In the previous two posts, I have discussed with you how to bake and frost a wedding cake in Part One, and in Part Two, I showed you how to stack a three tiered wedding cake. In this post tutorial, I will show you how to decorate a wedding cake using ribbon and artificial flowers.
Creating a wedding cake that is specially matched to coordinate a bride’s special day is super easy with all of the options that are readily available now-a-days. Did that sound like old school country? Changing up icing colours is one way, but an easier way to do so is to coordinate ribbon and flower colours.
To decorate a wedding cake you can use a variety of different types of flowers:
Sugar flowers: Pros- Edible, Cons- very fragile, time consuming to make, one time use
Real Flowers: Pros- Beautiful, can match the bouquets exactly, Cons-smell, require flower spikes, droop quickly, one time use
Artificial/Silk: Pros- easy to work with and trim to exact sizing etc, long lasting, reusable, Cons: may be hard to find matching colours/type etc.
How to Decorate a Wedding Cake
- Three tiered cake (see Part One and Part Two)
- 1 1/2″ polyester pink ribbon
- 4 large artificial pink Roses
- small pink artificial Hydrangeas
- artificial greenery
- vanilla buttercream
- Cut ribbon lengths as follows: 33″-10″ cake, 27″-8″ cake, 20″-6″ cake.
- Wrap each ribbon length around the base of the cakes, ensuring that the ribbon is along the bottom of each tier. Use small amounts of buttercream to “glue” the ribbon to the cake.
- Place greenery between the bottom and middle tier in desired location. Place one large rose in the centre of the greenery and two small hydrangea pieces on either side of the rose.
- Repeat placement of roses, greenery and hydrangeas in desired locations between tiers.
- Place a collection of greens, roses and hydrangeas on top of the cake if there is no topper to be placed there.
The cake can be placed in the fridge until it is ready for delivery time. It is best to not have the cake sit out more than an hour or two prior to the cake being served and eaten.