DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Because Why Not: DIY Sugar Flower Cake

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

I’ve had this crazy DIY sugar flower cake idea floating around in my head for a while now, and I figured it was finally due time to make it happen with Spring coming early and the fact that.. I just love cake. Sounds like good reasoning, right?! Alright, it was a little more complicated than that, but it all worked out in the end because holy crap this thing turned out awesome.

It actually required me enlisting the help of some pro’s to bring this DIY vision of mine together, but it turned out even better than I had imagined! I should mention that’s also a genuine statement of relief, because I currently have a pile of never-to-be-used-again materials collecting in the studio from several recent failed ideas that I would LOVE to get my money back for.

Anyone have a need for a mound of brass rods that look like they got rejected from the junk yard? Because if so, I’m totally your girl, but more on that later…

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FRIENDLY P.S.A: I swear it looks involved, but you can super easily assemble this at home!

Sugar flowers (we bought ours from Dazzled Cupcakes here)

Layered cake (ours is from Hannah Joy’s Cakes)

Additional thick icing to use as edible adhesive

I am NO WHERE near a pro at making edible flowers quite as beautiful as the ones we bought from Dazzled Cupcakes on Etsy, so I left that to her. They’re so detailed, and worth every penny for…someone else to make. Ha! There are plenty of tutorials online if you’re willing to attempt it yourself, otherwise you can just purchase and adhere them..

I also wanted to have an equally colorful cake itself, so we ordered ours from Hannah Joy’s Cakes and it’s as delicious as it is pretty.

To stick them to the cake, you’ll need additional THICK icing to use as an edible adhesive for the light flowers. You can specially request that the larger flowers contain stems to stick into the cake for extra security for the heavier ones like the Tiger Lilies and Peonies, and also use a dab of icing to really make sure they’re set in place

Just spread a bit of icing on the back of each flower and put them in place one by one until you’ve got the whole cake covered.

FLORAL TIP: We got approximately 120 flowers (including the very tiny ones) and were able to cover one 6×6 inch cake and cover one half of a 3×3 inch cake.

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Admittedly I may have had Jared take about 18913481748719 photos of these flowers just for good measure in case of emergency Instagramming, etc. You know the drill..

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Seriously, are the details in these flowers not insane?! Hence why I did not even attempt to make them on my own. Some things are just better left to others, and these definitely fit into that category.

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

What do you think, the flowers even look real do they not?! Just please pinky swear to lie to me even if you don’t think so, because I’m very obviously attached. I’m also considering saving the flowers and reusing them for floral cupcakes or mini cakes for Spring/Mother’s Day/Easter.

Be sure to let us know if you make your own so we can follow along and share them, too! #mysugarandcloth #sugarandcloth

creative direction and concept by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth // edible flowers by  Dazzled Cupcakes // colored layer cake by Hannah Joy’s Cakes // photos by Jared Smith
DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Because Why Not: DIY Sugar Flower Cake

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

I’ve had this crazy DIY sugar flower cake idea floating around in my head for a while now, and I figured it was finally due time to make it happen with Spring coming early and the fact that.. I just love cake. Sounds like good reasoning, right?! Alright, it was a little more complicated than that, but it all worked out in the end because holy crap this thing turned out awesome.

It actually required me enlisting the help of some pro’s to bring this DIY vision of mine together, but it turned out even better than I had imagined! I should mention that’s also a genuine statement of relief, because I currently have a pile of never-to-be-used-again materials collecting in the studio from several recent failed ideas that I would LOVE to get my money back for.

Anyone have a need for a mound of brass rods that look like they got rejected from the junk yard? Because if so, I’m totally your girl, but more on that later…

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIYsugarflowercakesugarandcloth

FRIENDLY P.S.A: I swear it looks involved, but you can super easily assemble this at home!

Sugar flowers (we bought ours from Dazzled Cupcakes here)

Layered cake (ours is from Hannah Joy’s Cakes)

Additional thick icing to use as edible adhesive

I am NO WHERE near a pro at making edible flowers quite as beautiful as the ones we bought from Dazzled Cupcakes on Etsy, so I left that to her. They’re so detailed, and worth every penny for…someone else to make. Ha! There are plenty of tutorials online if you’re willing to attempt it yourself, otherwise you can just purchase and adhere them..

