Baby’s Breath Wedding Cakes

Baby's Breath wedding cakes by The Flour Girl left and by Consumed by Cake right

Delicate, lacey bouquets of baby’s breath is one of the key floral trends this year for bridal bouquets and it works surprisingly well for both summer and winter weddings. We have lots of inspiration and ideas this week on how to incorporate baby’s breath into your wedding cake designs to complement your bride’s wedding bouquet.

Simple all-white or ivory designs work best with the delicate blooms of baby’s breath, with a very pretty example above left by The Flour Girl with a simple polka dot pattern and elegant piped detail adorning the top tier.

Consumed by Cake have designed a smart, sophisticated baby’s breath wedding cake above right with textured icing creating a vertical lined effect, softened with vintage lace and a single sugar flower.

Parkland Cakes have incorporated an intricate texture in their baby’s breath design below left, but at the same time sticking to an all-white palette to lend simplicity and uniformity to the overall design concept (image by Kathleen Meelia Photography via Style Me Pretty).

To the right, we have a classical, romantic rose wedding cake by Jelly Cake UK nestled in a bed of baby’s breath for a beautiful wedding cake display.

baby's breath wedding cakes by Parkland Cakes left, Kathleen Meelia Photography via SMP and by Jelly Cakes right

A wild and textured pomander of baby’s breath adds an original touch to the beautiful vintage cake below by Dragonfly Cakes (left) and on the right, a hand-tied bouquet of baby’s breath with lace trim resting across the tiers adds a beautiful, feminine touch to this wedding cake design (image via Juxtapost).

Do bear in mind when using baby’s breath in cake decorating that because it is quite a delicate flower, it tends to wilt faster when out of water than a larger, more robust flower such as a rose. Therefore, make sure you use wet oasis for your displays or if you are just using sprays of baby’s breath (out of water) that they are arranged just before the cake goes on display.

baby's breath wedding cakes by Dragonfly Cakes left and from Pinterest right

Swiss dot piping complements the baby’s breath floral motif perfectly in the pretty wedding cake below left via Exquisite Weddings Magazine, with a light and airy wedding cake design below right with textured lined buttercream frosting (image by Half Orange Photography via Style Me Pretty).

Baby's Breath wedding cake via Exquisite Weddings Magazine and by Half Orange Photography via Style Me Pretty

Ivory dahlia interspersed with foliage and lacey sprays of baby’s breath create a bright and fresh floral adornment for this beautiful wedding cake below by Sweet Love Cake Couture, with simple ruffle banding on the bottom tier.


A bed of baby’s breath under a wedding cake or little sprays tucked around the base add a fabulous bridal touch to a wedding cake design with two pretty examples below (image by Alexandra Tremaine Photography left and via Pinterest right).

Baby's Breath wedding cakes, Alexandra Tremaline Photography left

A simple garland of baby’s breath and a single pink dahlia bloom are all it takes to add vintage beauty to this simple cake by Miss Shell’s Cakes, Australia.

Baby's Breath decorated cake by Miss Shell's Cakes

A glass cake stand works perfectly with this simple baby’s breath adorned cake below left (image by Nancy Neil Photography via Style Me Pretty) and on the right, pretty sprays resting on each tier creates a beautiful wedding cake silhouette (image by McCartneys Photography).

baby's breath wedding cakes via Style Me Pretty, Nancy Neil Photography left and McCartney's Photography right

Peony buds and rustic style banners combine beautifully with sprays of baby’s breath in this pretty design below left (image via Corinthians Flowers via Utterly Engaged) and an example of a simple but elegant baby’s breath inspired wedding tablescape features below right (image via Wedding Pins).

Baby's Breath wedding cake, image via Corinthians Flowers via Utterly Engaged left and image right via Wedding Pins

A perfect example below of how stems of baby’s breath can be used to enhance a wedding cake table display so simply, below (image by Nathan Westerfield Photography).

wedding cake table decorated with baby's breath, image by Nathan Westerfield Photography

A display of wedding cupcakes given a beautiful lacy texture with sprigs of baby’s breath peeping through the cupcake cases (image by Pete Barnes Photography via English Wedding).

cupcakes with Baby's Breath sprays by Pete Barnes Photography via English Wedding

Finally, a beautiful beaded effect wedding cake by Janet Mohapi-Banks as the centrepiece of a glamorous vintage display accessorised with lacy bouquets of baby’s breath (image by Segerius-Bruce Photography).

cake by Janet Mohapi-Banks, Segerius-Bruce Photography via Bridal Guide

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