Blooming Confections

Covered in petite petals or adorned with oversized blooms, these fresh cakes make a major floral statement.
Written by
Nicole Foels


Fall/Winter 2018

A Personal Touch
“Weddings are as unique as the bride and groom who plan them. The cake should be no exception,” says Sweet Tooth co-owner Brianna Pribek. Contrasting a soft marble background with gum-paste flowers and brooch-inspired metallic accents, Pribek created an on-trend cake that delivers an array of elegant details.

Spring Awakening
Debbie Pagel, owner of Eat Cake, designed this creation to be reminiscent of springtime blooms emerging after a long Wisconsin winter. She used a blossom cutter and press mold, plus plenty of time and patience: “It’s one of those designs that becomes meditative when creating the same shapes over and over again.”

Sized to Perfection
The three most important elements are shape, size and color, declares the Cake Lady owner Cecelia Grade. They’re perfectly balanced here, featuring varying dimensions, handmade scalloped sugar flowers, pops of metallics, and a charming pink and white palette.

Floral Fantasy
The team at Meringue Bakery loves creating flora, and it shows in this ultra-realistic cascade of blooms. “Each individual petal is made with sugar paste and is molded gently to make it look like real flowers,” says owner Jen Barney. “We love clients who allow us to challenge our decorating skills.”