Trends in wedding flowers have moved away from the tightly domed posies popular in the past few years in favour of more loosely tied mixed bouquets of garden style flowers. And accordingl, wedding cake decorating has followed suite with a more botanical style of sugar flower decoration featuring in the latest wedding cake collections of top designers.
The UK’s Amy Swann, has been to the fore of this trend in botanical style cake decorating, creating masterful wedding cakes such as the exquisite example above left.
To the right, we have another beautiful example in the botanical style by The Graceful Baker featuring fresh peonies and trailing stems arranged in an organic, natural style (via Peter Loves Jane).
We have a second wonderful example from Amy Swann below left, a perfect late summer wedding cake for an English garden themed wedding, as well as a beautiful square botanical style wedding cake with summer blooms and swirling grasses by Cake Magic UK.
Delicate trailing foliage blends perfectly with soft pink garden flowers in the fabulous botanical inspired creation below left via Ginny Branch Stylist (photography by Jeremy Harwell).
To the right, we have a truly unique wedding cake design by The Couture Cakery in an exquisite floral style.
Two of Amy Swann’s latest wedding cake designs feature below – an exquisite mint floral wedding cake, crowned with meadow flowers for a wonderful bohemian style cake (image: Simon Parker).
The second of Amy’s newly released designs below is an explosion of soft pastel cottage garden flowers in a true English rose style (image: Simon Parker).
Botanical style floristry incorporates lots of different elements from the natural world – even seed heads, as in the beautiful example below left, as well as ferns, grasses and large frond style leaves seen in the sweet pea posy example below right. (Image below left via Style Me Pretty, Izzie Rae Photography and below right by The Fondant Flinger).
Two more magical botanical style wedding cakes below – perfect for a late spring or summer wedding (images via Indulgy left and via Inspired Design.tumblr, right)
Miss Shell’s Cakes, Australia uses trailing grasses to wonderful artistic effect in her cake design below (images by Sheridan Nilsson Photography).
Natural foliage grasses and trailing tendrils create superb botanical style floral arrangments in the wedding cake designs below (images via The Natural Wedding Company, 1313 Photography via Style Me Pretty, left and right, by Catkin Flowers UK).
Below, beautiful textured fondant wedding cakes paired with mixed garden style floral arrangements by Andrea Nicholas Cakes, left and by the Cakewalk Bake Shop, right ( Apryl Anne Photography via Green Wedding Shoes).
While botanical style florals are more usually associated with rustic wedding cake design, this style works wonderfully with more formal wedding cakes also, as the exquisite example from Bobbette and Belle demonstrates below.
The legendary Sylvia Weinstock has long been a fan of botanical style wedding cake decorating with two superbly elegant examples below.
Scottish thistle is combined with roses to wonderful effect in the tartan wedding cake design below right by Peggy Porschen.
To the right, a casual afternoon tea cake dressed with thistle blossoms and seed heads for a natural rustic decoration (via Jamie Oliver Magazine).
Drama and colour abound in the two unique floral wedding cakes below by Alan Dunn Sugarcraft (left, as featured in Alan’s book, Celebration Cakes)
and Cakes by Krishanthi (right).
Finally, The Brighton Cake Company in the UK has created the wonderful selection of botanically inspired celebration cakes below, contrasting a luxe sugar flower display with whimsical stripes for a wow party cake.
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