If you’re tired of traditional tiered wedding cakes and want to make your wedding cake stand out, add some flower power to it! Flowers can be added to wedding cakes in a variety of ways. And we’ll go over a few of them here. Read ahead to learn about the various approaches to it.
Flowers and greenery are the most indispensable part of wedding decor – and your wedding cake is no exception. Flowers look absolutely stunning and can tie all of the elements of your wedding decor together. There is, however, more than one way ranging from natural blooms to edible sugar flowers to incorporate flowers into your multi-tiered wedding cake.
Let’s take a look at the 7 best ways to decorate your wedding cake with flowers.
Here we go…
1. Decorate Your Wedding Cake with Natural Blooms
When it comes to various ways to decorate your wedding cake with flowers, natural blooms are at the top of the list. Real wedding cake flowers are arguably the most common option, and they look stunning on any cake. Get in touch with your florist and baker to ensure that the blooms you place on top of your wedding cake match perfectly with your wedding theme and color scheme, along with other arrangements. Don’t miss telling your floral choices to your florist and guiding your baker on arranging them on your wedding cake.
2. Incorporate Artificial Flowers To Your Wedding Cake
One of the best ways to add flowers to your wedding cake is to use artificial flowers. Artificial wedding cake flowers are the most cost-effective option that you can opt for. If your baker doesn’t have any on hand, you’ll have to spend some time looking for the perfect fake blooms for your confection. You can find fake flowers that match your wedding theme at your local dollar store, craft emporium, or art boutique.
3. Make Your Wedding Cake A Bit Jazzy With Flowers & Seasonal Fruit
Another great way to make your wedding cake look extra special is to include a bounty of seasonal fruit in addition to the flowers. The combination of fruit and flowers will transform your cake into something enchanting and tempting. Your wedding guests will want it as soon as they see it. All you need to do is plan ahead of time with your florist and baker. Let your florist know ahead of time which flowers you want to incorporate into your confection. Also, give your baker instructions on how to incorporate both fruits and flowers into your wedding cake.
4. Add Some More Sweet 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 look delicious, but they also make it look stunning. Sugar flowers are simple to make and can be adorned with buttercream, candy pearls, and other decorations. They can be made from spun sugar, gum paste, marzipan, or fondant. The best part is that you don’t have to rely on the season to find a wedding cake flower that matches your wedding theme. You can have your wedding cake baker make super realistic Hydrangeas, Lily of the Valley, Peony, or any of your favorite sugar flowers. Not just that, you can even make some surrealistic designs of your own to get them incorporated into your wedding cake.
5. Let The Technique Come Into The Picture – Try Image Transfer Flowers
Fortunately, we live in a technological age that not only makes our lives easier but also allows our dreams to become a reality. Inform your baker of the flowers you wish to have transferred onto your wedding cake. The photograph you want to put on the cake must first be provided to the baker. You’re good to go if you have a digital photograph. If this is not the case, the baker will need to scan your photograph to create a digital file. An edible photo can then be printed on a printer. Most bakeries that specialize in photo cakes have special printers that only print edible photos.
Another method for having a flawless floral design on your wedding cake is to have a picture printed on fondant and then applied to the cake. A picture is printed onto a piece of fondant and then applied to the cake using this method. You can use wallpaper-style images, photos of real flowers, etc. You can even use the picture of your own garden printed on your wedding cake – or any other design. Inquire with your baker about doing an image transfer on one (or all) of your tiers.
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6. How About Incorporating Hand-Painted flowers
You read that correctly! You can have hand-painted flowers incorporated into your wedding cake. Believe it or not, a proficient artist can take your cake to another level with just a paintbrush and some food coloring. Of course, you’ll have to spend some time looking for the right baker if you want your wedding cake to be hand-painted – as it necessitates a skilled artist with a steady hand. In addition, hand-painting on the cake is a time-consuming task for the baker, so make sure they’re up to the task. Hand-painted wedding cake flowers are typically more expensive due to the time it takes to create them, so do your homework before committing.
7. DIY Wired Flower Wraps
DIY wired wedding flower wraps for your confection are another way to add flowers to your wedding cake. Most natural flowers, without a doubt, are not edible. Furthermore, pesticides pose a risk. So, if you want to avoid all of these problems, the best option is to make your own flower wrap to decorate your wedding cake. This ensures the use of pesticide-free natural blooms. All you have to do is rinse your flowers in cold water and look for bugs between the petals.
Wrap a piece of thick floristry wire in floristry tape. Tape several pieces of wire together to make a flexible band if your wire is too thin to support the weight of your flowers. Begin taping your stems to the band one at a time, beginning with the foliage. Build up until you achieve the desired fullness and appearance. Wrap your flowers around a tier or up the front of your cake to create a lovely wash of blooms. This is yet another excellent option for pesticide-free natural floral wedding cake decoration. Even your guests would enjoy such a delectable and risk-free wedding cake.
Wrapping it 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 extra 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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