Cake Inspiration – Flowers

13 May

Friday may be my favorite day of the week but let’s face it – any day that involves cake is a good day!  Today, I have SIX cakes to share with you, all with some type of flower decor.  Some may overlap with my previous cake posts (here, and here) but I’m sure you’re not complaining.  Here’s to a sweet day!

First up, two relatively simple cakes complete with large floral impact.  The first is a tinted green fondant cake with notes of creeping vines around both tiers.  Blending right in is the elaborate sugar flower topper.  That’s right – sugar!  Don’t they look so life-like?  The second is a plain white three-tier cake with large, white gardenia blossoms.  Très southern.

These next two are very similar – plain white tiers accented with elegant silver ribbon.  Steve wasn’t too crazy about the cluster of flowers at the base of the top tier.  “Shouldn’t they be at the top?” he said.  While perhaps possessing more of an asymmetrical structure, I liked the plain top.  The flowers on the side add the detail for the cake as a whole in a unique, non-traditional way.

Of course, a post about flowers on wedding cakes wouldn’t be complete with a few ideas from Martha.  Though we’re going with a traditional black and white theme (with hints of green), I love the peachy tones of the first example.  I love the simplicity of the rose petal necklace just resting on the top of the bottom tier.  Nice touch, right?  Of course, there are those pearls around the top layer again – what do you think of the loop detail around the bottom tier?  Lastly, we have a southern classic – red velvet cake with sugar magnolia detailing.  Go, Martha!

Image credits from left to right, top to bottom:

A. Cake by Ana Parzych Custom Cakes, photography by Antonis Achilleos via The Knot, B. No credit given via Project Wedding, C. No credit given via Project Wedding, D. No credit given via Project Wedding, E. Ruffly Rose Petal Cake via Martha Stewart Weddings, F. Red Velvet Cake via Martha Stewart Weddings

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