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.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
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Updated Nov 29, 2018

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.

Sugar Flowers and Painted Illustrations

Bright blue wedding cake with bright sugar flowers and handpainted designs
Amalie Orange Photography

Statement Flower Cluster Without a Topper

Gold wedding cake with pink and white sugar flowers
Corbin Gurkin Photography

Fresh Roses and a Statement Sugar Flower

White wedding cake with fresh roses and a sugar flower
Al Gawlik Photography

Blush Sugar Flower Vine

Tall elegant wedding cake with blush sugar flowers
Rebecca Arthurs Photography

Fondant Rosettes and a Matching Topper

Glamorous red and white wedding cake with sugar flower details
Featherandstone.co

From: A Romantic Garden Wedding at Lamont's Bishops House in Perth, Australia

King Protea and Rose Replicas

Tall wedding cake with sugar rose and king protea flowers
Jose Villa Photography

Rustic Sugar Flower and Button Details

Pink and white rustic wedding cake
Rachel Red Photography

Romantic Roses

Yellow wedding cake with lace applique and sugar flower roses
Kristopher Lindsay Photography

White and Gold Glamour

Glamorous gold and white wedding cakes
Kate Belle Photography

Ombrè Blooms

White wedding cake with ombrè pink sugar flowers
Karma Hill Photography

White Orchids on a Bright Red Backdrop

White Orchids on a Bright Red Backdrop sugar flower wedding cake
Jen Kroll

Fresh Olive Branches and a Gold Marzipan Succulent

Fresh Olive Branches and a Gold Marzipan Succulent sugar flowers wedding cake
Fondly Forever Photography

Burgundy and Gold Details on a Navy Cake

Burgundy and Gold Details on a Navy Cake sugar flowers wedding cake
Off Beet Productions

Yellow and Ivory Modernism

Yellow and Ivory Modernism sugar flower wedding cake
Dana Cubbage Weddings

Allover Sugar Flowers

Glamorous five tier column wedding cake with sugar flowers
Lovely Valentine Photography

Pretty Pastel Palette

White wedding cake with pastel sugar flowers
Silver Thumb Photography

Spanish Tile-Themed

Spanish Tile-Themed sugar flowers wedding cake
Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography

Classic White Fondant Blooms

Classic White Fondant Blooms sugar flower wedding cakes
Brklyn View Photography

Bright Blue Tropical Orchid Design

Bright blue wedding cake with tropical looking sugar orchids
DCPG Photography

Lavish Cascading Blush Flowers and Floral Embossing

Lavish Cascading Blush Flowers and Floral Embossing sugar flowers wedding cake
Modern Wedding Photography

Cascade of Blue and Purple Ombré

Cascade of Blue and Purple Ombré sugar flowers wedding cake
Sara Wight Photography

Modern All-White Design

White wedding cake with a statement sugar flower
Samuel Lippke Photography

Small Blooms and Fruit Accents

White wedding cake with fondant flowers and fruit details
Dennis Kwan Photography

Modern Pink and Gold Sugar Flowers

Modern Pink and Gold Sugar Flowers wedding cakes
Off Beet Productions
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