DIY Sugar Flower Cake

DIY Sugar Flower Cake — This DIY Sugar Flower Cake looks like a complicated project, but you can easily assemble these edible flowers at home! 

DIY 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 - spring

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!

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

Where To Buy Edible Flowers | Dazzled Cupcakes

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!

Her edible flowers are 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..

DIY sugar flower cake - sugar and cloth - spring

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.

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

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? 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.

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

41 thoughts on “DIY Sugar Flower Cake”

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

    Reply
  2. 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!

    Reply
  3. 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!

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

      Reply
  4. 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!

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply

Leave a Comment