This DIY Sugar Flower Cake looks like a complicated project, but you can easily assemble these edible flowers at home!
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.
That 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 to enlist the help of some pros 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 collected in the studio from several recent failed ideas that I would LOVE to get my money back for.
Does anyone have a need for a mound of brass rods that look like they got rejected from the junkyard? Because if so, I’m totally your girl, but more on that later…
Materials Needed To Make A DIY Sugar Flower Cake
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 on Etsy.
Layered cake — Ours is from Hannah Joy’s Cakes.
Additional thick icing to use as an edible adhesive
Where To Buy Edible Flowers | Dazzled Cupcakes
I am NOWHERE 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!
Her edible flowers are so detailed and worth every penny for…someone else to make. Ha!
And speaking of edible flowers, you can check out our collection of delicious edible flower recipes you can try at home.
There are plenty of tutorials online if you’re willing to attempt it yourself. Otherwise, you can purchase and adhere to them.
Our Rainbow Cake For Our DIY Sugar Flower Cake
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.
How to Make Our Rainbow Cake for Our DIY Sugar Flower Cake
Step 1 — 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.
Step 2 — 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.
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.
You can choose from our 21 DIY Cake Stand Ideas to present this beautiful cake!
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.
What do you think? Do 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, and Easter.
More Flower Cake Recipes
- How To Make DIY Fresh Flower Cake Topper
- Easter Style + DIY Modern Potted Flower Cake
- DIY Abstract Floral Pattern Cake
- How To Make DIY Paper Flower Cake Topper
DIY Sugar Flower Cake
- Cake spatula icing smoother
- 120 pcs Sugar flowers We bought ours from Dazzled Cupcakes on Etsy.
- 1 pcs Layered cake Ours is from Hannah Joy’s Cakes.
- 1 cup Additional thick icing to use as edible adhesive
- 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.
Don’t forget to share your DIY flower cake with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few cocktails to go along with them!