While many couples choose to serve a selection of desserts at their wedding, there is none more important than their wedding cake. We have come a long way from the traditional plastic bride and groom resting on top of a perfectly white cake. Today, many couples look for new ways to let their love and personalities show when they share their wedding cake with their guests. Fresh flowers are often used to decorate wedding cakes today. If you are not sure about the best flowers for your cake, here are some excellent tips to remember.
Firstly, you need to make sure that the flowers you plan on using are safe and that they do not contain any toxic properties. Some plants and flowers are beautiful when on display but they are known for causing various skin, digestive, and other problems if consumed. It is also important to make sure that your flowers are not covered with pesticides which can also have a negative effect on your health and that of your guests. All fresh flowers and foliage used as food décor should be organic and they also need to be thoroughly washed to get rid of any bugs.
The second tip to remember is that you do not have to choose a single type of flower or even a single colour! You might like a cake decorated with just red roses, but perhaps you want something with a bit more depth. If this is the case, try combining several flowers with contrasting textures and even colours that work well to create a stunning contrast. Decorating a cake with flowers is much like creating the perfect flower arrangement. So, feel free to ask your florist about the best colour and flower combinations.
If you want to play it safe, you could always opt for the flowers that you have used in your table arrangements and/or bridal bouquet. This will ensure that the flowers will work well together and suit the event.
If you need some inspiration, consider combinations like white and light pink garden roses with deep red scabiosa along with some hypericum berries. Another great idea includes the combination of several types of roses in various shades of pink, peach, and white. For a truly dramatic effect, how about dahlias, chrysanthemums, and tulips? Choose various colours and allow these different textures to create some lovely textural contrast. For something truly unique, try adding succulents! Yes, that’s right, succulents! They look superb when paired with pastel-coloured garden roses as well as beautiful passion flowers.