Flowers are probably the most common design element used on wedding cakes, and why not? Flowers are used in the wedding, and they’re probably all around as one of the unifying themes between the ceremony and the wedding reception, so why not tie them into the cake as well?
Once you decide to put flowers on the cake, there are many ways they can be employed. Probably the most common use is to put a few flowers on one or more levels of the cake as accents. They either sit on the tiers of the cake or cling to the side of the tiers.
You can also have flowers on top of the cake instead of the traditional bride and groom statuette cake toppers, which are going out of favor among some people.
However, it’s a truly striking approach to create a fountain of flowers that overflows the top of the cake and spills down the side on every tier.
Flower fountains are a great way to create a swath of color and texture on a wedding cake. They give tremendous visual interest, but it’s their symbolic power that makes flower fountains such a cool design idea.
Flowers are symbols of life. They represent the renewal of life with the spring, and because of their fragility and short life once cut, they also represent what makes moments special: they are fleeting. The flower fountain takes this symbol of life and love and shows it overflowing, spilling down the cake. The abundance of it shows just how much love and exuberance the couple is feeling on their wedding day.
The flower fountain also breaks the tendency toward order and geometry that most cakes have. The stacked tiers create a square, boxy composition, and it’s hard to get good, freeing elements that break away from that order but still maintain the elegance and grace that are essential to a wedding cake, which is the center point of your reception.
At Stonebrook Manor, we encourage you to follow your dreams, including your dream wedding cake design, to get the perfect wedding ceremony for you. We have designed a wedding venue in Denver that can be used to create a beautiful ceremony and reception for you and your guests.
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