Planning & Inspiration
Decorating Cakes With Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers bring so much beauty and romance to a wedding cake. It’s no wonder this look is trending. Decorating a cake with real blossoms is just one more way to bring nature’s vibrance to your celebration. Here are some wedding cakes wearing flowers we designed.
Inspiring photos of flower-adorned cakes are pinned all over the bridal blogosphere. I noticed questions and concerns about safety. While it’s true that many flowers are not edible, professional bakers and florists know behind-the-scenes tricks that ensure cakes stay pristine. Arrangements are often composed and attached to small platforms before being carefully placed upon fondant-covered tiers. Stems are wrapped or encased tiny tubes. Servers know to remove floral decorations as the cake is cut, so guests avoid stray petals. It’s wedding magic!
To dress up home-baked cakes, please do stick to edible flowers. A handful of violets and rose petals, scattered over a simply frosted cake, is elegant and memorable for a special occasion at home. Use flowers that are free from pesticides. Browse your local farmers market for organic pansies, tulips, jasmine or freesia in season. Online stores like Cherry Valley Organics offer a good selection.