If you are tired of traditional tiered wedding cakes and want to make your wedding cake stand out, add some floral power to it! Flowers can be added to wedding cakes in a number of ways. And we’re going to go over a few of them here. Read ahead to learn more about the different approaches.
Flowers and greenery are the most essential part of wedding decor – and your wedding cake is no exception. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and can tie together any element of your wedding decor. There is more than one way, however, from natural flowers to edible sugar flowers, to incorporate flowers into your tiered wedding cake.
Let’s take a look at the 7 best ways to decorate your wedding cake with flowers.
Here we are…
1. Decorate your wedding cake with natural flowers
When it comes to various ways to decorate your wedding cake with flowers, natural flowers are at the top of the list. Real wedding cake flowers are arguably the most common option, and they look great on any cake. Contact your florist and baker to make sure the flowers you place on your wedding cake perfectly match your wedding theme and colors, as well as other arrangements. Be sure to tell your florist about your floral choices and guide your baker to arrange them on your wedding cake.
2. Incorporate artificial flowers into your wedding cake
One of the best ways to add flowers to your wedding cake is to use artificial flowers. Artificial flowers for wedding cakes are the most cost effective option you can choose. If your baker doesn’t have any on hand, you’ll need to spend some time looking for the perfect faux flowers for your confection. You can find fake flowers that match your wedding theme at your dollar store, craft store, or art store.
3. Make your wedding cake a little jazzy with seasonal flowers and fruits
Another great way to make your wedding cake even more special is to include an abundance of seasonal fruits in addition to flowers. The combination of fruits and flowers will turn your cake into something enchanting and tempting. Your guests at your wedding will want it as soon as they see it. All you need to do is plan ahead with your florist and baker. Let your florist know in advance what flowers you want to incorporate into your confection. Also give your baker instructions on how to incorporate fruits and flowers into your wedding cake.
4. Add a little more sweetness to your wedding cake with sugar flowers
If you want your wedding cake to be fully edible, the best way to go is to decorate it with sugar flowers. Sugar flowers are a unique and very beautiful addition to any wedding cake. They not only make your dessert delicious, but they also make it look gorgeous. Sugar flowers are simple to make and can be adorned with buttercream, candy beads, and other decorations. They can be made from spun sugar, gum paste, marzipan, or fondant. The best part is, you don’t have to rely on the season to find a wedding cake flower that matches your wedding theme. You can ask your wedding cake baker to make some super realistic hydrangeas, lily of the valley, peonies, or any of your favorite sugar flowers. Plus, you can even create your own surreal designs to incorporate into your wedding cake.
5. Let the technique take center stage – Try image transfer flowers
Fortunately, we live in a technological age that not only makes our lives easier, but also makes our dreams come true. Let your baker know what flowers you want to transfer to your wedding cake. The photograph you want to put on the cake must first be provided to the baker. You are good to go if you have a digital photo. If not, the baker will need to scan your photograph to create a digital file. An edible photo can then be printed on a printer. Most photo cake bakeries have special printers that only print edible photos.
Another method of having a crisp floral design on your wedding cake is to print an image on fondant and then apply it to the cake. An image is printed onto a piece of fondant and then applied to the cake using this method. You can use wallpaper style pictures, photos of real flowers, etc. You can even use your own garden image printed on your wedding cake – or any other design. Ask your baker to make an image transfer on one (or all) of your levels.
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6. How about incorporating hand painted flowers
You read correctly ! You can incorporate hand painted flowers into your wedding cake. Believe it or not, a skilled artist can take your cake to the next level with just a brush and some food coloring. Of course, you will have to spend time looking for the right baker if you want your wedding cake to be hand painted – as this requires a skilled artist with a steady hand. Also, hand painting on the cake is a tedious task for the baker, so make sure he is up to the task. Hand painted wedding cake flowers are generally more expensive due to the time it takes to create them, so do your homework before committing.
7. DIY wire flower wraps
Wired wedding flower envelopes for your tailoring are another way to add flowers to your wedding cake. Most natural flowers, without a doubt, are not edible. In addition, pesticides present a risk. So, if you want to avoid all these problems, the best option is to make your own flower wrap to decorate your wedding cake. This guarantees the use of natural flowers without pesticides. All you need to do is rinse your flowers in cold water and look for insects between the petals.
Wrap a piece of heavy florists ‘wire in florists’ tape. Glue several pieces of yarn together to make a flexible strip if your yarn is too thin to support the weight of your flowers. Start gluing your stems to the strip one at a time, starting with the foliage. Build up to the desired fullness and appearance. Wrap your flowers around a tier or the front of your cake to create a pretty flower wash. This is yet another great option for natural floral wedding cake decorating without pesticides. Even your guests would appreciate such a delicious and risk-free wedding cake.
To wrap up…
So there you have it, the seven best ways to add flowers to your wedding cake. You can incorporate any of these ideas into your wedding cake to make it even more special and memorable. Many couples around the world have tried and tested all of these methods. If you have any other creative ways to decorate a wedding cake with flowers, please feel free to share them with us. We will gladly include them in our article to give couples more options for adding flowers to their wedding cake.
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