As spring turns to summer at the end of April, the wedding season is heralded in by the pink floral “clouds” of the cherry blossom tree for those lucky enough to have them in their gardens or neighbourhood. Loved the world over for their delicate pink flowers, the cherry blossom disappears all too quickly leaving a pink floral carpet in its wake and for this reason, it is symbolic in Japanese culture of the ephemeral nature of life.
On the left above, Custom Cakes and Cookies by Albena Petrova have designed the most elegant of wedding cakes inspired by Paris in the spring and dressed in trailing cherry blossom branches.
Maggie Austin has captured the beauty of the cherry blossom perfectly as always in her captivating sugar floristry (above right and again below) with the blush pink of the cherry blossom blending fabulously with the greyed-blue fondant frills.
Cherry blossoms make the prettiest of finishing touches to the buttercream swirl cupcakes below in a stylish dusky pink from Sweet Bloom Cakes, Australia.
On the right, a trailing cherry blossom branch adds a rustic, yet feminine touch to this wedding cake by Be Sweet Li, accented with a statement bow in dusky pink.
Expert sugar florist, Makiko Searle of Maki’s Cakes UK has crafted incredibly realistic cherry blossoms in the subtlest of pink to crown her lavish gold lace wedding cake design below.
Charlotte Tyson of Sugar Ruffles UK features a number of cherry blossom designs in her wedding cake collection including the pretty design below incorporating gorgeous little buds.
Woodland flowers, foliage and twigs are artfully entwined in this most stylish of rustic wedding cake designs by the Hello Sunshine Cake Studio, with a delicate hint of lace piping enhancing the beauty of this nature-inspired design (image by Nadia Hung Photography).
The cherry blossom is a much loved national symbol in Japan and Hazel Wong Cake Design/Hapi Cakes has created a beautiful representation of the Japanese sakura in a stunning colour palette (below left) of jade green, antique gold and sky blue (image by Rayeo Photography).
Antique styling is blended with the contemporary in Cakes in Art’s opulent cake creation (below right), crowned with a delicate spray of cherry blossoms.
The simple tiny blossoms of the cherry tree lend themselves perfectly to multi dimensional cake designs, blended beautifully with handpainted branches in the stunning design below by Nadya’s Cakes & Bakes UK and accented with Japanese lettering.
Simple cherry blossoms add a delicate softness to the pink buttercream occasion cakes below by Jenna Rae Cakes with the single shade colour scheme lending a touch of sophistication.
A fantastic sugarcrafted gumpaste cherry blossom branch by Martina Bliedung of Floralilie features below.
Gumpaste cherry blossoms make a beautiful wedding cake accent in the wedding cake designs below from Fair Cake UK.
A second cherry blossom-adorned cake from Fair Cake teamed with a duck egg blue extended tier and accented with cherry pink ribbon.
Two beautiful multi-dimensional designs feature below in pale blue below with matching cupcakes by by Bella Cupcakes (left) and a fabulously creative parasol cake by sugar artist, Christian Sutjahyo (right).
For a tutorial to create your own cherry blossom cakes, see Savannah Custom Cakes gumpaste cherry blossom tutorial.
Sugar flower supremo, Nicholas Lodge has just released a brand new class on Craftsy teaching the double cherry and single cherry blossoms below. You’ll find all the details right here: Sweet Seasons – Spring Cherry Blossoms.
You’ll also find a detailed guide to making cherry blossom sprays in Peggy Porschen’s latest book, Cakes in Bloom, as well as in Erica O’Brien’s class on Craftsy: A Cake for Every Season.
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