Which Flowers Are Best For Wedding Cakes?

Flowers can be a beautiful and elegant addition to a wedding cake. When choosing flowers for your wedding cake, it is important to ensure that the flowers you choose are safe for consumption.

This article discusses which flowers are best for wedding cakes and how to use them safely in your cake decorations. The flowers mentioned are not limited to this blog, so always consult with a florist.

If you love the idea of fresh flowers on a cake, it’s important to be aware of any risks. A couple will frequently use the flowers in their wedding to decorate the cake to keep a continuous theme running right through the wedding. I love this because it is the details that tie everything together and really make the wedding special.

As you search for the type of flowers you like and would want in you bouquet or decorations, you may come across terms that you are not familiar with in relation to floral decorations. I have explained what some of these terms mean and your florist can discuss these with you also.

Edible – Items that are safe to eat

Non-edible – Items that are not safe to eat. They will not be digested by the body as if it were food.

Toxic – Poisonous, and can make you very sick if ingested.

Non-toxic – Not poisonous, and unlikely to cause serious harm if accidentally ingested

Which bracket do the wedding flowers you’re interested in fall into? Your florist will no doubt be able to tell you this. However, it is likely that you will want to include some of the more popular blooms in your decoration. If so, below are some of the popular flowers couples choose to decorate their wedding cake that are edible and safe to eat, or non-toxic making them the ideal option for your cake.

Lots of couples are opting for organic edible flowers as decorations for their cake too. These are safe to eat and free from herbicide and pesticides. Edible flowers are frequently applied to buttercream cakes as they adhere well to the icing. They can be used fresh or dried and make very beautiful looking cakes.

I have decorated many cakes with fresh flowers and the way I work to keep you and your guests safe is to always ensure there is a barrier between the stem of the flower and your cake to avoid any leakages into the cake. Fresh flowers are also washed thoroughly before applying to the cake.

When deciding on which flowers are best for your wedding cake, you may also want to consider with your florist whether these will wilt when left on display for too long. There are some flowers that look absolutely beautiful, but cannot go the distance when the heat or humidity is high.

The great thing about choosing flowers for the wedding cake is the wonderful variety available to you. Whichever you decide, I am sure they will look stunning and be the perfect compliment to the cake and wedding.

If you want to decorate your cake with fresh flowers, but not sure how you want it decorated or need some inspiration, feel free to look at the images in my portfolio or contact me using the contact form. I would love to be able to help.

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2023-10-01
It was a pleasure working with Bianca to create our wedding cake for the day. She took an enormous amount of time and effort to ensure she was delivering exactly what we were looking for. She's extremely professional, kind and overall joy to work with. The cake was immaculately put together and got set up on the day with the utmost care. Bianca ensures that the couple does not have any stress and works directly with the venue/coordinator for delivery and set up. All you need to do is share what you're looking for and Bianca delivers 10/10.
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2023-09-19
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2022-10-30
Our experience with Beez cakes was amazing, very friendly and professional. From beginning to end the communication was great, we always felt that Bianca was looking after us. On the day the cake looked incredible, it was beautifully moist & had delicious flavours of chocolate and vanilla. We had lots of compliments about it afterwards. A huge thank you to Bianca and her team, we would recommend them 100%. A&M ❤️
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2021-08-09
Myself and my now husband! wanted to use independent suppliers for our wedding especially during the covid pandemic. When I found Bianca from Beez Cakes I knew she was the cake artist I wanted. Bianca was easy to contact and also sent us some cake samples because we weren’t able to meet face to face. Then we had a phone call and talked about what we wanted and what flavours. When our cake arrived on our special day, it was exactly what we wanted. I would recommend Beez Cakes to everyone looking at getting a cake for any occasion! Thank you Bianca!!!
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2021-07-29
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