Wedding Cakes with Sugar Flowers That Look Incredibly Real
You don't need to decorate your dessert with real blooms—at least not when fake ones can be this sweet!
Your wedding cake doesn't need real flowers to make a statement. In fact, you may actually prefer to decorate your dessert with sugar flowers. That's because fake blossoms can look just as pretty as fresh ones. Better yet, they're hardier, which means their petals won't wilt. And if your favorite bloom is out of season (or pricier than your budget can afford), a sugar version can bring your vision to life instead. If you need more convincing that the edible alternatives are worth considering for your reception's dessert, get inspired by these wedding cake design ideas using sugar flowers.
Sugar flowers—which are commonly made using gum paste or fondant—are totally customizable. Without the limits of nature holding you back, you can decorate with blossoms in any size or color of your liking. That being said, cake bakers and designers are pros at making the fake blooms look real. If you play your cards right, your guests might not be able to tell the difference between your sugar roses and fresh ones!
We've seen everything from dahlias to peonies in sugar form. We've also seen sugar flowers used in ways that range from traditional to totally modern. Take this creative Superfine Bakery wedding cake. The four-tiered red confection boasted both painted and sugar blooms, giving it a look that was totally unique. No matter your event's color scheme or theme, there's a way to incorporate sugar flowers into your dessert's design. For more proof, browse the rest of our examples. You'll be amazed at what you find.
Can you believe that the pink dahlia on this A Spoon Full of Sugar Cakes dessert wasn't real? The sugar accent could pass for a freshly-picked version any day.
This blue Melissa's Fine Pastries wedding cake had a unique texture, but that's not all. It was topped with a trailing assortment of sugar flowers.
Sugar magnolias are so lovely—especially versions that look as authentic as these Two Sugars Studio ones.
Mini Wedding Cake
Single Sugar Flower
How creative is this idea? Tessa Pinner took molds of this wedding venue's greenery to help her design its cake's botanical details. The gorgeous dessert tasted great, too—it featured strawberry cake, lemon curd filling, and elderflower icing.
Confections on the Coast finished this four-tiered cake off with clusters of sugar flowers.
We love the statement wreaths on these The Cake & The Giraffe confections, which were designed using gold leaves and white sugar flowers.
The Cake Baker scattered sugar anemones on this white, blue, and gold dessert.
Arrange sugar flowers in a unique way, as Cescaphe did here. The cascading decorations were either white or an elegant gold.
Vanessa & Caroline Creatices de Mariages placed these décor pieces diagonal from each other.
Simple Sugar Flowers
Green sugar succulents spruced up this white fondant cake by Sweet + Saucy.
Ana's Custom Cakes topped this vanilla, five-tiered confection with a sugar sculpture wreath inspired by lilies of the valley.
Black Flower Toppers
This couple had eight small Flour Power Confectionary cakes, each with its own black-and-white sugar flower.
This three-tiered, two-flavored confection was adorned with gardenias (the bride wore a fresh one in her hair), sugar pearls, and ruffles. The Maggie Austin Cake dessert sat atop a pedestal and was showcased within a large wooden frame.
Pink Sugar Peonies
This four-tiered buttercream cake by Amy Beck Cake Design had three different flavors: vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream, chocolate bourbon cake with chocolate truffle ganache, and lemon cake with lemon curd filling. Simple sugar peonies tied the whole thing together.