Fresh Flowers Vs. Handmade Flowers

Whether fresh or handmade, flowers are one of the most popular ways to decorate cakes for weddings and other special events. There are several factors to consider when choosing the right flowers for your cake, so we've created this article to help you decide! 

Drip cake with clusters of fresh flowers

Drip cake with clusters of fresh flowers

Fresh flowers
Fresh flowers are a popular, modern and cost effective way to decorate your cake. Using fresh flowers is a great way to tie your cake in with your overall design and match other floral decorations. They can be added as a cascade, in clusters or used as a topper.

Using your florist is the simplest solution for a seamless look as the same flowers can be used throughout your wedding or event. Once you’ve made your booking with us, we will ask for your florist's details and we will contact them to share all necessary information to ensure a beautifully decorated cake. We will also contact your florist the week of your wedding to organise delivery times, which is one less thing for you to worry about! If your event is taking place during the warmer months, we recommend using your florist as they have access to cool rooms specifically calibrated for the care of fresh flowers.

Alternatively, Creme de la Cakes can source your fresh flowers for you. Once you make your booking, we will ask you to provide some inspiration images of the flowers you would like on your cake. We will do our best to match your other floral decorations, however please note that as we are not florists, we only have access to a limited supply of flowers and may not be able to source all types of flowers at all times of the year.

Wedding cake with wafer flowers

Wedding cake with wafer flowers

Handmade flowers
If fresh flowers aren't for you, we also offer wafer paper and traditional sugar flowers.

Wafer paper flowers
Wafer paper flowers are a fresh and modern take on the traditional sugar flower. All of our wafer paper flowers are hand cut and created for your order. Although wafer paper flowers are edible, we do not recommend serving them to your guests.

Sugar flowers
Sugar flowers are a classic and traditional way to decorate your wedding cake. Our sugar flowers are freshly handcrafted specifically for your cake using our basic rose design. As sugar flowers are used for decoration, we do not recommend serving them to your guests.

Sugar flowers

Sugar flowers