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Wedding Cake Topper From Fresh Flowers



Supplies needed: 1 dozen roses, wired ribbon, saran wrap or aluminum foil, scissors, 5inch floral foam or Styrofoam dome, cardboard, hot gluegun with glue.


1. Cover your cardboard with saranwrap or aluminum foil. It does not have to look perfect, this is just to create a base for your topper. It will be completely hidden.




Pull the wire on one side of the ribbon to create a ruffle.

Glue foam to cardboard.

Glue ruffle to cardboard around foam.

Cut flowers, and poke them into the foam. Start by placing your best flower in the top and then add the rest of the flowers in a circular pattern.



Do not worry about making mistakes, it is easy to re-arrange as you go.

To add leaves cut the stem above and blow the branch you wish to use. The leaf stems are not hard enough by themselves to poke into foam. Leaving some of the flower stem attached to the leaf stems will make it easier to add the leaves.
After adding leaves cut away any that stick out too far.

This topper fully covers the top of an 8'' cake. If your top cake is less than 8'' strait across you will want to start with a smaller floral foam. (i.e. 4'' foam for a 6'' cake). This topper can be used for bridal shower cakes, anniversaries, even birthday and baby shower cakes. The roses will keep for a couple of days in this arrangement (how long depends on how fresh they are to begin with). A day or two before the wedding is the best bet.  Storing them in a cool place and misting them with water will help to preserve them. 

10 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Blessings, andrea

HollyC said...

This is really beautiful! I may do something like this for my daughter's B-Day! Maybe something a little smaller and Pink;o)
Thanks for sharing!
~Holly

Haden News said...

I love this!! You made it look so easy...maybe I could do this!! Thanks for a great post!

Erica said...

It looks beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing this idea. Happy Foodie friday!!!!

Sherry said...

That is wonderful! Nothing could be more perfect together than cake and flowers.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Holly - Great idea. This one is actually for my mothers birthday, it is going on top of a chocolate cake tomorrow!

Haden- I promise it is really that easy, anyone can do this!

Allie and Pattie said...

Well, this is just too pretty! Thanks for sharing
xoxo Pattie

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

What a nice post. The flower toppers could be used on all kinds of cakes. My daughter did wedding flowers for years. Her toppers were made differently so the bride could use it as a tossing bouquet, but I actually like your method better. Good job!

Andy Porter said...

Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!

The Yorgason's said...

That is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with all of us! I love that I feel like I can do something like that when i thought it was so overwhelming!

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