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.
Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower.
Sure, I love roses as much as the next person but sunflowers are just so darn happy. It makes them really hard to resist.
So imagine my surprise when I saw today’s wedding cake – it’s all sunflowers! Read More
I wasn’t always a fan of the color pink. It took becoming a mom to two girls to really bring me around to the many shades of pink.
I love seeing different pinks used in wedding cakes – and it always reminds me of the line from ‘Steel Magnolias’ when Shelby says “My colors are blush and bashful” and her mother responds with “Your colors are pink and pink.” Cracks me up every time.
Today’s cake is a light peachy-pink hue and it’s absolutely perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Read More
The more wedding cakes I look at the more I love seeing fresh pink flowers on cakes!
I never used to enjoy the color pink but I have to admit it really is starting to grow on me.
And today’s cake is such a pretty-in-pink cake! It really is a perfect cake for a spring or summer reception. Read More
Despite the temperatures outside it really IS spring and that means everything is blooming!
This is the perfect time of year to include fresh flowers on your wedding cake. It’s one of my favorite trends when it comes to adding pops of color to cakes.
Today’s cake features peach roses and zinnias – which gives the cake a lovely pastel look, perfect for spring or early summer. If you aren’t a fan of peach roses you could always pick another hue. Read More
I prefer my wedding cakes to have a lot of icing. After all, is a cake really a cake without icing?
But sometimes I find a “naked” wedding cake (sans icing) that really intrigues me.
Take for example today’s nearly naked caked that is adorned with some colorful and whimsical sprinkles. Read More
Ah, spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming the grass is getting greener. And it’s lovely!
If you’re looking for a spring-worthy cake that feature fresh flowers (and even a little bit of fruit), today’s cake is that cake.
I’m loving the subtle blush color of this cake – it’s just slightly pink and it’s perfect. Read More
Spring is my favorite season thanks to all the lovely flowers that are blooming right now!
They’re a welcome sight after several months of cold winter weather.
Today’s wedding cake is the perfect springtime wedding cake thanks to the abundance of lovely pink roses.
I love the elegance of this cake too. Read More
This week we’re thinking about all things green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!
And while it isn’t easy being green when you’re talking about wedding cakes, it is quite pretty.
Also, you can’t get more “spring-y” than green. That’s one of the things we love most about spring – everything is turning green!
Today’s cake takes a unique turn with the color green as it’s more of a lime green than a “grassy green.” Read More
Spring is most definitely in the air this week! The windows are open, the birds are chirping, and springtime flowers are starting to peek out from the ground.
And since I’m in a spring-y mood, I just had to find a wedding cake that reflected all things spring.
Today’s cake is that cake.
This gorgeous four-tier cake would be perfect at a springtime wedding thanks to the delicate cascade of fresh blooms. Read More
Today is the second day of March, which means we are daydreaming about springtime and flowers and warmer weather.
However, it is also currently snowing outside so we are also thinking about snow and ice and cold – all the wintry things that look like the colors of this cake.
We love this gorgeous cake. The three tiers each feature a different shade of blue and it gives it an elegant ombre look. Read More