I also wanted to have an equally colorful cake itself, so we ordered ours from Hannah Joy’s Cakes and it’s as delicious as it is pretty.

To stick them to the cake, you’ll need additional THICK icing to use as an edible adhesive for the light flowers. You can specially request that the larger flowers contain stems to stick into the cake for extra security for the heavier ones like the Tiger Lilies and Peonies, and also use a dab of icing to really make sure they’re set in place

Just spread a bit of icing on the back of each flower and put them in place one by one until you’ve got the whole cake covered.

FLORAL TIP: We got approximately 120 flowers (including the very tiny ones) and were able to cover one 6×6 inch cake and cover one half of a 3×3 inch cake.

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Admittedly I may have had Jared take about 18913481748719 photos of these flowers just for good measure in case of emergency Instagramming, etc. You know the drill..

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Seriously, are the details in these flowers not insane?! Hence why I did not even attempt to make them on my own. Some things are just better left to others, and these definitely fit into that category.

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - springDIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

What do you think, the flowers even look real do they not?! Just please pinky swear to lie to me even if you don’t think so, because I’m very obviously attached. I’m also considering saving the flowers and reusing them for floral cupcakes or mini cakes for Spring/Mother’s Day/Easter.

Be sure to let us know if you make your own so we can follow along and share them, too! #mysugarandcloth #sugarandcloth

creative direction and concept by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth // edible flowers by  Dazzled Cupcakes // colored layer cake by Hannah Joy’s Cakes // photos by Jared Smith

Comments

  • Gabriella

    02.11.16

    This is all so beautiful! I love it.

  • meredith

    02.11.16

    This is so incredibly beautiful I can’t believe it’s REAL CAKE. You’re a rockstar!

    • Thanks, Meredith! It really is crazy what you cake do with cake and sugar!

  • Esmeralda Estrada

    02.11.16

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Sarah Lou Nails

    02.11.16

    My god, this is unreal. So gorgeous. Want. In. My. Belly. Now.

    • Haha Thanks, Sarah. And it really is just as good as it looks! Hannah Joy’s Cakes are out of this world!

  • Mary Maher

    02.11.16

    Okay, so my sister and I are huge fans of your site. We are crushing so hard on this cake and are green with “wish we would of thought of something this awesome” envy….love it!

    • Thanks so much, Mary! Just looked at the Valentine’s section on your website! You guys have so many awesome ideas! Loved the Heart Candy Box Cake!

    • Haha that was pretty much our same reaction when we opened the box of sugar flowers from Dazzled Cupcakes! Glad you enjoyed this one! :)

  • Kristina B

    02.12.16

    OMG this is amazing and OUTRAGEOUS and gorgeous and YES the flowers are so real looking! I love it!

    • Thanks, Kristina! I know, I can’t get over how real the flowers look! I just keep staring at them in the studio haha

  • Carrie

    02.12.16

    This is all KINDS of spectacular! I’m also now craving cake for lunch…Soooooo, there’s that. Beautiful work!

    • Fyda Noh said:

      Me too… can’t stand seeing beautiful cakes

    • Haha I know the feeling!! It took a lot of will power not to eat this cake before photographing it!

  • Kristine

    02.12.16

    I am going to echo the comments of all the previous commenters….just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I think a cake like this would be so beautiful for a wedding shower…or even the wedding itself!

    • Thanks so much, Kristine! It would be perfect for a wedding shower!

  • Chrissie

    02.13.16

    Very pretty cake for sure…Lovely decorating job.

    Just one aside – Please don’t stick the wire directly into a cake. There are many and varied reasons not to, but there are also safe ways like inserting a drinking straw into the cake and putting the wire in that, so wire isn’t missed and accidentally ingested. Floral tape used to cover the wire, paint on the wire, they are not ‘food-grade’. They are made for the floral industry…so, I don’t mean to ruin your party, but please don’t put the ‘stems’ into your cake in the future. Blessings!

  • Fyda Noh

    02.14.16

    I love decorating job.. absolutely beautiful cake..

  • this is my favourite cake of the internet right now. it is AMAZING and so fun and artful and pretty. beautiful job styling this!

  • Tania

    02.18.16

    that’s really pretty!!

  • Alexis

    02.18.16

    This cake is amazingly gorgeous! I can’t stop looking at it!