24 Stunning Sugar Flower Wedding Cakes You've Never Seen Before

There are pros and cons to sugar flower designs (just like there are for fresh blooms), but these gorgeous designs are seriously inspiring.
by Andrea Fowler

When it comes to wedding cake design, there are a few things to consider when choosing between fresh or sugar flowers to decorate your tiers. Fresh blooms are usually less expensive, but they have to be applied day-of in order for them to stay looking nice throughout the celebration and up until cake cutting time. Sugar flowers tend to cost more because they're made by hand, but they can be made far out in advance and have no possibility of wilting. They can also be lighter—depending on the type of flower—so it can be applied a little more artfully. 

Ask your baker if they have a recommendation for what might be better for your wedding theme or venue (an outdoor venue in the summer doesn't always place nice with fresh flowers) and in the meantime, compare our favorite fresh flower cakes to our favorite sugar flower cakes—below—to get inspired. 

  1. Sugar Flowers and Painted Illustrations

    Bright blue wedding cake with bright sugar flowers and handpainted designs
    Amalie Orange Photography
  2. Statement Flower Cluster Without a Topper

    Gold wedding cake with pink and white sugar flowers
    Corbin Gurkin Photography
  3. Fresh Roses and a Statement Sugar Flower

    White wedding cake with fresh roses and a sugar flower
    Al Gawlik Photography
  4. Blush Sugar Flower Vine

    Tall elegant wedding cake with blush sugar flowers
    Rebecca Arthurs Photography
  5. Fondant Rosettes and a Matching Topper

    Glamorous red and white wedding cake with sugar flower details
    Featherandstone.co
  6. King Protea and Rose Replicas

    Tall wedding cake with sugar rose and king protea flowers
    Jose Villa Photography
  7. Rustic Sugar Flower and Button Details

    Pink and white rustic wedding cake
    Rachel Red Photography
  8. Romantic Roses

    Yellow wedding cake with lace applique and sugar flower roses
    Kristopher Lindsay Photography
  9. White and Gold Glamour

    Glamorous gold and white wedding cakes
    Kate Belle Photography
  10. Ombrè Blooms

    White wedding cake with ombrè pink sugar flowers
    Karma Hill Photography
  11. White Orchids on a Bright Red Backdrop

    White Orchids on a Bright Red Backdrop sugar flower wedding cake
    Jen Kroll
  12. Fresh Olive Branches and a Gold Marzipan Succulent

    Fresh Olive Branches and a Gold Marzipan Succulent sugar flowers wedding cake
    Fondly Forever Photography
  13. Burgundy and Gold Details on a Navy Cake

    Burgundy and Gold Details on a Navy Cake sugar flowers wedding cake
    Off Beet Productions
  14. Yellow and Ivory Modernism

    Yellow and Ivory Modernism sugar flower wedding cake
    Dana Cubbage Weddings
  15. Allover Sugar Flowers

    Glamorous five tier column wedding cake with sugar flowers
    Lovely Valentine Photography
  16. Pretty Pastel Palette

    White wedding cake with pastel sugar flowers
    Silver Thumb Photography
  17. Spanish Tile-Themed

    Spanish Tile-Themed sugar flowers wedding cake
    Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography
  18. Classic White Fondant Blooms

    Classic White Fondant Blooms sugar flower wedding cakes
    Brklyn View Photography
  19. Bright Blue Tropical Orchid Design

    Bright blue wedding cake with tropical looking sugar orchids
    DCPG Photography
  20. Lavish Cascading Blush Flowers and Floral Embossing

    Lavish Cascading Blush Flowers and Floral Embossing sugar flowers wedding cake
    Modern Wedding Photography
  21. Cascade of Blue and Purple Ombré

    Cascade of Blue and Purple Ombré sugar flowers wedding cake
    Sara Wight Photography
  22. Modern All-White Design

    White wedding cake with a statement sugar flower
    Samuel Lippke Photography
  23. Small Blooms and Fruit Accents

    White wedding cake with fondant flowers and fruit details
    Dennis Kwan Photography
  24. Modern Pink and Gold Sugar Flowers

    Modern Pink and Gold Sugar Flowers wedding cakes
    Off Beet Productions
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