Watercolour Flowers

watercolour flowers by Yummy Cakes & Cupcakes left, Sweetness Cakes & Treats right at Yummy Cupcakes class

Watercolour sugar flowers in soft faded pastels are the epitome of bridal elegance this year. Favoured by top wedding cake designer, Faye Cahill, using watercolour washes instead instead of petal dusts to softly colour sugar flowers is set to become one of the biggest sugar flower trends in cake decorating this year.

Fellow Sydneysider, Patricia Hardjopranoto of Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes is another big name designer who’s distinctive wedding cake designs feature giant sized blooms in watercolour pastels featured above and below (with the cake top right created by A Pocket Full of Sweetness at a Yummy Cupcakes class).

watercolour flowers by Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes

Softly coloured peony roses paired with pale gold and caramel tones, and matched with shades of sage green foliage, create an impossibly elegant colour palette in the two Faye Cahill designs below, with a nod to the 1920’s with art deco inspired piping, left.

watercolour peonies by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Patricia Hardjopranoto shows a detailed glimpse of one of her magnificent gumpaste dahilas after its first coat of colouring, with one of her swish, giant size blooms finishing her elegant champagne and lace wedding cake design, below left.

gumpaste dahila and wedding cake by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes

The knock-out beauty of Faye Cahill’s custom lace wedding cakes make the perfect marriage with her watercoloured sugar flowers showcased in the two designs below with beautifully piped peacock feather lace (left) and an Alenรงon lace design right finished with a beautiful bouquet of peach blooms and blue-grey foliage.

watercolour gumpaste flowers by Faye Cahill

A giant sized peach dahlia fanned by washed out mint-grey coloured foliage makes a romantic floral statement on this rustic summer wedding cake by Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes.

watercolour dahlia wedding cake by Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes

Barely there shades of peach, yellow and faded greens crown this simple floral wedding cake by Faye Cahill (below left) with dramatic chandelier style suspended gold cake on the right dressed with brightly coloured watercolour pansies – an exhibition cake created by Faye Cahill for the Super Moms International Cake Collaboration in 2014.

watercolour flowers and cakes by Faye Cahill Cake Design

An array of ruffle wedding cakes in a peaches and cream palette below is accented with softly coloured peach flowers in a pretty display of wedding cake elegance from the collection of Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes.

watercolours and ruffles by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes

Stevi Auble of Hey There Cupcake uses watercoloured effects too in her cake art with the soft texture of her signature wafer paper flowers lending themselves perfectly to watercolour shaded designs, including the wedding cake below.

wafer paper flowers in watercolours by Hey There Cupcake

Watercolour poppies and roses add a pretty summer garden accent to the vintage lace trimmed celebration cake below by Faye Cahill in shades of mocha.

On the right, splashes of metallic gold create a vintage backdrop for softly coloured powder blue and pink watercolour blooms from Hey There Cupcake (image by Ashley Keleman Photography via Green Wedding Shoes).

watercolour poppies and roses left by Faye Cahill, cake right by Hey There Cupcake via Green Wedding Shoes, Ashley Keleman Phot.

Dusky pink roses and lady-like lace create a most elegant vintage style wedding cake below left from Faye Cahill Design.

On the right, statement blooms in soft watercolours and voluminous ruffles bring luxe contemporary styling to the the collection of wedding cakes below right from a recent class by Patricia Hardjopranoto.

dusky pink roses wedding cake, watercolour flowers from Faye Cahill Design left, Patricia Hardjopranoto class at Just Cake Events right

Faded pastels and custom lace are the hallmark of a Faye Cahill wedding cake design with two of her classically beautiful wedding cake designs below.

watercolour roses and peony sugar flowers by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Expertly shaded pale pink blooms paired with pretty berry sprays and foliage ranging from pale grey to lush green feature in the beautiful wedding cake trio below from a class held by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes.

watercolour flowers and oval cake tiers from a Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes class

A swirl of giant petals with a watercoloured centre creates a wonderful focal point on this quatrefoil embossed wedding cake below left from Wow Factor Cakes (image by Critsey Rowe Photography). On the right, Hey There Cupcake add pastel elegance to their white iced and ganached creation below with a chic spray of washed-out pink blooms and berried foliage (image by Carmen Santorelli Photography).

watercolour flowers by Wow Factor Cakes, Critsey Rowe Photography left, Hey There Cupcake via SMP Carmen Santorelli Phot


Check out Faye Cahill’s class on Craftsy below to learn how she uses colour washes in her cake decorating and for sugar flower colouring, as well as many more of her key decorating and finishing techniques.

Faye Cahill wedding cake decorating class on Craftsy

For more on wafer paper flowers, see Stevi Auble’s online class here: Wafer Paper Flowers.

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