Laura
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Flowers on Cakes

Laura, on August 26, 2018 at 12:05 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 14
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When it comes to flowers decorating wedding cakes, do you prefer edible flowers (gumpaste, fondant, sugar) or real flowers (fresh or silk)? Why?

Edible flowers:Flowers on Cakes 1

{photo from Hands On Sweets }

Fresh flowers:Flowers on Cakes 2

{photo from Hands on Sweets }

14 Comments

  • Tara
    Master September 2018
    Tara ·
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    Torn on this. Id like to do faux flowers and succulents but the ones i like that are big enough are $30-40 each... probably doing real
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Fresh! I love the look.
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  • Kristen328
    Super September 2018
    Kristen328 ·
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    We're doing faux flowers on our cake, something like this

    Flowers on Cakes 3
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    Fresh or sugar, so basically something real. I’m just not a fan of fake flowers,

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  • Chase
    Expert November 2018
    Chase ·
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    Fresh!! It just appeals to me more
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
    Tpatb ·
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    I love the way fresh flowers look on a cake!
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  • Natalie
    Devoted September 2018
    Natalie ·
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    I think both can be beautiful! We're doing fresh because they're only $25 from our florist vs $90 for sugar flowers done by our cake designer/baker.
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  • Lindsey
    Savvy August 2019
    Lindsey ·
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    They both look really beautiful! Since neither get eaten, it's really a matter of taste and cost. I'd go with fresh flowers due to price, and they look perfect. =)

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    I like both looks, but we are most likely adding some real flowers instead of a cake topper.

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  • FutureMrsHaven
    Devoted September 2018
    FutureMrsHaven ·
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    Fresh! I was surprised to hear that fresh flowers are cheaper than sugar ones!
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  • M.W.
    VIP June 2019
    M.W. ·
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    We are doing fresh flowers!

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Fresh or gum paste. I think fake flowers cheap up a cake.

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    We are doing fondant flowers.

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  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
    Liana ·
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    Definitely prefer real flowers because they look so pretty plus they are cheaper than doing edible ones. Our baker recommended to us doing fresh flowers.

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