Peony Wedding Cakes & Special Occasion Cakes

peony wedding cake left and textured peony tutorial right by Maggie Austin

When it comes to wedding flowers, pretty peonies have almost overtaken the classic rose in popularity amongst brides in creating lush, garden style bouquets for their weddding celebrations. And of course, wedding cake style has followed suit with cake designers creating sugar replicas of this most beautiful of garden flowers to perfection.

To help you master the craft of this beautiful sugar flower, you’ll find our Gumpaste Peony Tutorial here, Part 1 of our new Sugar Flowers for Beginners Series.

In our feature cakes above, impeccable clusters of white and blush pink peonies paired with textured tiers and delicate frills are the defining features of these exquisite creations by wedding cake couturier, Maggie Austin (above).

Sweet couplings of pink peonies add a feminine touch to this minimalist design by Hello Naomi (below left).  On the right, Leslea Matsis – one of the originators of the over-sized vintage sugar flower – teams luxurious lace with a large, soft pink showpiece peony in her exquisite design.

peony wedding cakes by Hello Naomi left, Leslie Matsis right

Sweet pink and white peonies cascade down this pretty Willow & Bloom Cakes design (below left, image by Chris Giles Photography). Exquisite lace and a champagne finish are topped with a beautiful semi-open pink peony, framed with subtle foliage by Cakesalouisa (below right).

peony cakes by Willow & Bloom Cakes left, Chris Giles Phot, Cakesalouisa right

A stunning arrangement of peach-pink peonies complete this picture perfect creation by Peggy Porschen (image by Georgia Glynn Smith).  You can learn how to re-create this exact design in Peggy’s latest book available here: Cakes in Bloom.

peony cake design by Peggy Porschen, image by Georgia Glynn Smith

Pale-gold tiers are finished with vintage lace trim and open peonies, with a dramatic whirl of pink petals catching the eye below left, in these two fabulously elegant cakes from Leslea Matsis.

gumpaste peony cakes in pale gold with lace edging by Leslea Matsis Cakes

The tightly clustered soft pink petals of the peony flower are the perfect accompaniment to this charming, ruffled cake design by Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes (below left), while charcoal ribbon and a meticulously crafted side design finishes off the pale pink design by But A Dream Custom Cakes on the right.

sugar peonies by Sugar Couture Cupcakes left, But A Dream Custom  Cakes right

Torte di Nadia have absolutely perfected the art of the sugar flower, with this impressive gathering of blooming peonies.

peony tree sugar peonies byTorte di Nadia

An edible cake lace overlay and spectacularly crafted tree peonies are two delightful features in this summer garden-style wedding cake design by Hilary Rose Cupcakes.

peony rose wedding cake by Hilary Rose Cupcakes with sugar peonies

This wonderful pink-tipped, fringed peony below was crafted by Quaint Cakes, from whom you can purchase the tutorial online if you’d like to add this sugar flower to your repetoire.

fringed peony tutorial by Quaint Cakes

A magnificent display of cottage garden flowers cascade down this textured wedding cake design by Leslea Matsis Cakes, including luxuriant pink peonies and soft peach roses.

garden flowers wedding cake by Leslea Matsis Cakes

Beautifully textured white peony buds create a pretty botanical bauble bouquet below from Cake Avenue, Australia.

gumpaste peonies textured peonies by Cake Avenue

Pristine white peonies make a luxury wedding cake adornment in the beautiful Fat Cakes Design wedding cake below left, while on the right, Jenna Rae Cake’s intricately textured peony is simply breathtaking.

white open peonies by Fat Cakes Design UK left, textured peony by Jenna Rae Cakes left

Clusters of porcelain white peonies and roses give an ethereal finish to these elegant wedding cake designs beow from Scrumdiddly, UK (left) and Kate Sullivan of Cake Power, NY (right).

white peony wedding cakes by Scrumdiddly UK left, Kate Sullivan of Cake Power right

Advertisements: Learn how to create stunning stylized peonies with textured petals in Maggie Austin’s Decorating in Three Dimensions on Craftsy, including the feature cake on the top right of the page.

The garden peony, French tulips and the ever-stylish anemone are the three classic sugar flowers covered in Nicholas Lodge’s masterclass below. Find out more here: Classic Sugar Flowers.

gumpaste anemone tutorial, tulip tutorial and peony tutorial by Nicholas Lodge on Craftsy

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