Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes: 15 Ideas For Adding Real Blossoms To Your Big Day Dessert

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Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Wedding Cake Cutting - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake Cutting – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson

 

When it comes to wedding cakes these days, taste is just one of the factors that couples consider when deciding on what to serve their guests. Now more than ever, natural flowers and greenery are replacing the traditional cake topper to create fresh, one-of-kind designs. We always get excited when our couples ask us to set aside elements from their floral theme to decorate their wedding cake. A few pillowy peonies on top, a cascade of garden roses, and a ring of ivy can take the basic white dessert to the next level. From petite and sweet to blooming show-stoppers, here’s a look at some of our favorite petal trimmed confections from the Real BB Weddings archives.

 

Donna & Frank Wedding - Wedding Cake - Glasshouses - by Cly by Matthew

Donna & Frank Wedding – Wedding Cake – Glasshouses – by Cly by Matthew

 

Clusters of garden, spray, and quicksand roses in shades of pink and white with dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus bring exuberant life to this frosted white treat.

 

Emma and Izzet Wedding - Wedding Cake with White Dahlias - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - By Rebecca Yale

Emma and Izzet Wedding – Wedding Cake with White Dahlias – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – By Rebecca Yale

 

There’s no better way to celebrate a mid-summer garden wedding than with a simply elegant desert. White dahlias and touches of rich greenery were all that was needed to take make this white cake flourish with seasonal beauty.

 

Karen and Alfred Wedding - Wedding Cake - Hilton Pearl River - Bashful Captures

Karen and Alfred Wedding – Wedding Cake – Hilton Pearl River – Bashful Captures

 

There are no rules when it comes to cake decoration. Just look at this unforgettable stunner, which presents a personalized cake topper (the beloved dessert accessory hasn’t disappeared entirely!)  accentuated by a ravishing waterfall of spray, vendela, amnesia, quicksand, sahara, Juliet garden roses, and ranunculus with Italian ruscus.

 

Emily and Felix Wedding - Wedding Cake Detail - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Wedding Cake Detail – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

Incorporating different textures adds interest to white flowers on a white cake. We love how the ruffled playa roses underscore the alternating finishes of frosting ranging from almost naked to spackled.

 

Emily & Daring Wedding - Wedding Cake spray roses and blue thistle - Battello NJ - Photography by Casey Fatchett

Emily & Daring Wedding – Wedding Cake spray roses and blue thistle – Battello NJ – Photography by Casey Fatchett

 

A handmade heart and ivy topper with ivory spray roses and nay blue thistle are a winning combo on this white polka-dot accented caking, brining a whimsical feel to the presentation.

 

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding - Wedding Cake - The Foundry - Anastasiia Photography

Elizabeth and Andrew Wedding – Wedding Cake – The Foundry – Anastasiia Photography

 

Rings of olive greenery accompanied with blush quicksand and majolica spray roses bestow organic romanticism on this buttercream confection.

 

Kelsey and Nick Wedding - Wedding Cake - Bower Hotel - Anne Lee Photography

Kelsey and Nick Wedding – Wedding Cake – Bower Hotel – Anne Lee Photography

 

Sure a five-tier tower is going to draw admiring eyes. But let us all take a moment to marvel at the captivating loveliness of this tiny cake adored with white Tibet and spray roses and ring of English ivy at the base.

 

Lauren and Jordan Wedding - Wedding Cake - Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY - by Craig Paulson

Lauren and Jordan Wedding – Wedding Cake – Blue Hill at Stone Barns NY – by Craig Paulson

 

Radiating summer garden romance, this cake features lusciously soft peonies, Juliet garden, quicksand, and spray roses, and ranunculus in punchy hues accented with trailing greenery.

 

Laura & Andrew Wedding - Cake - Ravel Hotel - by Max Flatow

Laura & Andrew Wedding – Cake – Ravel Hotel – by Max Flatow

 

A billowing trail of sherbert orange and pink hued punctuate the fun and festive feel of this unforgettable wedding treat by Milk Bar.

 

Raphaela & Neil Wedding - Wedding Cake - Metropolitan Club - by Hechler Photographers

Raphaela & Neil Wedding – Wedding Cake – Metropolitan Club – by Hechler Photographers

 

The epitome of sophisticated decadence, this four-tier cake is adorned with a cascade of white Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids.

 

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding - Wedding Cake - Oheka Castle - by Craig Paulson

Caroline & Jonathan Wedding – Wedding Cake – Oheka Castle – by Craig Paulson

 

Don’t be afraid to follow your heart’s imagination and push the envelope of wedding cake decor. A King Protea topper and cascading fresh blooms just wasn’t enough for Caroline and Jonathan’s eye-popping cake tower (see the photo at the top of the post). The couple included a lucite cake stand filled with ranunculus, tulips, anemones, ascot and hearts roses, lisianthus, salal leaves, sword ferns, and Italian ruscus.

 

Cari and AnShih Wedding - Ranunculus Quicksand Garden Spray Rose Cake Flowers - Lotte New York Palace NYC - by Kelly Kollar Photography

Cari and AnShih Wedding – Ranunculus Quicksand Garden Spray Rose Cake Flowers – Lotte New York Palace NYC – by Kelly Kollar Photography

 

A blossoming topper with descending quicksand, spray, and garden roses and ranunculus is shades of mauve, blush, and white take this two-tier cake to great new heights.

 

Yelena and Chris Wedding - Wedding Cake - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Sascha Reinking Photography

Yelena and Chris Wedding – Wedding Cake – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Sascha Reinking Photography

 

Tropical minimalism with a hint of fancy, this clean white dessert’s only adornments are a few Phalaenopsis orchids and an intricately delicate pattern piped around the center.

 

Nicole and Sean Wedding - Wedding Cake - Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club - Janelle Brooke Photography

Nicole and Sean Wedding – Wedding Cake – Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club – Janelle Brooke Photography

 

This wedding’s rustic romantic beach theme was celebrated with a breathtaking naked caked trimmed with a voluminous, pink eskimo, hermosa, and spray roses, astilbe and seeded eucalpytus.

 

Talya and Adam Wedding - Wedding Cake - Angel Orensanz Foundation - Erika Delgado Photography

Talya and Adam Wedding – Wedding Cake – Angel Orensanz Foundation – Erika Delgado Photography

 

Gorgeous white garden roses and lavender ocean song roses dressed up this classic white cake to create a look of graceful allure.

Your bridal bouquet and centerpieces are not the only aspects of your wedding day that need floral attention. The wedding cake is a tradition that goes back the late 1800s. By adding fresh blooms to your big day dessert, you can put a personal twist on tradition while bringing a naturally beautiful vibe to the party.

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