48 Wedding Cakes with Fresh Flowers

white wedding cake on gold stand with pink and peach flowers
Photo: Ashley Ludaescher

These in-bloom confections are stems and petals above the rest.

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fresh floral wedding cakes with roses in between tiers
Bianco Photography

Planning your wedding cake isn't just about tasting the different (and delicious) flavors—although that's definitely a plus. You'll also need to settle on a design. Are you looking for a fresh way to top your big-day confection? While the classic bride and groom cake toppers are cute, we're loving something a little more natural. Your wedding bouquet isn't the only part of your big day that calls for flowers, so why not add fresh buds picked straight from the garden to your wedding cake? Roses will do. Ranunculus, too. Or perhaps dahlias suit your style. No matter what flower you choose to incorporate, know that adding fresh florals to your desserts delivers a touch of elegance and romance. Plus, they've been used on wedding confections for years and years, so you aren't necessarily forgoing tradition by skipping the typical figurines.

Even better, bringing flowers into your wedding cake design can help tie your décor together. Match your ceremony arrangements or reception centerpieces for a totally polished look or add bright, bold blooms for a different vibe. Looking for ideas on how to decorate just right? Get inspired to use real blooms on your wedding cake by this collection of some of our favorite wedding cakes featuring fresh flowers, including garden roses, calla lilies, orchids, peonies, and more.

These ideas are incredibly diverse in color and style, so there's truly inspiration for any sort of celebration. See how petals have been used to decorate cakes, and what other accents they've been paired with.

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white wedding cake on gold stand with pink and peach flowers
Ashley Ludaescher

Who says your flowers are for the cake alone? This couple opted to have fresh blooms spill down the side of their three-tiered cake and down onto the table for maximum impact.

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Edible Flowers

simple white wedding cake with pressed flower decorations
Gianny Campos Photography

Edible flowers pressed into the exterior of this confection, which was made by Earth and Sugar, gave this treat a color look.

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Big Blooms

small wedding cake with pink peonies against wood wall
Meg Smith Photography

Large light pink-hued flowers surrounded each layer of this two-tiered sweet.

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Real and Faux

floral wedding cakes artiese studios lele patisserie
Artiese Studios

Lavender-hued buds and burgundy leaves brought life to the ring of hand-painted blooms on this Lelé Pâtisserie confection.

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Fall Colors

clare tim simple nearly naked wedding cake with red tones flowers
Paige Jones

This carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was adorned with flowers and greenery in autumnal hues.

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Shades of Orange

emily scott wedding cake with flower garland
Jesús Caballero

Penha Longa Catering created this three-tiered confection, featuring an array of orange colored roses and greenery.

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Dark and Delicate

alexandra david wedding three tiered wedding cake with flowers
Jacqui Cole Photography

Lake Tahoe Cakes created this simple white wedding cake, which was adorned with beautiful light and dark flowers for a striking juxtaposition.

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floral wedding cakes sara corona bohemian glamorous whimsical
Sara Corona

This confection, by Wildflower Cake Boutique, illustrated the marriage of bohemian and glamorous aesthetics. Whimsical notes, like dragonfly accents and a rose vine topper, offset the glitz of the confection's pearl beadwork.

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White buttercream iced two stacked tiers of buttermilk-poppy seed cake with lemon curd, honey-orange mousse, and honey-poached berries
Vicki Grafton Photography

Paradox Pastry Café created this small but mighty minimalist wedding cake. A few fresh flowers sticking out from the two tiers was all it needed to make a statement.

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Blushing Blooms

white and blush wedding cake with neutral tone flowers
Feather & Twine

Sweet Treets Bakery added fresh blush and taupe-hued flowers to this watercolor-inspired wedding cake. The blooms' colors paired perfectly with the cake's frosting.

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A Little Bit of Both

wedding couple slicing tiered cake
Hajley Photography

This gorgeous cake, created by Favoured Cakes, featured a four-tier rose-gold-and-ivory confection decorated with fresh and piped lace flowers.

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tamara erik wedding cake
Lacie Hansen

The Lele Patisserie cake featured the crest from the couple's invitations, recreated in gold frosting, which was complemented by neutral-toned fresh flowers.

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Bursts of Blue

Natasja and Rob wedding cake
Elias Kordelakos

A naked cake by Alexandra's Cakes looked fully dressed thanks to bright, fresh peach roses and blue thistle.

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floral wedding cakes eric mcvey stone greenery
Erich McVey

A cascade of pink, peach, and red garden roses and peonies—grounded by hydrangea and dark-green leaves—brought major drama to this Graceful Cake Creations treat.

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Simple Greenery

kimmie mike simple white wedding cake on wooden stand with green vine
Ashley Sawtelle Photography

No matter the time of year, fresh greenery makes for a beautiful addition to any wedding cake, as evidenced by this confection from D'elissious.

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adrienne will wedding cake
Anna Shackleford

In addition to the watercolor details and gold flecks, pink and white peonies, roses, and ranunculus made this gorgeous wedding cake from Cream and Flutter a total knockout.

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Tiny Neutral

floral wedding cakes stefanie keeler single serving neutral
Stefanie Keeler Photography

Robynn Jackson added small white and beige blooms to this couple's single-serving wedding cake.

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Cheese Topper

three tiered cheese rounds stacked mimicking wedding cake
Lacie Hansen

The couple opted for three-tiers of cheese topped with fresh blooms to accompany their wedding cake on the dessert table.

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floral wedding cakes alisa ferris white cake
Alisa Ferris

Inspired by the modern-yet-timeless sophistication of a Miami Art Deco hotel, this clean E&M Sweets confection's only adornments were tropical buds.

