Post # 1
My fiance and I just met with two bakeries for our wedding cake. The design we want is simple white buttercream frosting with cascading flowers down the cake. The second bakery recommended using only sugar flowers whereas the first said we could use either or. Initially, I was set on real flowers but now I’m not sure which to do – I like the look of both. What did you all use if you had flowers on your cake?
Post # 2
We did real flowers in a similar look as what you are going for. They were cheaper (our florist made them up to match the rest of the florals and left them at the venue for the baker to put on the cake) and i think they look better. And who ever really likes eating the little hard sugar ones?
Whatever you like best will look great tho! Both looks are nice, I just like how fresh flowers look better. 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I voted for real flower because they are cheaper.
Post # 4
We opted for sugar flowers, but more for convenience.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
I’d always thought I’d have real flowers on our cake. Then we found our baker and she makes AMAZING sugar flowers – and my SMIL loved them and wanted to pay for our cake. She flipped over the sugar flowers! So, we had sugar flowers – still have them, too! They were so beautiful 🙂
Post # 6
sleepyhead22: angyjaxon: yea definitely cheaper so that’s why we thought we would go that route. The sugar ones are really cool looking though!
hyzenthlay: wow those look amazing !!
Post # 7
We had sugar flowers! They were absolutely gorgeous and my mom, mil, and I each kept some – they last forever as long as they don’t get wet 🙂
Post # 8
Depending on the look you’re going for, sugar flowers could end up costing more than the cake. I voted for real flowers, because I really love the look of real flowers! Here’s my cake where we used real flowers between each layer.
Post # 9
AdaLee: I tend to be in the school of thought that anything on the plate should be edible. I don’t like the idea of picking non-edible items off of food before service.
Wedding cake flowers may be the only exception, but I personally like the idea of edible if possible. If too expensive, I’d do a combo with edible on the main part of cake being cut and cascade into real on the part being saved and the serving platter. Or real if they aren’t actually on the cake, such as in between layers and you don’t have to remove them before cutting.
Post # 10
- Wedding: White Chapel Estates
At first, for this post, I wanted sugar flowers. Only because things on my plate that I can’t eat just make me mad. But after learning real flowers are less expensive, as long as the flowers are not on my plate, I’m okay with it. Also I worry about pollen on the cake.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone I think we’re going to go ahead with real flowers. I like the soft, fluffy look 🙂