36 Ideas for Dressing Up Your Wedding Cake with Fresh Florals

September 27, 2016 | Junebug Weddings


Besides you and your new spouse, of course, your wedding cake is the showstopper of your reception! Wedding cake trends come and go, but a sprinkle of fresh florals will always be our favorite way to dress up the sweetest part of your dessert table. Whether your cake is one or six tiers, iced with white frosting or totally naked, flowers are the perfect way to take it to the next level. These floral-adorned cakes are sure to prove that getting your florist and cake maker to team up is one seriously amazing marriage!

Small Cakes with Bold Blooms

Whether you’re sharing a tiny cake for your elopement or intimate affair, or you decide on a small cake to accompany an array of alternative desserts, your little wedding cake shouldn’t hide in the shadows! With the addition of gorgeous florals, these small cakes come with a big punch.

delightful-lakefront-wedding-in-whistler-bc-will-give-you-butterflies-shari-and-mike-47-600x900 photo by Shari + Mike Photographers; see more from this wedding here!

irish-wedding-by-the-sea-inspiration-paula-mcmanus-2-of-24-600x900 photo by Paula McManus Photography, cake by Cake Couture NI, floral design by FloralEarth; see more from this wedding here!

matney-ben-rob-kristen-photography-47-600x900 photo by Rob + Kristen Photography; see more from this wedding here!

musical-groom-serenaded-bride-emotional-first-look-46-600x900 photo by Katch Silva, cake by The Bloomin Gypsy, floral design by 24 Carrots Catering; see more from this wedding here!

sogno-del-fiore-weddings-styled-shoot-6-600x900 photo by Sogno del Fiore, cake by Deux Bakery, floral design by Jenny Mann Floral; see more from this wedding here!

dazzling-bohemian-bridal-inspiration-joyce-young-couture-sue-slique-photography-4-600x900 photo by Sue-Slique Photography, cake by Taste Linda’s Cake, floral design by Wildflower; see more from this wedding here!

winter-wedding-at-gunpowder-falls-state-park-alysia-and-jayson-23 photo by Alysia & Jayson Photography, cake by Goodrich Gourmet Catering; see more from this wedding here!

youll-love-the-laid-back-glamour-of-this-noosa-north-shore-wedding-33-600x900 photo by Bonnie Jenkins, cake by Tome, floral design by Ginger Lily & Rose; see more from this wedding here!

Partially Iced and Naked Cakes

What these cakes lack in icing, they sure make up for in flowers! A beautiful wedding cake doesn’t have to mean layers of frosting or fondant. Especially for forest, rustic, and whimsical weddings, a naked or partially-iced cake fits the nontraditional atmosphere while fresh flowers add a natural flair!

christine-and-donna-matthew-moore-junebug-weddings-33-600x901 photo by Matthew Moore Photography, cake by Barr Mansion, floral design by STEMS; see more from this wedding here!

colorful-backyard-party-gabe-mcclintock-35-600x899 photo by Gabe McClintock; see more from this wedding here!

fall-fiesta-inspired-wedding-at-the-barkley-house-jessi-field-photography-20-600x899-600x899 photo by Jessi Field Photography, floral design by Supposey, cake by Apple Market; see more from this wedding here!

jewel-tone-alaskan-wedding-at-crow-creek-mine-blomma-designs-30 photo by Erica Rose Photography, cake by Midnight Sun Catering, floral design by Bloomsbury Blooms; see more from this wedding here!

johnny-june-inspired-wedding-melt-your-heart-dan-stewart-photography-34-600x900 photo by Dan Stewart Photography, cake by Simply Sweet by Jessica, floral design by Smitten Events; see more from this wedding here!

it-doesnt-get-sweeter-than-the-dessert-display-at-this-diy-german-wedding-6-600x899 photo by Kreativ Wedding, cake by Mundus, floral design by Indigo Blumenladen; see more from this wedding here!

texas-bohemian-wedding-style-laguna-gloria-holly-kringer-photography-22-of-30-600x900 photo by Holly Kringer Photography, cake by Cakes Rock, floral design by 3 of Cups; see more from this wedding here!

the-ultimate-bohemian-wedding-at-hedges-estate-in-south-auckland-38-600x899 photo by Nisha Ravji Photography, floral design by Austin & Co.; see more from this wedding here!

this-eclectic-prince-william-forest-park-wedding-is-just-ridiculously-beautiful-india-earl-8-600x900 photo by India Earl; see more from this wedding here!

elegant-boho-german-biergarten-wedding-at-la-du-38-600x901 photo by Kreativ Wedding, cake by The Baker’s Wife, floral design by Die Zaubernuss; see more from this wedding here!