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floral wedding cakes classic cascading greenery
Perry Vaile

A cascading greenery vine and white garden roses brought a lush vibe to a classic three-tier from WOW Factor Cakes.

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two tier white and blue frosted wedding cake
Anna Peters

This wedding cake by Kayla Carey featured the bride's love of blue with abstract designs, featuring sprigs of lunaria and eucalyptus as the topper.

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Single Blooms

Wedding cake with white butter cream, stripes, and flower accents
The Edges

Floral accents topped off each tier of this wedding cake, which was filled with raspberry and apple caramel flavors. Fleur de Lisa was tasked with bringing the design to life.

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floral wedding cakes maria lamb white simple clean classy
Maria Lamb Photography

This minimalistic, andromeda-adorned cake by Sainte G. Cake Company proved that a floral-topped treat doesn't have to be over-the-top to feel garden-ready.

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Small Strawberry

floral wedding cakes judy pak ornate peony topper
Judy Pak

A peony topper, mini-cascade of blush blooms, and strawberry accents made this small cake, by add 1 tbsp, appear larger than it was.

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grace john white wedding cake with simple pink flowers
Bo Shim of Bashful Captures

The couple chose a brown sugar graham cake from Patina Events. To make the otherwise simple cake feel cohesive with the rest of their celebration, the treat was topped with delicate flowers that matched the buds in the bride's bouquet.

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Rose Topper

floral wedding cakes esther sun outdoor garden rose
Esther Sun Photography

A trio of garden roses topped off this creamy M Cake Sweets dessert. Smaller versions and eucalyptus leaves were sprinkled throughout.

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Wintry Scene

floral wedding cakes reed gallagher naked winter
Reed Gallagher

This nearly-naked Sugar Whipped Bakery confection felt decidedly winter-ready thanks to a loop of cozy cotton buds. Multi-toned leaves, a blush dahlia, and branches completed the look.

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Dramatic Topper

floral wedding cakes amy nelson
Amy Nelson-Blain

This Fake The Cake confection's smaller floral moment has nothing on its topper—with garden roses, lilies, and endless amounts of greens, it was the defining detail of the dessert table.

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Pastels and Metallics

summer wedding cakes trend metallic watercolor
Ashley Rae Photography

Marble fondant and gold leaf stripes made this Dessert First by Veronica confection feel decidedly contemporary. Two floral bunches—featuring garden roses, carnations, and dill—softened the look.

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Fall Dessert

floral wedding cakes jenny haas feather vibrant fall
Jenny Haas

So many small moments made this Hummingbird Bake Shop treat a stand-out, from the ice-blue velvet ribbon and interlocked horse shoes, to the fondant love note and pampas-grass centric floral piece.

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Optical Amusements

Sweet Heather Anne created this gorgeous, four-tiered cake adorned with fresh flowers from Pot & Box and metallic details.

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Chocolate, Vanilla, and Flowers

Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Joyce Dye of Just Desserts decorated her masterpiece with an off-center grouping of flowers. Red plums, crab apples, and candles were placed on top of the sparkly linen surrounding the confection to complete the look.

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Alixann Loosle Photography

One Sweet Slice dressed up plum-colored fondant with painted golden leaf details and color palette-appropriate roses.

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Purples and Greens

Tonhya Kae Photography

The colorful dessert table backdrop by KT Smail, which read "I Told You There'd Be Cake," was inspired by one of the bride's favorite books by Sloane Crosley, "I Was Told There'd Be Cake." Billy's Bakery created this vanilla buttercream cake, topped with fresh purple flowers and greenery.

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KT Merry

Pink roses added a romantic, storybook touch to this treat from Baked.

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In-Bloom Dessert Table

Heather Payne

A naked cake decorated with a few spray roses looked a lot lusher thanks to the garden roses, dahlias, and vines that decorated the rest of the dessert table.

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Floral Sash

Bradley James Photography

This floral cake from Sweet Heather Anne was adorned with a sash of fresh flowers and a custom topper by Laura Hooper Calligraphy that incorporated the couple's monogram.

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Pop of Pink

wedding cake
Michael Radford

A confection triple threat, this Hey There, Cupcake! masterpiece featured ombré layers, hand-lettered XOs (a reference to the Beyoncé song!), and gorgeous pink floral décor.

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Westrich Photography

Ella's Cakes polished off this sunny, three-tiered confection with rice flowers, roses, and chamomile.

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light pink wedding cake with flowers
Kerry Jeanne Photography

A lightly frosted wedding cake created by Upcountry Creations gets a floral upgrade thanks to fresh blooms and greenery, similar to the bride's bouquet.

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Red Peonies

Jodi & Kurt Photography

Instead of one large cake, this duo set out a buffet of treats that included carrot cake, mini pies, and baklava. Occasions Caterers created their petite, peony-topped two-tier, which was used for the cake-cutting tradition.

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Peonies and Jasmine

Shaun Menary Photography

This couple served up a four-tiered vanilla cake with a metallic accent tier, and topped it with coral charm peonies and sprigs of jasmine vine.

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Leila Brewster Photography

Understated and simple, this layered buckwheat cake was created by Reynard. A handful of ranunculus dressed it up.

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Flowers on Top

Landon Jacob

Buttercream Bake Shop's three-tier cake was piped in an elegant pattern and topped with pastel buds.

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Berry Beautiful

Leo Patrone

This two-tier dessert, created by Maggie Austin Cake, was ringed with sugar flowers and blackberries.

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Meg Smith Photography

Strawflowers and wild vetch added texture and subtle yellow hues to a Scottish Bakehouse confection.

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Blooms and Vines

White wedding cake flowers
Natalie Watson Photography

The real highlight of this gorgeous Magpies Bakery cake was its wild and whimsical floral accents, which included an assortment of blush flowers and delicate vines.

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