Post # 1
It’s probably an obvious answer, but I was wondering who provides flowers on top of a cake? As you can guess, I would like fresh flowers (Juliet roses, to be exact) on our cake. Will I have to contact my florist about this, or will the cakemaker be able to provide them?
I know there will probably be an added fee, as the cakemaker and I agreed on originally using gum paste flowers.
The florist is delivering our flowers the morning of the wedding, which I’ve already paid for. Will I have to pay a fee for them to deliver to the cakemaker as well?
Post # 2
My florist provided the flowers for my cake, but that’s only because I wanted them to be the same as the ones in my bouquet. The baker I used would have provided them also had I asked for that. Once the flowers were delivered, the baker arranged the flowers on the cake as she was setting it up. It didn’t cost me any extra–in fact, that’s why I opted for fresh flowers in lieu of sugar ones, as I just couldn’t see spending a godawful amount of money on something that was to be eaten.
Post # 3
You should ask because I’m assuming it’s different for different bakers. I could provide flowers to my baker (I guess from my florist or the store) or she would pick them up for a fee.
Post # 4
My baker asked that the florist provide them and then she actually put them on the cake when she delivered it. However, I think it’s really up to the baker whether they provide it or not.
Post # 6
My florist did, but the florist and baker work together frequently.
Post # 7
It varies. Sometimes there are issues with bakers putting inedible items on their goods. My baker would not add real flowers. I simply bought some myself and had my venue coordinator put the flowers on the cake. It turned out perfectly and only cost a few bucks. I had pretty simple wishes though.
Post # 8
My florist did- and then I had a friend put them on (who has an artistic eye).
Post # 9
SerendipityBride: Florist. They should drop them off at the venue and either the florist delivery person will arrange them OR the wedding coordinator. My wedding coordinator arranged them on the cake.
Post # 10
The florist provided the flowers. I’m not sure who put the flowers on the cake, since it happened while I was getting dressed.
Post # 11
My florist provided the flowers but I’m pretty sure the baker put them on the cake. They’ve worked together frequently though.
Post # 12
Florist. Though in my case, the charge for fresh flowers was twice what the baker charged for sugar flowers.
Post # 13
It depends on the baker. Mine will not use any flower that they don’t source themselves, and only have a certain type of flowers they will use. They said they turn down business often from brides who want to use the same flowers from their bouquet or florist.
Post # 14
My florist is going to provide my cake flowers 🙂
Post # 15
I had 5 different quotes from florists and I told them all that I wanted about 4-5 matching blooms to put on the cake and they ALL added it to the quotes free of charge/gratis and also would add a few petals on the table if I desired. You don’t get if you don’t ask. Usually there are some that fall off the stems in transport anyway and those are perfect for the cake.