It is no secret that I have a huge love affair with fresh flowers...
so it was only natural when baking a cake the other day
that those pretty lilacs and tiny spray roses I had just picked up came to mind for the topping.
I might be a little on the crazy side with some ideas and designs sometimes...
but this cake? Well, call me crazy, but I am crazy in love with how it turned out.
It all started with a table setting that I was working on for a photography project that involved
some of my favorite delicate detailed dishes and pretty blue stemware.
I am seriously obsessed with how elegant and pretty these plates look- and especially love them against the rough texture of the bare weathered wood.
Along the center of the table, a few sprigs of fresh eucalyptus and just a couple small glasses filled with flowers mixed in here and there.
And then there is that flower topped cake mingling as well.
I am slightly obsessed with naked cakes- which are those cakes that are very lightly frosted or not at all frosted other than in between the layers.
Love the look of them- and they are perfect for topping with fresh clipped flowers
for beautiful presentation.
After baking and frosting and stacking and frosting the cake layers again-
I chose lilac and spray garden roses for the adornment.
NOTE: Not all flowers are edible. And not all parts of edible flowers are edible. Make sure to do your research before placing any type of plant or flower on any food to make sure you are good to go with serving it and eating it.
And make sure to wash your flowers thoroughly and pat dry before placing them on your cake.
Then start layering bits of each on top until you get the look you like. Seriously the easiest and prettiest cake to make for a special occasion.
I actually have another one for a birthday girl that I will share in the coming weeks.
Here is a peek ;)
And in my attempt at delving into the world of YouTube- I also made a quick video showing more details on how to do it-
please click on over to watch.
Happy Wednesday everyone!