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 seeing a wedding cake adorned with fresh flowers, there is something equally as gorgeous and elegant about sugar flowers.
Not only can sugar flower be beautiful but they’re also edible – which is a win-win in my book.
This cake is both elegant and modern. I love that the bottom tiers are square while the top half of the cake features round tiers. It gives the cake just enough of an “edge” without being too over-the-top modern. Read More
Just because there’s a chill in the air doesn’t mean you can’t have a wedding cake that features beautiful fresh flowers.
As I think back to my own wedding cake (12 years ago!) the one element I loved most – other than the heart-shaped tiers – was the use of fresh black magic roses on the cake. Read More
I think it’s safe to say that fall is officially here.
There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing color (at least around here), and I’m starting to see more fall decorations with a lot of orange and brown. So I figured it was a good time to feature a very fall wedding cake.
This is the perfect fall wedding cake – it has rustic colors, leaves, and even an edible tree stump as the cake’s base.
The three-tier cake is iced with a beautiful white fondant that is embellished with gum paste leaves and branches in oranges, browns, reds, and greens. Read More
Roses are one of my favorite flowers to choose when you want to add fresh flowers on a wedding cake.
There are so many colors and varieties of roses which means you can use them year-round no matter the season.
If you’re planning a fall wedding you can think about using deep hued roses like Black Magic roses or even some lighter reds and orange colored roses like the ones used on this cake. Read More
The first day of fall is about a week away so it’s about time to start showcasing some gorgeous fall wedding cakes.
And while I’m not normally a fan of brown as a color, I do love brown wedding cakes. I think it’s because they look so dramatic and they really lend themselves to the fall season.
This dark brown wedding cake with white flowers is stunning.
The three-tier cake features a dark espresso colored icing accented with delicate white flowers and it is beautiful. Read More
I recently saw someone post on Facebook that there are only 20 Fridays left until Christmas.
And while that seems a little bit crazy, I figured today was as good a day as any to feature this Winter Wonderland wedding cake.
Our good friends at Hockleys Cakes created this whimsical cake for a winter wedding. The cake reflects a “Toytown” theme.
The six tier cake features a blue sky background which enhances the colors of the toys, animals, and buildings that are on display. Read More
Sometimes all you need to make a statement is a simple yet elegant wedding cake.
This is that cake.
The three tier cake features elegant buttercream icing that almost resembles pleats in a wedding dress. And the only embellishment the cake needs is a brightly colored fresh flower.
This version of the cake features a lovely red rose, but if roses aren’t your favorite it would look stunning with other big and bright flowers. Read More
As we inch ever closer to the last month of summer, I’m doing my best to keep a firm grip on the warm weather and flowers, because we all know fall is just around the corner.
That being said, I had to share this cake today because as soon as I saw it I was in love. With a cake.
At first glance you might think “wow, this is a busy cake”…and while you’d be right, I would argue that it’s busy in a good way. A really good way.
I love the stark white icing on the four-tiered cake. But what I love more are the brightly colored flowers that adorn the cake from top to bottom. Read More
Sometimes all you need for a gorgeous wedding cake is a simple white cake topped with pretty flowers.
Like this cake.
It’s so simple and so pretty and I would love to see this at a summer wedding.
I love wedding cakes with fresh flowers – it’s such an easy and elegant way to add something special to your cake.
And you can personalize it by incorporating the flowers from your bouquet or what your bridesmaids are carrying. Read More
I have to admit, I find the unfrosted – or “naked” – wedding cakes a bit jarring.
I think that’s because I want my cake to be overloaded with frosting. I’m the “corner of the cake” kind of girl because that’s where the highest concentration of frosting hides.
So when I see a wedding cake sans frosting, it makes me wonder “why?”
However, I am always one to give cakes the benefit of the doubt (unless there’s carrot cake involved) so let’s go forth and explore the wonder that is the naked wedding cake. Read More