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.
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
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