Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake Decoration

Here is a tutorial on how to add fresh flowers to a cake while also making the cake food safe.

This is an inexpensive twist on a traditional wedding cake. You could buy plain double layered cakes in lieu of a wedding cake. I custom ordered these 2 cakes from Whole Foods for $34 each. To make the caked tier style, I used two cake stands and elevated one cake. This worked out because my wedding venue provided cake slices per person.

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Supplies:

Steps:

  1. I sketched a drawing the size of my cake to see how big the flower arrangements could be that I needed to make for my cake.
  2. I had an extra bouquet of flowers so I unraveled the flowers.
  3. I organized the flowers in the arrangements I would like them to be.
  4. Once you have your arrangements ready wrap them with floral tape. Use floral wire for additional structure if needed. Trim the arrangements down accordingly.
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  6. To store overnight, lightly dampen a paper towel and wrap around the flower stems and place in your fridge.
  7. On the day of, using Saran Wrap (best option) or cut strips of a Ziploc bag (which is the option I used because I forgot Saran Wrap) wrap the plastic around the flower. They are ready to place directly into the cake. Decorate the cake with your flower arrangements.

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