When it comes to wedding cake design, there are a few things to consider when choosing between fresh blooms or sugar flowers to decorate your tiers. Fresh blooms are usually less expensive, but they have to be applied day-of in order for them to stay looking nice throughout the celebration and up until cake cutting time. Sugar flowers tend to cost more because they’re made by hand, but they can be made far out in advance and have no possibility of wilting. They can also be lighter—depending on the type of flower—so it can be applied a little more artfully.
Ask your baker if they have a recommendation for what might be better for your wedding theme or venue (an outdoor venue in the summer doesn’t always place nice with fresh flowers) and compare our favorite fresh flower cakes to our favorite sugar flower cakes to help you make your decision.