No surprises here! Roses are synonymous with romance so are a mainstay for wedding and celebration cakes. Having been cultivated for many years, there are countless varieties in colour and shape.
Used to decorate the royal wedding cake earlier this year, the blousy petals and lavish layers of peonies add a textural element to cake designs. They’re only available for a short time each year so they’re a perfect candidate for recreating in sugar.
Native to Mexico, their many rows of petals give dahlias a pleasing symmetry. While the ﬂowers can take many shapes, the colours are almost always bold. The larger varieties work well as the focal point of an arrangement.
Adding a graceful touch to a cake design, lilies have a cool, contemporary feel and a simple construction.
Synonymous with springtime, tulips are perfect for decorating cakes for Mother’s Day and Easter. There’s lots of scope for creativity with their painterly petals and graceful stems.
Sugar artist Naomi Yamamoto reveals her signature techniques in this beautiful, contemporary and comprehensive guide to making sugar flowers. Take a peek inside!