Falling Petals Wedding Cake

 Falling petals wedding cake by Leslea Matsis Cakes NZ on the left and from Wow Factor Cakes via Style Me Pretty .com on right as photoed by Kristin Vining

Falling petals wedding cake by Leslea Matsis Cakes NZ (left) and from Wow Factor Cakes via Style Me Pretty.com (right, photographed by Kristin Vining)

The “Falling Petals” wedding cake design is featuring heavily in bridal magazines in the UK, US and worldwide this summer so expect lots of requests for it from brides for 2014.  It looks fabulous in all- white, but it’s a great design for incorporating colour also if the bride so wishes. You can use coloured icing with white petals, or white icing and coloured petals.  Or you can simply colour the edges of the petals using a food colouring pen or with dust colour using a fine-tipped paintbrush.

Modelling paste is recommended for the petals to add extra strength.  When placing the petals on the cake (secure with royal icing), start from the bottom and work upwards. This will allow the petals beneath will support the upper petals as you work up the cake.  Have the corsage/floral centre made in advance and secure this to the cake in one piece.

petals corsage wedding cake falling petal with cakes via WedLuxe left and by Ana Parsych Custom Cake right.jpg

Above, falling petals wedding cake via WedLuxe (left) with beautiful gold veining through the petals for a luxurious touch.  Ana Parsych Custom Cakes created the two elegant wedding cake above right, and trails the petals off to the side in her cascading petals design to create a beautiful wind swept effect (right).


Photo Credits (above): The Knot.com and Martha Stewart Weddings. and (top) Leslea Matsis Cakes and Wow Factor Cakes.

For more metallic gold cakes, see our feature here. And for ideas and a tutorial on lace piping on wedding cakes, click here for more.

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