22nd February 2017 // 0 Comments

Floral Crown Cake With Tulips, Gardenias and Sweet Peas!

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Here’s a pretty peach, white and gold single tier that we created. This cake is actually from 2015… but we’ve found ourselves so busy that we haven’t had the change to work on a blog post for it until now! It’s wonderfully Summer-y and if you look close enough you’ll spot little 24k gold painted bees amongst the flowers and berries!

Floral crown cake with sugar gardenias by Juniper Cakery

This sweet and petite design actually inspired this gorgeous peony wedding cake we created in July for Jenny and Harry. It’s one of those small cakes that can easily be re-designed into something grander.

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Handmade sugar gardenias, tulips, sweet peas and juliet roses by Juniper Cakery

The floral crown that sits underneath the cake was built around a shallow polystyrene separator so flowers could both burst outwards and sit slightly under. We created lots of sugar florals with a soft yellow, peach, white, green, gold and pink colour palette that sit elegantly around the pearl studded cake. The blooms and blossoms include… a David Autin-type rose, tulips, sweet peas, gardenias, sweet pea tendrils, berries, rose leaves and gardenia buds.

Floral crown cake with sugar gardenias by Juniper Cakery

With so many gorgeous sugar flowers decorating the base of the cake it made sense to keep the rest of the design simple. After icing it in white Satin Ice fondant we decided to add little pearls gradually spacing out down the tier. We whipped up some royal icing and with a PME Supatube No. 2 piping tip we spent what seemed like a lifetime piping each pearl individually around the cake. It’s l-o-n-g work and our hands cramped multiple times, but the end result sure was worth it.

Pretty pearl studded cake with sugar flower crown by Juniper Cakery

Though this cake hasn’t been blogged about until now we managed to put it up on our social media, received several enquires for it and created a bespoke version of it for a lovely wedding! Plus, it was one of the cakes featured alongside our interview in Wedding Cakes magazine (which you can get a copy of here).

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