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 enjoy the occasional non-traditional wedding cake, for me it’s all about going back to the basics.
A simple white wedding cake.
I love white wedding cakes in part because they are a great canvas for whatever you might want to add.
This time of year – late fall – I love seeing gorgeous white cakes adorned with fresh flowers in dark hues. Black Magic Roses, Gerbera daisies in dark red, anything that is dramatic! Read More
As we inch closer and closer to Halloween I love finding cakes that fit in the season!
Today’s naked chocolate cake is perfect for fall (and even a Halloween-themed reception).
I’m normally not a huge fan of “naked” cakes – I love icing too much to serve a cake that is seriously lacking in that department.
But this cake is too pretty to dislike! I love the dark chocolate cake and the hint of light pink icing peeking out from between the tiers. Read More
Having recently celebrated my own wedding anniversary, it’s always fun to think back to my wedding cake.
It was eight (yes, EIGHT) tiers of heart-shaped cakes. It was massive. But it fit my wedding theme – which was hearts. Everything was hearts.
I like a cake that fits in to a wedding theme or incorporates something from the wedding.
Just like today’s cake. Read More
It’s finally here! Today is the first official day of fall.
And despite the on-going warmer temperatures, the leaves are starting to change and the nights are getting cooler.
Which means it’s time to talk about wedding cakes that are inspired by fall – especially those inspired by fall colors.
Just like today’s wedding cake. Read More
This week is the week! Fall officially begins on Wednesday!
Which means…we’re going to be talking a lot about fall wedding cakes.
Today seems like a good day to start that conversation. And this simple yet elegant wedding cake is the perfect cake to officially kick off fall a few days early! Read More
We’ve featured a lot of very bright and vibrant wedding cakes on this blog, but sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics.
And today that means an all-white wedding cake creation.
This all-white cake would work in all seasons and with any color scheme making it versatile and very elegant.
I love the simple satin ribbon around each tier of the cake and the white flowers add to the overall elegance of the cake. Read More
Sure the calendar says it is only the middle of August but we all know that fall is right around the corner. However, I’m still clinging to summer with all my might, which means we’re still going to talk about summer wedding cakes.
Just like today’s beautiful pink and white creation.
This gorgeous three-tiered cake features light pink and white icing with a ruffle design that really pops. Read More
One of the things I love most about summer is watching all the flowers bloom and grow and sometimes even outgrown their planting pots.
And if you’re having a summer wedding it’s a great idea to showcase some of those gorgeous summer blooms on your wedding cake!
Aside from looking great, when you decorate your cake with flowers you don’t need anything else on the cake – not even a cake topper. Read More
So we all know that April showers bring May flowers, but around here it’s also true for June and July showers. All the summer blooms look so pretty right now!
Which brings me to today’s cake. I’m loving the tiny orange flowers on this cake.
But I think what really makes the cake POP are the bright yellow sugar swirls. Read More
My favorite color is purple but oddly enough I didn’t use the color in my wedding.
Which might be why I love to see purple showcased in weddings whether we’re talking flowers, dresses, or even the wedding cake.
I love this cake not only because it’s purple but also because it is fun and whimsical and would be perfect for a late spring, early summer wedding. Read More