When it comes to wedding flowers, pretty peonies have almost overtaken the classic rose in popularity amongst brides in creating lush, garden style bouquets for their weddding celebrations. And of course, wedding cake style has followed suit with cake designers creating sugar replicas of this most beautiful of garden flowers to perfection.
To help you master the craft of this beautiful sugar flower, you’ll find our Gumpaste Peony Tutorial here, Part 1 of our new Sugar Flowers for Beginners Series.
In our feature cakes above, impeccable clusters of white and blush pink peonies paired with textured tiers and delicate frills are the defining features of these exquisite creations by wedding cake couturier, Maggie Austin (above).
Sweet couplings of pink peonies add a feminine touch to this minimalist design by Hello Naomi (below left). On the right, Leslea Matsis – one of the originators of the over-sized vintage sugar flower – teams luxurious lace with a large, soft pink showpiece peony in her exquisite design.
Sweet pink and white peonies cascade down this pretty Willow & Bloom Cakes design (below left, image by Chris Giles Photography). Exquisite lace and a champagne finish are topped with a beautiful semi-open pink peony, framed with subtle foliage by Cakesalouisa (below right).
A stunning arrangement of peach-pink peonies complete this picture perfect creation by Peggy Porschen (image by Georgia Glynn Smith). You can learn how to re-create this exact design in Peggy’s latest book available here: Cakes in Bloom.
Pale-gold tiers are finished with vintage lace trim and open peonies, with a dramatic whirl of pink petals catching the eye below left, in these two fabulously elegant cakes from Leslea Matsis.
The tightly clustered soft pink petals of the peony flower are the perfect accompaniment to this charming, ruffled cake design by Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes (below left), while charcoal ribbon and a meticulously crafted side design finishes off the pale pink design by But A Dream Custom Cakes on the right.
Torte di Nadia have absolutely perfected the art of the sugar flower, with this impressive gathering of blooming peonies.
An edible cake lace overlay and spectacularly crafted tree peonies are two delightful features in this summer garden-style wedding cake design by Hilary Rose Cupcakes.
This wonderful pink-tipped, fringed peony below was crafted by Quaint Cakes, from whom you can purchase the tutorial online if you’d like to add this sugar flower to your repetoire.
A magnificent display of cottage garden flowers cascade down this textured wedding cake design by Leslea Matsis Cakes, including luxuriant pink peonies and soft peach roses.
Beautifully textured white peony buds create a pretty botanical bauble bouquet below from Cake Avenue, Australia.
Pristine white peonies make a luxury wedding cake adornment in the beautiful Fat Cakes Design wedding cake below left, while on the right, Jenna Rae Cake’s intricately textured peony is simply breathtaking.
Advertisements: Learn how to create stunning stylized peonies with textured petals in Maggie Austin’s Decorating in Three Dimensions on Craftsy, including the feature cake on the top right of the page.
The garden peony, French tulips and the ever-stylish anemone are the three classic sugar flowers covered in Nicholas Lodge’s masterclass below. Find out more here: Classic Sugar Flowers.
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