Butterflies have always been a popular addition to summer wedding cakes and party cakes but we think their more interesting cousin – the dragonfly – makes an even more beautiful symbol of summer to add to your sugar art.
Sweet As Sugar Cakes have added beautifully crafted dragonflies in the palest of jade to their watercolour floral masterpiece above, enhancing the painted flowers with full flower heads of dahlia and peonies for a sensational summer wedding cake. Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium embellishes a duo of mint cupcakes (below) with gold dragees to create an opulent jewelled effect.
A giant sugar rose corsage is upstaged by two fabulous painted enamel-effect dragonfly adornments in this stylish mint wedding cake below by the Madame Gateau Cake Boutique.
A gold-plated dragonfly motif adds a unique finishing touch to the wedding cake below left (image via Pinterest), while shades of mint, gold and ivory come together beautifully in the Asian-inspired beaded wedding cake (below right) by Tortenherz.
Perfectly crafted mint and gold dragonflies blend seamlessly with gold-centred mint peonies in the stylish design (below left) from Mira Que Tarta. Gold gilding and pearl details add a touch of luxury to the beautiful art nouveau inspired dragonfly cake, below right (image via Pinterest).
Sugar-crafted dragonflies add the perfect touch of authenticity to a garden party cake with a beautiful christening cake in this style from Sweet Sugar Boy Ed, below left. Dragonfly appliqués and handpainted details mesh wonderfully in this second summer garden cake, below right (image via Pinterest).
These stunning miniature cakes by Bobette & Belle (below) bring a unique and beautiful update to the traditional gender-reveal party, with a splash of baby pink and blue.
Cherry blossoms are a perfect floral accompaniment to the dainty dragonfly, as seen in these pretty cupcake creations by Zoe Clark Cakes (below left) and in the sparkling masterpiece below right by Lisa Berczel (from her Craftsy master class, The Art of Airbrushing).
The superstitious may delight in a few lucky dragonflies on their special day. Liz Shim of Eat Cake Be Merry combines auspicious dragonflies with “something blue” in her elegant pale blue and white wedding cake design below.
Below, this wild-flower adorned, hand-painted work of art by Cakes by Krishanthi makes a wonderfully enchanting display for an outdoorsy wedding (image by Weddings by Nicola & Glen via Style Me Pretty).
A beautifully coloured dragonfly flits across an “Azure Lake”, the blue and gold statement cake design below from the Rosalind Miller wedding cake collection.
Readers might also be interested in our features on:
- English Garden Wedding Cakes
- Garden Party Cakes
- Tumbling, Trailing Sugar Flowers
- Secret Garden Cakes
- Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding Cakes
- Elevated Sugar Flower Arrangments
- Floral Garland/Circlet Wedding Cakes
- Wedding Cakes for the Boho Bride
- Wildflower Wedding Cakes
- Birdhouse Cakes
- Cakes for Gardeners
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