Why choose sugar flowers?

June 21 2022

When it comes to wedding cakes there are a lot of different choices you can make. But if you want something that is both beautiful and unique, sugar flowers may be the perfect choice. They add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any cake, and are perfect for any type of wedding, either romantic and pretty or even sleek and minimalist.

In this post blog, I’ll talk about the benefits of using sugar flowers on your wedding cake and provide some tips on how to choose the right ones for your cake.


Wren Cake Design | Closeup of pale pink sugar flowers

Firstly, why choose sugar flowers over fresh ones? There’s no argument that fresh florals are a beautiful option, but sugar flowers provide a level of durability that fresh florals can’t. They’ll hold up in extreme heat and won’t wilt or droop, no matter how long your wedding day lasts. And because they’re not as delicate as some fresh flowers, they can be handled and moved around on the cake to create a unique design.

Also, because they last for years when stored correctly, they make a great keepsake, and can be displayed and admired long after the cake has been eaten and the bouquet has wilted.


Sugar flowers are of course food safe too. You might wonder why this matters but some varieties of fresh flowers are toxic, such as hydrangeas, lilies of the valley, and baby’s breath. They give you the possibility to have any type of flower you want on your cake, without worrying about whether it’s safe to eat.

Wren Cake Design | Wedding Cakes Cumbria Hexagon flower hoop with berries

Another advantage of sugar flowers is that they offer a wide range of design possibilities. They can be made in any colour or shape, and they can be customized to match your wedding palette or any fresh ones you might have.

They’re also a great option when seasonal flowers you love are out of season. For example, peonies are stunningly gorgeous but also only in season from late April to early June, but with sugar versions there’s the ability to have any type of flower you want, no matter what time of year it is.

If you’re considering using sugar flowers on your wedding cake, here are a few tips to help you choose the right ones:


– Talk to your cake designer! They will be able to help you choose the right size, shape, and colour of flowers that will compliment your cake design.


– Decide how many flowers you want on your cake. Sugar flowers can be used as accents or as the main decoration, depending on how elaborate you want to get! Sometimes just a single statement flower can have as big an impact as a large arrangement.


– Consider the season. If you’re having a winter wedding, for example, you might want to choose flowers that are typically associated with that time of year, like poinsettias or holly. Or for spring weddings sweet peas and stocks.

I hope this blog post has given you some food for thought when it comes to choosing sugar flowers for your wedding cake. They’re a beautiful and unique option that can be customized to match your cake perfectly and a great way to add a personal touch.

Want more wedding cake tips? Then read my post on Questions to ask your wedding cake maker!


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