44 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.
Real and Faux
Lavender-hued buds and burgundy leaves brought life to the ring of hand-painted blooms on this Lelé Pâtisserie confection.
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.
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.
Robynn Jackson added small white and beige blooms to this couple's single-serving wedding cakes.
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.
Pop of Color
Brightly-colored hydrangea, rose, and ranunculus buds stood out in front of this bright-white dessert by The Blue Pastry Box. Upon closer inspection, though, the cake's floral lace-inspired texture was another special touch.
A cascading greenery vine and white garden roses brought a lush vibe to a classic three-tier from WOW Factor Cakes.
Ivy and Cherries
Starting at the geometric topper, ivy vines, little ranunculus buds, and fresh cherries were woven throughout this neutral three-tier by Icing on the Cake.
A peony topper, mini-cascade of blush blooms, and strawberry accents made this small cake, by add 1 tbsp, appear larger than it was.
Floral and Feminine
This dotted single-tier by Dolce Designs displayed fresh wildflower buds in a unique way—in a ring around the base.
Lots of Volume
Coral cardinal bush flowers added volume to this Maria's Cakes number. An oversized gold chain transported the confection to the Mediterranean.
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.
Lele Patisserie topped this confection off with eye-catching crimson roses and contrasting, bright green limes.
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
This wedding cake's layers upon layers of ruffled fondant (all by Jenna Rae Cakes) made the sweet treat look like one giant flower itself. The sugar flower additions completed its garden-ready effect.
Ella's Cakes polished off this sunny, three-tiered confection with rice flowers, roses, and chamomile.
This three-tiered naked cake from Hansen's Cakes sat on a table carved from a fallen Redwood. The scene around the cake was set to create the look of an overgrown forest: Stumps from the preserve, fresh sheet moss, lily of the valley, clematis, wild sage, blade fern, millet and rattlesnake grasses decorated the area.
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.
Garland of Stephanotis
The Custom Cake Shoppe worked stephanotis vine and small white buds into the buttercream of this treat.