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A white cake on a brown cake stand decorated with a rainbow of fresh flowers
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How to decorate a cake with flowers

Learn everything you need to know about how to decorate a cake with flowers for weddings, birthdays and more!
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: decorating a cake with flowers, flower cake, how to decorate a cake
Yield: 1 cake
Author: Sam Adler
Cost: $10


  • a sink
  • scissors
  • plastic wrap
  • Paper or kitchen towels


  • 1 Frosted Cake
  • Flowers of your choice


  • Choose the flowers you want to decorate the cake with. Pesticide free and edible flowers are best.
  • Cut the stems of the flowers to as short as you think you need them for the cake.
  • Wash the entire flower from stem to petals, then dry well on a towel.
  • When the flowers are dry you can wrap the stems or bottoms in plastic wrap and then stick them on the cake. If using edible flowers you don't need the plastic wrap. Alternatively you can place plastic wrap on the cake and then place the flowers on top making sure to cover up all the plastic area so it's not visible.
  • Start decorating the cake!


DO NOT place the flowers you want to use on your cake in a vase with flower food. That is poisonous! Just use fresh water instead.
Decorate as close as possible to the event for the flowers to look their best. Keep the cake in the fridge to keep the flowers looking crisp.