Nothing makes for a more perfect finishing touch on a wedding cake than delicate flowers, and now they're more accessible than ever. Check out these sweet ideas for realistic faux floral details.
Once upon a time, a cake with artful sugar flowers and fruit would take countless hours and expert skills to create. But thanks to a new crop of sources, you can order realistic-looking decorations in materials like gum paste and fondant, then apply them to plain tiers for a truly wedding-worthy confection. Whether you're looking to go all out and rim each tier with an abundance of fine-looking flowers, create patterns out of ones that are small and edible, or if you simply want to enrich the elegance of your cake with a floral arrangement right on top, anything is possible.
The best part is, there are so many options for edible florals and ways to use them. Simply put, you're guaranteed the unique, one-of-a-kind cake you've always dreamed of. Want to give these edible arrangements a try? Here, a few looks to spark some serious inspiration for wedding cakes decked out with the most realistic faux flowers we've ever seen. Looks like you can have your flowers on your cake and eat them, too.
The Details, above: Lemon and blossom fillers, $69 for 14, caljavaonline.com.
Make It Simple
If you're using larger flowers, you don't need a lot of them to take a cake from bare to beautiful. Try a single fondant orchid per tier for a look that's both elegant and effortless.
The Details: Orchid fondant flowers, $24 for 3, sugargardencupcakes.etsy.com.
Top It Off
Bundle white parrot-tulip and white cosmos sugar flowers to make a timeless and simple topper. This will keep your cake looking clean, but still festive.
The Details: White parrot-tulip sugar flowers and white cosmos sugar flowers, $35 for 3, juliekonsewicz.etsy.com.
Scale Each Tier
For smaller blooms, like these happy-making daisies, play with scale and pattern to make the most impact: We used a different size and arrangement on each tier, working from largest at the base to tiny, airy ones at the top.
The Details: Petit gum-paste daisies, $27 for 36, caljavaonline.com. Wilton daisy icing decorations, from $6 for 12, joann.com. Wilton mini daisy icing decorations, from $11 for 32, amazon.com. Martha Stewart Collection cake stand, 12", $65, macys.com.