24 Stunning Sugar Flower Wedding Cakes You've Never Seen Before
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
Statement Flower Cluster Without a Topper
Fresh Roses and a Statement Sugar Flower
Blush Sugar Flower Vine
Fondant Rosettes and a Matching Topper
King Protea and Rose Replicas
Rustic Sugar Flower and Button Details
White and Gold Glamour
White Orchids on a Bright Red Backdrop
Fresh Olive Branches and a Gold Marzipan Succulent