How to Decorate a Cake with Flowers

How to Decorate a Cake with Fresh Flowers

When I did weddings, we would decorate a cake with fresh flowers at almost every event. And it is surprisingly easy.

I have a video below with instructions and a tutorial. (Haaaa – I am still working on the quality of the videos. However, #reallife. Also, for real, are these thumbnail images not hilarious? It’s like they found the one clip that I am looking like I have no idea what is going on and decide that’s the one to use. Lol!)

Tips for Creating the Cake Flowers

As you can see in the video, you basically use the cake like floral foam. My biggest tips are:

1- Clean your flower stems and use a knife instead of a scissors (or run your scissors through the dishwasher first because #germaphobe).

2- You can just stick the flowers straight into the cake. As you can see in the video, I had to improvise a bit because the flowers I originally planned to put at the bottom didn’t work, so I went with the rose as my base and built around it. I started with the largest flower I planned to use and then started placing flowers around it to build a little mini arrangement.

3- If you do plan to use fresh flowers, I would do this no more than an hour or so before your event begins. These flowers are all pretty hearty and would have no problem lasting that long without water. If you were to use a hydrangea, I would recommend a water tube that you can probably just ask the florist at the grocery store for. They should have them on hand.

4- I am sure most of you are great bakers. I am not. I bought this cake from a local grocery store just iced for like $12. The flowers I got in a little bouquet at Walmart for $6, so the total for the cake was $20!

I’ll do another tutorial soon with the flowers on the top of the cake, but if you are looking for a cake topper similar to the on this cake, you can find one here.

How to Decorate a Cake with Flowers

Let me know if you have any questions!

Check out this and my other creations on Instagram or Facebook! I would love to share more of my ideas with you! See my other flower tutorials here!

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