48 Wedding Cakes with Fresh Flowers
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.
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.
Edible flowers pressed into the exterior of this confection, which was made by Earth and Sugar, gave this treat a color look.
Large light pink-hued flowers surrounded each layer of this two-tiered sweet.
Real and Faux
Lavender-hued buds and burgundy leaves brought life to the ring of hand-painted blooms on this Lelé Pâtisserie confection.
This carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was adorned with flowers and greenery in autumnal hues.
Shades of Orange
Penha Longa Catering created this three-tiered confection, featuring an array of orange colored roses and greenery.
Dark and Delicate
Lake Tahoe Cakes created this simple white wedding cake, which was adorned with beautiful light and dark flowers for a striking juxtaposition.
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.
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.
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.
A Little Bit of Both
This gorgeous cake, created by Favoured Cakes, featured a four-tier rose-gold-and-ivory confection decorated with fresh and piped lace flowers.
The Lele Patisserie cake featured the crest from the couple's invitations, recreated in gold frosting, which was complemented by neutral-toned fresh flowers.
Bursts of Blue
A naked cake by Alexandra's Cakes looked fully dressed thanks to bright, fresh peach roses and blue thistle.
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.
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.
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.
Robynn Jackson added small white and beige blooms to this couple's single-serving wedding cake.
The couple opted for three-tiers of cheese topped with fresh blooms to accompany their wedding cake on the dessert table.
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.
A cascading greenery vine and white garden roses brought a lush vibe to a classic three-tier from WOW Factor Cakes.
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.
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.
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.
A peony topper, mini-cascade of blush blooms, and strawberry accents made this small cake, by add 1 tbsp, appear larger than it was.
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.
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.
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.
Pastels and Metallics
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.
Chocolate, Vanilla, and Flowers
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.
One Sweet Slice dressed up plum-colored fondant with painted golden leaf details and color palette-appropriate roses.
Purples and Greens
Pink roses added a romantic, storybook touch to this treat from Baked.
In-Bloom Dessert Table
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.
Pop of Pink
Ella's Cakes polished off this sunny, three-tiered confection with rice flowers, roses, and chamomile.
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.
Peonies and Jasmine
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.
Flowers on Top
Buttercream Bake Shop's three-tier cake was piped in an elegant pattern and topped with pastel buds.
This two-tier dessert, created by Maggie Austin Cake, was ringed with sugar flowers and blackberries.
Strawflowers and wild vetch added texture and subtle yellow hues to a Scottish Bakehouse confection.
Blooms and Vines
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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