04 Dic Wedding cake ideas: fresh flowers on wedding cake
Sparkle at your wedding with fresh flowers wedding on your cake
Wedding cakes come in different shape, colors amd size. If you want to add a different touch at your wedding reception, get it from nature with fresh flowers on your wedding cake. Decorating a cake with fresh blooms is always a winning choice.
Fresh flowers can turn a simple cake into a fresh and elegant piece of the wedding décor. It is hard to beat fresh blooms if they are wisely handled.
The pros of a wedding cake with fresh flowers
Florals have become more and more popular also as a way to personalise you cake. Despite of the common thoughts about fancier cakes, flowers wedding cake are the perfect ending for your reception. They can be extremely refined or perfectly simple and match entirely your color scheme. Guests tend to remember the aspect of the cake more than the taste. Using flowers will allow, so you have endless options in terms of colors and decoration.
What flowers can you use?
Well, firstly you will need to avoid any type of harmful flower. Bear in mind that not all the flowers are edible. They will be in touch with the frosting oof the cake. Look for organic flowers that are not treated with pesticides or other contaminants. At the same time, skip flowers that requires constantly water. You don’t want your décor to lose its appeal before cutting the cake.
Furthermore, avoid wafer paper flowers. Their look doesn’t suit a wedding cake.
From lilac to garden roses, all the flowers are perfect. Check seasonality and then pick the flowers that suit you and your wedding cake best. Keep in mind that the shape and the size of this décor has to suit the shape and size of the cake. Blooms have to be a complement to your cake not a substitution.
Adding some watercolours design to one or more layer will give more captivating look to the cake. On the other side if you want something more romantic and out of the scheme opt for dry flowers directly pressed on the frosting of the cake.
How to use fresh flowers wedding on your cake
There are different ways to use fresh flowers in a wedding cake. How to place them will depend on the type of cake and on the result, you want to obtain.
Cascade of flowers
What about a festive decoration looking like a waterfall of lush? A towering cake is the most suitable shape for this type of decoration. The cascade can be single, double, smooth curve or spiral. Don’t forget to consider the size of the cake and don’t overdo. Mix match flowers with fresh fruits for a fresher look. Play with the different hues of the same shade to get a colorful but delicate effect. Use lightly frosted cakes for a refined touch.
This works well if you have multiple small cakes spaced apart and you don’t like the gap in between each tier. For specific decoration it is suggested to use big flowers, such has roses, peonies, hydrangeas. They will fill the gaps perfectly, incorporate some color and will add that fascinating look without overdoing the main design.
Cake toppers are always a good choice if the cake is not too big and you want to keep it simple. If you have a larger base you can combine flowers with some other type of cake toppers such as figurine, Mrs and Mrs, or modern designs. Mix some greenery in the cake topper, it will give a more organic overall look. If it is a one-layer cake you can also play with texture of the frosting to add some movement.
Last but not least, if you like a wild look flowers scattered around will be perfect for you. This unusual way of using flowers is convenient if the cake is not huge and when is not suitable for other types of décor. You can use different flowers in the same shade, the same flower with different size. To add a twist, use some berries or small fruits, such as grapes.
If flowers are not for you, try with greenery. This option is much in vogue for barn weddings or rustic wedding in the countryside.
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