Gardening Cakes

cake for a gardenerThis is a great cake for a gardener or a retiree who hopes to get out in the garden more often.  The white picket fence makes a super-cute side design lined with simple, colourful sugar flowers.  The soft green shade of icing is perfect for a summer celebration and children would just love the little sugar rabbit peeking through the picket fence!  Definitely one to file for later. (Cake by the brilliant Sugar Ruffles blog).

You will find a template here for a picket fence. Just print it off, stick it to a sheet of card and cut around it.  Then place your template on top of your rolled out modelling paste and cut around it with a cutting wheel.

picket fence cupcake

And if you really want to go crazy with the “picket fence” theme, Wilton have a range of super-cute picket fence cupcake wrappers on the market!  Just check your local cake decorating store or buy online here: Wilton Cupcake Wraps Picket Fence

If you don’t have a bunny shaped cutter, you’ll find a template here to help.

a cake for a gardener with bunny rabbits stealing carrots by Butter Hearts SugarOur featured cake design on the right is perfect for the avid allotment gardener.  You have to love this cake by Butter Hearts Sugar with the mischievous bunnies trying to steal the carrots and especially the cute little bunny with his bottom in the air digging for carrots! If you’re making this cake for a party where there are going to be children, you can tell them the bunny is digging for the carrots in the cake and make sure the cake inside is…..carrot cake of course!

A watering can cake is always going to be a great cake for a gardener with the pretty example below by Just Call Me Martha (image by Enraptured Photography).

watering can cake for a gardener by Just Call Me Martha, Enraptured Photography

Below, we have two beautiful floral cakes for gardeners from Bubolinkata on the left and via Pinterest on the right. You’ll also find a watering can cake topper tutorial here to help you create your own version.

gardening cakes watering can cake from Bubolinkata on Flickr left and garden flowers cake right via Pinterest

We have a second even more ornate and detailed watering can cake for a gardener below, plus a beautiful summer garden cake complete with pretty dragonflies. (Images via Pinterest)

a cake for a gardener watering can cake (images via Pinterest)

Soft pastels give the gardening cake design below a pretty feminine touch, with the white picket fence making a perfect side design. (Cake by Joanne Charmand via The Little Big Company.

Watering can cake for a gardener by Joanne Charmand via The Little Big Co.

Below, we have two exquisite flower pot cakes, perfect for gardening enthusiasts (via Pinterest left and from Torte d’Incanto right), plus a flower pot cake tutorial and a further picture tutorial here on how to make a wine barrel cake.

a cake for a gardener flowerpot cakes via Pinterest


Check out Lesley Wright’s (of The Royal Bakery) tutorial on Craftsy teaching all her cake decorating secrets and featuring the precision perfect flower pot cake below.

flower pot cake tutorial, Lesley Wright of The Royal Bakery Craftsy tutorial

For more cake ideas for gardeners, see our features on Hand-Painted Cakes and Cake Quilling which have lots of pretty floral cakes for inspiration, as well as:

Gardening cakes make great cakes for dads for Father’s Day, but check our our features on Golf Cakes, Car Cakes & Tutorials and Superhero Cakes for more inspiration also.

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