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 pc 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!
42 thoughts on “How To Make DIY Sugar Flower Cake”
Very nice recipe
Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeoUs!! I want this for my neXt birThday! ❤️❤️❤️
OMG!! How amazing and fun is this cake!! love the flowers and the amazing rainbow! http://www.lovesthefind.com/
How amazing is this? You blow me away!
This cake is amazingly gorgeous! I can’t stop looking at it!
Thanks, Alexis!! :)
that’s really pretty!!
Thanks so much, Tania!
this is my favourite cake of the internet right now. it is AMAZING and so fun and artful and pretty. beautiful job styling this!
Thanks so much, Lyndsay!! :)
Amazing, this is so beautiful! It’d make a fab wedding cake too.
I totally agree! Perfect for spring!!
I love decorating job.. absolutely beautiful cake..
Thank you, Fyda!!
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!
Thanks for the tips, Chrissie!
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!
This is all KINDS of spectacular! I’m also now craving cake for lunch…Soooooo, there’s that. Beautiful work!
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!
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
Girl, I can’t EVEN! This is so stunning!
Haha that was pretty much our same reaction when we opened the box of sugar flowers from Dazzled Cupcakes! Glad you enjoyed this one! :)
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!
This cake is gorgeous!
So glad you like it, Paige! :)
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!
Thank you, Esmeralda!! :)
This is like the most beautiful thing I have seen on the internet in a long time!
WOW! Thank you, Linda!
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!
Holy cow! This is stunning.
Haha Thank so much, Carrie! Glad you like this :)
This is all so beautiful! I love it.