In a region where olive groves and eucalyptus are as common as grapevines, it’s no wonder the greenery I see at local weddings tends to include similar elements. Naturally, couples and designers look to the landscape for inspiration, just as I would and often do for hyper local greens that are both abundant and affordable.
Sometimes, though, it’s nice to incorporate something a little different into fresh floral wedding cake designs, don’t you think?
To inspire my fellow bakers, floral designers and new couples, here are 7 Fresh Greenery Ideas to Style Your Wedding Cake (other than olive and eucalyptus:).
7 Fresh Greenery Ideas To Style Your Cake
Angel Vine (aka Wire Vine) - this spindly vine has delicate, petal shaped leaves that add movement and an organic, ethereal look to your cake style
2. Citrus leaves - deep green, pliable leaves with a classic oval shape, these evergreen cuttings are easy to work with and offer an elegant foundation for fresh flowers, or fresh citrus fruit; tip - be careful of thorns!
3. Ferns - there’s a world of ferns out there, and what they all have in common is a love for water; be sure to use floral spikes to keep them hydrated and out of cake
4. Fig Leaf - freshly harvested in fall months, this big, amoeba shaped leaves are an obvious match for fresh figs, but or other fresh flower cakes; be sure to clean them thoroughly before styling
6. Pink Peppercorn - not a true pepper, but the pinkish berries are often foraged and sold as such; whether or not they’re in season, I’m a big fan of the evergreen tree’s feathery leaves
7. Purslane - this tiny succulent is often sold at the farmer’s market for cooking or salads, and seen to some as a weed:(, but I love this sweet edible plant for cake styling
Common Sense Styling Tips:
always clean your materials thoroughly before touching cake to remove potential bugs, dirt and or toxic chemicals
if not harvesting yourself from an organic garden, be sure to always gather materials from a trusted source (like your local farmers or trusted floral designers)
if stems or ends of cuttings need support or hydration, be sure to use floral spikes to keep them out of food
Now it’s your turn…what are your favorite greenery elements for fresh floral cakes? Comment below! I’d love to know!