fun flower that you just feel happier looking at them. Read More
Spring is finally in the air! Can you feel it? I certainly can.
And that’s why today I’m featuring a lovely yellow cake – because it reminds me of sunshine and spring and it has a warm and sunny feel to it.
Don’t you just love this gorgeous confection?
I’m not a huge fan of yellow, but this cake is subtle enough that the yellow icing isn’t garish or overly-bright.
It’s pretty and delicate and warm. Read More
I am a huge fan of all things purple. I think the color is vibrant and cheerful and it’s also the color of royalty according to some sources, so it has that going for it.
But as much as I love purple I had not found many cakes featuring the color until now.
And I have to tell you, I’m loving this cake and its understated elegance.
The cake itself is simple and pretty with the square tiers (such a fan of this shape!) and smooth white icing. But the ribbon around each tier takes the cake to another level of beauty, adding to the clean lines of the design. Read More