White on White

Nothing says wedding cake like tiers of white icing! For your classic celebration, add a layer of elegant visual interest to your traditional cake with a few gorgeous white blooms. Ask your florist for their favorite flowers in white and watch your cake go from so-so to sophisticated!

vibrant-california-wedding-santa-barbara-polo-racquet-club-25 photo by Yvette Roman, cake by Christine Dahl Pastries, floral design by LouLoudi; see more from this wedding here!

dreamy-new-zealand-wedding-erich-mcvey-23-600x797 photo by Erich McVey, cake by Nic and Nic Cakes, floral design by Lushka; see more from this wedding here!

enchanting-diy-wedding-malibu-phoenix-37-600x902 photo by Richard Cao, cake by Janet’s Mediterranean Cuisine; see more from this wedding here!

luxe-natural-indoor-wedding-inspiration-barrow-mansion-34-600x900 photo by Cyrience Creative Studios, cake by The Judy Lab, floral design by The Arrangement NYC; see more from this wedding here!

romantic-austin-tx-garden-wedding-allan-house-30-600x900 photo by Stephanie Rogers Photography, cake by Sweet Treets Bakery, floral design by Bouquets of Austin; see more from this wedding here!

new-orleans-inspired-wedding-pacific-northwest-kiana-lodge-18-600x900 photo by Benj Haish, cake and floral design by Butter & Bloom; see more from this wedding here!

A Dose of Color, Texture, and Personality

Like any other area of your wedding décor, floral design is a great way to infuse your personality into your wedding. A great florist can help you create a cohesive color and texture story throughout your day, from your bouquet to your centerpieces, to your wedding cake!

0585-600x862 photo by Kelly Pratt Photography, cake by Cakes by Georgia, floral design by The Special Event Florist; see more from this wedding here!

colorful-california-barn-wedding-dana-powers-house-45-600x902 photo by Morgan Ashley Photography, floral design by Wild Roots LA; see more from this wedding here!

elegant-colorado-mountain-wedding-at-the-vail-wedding-deck-26-of-33-600x900 photo by Jennifer Ballard, cake by Megan Joy Cakes, floral design by Cori Cook Floral Design; see more from this wedding here!

elegantly-whimsical-ojai-valley-wedding-jenn-sanchez-floral-design-40 photo by Wildhagen Photography, floral design by Jenn Sanchez Floral Design; see more from this wedding here!

enchanting-midsummer-irish-wedding-at-castle-leslie-44-600x900 photo by Ten21 Photography, cake by Truly Scrumptious, floral design by Skea Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

french-meets-texan-wedding-at-justines-secret-house-5-600x900 photo by Amber Vickery Photography, cake by Sophie’s Bakery, floral design by Sprout; see more from this wedding here!

lamar-tree-wedding-jason-mark-harris-34-600x900 photo by Jason Mark Harris, cake by Fox’s Cupcake, floral design by Carnival Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

tennessee-summer-wedding-wrens-nest-39 photo by Photography Anthology, floral design by SOULflowers; see more from this wedding here!

rustic-garden-inspired-wedding-at-southern-lea-farms-16-600x899 photo by Swak Photography, cake by Fatty Patty’s Cakes, floral design by Signature Events; see more from this wedding here!

this-asheville-wedding-yesterday-spaces-full-vintage-rustic-details-33-600x902 photo by Fete Photography, cake by Icing on the Cake, floral design by Flowers by Larry; see more from this wedding here!

classy-elegant-hotel-monaco-wedding-m2-photography-30-of-32-600x901-600x901 photo M2 Photography, floral design by Papertini, cake by Hotel Monaco; see more from this wedding here!

california-wedding-inspiration-puts-modern-twist-irish-tradition-54-600x900 photo by Jessie Schultz Photography, cake by Love Cakes, floral design by Collected with Love; see more from this wedding here!

Looking for more wedding cake inspiration? You’ve got to see the 9 times gold wedding cakes stole the show!


Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings


  1. Very nice ideas really. I liked all the photos. Thank you for sharing this ideas.

  2. I’ve always been a fan of fresh flowers on wedding cakes. I especially love your “bold blooms.” They make a big WOW statement without overshadowing the cakes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Small cakes with bold blooms! Beautiful!

  4. Very good ideas for decorating cakes with flowers. Thank you for this post.

Leave a Comment