As a symbol of spring, lily-of-the-valley is a classic bridal favourite loved by brides for its delicate white blossoms and fragrant scent. Carried by the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Grace of Monaco in their bridal bouquets, this refined woodland flowering plant signifies “the return to happiness” according to The Language of Flowers.
A supremely elegant lace wedding cake is adorned with tiny lily of the valley blossoms in the featured wedding cake above by Party Flavors Custom Cakes, inspired by the royal wedding cake of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge created by Fiona Cairns (image by KT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty).
A soft shade of pale green creates a beautiful background palette for the elegant birdcage wedding cake below, trimmed with lily of the valley flowers by Gorgeous Cakes UK.
On the right, Helenna Mannilla of Clearly Cake pairs elegant piping with delicate lily-of-the-valley sprays and a classic ivory and green arrangement of ranucula, roses and flower buds.
Peggy Porschen has long been a fan of the beauty of lily of the valley in her wedding cake designs with a pretty example (below left) and on the right, we have Pamela McCaffrey of Made With Love Cakes‘ much loved design that inspired so many cake decorators and sugar florists when she first created this cake.
You’ll find a tutorial on making lily of the valley blossoms here from Heartsong Cakes & Crafts: gumpaste lily of the valley tutorial.
Below, a simple lily of the valley picture tutorial by Flicker user, Emm).
Taking inspiration from the royal wedding cake design, Fiona Cairns created this variation on the lily of the valley theme for a fresh and beautiful spring wedding cake below.
Michelle Walker of ScrumDiddly Cakes is also a fan of lily of the valley, incorporating this quintessentially English flower in many of her wedding cake designs, including the design below.
Sugar flower instructor, Makiko Searle of Maki’s Cakes, UK features lily of the valley in two of her beautiful wedding cake designs below.
The Dulcie Blue Bakery have crafted a beautiful bouquet of lily of the valley for their elegant lace celebration cake below, also featuring a stylish gift tag greeting.
A simple lined texture enhances the beautiful simplicity of the lily of the valley spray in the cake design below left by Cake Avenue, Sydney. On the right, another superb design with the middle tier encircled with an eye-catching ring of lily of the valley (image via Pinterest, uncredited).
Showing how to do buttercream with sugar flowers, Jennifer Bratko of Beyond Buttercream teams miniature buttercream rosettes with a smooth iced tier creating a pretty contrast and dressed with a simple bouquet of lily of the valley and trailing ribbon.
The iconic lily of the valley wedding cake (below left) by Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes features a superbly elegant asymmetrically placed bouquet wrapped in satin ribbon and is still a bridal favourite (image via Brides.com).
On the right, Lulu’s Bakery capture the beauty of the flower perfectly in their garden inspired design below.
The lace-like quality of the tiny lily of the valley blossoms creates a beautiful silhouette in the two stylish wedding cakes designs below (via Martha Stewart Weddings).
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